CALLAGHAN INNOVATION HELPS BUSINESSES DEVELOP AND COMMERCIALISE TECHNOLOGY AND PREPARES THEM FOR THE FUTURE. Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s business innovation agency. The manufacturing sector, ready and willing to grow and advance through innovation, is a key focus for much of Callaghan Innovation’s engagement and services. Last year, Callaghan Innovation has helped 891 manufacturing firms grow their business using technology. Callaghan Innovation aims to inspire and connect manufacturers to emerging and disruptive technologies. Digital advances are changing the way manufacturing ecosystems work – from product design, to production, to how customers use these products. Sensors now capture information along the value chain, providing the basis for businesses to increase quality, reliability and productivity, to predict maintenance, to reduce downtime, to save costs and to introduce entirely new business models.
Callaghan Innovation connects businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to succeed through technology, unlocking future economies and enabling a more confident and successful New Zealand. It offers services and programmes targeted at the manufacturing sector, including: • Access to a large team of scientists and engineers dedicated to solving tough technical problems, from advanced engineering, automation and manufacturing technology to designing smart systems that react appropriately to new situations. • Expertise on digital automation and robotics solutions, e.g. through providing collaborative robots which manufacturing businesses can trial. • Access to new and emerging technologies around digitalisation of manufacturing, sensor technologies, Internet of Things and design and engineering for 3d printing/additive manufacturing. • Opportunities to connect with national and international thought leadership and events showcasing innovative approaches and technologies.