If you’re looking to grow your business through innovation or research and development (R&D), a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor is your first step.

Venture Taranaki partners with Callaghan Innovation, a government agency supporting innovative New Zealand businesses, to co-fund and improve R&D activity in Taranaki. 

Our partnership with Callaghan Innovation currently offers a range of grants for eligible R&D activities that meet qualifying criteria. Your R&D project can cover a new and novel product or service development, investigate process improvements, solve problems in an innovative manner or undertake a technical feasibility study.

Whatever your innovation challenge, a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor can point you in the right direction, get in touch as early in your journey as possible. 

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Venture Taranaki partners with Callaghan Innovation to provide student funding for local Taranaki businesses.

Watch to see how summer interns are beneficial for both businesses, and students.

Callaghan Innovation 'New to R&D Grant'

Callaghan Innovation have recently launched the New to R&D Grant aimed at supporting improvements in R&D knowledge and skills for those building an in-house R&D capability.  There is some co-funding for R&D activities that is provided in conjunction with capability development funding to increase your R&D effectiveness.  The grant can be active for up to two years and support a total spend on eligible work up to $1m.  There are some stringent eligibility criteria so contact Venture Taranaki to find out the details. 

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Hear from some of our students and organisations that were involved in the R&D Experience programme over the past few years.

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Our Enterprise Advisers are available to talk through your business aspirations and connect you with the resources you need. If you would like someone to contact you, please fill in this enquiry form.