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Technology Incubators

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Technology incubators invest in and actively help commercialise complex technologies. They concentrate on taking your concept to the next level by building a business around the technology – with the aim of growing globally competitive hi-tech businesses.

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Funding support for incubated businesses

Technology incubators have access to Callaghan Innovation pre-incubation grants and repayable loans for eligible projects. The incubator co-funds the project for which the loan is provided. The loan is only available to businesses partnering with one of the technology incubators below.

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Technology incubators funded by Callaghan Innovation

Talk to one of the technology incubators below to find out how you can get involved.

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Astrolab adopts complex technologies across a range of sectors. Working alongside innovators and our early-stage partners we develop robust venture pathways enabling NZ’s ideas to navigate toward success on the world stage.  Our expertise and capability ranges from financial backing and crucial go-to-market contacts through to strategy development and other business elements essential for success.

Businesses incubated by Astrolab:

  • Moxion
  • Fishery Logistics
  • Pheromite
  • Pop In Technologies
  • Aquafortus Technologies
  • Invisi Shield Technologies
  • Ubiquitome
  • Big Battery/Flow Holdings

Visit Astrolab’s ventures page for more information.


Powerhouse is a provider of patient capital to university and Crown Research Institute spinouts.  It invests in the following sectors: Cleantech and Engineering; Digital and ICT; Agritech and Environmental; Healthcare and Medical Devices.

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Businesses incubated by Powerhouse Ventures:

Visit Powerhouse portfolio page for more information.

WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures invests into IP-rich technologies across a range of sectors including Ag-tech, Food, Manufacturing, Engineering, Materials, Robotics as well as software.  We assist technologies and founders from the private sector and public research institutes to assess markets, build teams and develop strategies to create global companies.

Businesses incubated by WNT Ventures:

Visit WNT Venture’s portfolio page for more information.

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to some frequently asked questions about Technology Incubators, including information about application criteria and repayable grants. Read more...​

Updated: 4 November 2018