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Tue, 25 Jun


Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland

The Research Exchange Pitch Session

Win one of five prize packages!

The Research Exchange Pitch Session
The Research Exchange Pitch Session

Time & Location

25 Jun 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, 14 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

About the event

As part of HealthTech Week celebrations, we are introducing the Research Exchange Pitch session which is open to research teams with projects in the concept development stage. Such projects would typically quality for RAP Stage II funding

The pitch session is a live event held on Tuesday the 25th of June 2024, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Arts Building. 

There are up to give prizes of up to $80,000 available!


We are looking for translational projects where research is being applied to address a clinical problem and improve health outcomes. Projects that qualify will need to have commercial potential to ensure that the technology developed will get to the hands of the health consumer, health provider or other end-users. A multi-disciplinary team is expected to support this work and one member of this team needs to be from a CMDT partner organisation. Projects that are in the concept development phase are being sought and you do not need to have applied for RAP funding previously to qualify. The RAP stage II guidelines can be used to help develop ideas for your entry.


This is a two-stage process. 

Phase 1 - Written entry. 

Deadline: 1 June 2024

Submit a 250 - 300 word project overview using this template

Entries will be assessed by the Te Tītoki Mataora RAP and CMDT assessment teams and the top 5x entries will be invited to pitch at the Research Exchange event. The shortlisted entries will be informed by 15th June.

Phase 2 - Live pitching session

25th June 2024

On the night of the research exchange event, the five shortlisted entries from Phase I will pitch their project to a panel comprising guest judges and members of the Te Tītoki Mataora Science, Clinical and Industry Advisory Group.

Pitches are a maximum of 5 minutes followed by up to 5 minutes of Q&A. 

Topics to cover during the presentation include:

  • Introduction to the science and clinical problem
  • Clinical end-user engagement and translation
  • Commercial potential and pathway to market
  • Te Tiriti partnership and Māori outcomes
  • Pacific engagement and outcomes
  • Team and project plan
  • Budget


Register for the HealthTech Week conference Te Tītoki Mataora Forum and receive a complimentary ticket to the Research Exchange or come along to just the Research Exchange event. Register here 

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