Annual Report 2016

Our strategy

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To grow New Zealand’s economy by helping businesses succeed through technology.

Callaghan Innovation helps businesses to develop and commercialise technology

We provide technical and scientific expertise, impartial advice, skills development, access to industry networks, and grant funding.

This speeds up and strengthens product development, reduces risk and creates market advantage.

Callaghan Innovation’s strategy is focused on:

  • Delivering innovation services to businesses
  • Building New Zealand’s innovation capability.

Delivering innovation services to businesses currently includes:

Technology and product development
Helping businesses take an idea from concept to commercial reality
Access to experts
Opening doors for New Zealand businesses seeking innovation advice, skills, support and technical expertise.
Innovation skills
Helping businesses to build in-house innovation skills and capability.
Business collaborations
Leading collaborative innovation projects and technology missions for businesses.
R&D grants
Adding scale to businesses’ research and development (R&D) investment for greater impact.

Our strategy also includes:

Our whakatauākī (Māori proverb) captures Sir Paul Callaghan’s legacy and enriches the identity of Callaghan Innovation:

Rukuhia te wāhi ngaro hei maunga tātai whetū
Explore the unknown, pursue excellence

Report from the Chair and Interim CE | Technology and product development 2015/16

Updated: 22 September 2016