Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant

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A new grant being launched to support businesses to pursue world-leading innovation opportunities.


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Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant

The Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant will be a contestable grant which will support non-R&D innovation activities not covered by other Government funding initiatives. It is designed to help businesses whose innovation activity is likely to build capabilities or create opportunities with wider benefits across the New Zealand innovation system. It will be targeted at businesses doing pioneering innovation or building platforms that will help other innovators within New Zealand.

Read the Ministerial Direction

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When will this grant be available?

The Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant is currently in development and will be available in 2023.

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Register to receive further information 

While we are finalising the details of this grant, you can register your interest for more information through our Expression of Interest form and we will keep you in the loop as things progress.

Register Your Interest


Please note this information is current as at the date of publication. Callaghan Innovation reserves the right to amend this information from time to time. Changes may occur without notice, but Callaghan Innovation will use reasonable endeavours to communicate changes via this New to R&D Grant page.

Updated: 12 December 2022