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Tim Harris

Business Innovation Advisor


Taking construction global through exporting

I describe myself as a ‘jack of all trades’ which has its roots in my electrician apprenticeship which led to working in Australian and Asian energy, mining and construction sectors and then later for the NZ Trade Development Board. This broad base of experience makes me very good at identifying opportunities & making value adding connections - which is the core of my work as a Business Innovation Advisor.

At Callaghan Innovation I specialise in construction industry customers and have a track record working with SMEs who begin a pathway towards becoming global by starting to export.

Areas of expertise
  • Product / Problem/  Market Validation 
  • Event lead and event/meeting  facilitation
  • Product 360 - market readiness 
  • 10 Types of Innovation
  • Electrical, Instrumentation, Fire Protection & HVAC
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial Projects
  • Kitset & Prefabricated Timber Buildings
  • International Product Distributor Networks
  • International Supply Chain & Digital Twin IT
  • International trade, exporting & importing
  • SaaS and IT startup businesses
  • Hospitality 
  • Recruitment 
  • All aspects of business and management
  • NZ Registered Electrician, 1981
  • University of Hull (via Singapore), Diploma in International Marketing, 1995
  • University of Auckland, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, 1998
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