Callaghan Innovation was established on 1 February 2013. It takes over the current role of Industrial Research Limited, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment's business investment team and the Auckland Foodbowl.
Callaghan Innovation is named after the late Sir Paul Callaghan, who championed the role science could play in making New Zealand an economic success.
Callaghan Innovation is one of the Government’s key priorities to build a stronger, more competitive economy, and was a major recommendation of the independent Powering Innovation report, which looked at how to boost the growth of firms in the manufacturing and services sector.
Callaghan Innovation is a catalyst for the commercialisation of science, engineering, technology and design. It serves complex needs of industry, government and research to benefit clients, partners, and New Zealand's economy and society.
Callaghan Innovation has operations in Auckland, Wellington (including Hutt Valley) and Canterbury regions.
As part of Budget 2012, the Government has allocated $166 million over four years for Callaghan Innovation ($90 million opex and $76.1 million capex).
Statements and Key Documents
January Newsletter [PDF; 156kB]
December Newsletter [PDF; 104kB]
Sue Suckling ATI naming speech [PDF; 60kB]
November Newsletter [Word; 72kB]
ATI Establishment Board October Newsletter [Word; 36kB]
Terms of Reference(306kB)
Please note: There have been two changes since the Board was appointed.
(1) The Advisory Panel mentioned in the second paragraph has not been convened, as the Establishment Board will undertake its own engagement with key stakeholders; and
(2) The starting date for the ATI has been moved to 1 February 2013. The extra two months will provide additional time for the Establishment Board to complete its work, and allow for the Select Committee to consider the establishment legislation.
ATI Bill First Reading (33.7kB)
Cabinet Paper (17.1mB)
ATI Q&A (36kB)
IRL - A business stocktake (15.7mB)
Demand Survey Report (2.45mB)
Supply Side Report (3.61mB)
International Briefing 1 (1.85mB)
International Briefing 2 (3.36mB)
International Briefing 3 (3.39mB)
HVMS Sector Profile (2.1mB)