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Sealegs secures R&D grant from NZ government for new generation amphibious technology
09 April 2013
Sealegs International has been awarded a TechNZ grant of $247,000 by Callaghan Innovation to research and develop a new generation of amphibious technology that can be applied to significantly larger craft that operate in the commercial, professional and government sectors.
Sealegs CEO David Glen says “This development project and the recognition by Callaghan Innovation is a solid endorsement that Sealegs has proven technology, and is a very significant milestone at Sealegs. The opportunity now exists for Sealegs to develop and commercialise new technology, and to expand the breadth and reach of its amphibious technology – new products and new markets. This funding will assist Sealegs to achieve its development goals quicker and better, and enable Sealegs to pursue many new markets and customers in the commercial, industrial, public service, enforcement and military markets around the world sooner than might otherwise have been possible.”
Callaghan Innovation was established by the New Zealand Government on 1 February 2013 and is charged with accelerating commercialisation of innovation in New Zealand firms. Sealegs had a previous relationship with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Business Innovation and Investment team, and this group has been incorporated into Callaghan Innovation.
Sealegs is the world’s leading manufacturer of patented amphibious craft. With 10 years’ experience and development, there are now over 750 craft in more than 35 countries around the world.