|RFx ID :||18226003|
|Tender Name :||RFP for the Provision of Founder Incubator Services|
|Reference # :||007|
|Open Date :||Monday, 12 December 2016 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 3 February 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Callaghan Innovation’s mission is to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation by New Zealand businesses. Start-ups play a critical role in increasing innovation, diversifying the economy and creating high-value jobs. Government funding aims to support start-ups to overcome barriers to their success and grow the number of experienced entrepreneurs.
Callaghan Innovation seeks to appoint Programme Partners to provide founder incubation services to globally focused, high growth potential start-ups. Callaghan Innovation expects that successful Respondents will provide ‘core business support and development services’ to technology start-ups to support their business formation and growth.
Suppliers must focus on improving the business capability skills of entrepreneurs, supporting the business to grow through in-market traction, ensure that businesses are investment ready, provide support to access international markets and contribute to New Zealand’s start-up eco-system. Funding is available for two years from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.
Callaghan Innovation is seeking innovative thinking about how these services can be delivered. Callaghan Innovation will not prescribe any particular mechanism or framework to deliver these services. Respondents are invited to base their Proposals on previous experience of ‘what works’, international best practice and new technologies.
This tender has been awarded to