the resources guys

specialists in R&D grants and R&D tax credits

R&D grants

We are New Zealand’s most successful R&D advisory professionals having secured over $100 million in grants for our clients. We are recognised experts in this field building capability from over 20 years of experience.

We work closely with you and Callaghan Innovation to make the end-to-end grant experience as simple as possible

R&D tax credits

R&D Tax Incentives are relatively new initiatives. We have already developed the skills, experience and knowledge to provide expert capability to work well with RTDI, Inland Revenue and Callaghan Innovation and you to secure any R&D Tax credits or cash backs as you may be entitled.

R&D grants and tax incentives 

New to R&D grants

This is a recently announced new grant aiming to support businesses in the early stages of their research and development (R&D) investment to establish an R&D programme, build their R&D capability and help businesses with the high costs and steep learning curves associated with getting started in R&D. It is likely to be an enhancement to the Getting Started grant.

Details are limited and more is expected from Callaghan Innovation in the coming weeks

Ārohia Innovation Trailblazer grant

This is a recently announced new contestable grant aiming to support non-R&D innovation activities not covered by the Research & Development Tax Incentive (RDTI). It is designed to help businesses whose innovation activity is likely to build capabilities or create opportunities with wider benefits across the New Zealand innovation system.

Details are limited and more is expected from Callaghan Innovation in the coming weeks

R&D tax incentive

To be eligible for an R&D tax credit your business must be undertaking formal R&D within New Zealand that seeks to resolve scientific or technological uncertainties by following a systematic approach to creating new knowledge, or new or improved processes, services or goods.

R&D Loss tax credits

If your R&D business is in a tax loss position or you do not have enough income tax to pay to use up all of your R&D tax credits, you may be eligible for refundable R&D tax credits designed to help smaller businesses with cash-flow challenges.

R&D Project grants

These grants take the form of Getting Started grants where the approved initial investigative expenditure of up to $12,000 can have 40% reimbursed. R&D Project grants where approved expenditure of up to $800,000 can have up to 40% reimbursed. Further expenditure up to $2 million will attract from 40% reducing to 20% reimbursement

This grant is no longer available. We are awaiting further details about replacement schemes

R&D student grants

Student grants take the form of: Summer internships for undergrads to contribute technically whilst experiencing real-world R&D Fellowships for graduates to advance their knowledge and expertise to Masters or PhD level whilst contributing a depth of technical capability to the private organisation Career grants to fund a graduate’s initial six months in industry while working on an identified R&D project

working together

Established in April 2000, the resources guys are New Zealand’s go-to consultants for R&D resources. We’ve secured over $100 million in grants, identified and placed funded interns, secured tax refunds and credits and made significant introductions to our clients. As engineers, we can discuss most technologies. Our business model is based on professional services that take care of as much or as little of the grant application or tax credit process as you need. Here’s how we work … LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR R&D PLANS – HERE ARE OR CONTACT DETAILS

what we do

Preparing, presenting and managing grant and tax credit applications for research and development is straightforward if you’ve worked with the process before and understand how government departments work. It’s also time-consuming and can be frustrating for small to medium-sized businesses if you’re focussed on your business and customers.

We don’t do anything you couldn’t do if you had the time and breadth of experience across technology, finance, intellectual property and marketing. We take care of the entire process – working as a short-term expert member of your team.

clients we assist

Since our founding in 2000, the resources guys have worked across most technology domains and with clients throughout New Zealand. We’ve been especially fortunate to work with some of the country’s brightest minds and visionary entrepreneurs. Some industries we’ve worked with include:

Mechanical engineering

Biotechnology & biodiagnostics

Electronics & software engineering

Technology entrepreneurs


Food process engineering

If you’d like to know more about government funding assistance for your R&D, contact us below or call Garry on 021 930000

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