Apr 21, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Ministry of Science and Innovation supports NZ business to grow through R&D

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Research and development (R&D) is a key driver of innovation, business success and economic growth.

Good ideas can lead to new products and services, smarter ways of doing things and a point of difference that sets a business apart and on the path of adding value.

As New Zealands largest government funder of R&D, theMinistry of Science and Innovation(MSI) strives to build links between business, government and research organisations to improve New Zealands wealth through science and innovation.

MSI invests in New Zealand businesses that have the potential to transform our economy supporting companies with the aspiration, opportunity and ability to become globally competitive through R&D.

Over the past decade MSI have provided grants in excess of $500 million into more than 4,500 businesses to encourage R&D investments to help companies become globally competitive.

Business support available from MSI

MSI works with businesses regardless of size to find out what they need and provide access to funding, advice and support to achieve their goals.

Whether you are a small start-up or a large established exporter, MSI can tailor a support package to assist your research help you develop your products and get them to market faster. MSI can connect you to global experts, research partners and companies with complementary skills and provide advice on the commercialisation of intellectual property.

Check out the MSI website for ways MSI can help your business grow.

If you would like regular MSI updates, pleasesubscribe to the MSI Alert e-newsletter.

Contact MSI

If you are a start-up company or an established exporter embarking on R&D for the first time, MSI encourages you to contact one of their experiencedRegional Business Partners.

They are part of a nationwide network set up by MSI andNew Zealand Trade and Enterprise(NZTE) to help businesses access information, funding, training and development services.

If youve worked with MSI before, contact your MSI Investment Manager.


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