Investing in research and development, innovation and technology can help your business to grow faster.

In partnership with Callaghan Innovation, CEDA works with businesses of all sizes across the Manawatu-Whanganui region, providing a range of innovation and research and development services to suit each stage of growth.

A range of research and development grants exist to meet your business needs – whether you’re a startup or an established business, looking to take a product, process or service from development to commercialisation, or whether you want to bring tertiary students on board to help with R&D activity. A range of student grants are designed to provide additional R&D support and resources to businesses, while providing students with real life experience in a commercial environment.

CEDA can connect you with experts, researchers, students and graduates at Massey University, Plant & Food Research, AgResearch, FoodHQ, the Food Innovation Network, The Factory, potential investors, IP specialists and more.

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Business Success Story: Levno

Levno is a leading agritech company based in Palmerston North. In 2015 they fist connected with CEDA to investigate how we could support their growth through innovation, research and development.

Fast forward four years, and the company has received several Student Experience Grants, via CEDA and Callaghan Innovation, which are designed to connect the company with students from Massey University for specific projects.

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