COVID-19 R&D Support Needs
Thank you for your interest in the R&D Loan Scheme, please note that current applications are nearing the scheme's limit.

While we are not currently taking registrations for the R&D Loan Scheme waitlist, we are interested in tracking business R&D needs arising from COVID-19 impacts. We welcome you to provide us with a picture of how your R&D has been impacted by COVID-19, along with your resulting needs, via this form.

This information will inform our ongoing planning and discussions for additional support in this space.

In the meantime we encourage you to take look at other forms of R&D funding available such as Getting Started Grants, R&D Project Grants, the R&D Tax Incentive, and grants to bring on post Graduate students for R&D projects. You can find out more via our R&D Funding webpage:
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Your Company's Name:
Your Company's NZBN:
Your NZBN can be found via: Please note that this is a 13 digit number and is different to your companies office number.
Your Name:
Your Phone Number:
Is your company undertaking research and development activities (R&D) in New Zealand?
Our R&D Definition: RESEARCH is original and planned investigation undertaken with the prospect of gaining new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding. DEVELOPMENT is the application of research findings or other knowledge to a plan or design for the production of new or substantially improved materials, devices, products, processes, systems or services before the start of commercial production or use. NOTE: Further clarification and direction as to R&D Definition and Eligible Spend will be provided when applications open.
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How much do you expect to spend on R&D over the next year (July '20 to June '21)?
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Has your company's R&D program been negatively impacted by COVID-19 (or is it expected to be impacted in the next 12 months)?
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To what extent do you anticipate your ability to fund your R&D program has been impacted by COVID-19 (on a percentage basis)?
Where '0' is not impact, '5' would be half of our funds intended to support R&D are no longer available and '10' would be all funds intended to support R&D would no longer be available.
No Impact on our ability to fund R&D
All funds we intended to spend on R&D are no longer available due to COVID-19
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How has/will COVID-19 impact your R&D program?
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