Every business has to find its unique path to growth. Navigating this path can be especially challenging for Frontier Ventures and Māori businesses — but we’re here to help. From start-ups to expanding, established enterprises, we guide and fuel your growth by identifying and unlocking opportunities that you can exploit to grow sustainably. We’ll help you set the right goals and objectives, and then provide the mentoring and expert assistance you need to achieve them.
Benefits to your business
Our Business Innovation Advisors will not only coach you through the immediate barriers to your business growth, but also equip you with tools and help you develop the capability you need to drive sustained commercial success.
De-mystify and de-risk your innovation journey. You will benefit not only from the skills and experience of our Business Innovation Advisors, but also from the lessons they have learned from over 2,000 engagements with innovative businesses just like yours.
By the numbers
Neocrete: Redefining concrete and cementing an eco-friendly future for construction. Combining a father’s invention, Callaghan Innovation supported R&D, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Neocrete has redefined concrete, with its mix reducing CO2 emissions from concrete production up to 40 per cent.
A DNA test that can detect how well a patient metabolises commonly prescribed medications could save New Zealand millions and improve health outcomes.
From science fiction to reality, deep tech startup Helico is wanting to produce life-saving therapeutic compounds from plants and, ultimately, ‘edible medicine’. Callaghan Innovation is supporting in every way possible.
Meet our experts
I work as a Health industry specialist within the Business Innovation Advisory team. I am passionate about the health sector and the advances that lead to real improvements in wellbeing.Read more
I am a highly accomplished professional with a degree in food technology and a postgraduate diploma in finance.Read more
I am a Business Innovation Advisor working with frontier ventures that are going through growth into the scale stage. Engaging with startup founders and leadership teams provides an opportunity to listen to their challenges, then work together on practical ways to reach solutions.Read more
I am a Business Innovation Advisor based in Canterbury where I support HiTech new product development. I started as a product designer before adding mechanical engineering skills and as a result I’ve been involved in bringing over sixty new products to market.Read more
I am a specialist product developer with a senior background in R&D, Innovation and Manufacturing. My work as a Business Innovation Advisor focuses on high tech product development and guiding customers’ pathway to commercialisation and scaling their business where no ‘blueprint’ exists.Read more
I am the Web3 lead within the Digital and AI product team where I work as a Business Innovation Advisor with startup and scaleup ventures in Wellington. I have a deep interest in decentralised internet technologies and associated products.Read more
I work as a specialist in the human and animal health sectors as a Business Innovation Advisor. My specialist knowledge and experience includes commercialising R&D and deep technology.Read more
I work as a Business Innovation Advisor specialising in aerospace, marine and defence industries. My background working for the Royal Navy on aircraft carriers has maintained my interest in marine, composite materials and aerospace engineering.Read more
I have worked deeply with hundreds of Agritech/Agrifood innovators and at the intersection of growers/farmers, research, and enablers such as government, investment, funders and industry bodies. My rich source of knowledge and knowhow on the challenges and opportunities locally and globally supports the commercialisation path for scaling companies.Read more
I’m a Business Innovation Advisor and the NZ Cleantech Mission Lead based in Auckland. My skills across strategy and international market entry mean I work mainly with early stage and scaling-up customers in frontier tech who need venture strategy and business design.Read more
I work as a Business Innovation Advisor specialising in product development and product management for AgriTech. I am a passionate advocate for proactive product management because few kiwi firms understand the benefits. My past work involved delivering technology products to export markets globally.Read more
I am a Health Tech specialist working within the Business Innovation Advisory group where my commercialisation expertise is directed to early stage MedTech device and digital companies. They are R&D intensive yet often lack an understanding of what it takes to bring a product to the global market.Read more
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.Read more
I describe myself as a business-minded technologist because I am passionate about commercial technology innovation. My work at Callaghan Innovation is as a Business Innovation Advisor where I enjoy experimenting, discovering, and extrapolating to find technology solutions to business problems.Read more