CDC Innovation is a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) supported initiative to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation in Canterbury

Who We Help

We work with entrepreneurs, business and research organisations, encouraging collaboration and supporting innovative projects.

Who we work with

We work closely with national partners to make sure that Canterbury is well connected throughout New Zealand. Our partnerships include Callaghan Innovation and the other members of MBIE’s Commercialisation Partner Network, KiwiNet and Return on Science.

How We Help

We offer tools to help you develop new products and bring them to market.

Business/research collaboration
Foresight Workshops – Helping business and researchers identify challenges, share ideas and initiate the development of new, wanted technology.

Training
Commercialisation Showcases – Designed to educate, inform and inspire people who want to bring a new product to market.

Networking
Entrepreneur Connections Evenings – Offer entrepreneurs the chance to engage with other Canterbury entrepreneurs and discover new opportunities.

Investment
powerHouse Ventures – We invest in startups through our fund manager powerHouse. Learn more about powerHouse.