Product development

We want to help New Zealand exporters to succeed in international markets. If you’re experiencing issues with exporting, find out below which government agency can help you.

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The New Zealand Government offers a number of services which will help you make sure your product meets market demands.

Access to experts

Education services

If you are a New Zealand education provider, Education New Zealand’s industry development managers can provide you with advice on how to make the most of international growth opportunities.

Joining a network

If you are a business wanting advice and support to help you innovate or grow, get in touch with your local Regional Business Partner and have a conversation about where to next. It is made up of 14 regional organisations, offering information and advice.

Technology expertise

If you are planning to develop and commercialise technology, Callaghan Innovation can help.

Callaghan's team of in-house science and research experts can help you take an idea from concept to commercial reality with tailored R&D solutions. Whether it’s lowering the cost of production or managing changing technologies – the end-to-end support provided by our experienced advisors, researchers, scientists and engineers will help you identify each step to commercialise your idea.

Innovation skills

Build your skills

To help you become innovation-ready, Callaghan Innovation has a range of programmes to build to in-house skills and capability.

These training programmes and workshops can help you improve performance, eliminate inefficiencies and increase customer satisfaction.

They are part of Callaghan Innovation's role to provide technical and scientific expertise, impartial advice, skills development, access to industry networks, and grant funding.

Reasearch and development grants

Finding grants

If you are looking for R&D grants, get in touch with Callaghan Innovation. We have a range of research and development grants to help you add scale, depth and return to your R&D investment, whether you're a start-up or an established company.


There are a wide range of standards that you will need to understand and follow in different markets. Countries may develop their own standards or use international standards. They can also set their own methods for inspecting products.


If you want to find out more about standards, Standards New Zealand provides an online library of some international standards.

Primary industries

If you are in the primary sector and need advice on meeting New Zealand's high standards for food safety, biosecurity and animal welfare, contact the Ministry for Primary Industries.


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