Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant

For businesses that want to take innovation to the next level

This funding from Callaghan Innovation is for activities (excluding R&D) involved in taking to market a world-leading innovation that can help transform Aotearoa New Zealand's innovation ecosystem.

Are you an “innovation trailblazer?”

Do you want to help Aotearoa New Zealand become a place where innovation flourishes... and at the same time, get support to take a new innovation to market for the first time?

Then the Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant could be right for you. Applications for the Ārohia Full Grant will open soon.

Applications for the Ārohia Seed Grant are open now! 

What is the Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant?

The Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant can support businesses with activities (excluding R&D) involved in taking to market a world-leading innovation that will have potential benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.

It is recognised that businesses developing potentially groundbreaking innovations will be at different stages of market readiness. 

That’s why the Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer Grant consists of two grants:

  • the Ārohia Seed Grant is for businesses that have untested assumptions and knowledge gaps regarding their innovation, so don’t yet have all the evidence needed to support an Ārohia Full Grant application
  • the Ārohia Full Grant is for businesses confident they’ve obtained the evidence required to reach an advanced stage of market readiness, but need financial support to take their innovation to market.

To find out more about the fund book a time to meet with one of our Business Growth Advisors or visit the Callaghan Innovation website.

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