R&D funding

New Grants 2022

The Government is launching two new grants aimed at strengthening support for businesses doing research, development and innovation.


Both grants will be available to customers from mid-September 2022.

Ārohia / Innovation Trailblazer Grant

Ārohia / the Innovation Trailblazer Grant will be a contestable grant which will support non-R&D innovation activities not covered by the Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI). It is designed to help businesses whose innovation activity is likely to build capabilities or create opportunities with wider benefits across the New Zealand innovation system. It will be targeted at businesses doing pioneering innovation or building platforms that will help other innovators.

New to R&D Grant

The New to R&D Grant will support businesses in the early stages of their R&D investment to establish an R&D programme and build their R&D capability. It will provide businesses with a smooth on-ramp to the Research & Development Tax Incentive as their R&D programme becomes established.

Register now to receive further information 

While we are still finalising the details of these grants, you can register your interest for more information through our Expression of Interest form, and we will keep you in the loop as things progress.

Updated: 30 May 2022