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dc.contributor.authorKearns, Nick
dc.contributor.authorBeale, William
dc.description.abstractIn 2012-14 Unitec Institute of Technology (in partnership with The Innovation Workshop) carried out research into the application process for New Zealand Government Research & Development [R&D] cofunding administered by the Ministry of Science & Innovation (now Callaghan Innovation Ltd). This research revealed widespread applicant frustration with the application criteria and process. A significant problem perceived by High Value Manufacturing and Service Small Medium Enterprises (HVMS SME) businesses is the focus of R&D funding on product innovation followed by a lack of funding to support later stage commercialisation of products. This later stage of product and market development is excluded from Callaghan Innovation co-funding, leading to ‘prototypes-on-a-shelf’. Applicants also found the process time consuming, due to the complexity of the application questions and the delays in response from the funding network of regional funding partners and the Government Ministry. HVMS SME often used consultants to help manage the application, which is frowned upon by both the regional funding partners and Callaghan Innovation, despite the high levels of cofunding success from these applicants. This work has been carried out during the establishment period of Callaghan Innovation Ltd and some of the above issues may be historic and/or transitional as the institutional arrangements change. This research records the HVMS SME experience in applying for R&D co-funding. Consideration of the user experience, captured in this research, may reveal opportunities to improve the process with better outcomes for the applicants and the economyen_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsShow me the money: perspectives on applying for government research and development co-funding by Nick Kearns and William Beale, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licenseen_NZ
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dc.subjectCallaghan Innovation Ltden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand Government Research & Development [R&D]en_NZ
dc.subjectHigh Value Manufacturing and Service Small Medium Enterprises (HVMS SME)en_NZ
dc.subjectfunding applicationsen_NZ
dc.subjectresearch & development (R&D)en_NZ
dc.subjectsmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
dc.titleShow me the money : perspectives on applying for government research and development co-fundingen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160511 Research, Science and Technology Policyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKearns, N. and Beale, W. (2015). Show me the money : perspectives on applying for government research and development co-funding. (Unitec ePress Occasional & Discussion Paper Series 2015/2). Unitec ePress. ISSN 2324-3635 Retrieved from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionThe Innovation Workshopen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume2015 (2)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleUnitec ePress Occasional & Discussion Paper Seriesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaManagement and Marketing

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