Innovation skills

Driving Innovation

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Innovate faster than your competition

Increase your pace of innovation by bringing world-leading product development methods into your business.

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What is Driving Innovation?

Driving Innovation is a 12 month skills development programme designed to help your business increase both the value and rate of its innovation efforts.

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How can it help my business?

Driving Innovation will help your business:
• outpace your competition through accelerated product development
• embed agile innovation as a business discipline
• reduce portfolio waste and risk through rapid validation.

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How does it work?

The Driving Innovation service providers are IMS Projects, Innoventive, Tech Futures Lab, and Assurity Consulting Limited.

Your chosen provider works with you to customise tools and practices for your business's specific product and market. Each provider uses an iterative coaching approach to embed these tools and practices over 12 months. You learn how to develop a product quickly and efficiently.

A Callaghan Innovation Advisor will also provide support and connect you to our innovation ecosystem.

You can find more information about each provider in the directory below:

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Who is it for?

Driving Innovation is designed for established and growing businesses that are:

  • Developing physical or digital products (for software products see Build for Speed)
  • Growing fast and rapidly scaling
  • Ready to learn new ways to innovate quickly

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How much does it cost?

Co-funding for eligible costs (40% up to a maximum of $20,000 excluding GST) is available for qualifying businesses.

The total cost of the programme varies depending on the supplier chosen. Please see the service provider directory for more information. 

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How do I get my business involved?

Phone 0800 4 CALLAGHAN (0800 422 552) to talk to us about how Driving Innovation can help your business. Alternatively, get in touch with the Driving Innovation service providers directly, contact details can be found in the service provider directory.

Updated: 23 August 2017