Callaghan Innovation is one of the Government’s key priorities to build a stronger, more competitive economy.
Callaghan Innovation is named after the late Sir Paul Callaghan, who championed the role science could play in making New Zealand an economic success. It was a major recommendation of the independent Powering Innovation report, which looked at how to boost the growth of businesses in the manufacturing and services sector.
Callaghan Innovation is a catalyst for the commercialisation of science, engineering, technology and design. It serves complex needs of industry, government and research to benefit clients, partners, and New Zealand’s economy and society.
Callaghan Innovation has objectives to accelerate the growth, scale, intensity, and success of innovation in New Zealand, and to build the appetite among firms to invest in R&D and support export growth.