From this article published in Stuff:
“[Callaghan Innovation’s] survey of 775 businesses showed nearly 60 per cent thought the pandemic provided the possibility to accelerate their work or seize new opportunities (40 per cent reported cash flow was their biggest barrier)”.
For examples of businesses with good work ready to be accelerated – and receiving grants from Callaghan’s Covid-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund – see this piece in The Herald. It highlights two opportunities – accurate temperature sensing via cameras and PCR Covid tests on your iPhone.
Both of these have strong export possibilities, as well as high domestic demand.