About us

We are New Zealand’s innovation agency.

We activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.

Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

We also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with government partners, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation.

We operate across New Zealand from four urban offices and a regional partner network in a further 14 locations.

Our services:

Our role

Our role

We’re a government agency supporting hi-tech businesses in New Zealand.

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Our Partners

Our partners

Our innovation system partners work with us to provide comprehensive and integrated solutions for New Zealand businesses.

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Our Name - Sir Paul Callaghan

Our name - Sir Paul Callaghan

Our name celebrates one of New Zealand’s greatest scientists and 2011’s New Zealander of the Year.

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Our culture

Our behaviours reflect the culture we’re developing as we journey towards our vision to make Aotearoa a place where talent wants to live

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Our Whkatauaki

Our Whakatauākī

Our Whakatauākī enriches our identity. It describes Sir Paul’s vision, our mission, and the values we look for in the businesses we work with.

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Our Board

Our Board governs Callaghan Innovation’s performance and leads our strategic direction.

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Our Executive Leadership Team

Our Executive Leadership Team ensures Callaghan Innovation is operationally sound and fit for purpose.

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Our websites

Callaghan Innovation hosts a small number of standalone websites to promote commercial ventures, competitions and specialist services.

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Publications and documents

Callaghan Innovation’s corporate publications, including formation and disclosure documents.

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Official Information Act Requests

People in New Zealand can request government information (official information) from Callaghan Innovation.

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Updated:24 March 2023

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