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.

Whatever your innovation challenge, a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor can point you in the right direction.

$7.7 million co-funding issued for R&D in Taranaki 2010-2016

The partnership currently offers a range of grants for eligible R&D activities that meet qualifying criteria.  Co-funding of up to 40% is available. 

Grants to employ tertiary students in new technology projects are also available.  These grants are a great way for future innovators to bring the added value of their expertise into your business and in return the students gain valuable experience working in a commercial environment.

In addition, there are more than 20 services, forums and programmes aimed at connecting and transforming the capabilities of innovators to achieve more with greater efficiency. 

If you are an ambitious company from start-up to experienced, with plans for new projects, contact a Venture Taranaki Business Advisor today. Phone (06) 759 5150 or email R&D@venture.org.nz.

Callaghan grants and funding are not issued retrospectively, so if you are considering an R&D project, get in touch with Venture Taranaki at the outset.

If you would like to find out more about the specific grants available, you can click the links below:

Getting Started Grant

R&D Project Grant

R&D Growth Grant

R&D Student Grant