My Dunedin Itinerary

Growing your business

Dunedin is a leader in innovation, regarded as one of the best cities in New Zealand to launch and grow a business.

At Enterprise Dunedin, you will find strong and impartial business advisors who can connect you to relevant networks and agencies.

Business Clinic

Our business clinic operates every Tuesday evening at the Dunedin Public Library. With our comprehensive view of business in the city, we can quickly refer you to the most effective resources for your needs.

Business internship programme

Local businesses can draw on Dunedin’s pool of student talent through the Sexy Summer Jobs internship programme managed by Enterprise Dunedin. The programme has been running successfully since 2010, giving student interns valuable experience in the real world and supporting the growth of Dunedin businesses.

New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government has a business website that will point you in the right direction for resources, tools and information to help you grow your business.

Research and development grants

As a regional partner of Callaghan Innovation, a New Zealand government agency that supports high-tech business, the Dunedin City Council offers access to a range of grants:

  • R&D growth grants
    Designed to increase R&D investment in businesses that already have a strong track record of R&D spending in New Zealand.
  • R&D project grants
    Designed to support greater investment in R&D activities by businesses with less established R&D programmes.
  • R&D student grants
    Designed to help New Zealand undergraduate and postgraduate students develop their technical skills in a commercial research environment.

Training support

Through the Regional Business Partner Programme business owners can get assistance to see their businesses grow and may qualify for a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise training voucher. The vouchers pay for up to half the cost of training courses and coaching for owners, operators and managers.


For more information, please contact:

Chanel O'Brien

Chanel O’Brien

Business Development Advisor

Ross Grey

Ross Grey

Business Development Advisor