The Exchange Dunedin

Research and Development

Accelerate innovation and success with Callaghan Innovation

Access a range of supports and grants suitable for all stages of the business lifecycle below. 

New to a R&D grant?

You’ve dreamt up a fantastic new idea, but there’s lots of work to do before it becomes a fully fledged, profitable product. 

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The Career Grant

The R&D Career Grant was created to fund innovative businesses to employ PhD and Masters Graduates (NZQA Levels 9 and 10) for six months.

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Experience Grant

Funding real-world work experience for the next generation of innovators, helping your business to accelerate R&D projects. 

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Lean Workshop

Minimise waste, maximise efficiency and make continual improvements to your processes, by learning the methods and philosophy that transformed the modern manufacturing industry.

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How We Can Help

Business Support v2

Research and Development Grants

A range of funding to add scale, depth and return to your planned R&D investment.

Research and Development v2

Research and Technical Services

Our Research and Development Solutions division employs around 130 of New Zealand's leading scientists and engineers dedicated to solving tough technical problems through R&D and innovation.

Training v2

Student Experience Grants

R&D Experience Grants give you the opportunity to take on students for a 10-week internship and bring new skills into your business, whether you’re looking to explore blue-sky R&D concepts or advance existing projects.

Cost Effective v2

Tax Incentives

The R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) helps a wide range of businesses to undertake more R&D, which in turn grows New Zealand’s knowledge economy.

How to apply

If you’re already registered with us, book a consultation with one of our Innovation Specialists.