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Innovative Partnerships

New Zealand is home to a thriving innovation ecosystem that encourages world-leading research and development activity and resourceful ways of getting things done.

Our business friendly environment and future-focused policy and regulatory settings make New Zealand an attractive choice to research and develop new ideas and products.

With unique expertise, talent and technology, coupled with our size and location, New Zealand offers surprising advantages when it comes to making things happen.

How we can help

MBIE’s Innovative Partnerships team is run by a small team of experts dedicated to helping research and development intensive businesses connect, collaborate and innovate in New Zealand.

We engage with innovative companies that are pushing the boundaries of technology and solving the world’s big problems, and assist them in finding their New Zealand opportunity.

We can help connect you with the right people, businesses, agencies, research organisations and universities.

While the programme is led by MBIE, Callaghan Innovation and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, as well as multiple agencies across local and central governments, all work together to support and facilitate the elements that influence a decision to undertake R&D in New Zealand.

New Zealand has clear competitive advantages in AgriTech, Digital Technologies, Health Technologies, High Value Nutrition and Space, but Innovative Partnerships isn’t restricted to just these areas. We are keen to discuss transformative technology areas and emerging sectors, as well as emerging challenges for the economy, environment and society.

If you would like to discuss how to connect, collaborate and innovate in New Zealand, contact