Innovation skills

Innovation IP

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Identify your IP assets, manage them strategically and maximise their value.

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What is Innovation IP?

Innovation IP® is a programme that gives innovative and ambitious New Zealand businesses the knowledge, capability and confidence to leverage their intellectual property (IP) and intellectual assets to enable growth and reduce risk.

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Who is it for?

New Zealand-based businesses that want to:

  • innovate and generate new, valuable IP or intellectual assets
  • maximise the value of intellectual assets they already control
  • invest in hi-tech R&D and innovation
  • implement a business plan based on stimulating export led growth.

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How it will help your business

Innovation IP is designed to give you the understanding, skills and confidence to create a strategy to protect your intellectual property and assets, enabling you to open up wider opportunities for your IP.

Innovation IP teaches you how to maximise value from your IP by:

  • collecting new information about your business environment so you understand the competitive IP landscape
  • developing and integrating your IP strategy with your business and R&D strategies, and planning processes
  • managing IP to improve your competitiveness – domestically and internationally
  • improving your understanding of “freedom to operate” and helping you manage risks associated with potential infringement of another party’s IP rights
  • engaging IP specialists confidently and cost-effectively. 

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How it works

Stage 1: Helps you understand your own IP and develop an IP strategy consistent with your overall business strategy. 

Stage 2: Provides financial support to help you implement an IP strategy.

You can find out more about this programme by reading our Innovation IP brochures below:

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Costs vary between service providers. Please read the Innovation IP service provider directory for details.

Co-funding for eligible Stage 1 and Stage 2 costs (40% up to a maximum of $10,000 excluding GST) is available for qualifying businesses. 

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How do I get my business involved?

Phone 0800 4 CALLAGHAN (0800 422 552) to talk to us about how Innovation IP can help your business.

Innovation IP completely changed how we looked at our business…We could now see how we fit in the eco-system and how we can monetarise the things we’ve done instead of trying to hide them.

Warwick Downing, Chief Executive Officer at Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd. 

Updated: 6 December 2018