About the CMDT
The Consortium for Medical Device Technologies was established to help grow the medical device industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The CMDT is a national resource linking research activities at NZ Universities and Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and agencies with companies, healthcare providers, regulatory and industry bodies, the Health Innovation Hub, and the Commercialisation Partner Networks.
We do this by:
Providing easy access to research providers in Aotearoa NZ as a one-stop portal
Facilitating collaborations with researchers, companies and government organisations
Connecting researchers and start-up companies to the CMDT’s wide international network
Developing and implementing strategic initiatives to strengthen and connect the MedTech innovation ecosystem
The CMDT is led by a steering committee consisting of Auckland University of Technology, Callaghan Innovation, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington.
Strategic Initiatives Led By CMDT
The HealthTech Activator is a coordinated, ecosystem-wide support mechanism for early-stage founders and companies in NZ’s healthtech sector.
Women in HealthTech is striving to empower women with a diverse range of thinking at all levels of the HealthTech industry and assist with effecting cultural change.
Intellectual Property Strategy Plan
The Intellectual Property Strategy Plan provides the foundation for the management of IP generated in collaborative work, and is consistent with and supportive of business strategies, commercialisation and technology transfer plans and science strategies within the partner organisations shown above.
Assistance for clinicians, companies and entrepreneurs
Read our guide for clinicians, companies and entrepreneurs who are seeking research assistance to solve a problem with respect to an existing device or technology.