New Zealand research and development

New Zealand is home to a thriving innovation ecosystem that encourages world-leading research and development (R&D) 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.

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Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is one of the Government’s major priorities to build a stronger, more competitive economy.

Innovative partnerships

Our innovative partnerships programme is dedicated to helping research and development intensive businesses connect, collaborate and innovate in New Zealand.