Sparking creativity, developing capability, creating economic growth, and generating positive health outcomes for all. New Zealand's national innovation hub for medical devices and digital health technologies.
Medtech-iQ Aotearoa is our national backbone for innovation with four linked regional hubs in Tāmaki Makaurau, Pōneke, Ōtautahi, and Ōtepoti. New Zealand's MedTech sector has significantly grown in the last 12 years and Medtech-iQ Aotearoa is taking this momentum and continuing to accelerate the ecosystem. It is the umbrella entity that provides direction, influences policy, coordinates activities and runs programmes that everyone across the country can access.
Medtech-iQ Aotearoa has three goals:
To put New Zealand on the map for medical device and digital health innovation to attract new partners and investment into the ecosystem.
To foster start-ups with business models based on high-tech innovation in engineering or major scientific advances.
To create a MedTech innovation ecosystem accessible to all that delivers new healthcare solutions, putting the consumer at the centre.
Our Regional Hubs
Within each regional hub, partners and community work together to coordinate and provide specific expertise into the national ecosystem. They provide a physical and virtual place for multi-disciplinary and cross-industry collaboration to develop and deliver new health technologies. Click on the hubs to find out what expertise they each bring.
How to get involved:
Te Tītoki Mataora. Get involved in HealthTech capability modules or apply for research acceleration funding.
HealthTech Week 2023 26 - 29 June. Save the date for our national conference at the Cordis Auckland and look out for when tickets are available.
Reach out below to see how you can get involved further.
Published A MedTech Innovation Quarter in Grafton (Talella Holdings)
MedTech Innovation Showcase at Beehive hosted by Minister Ayesha Verrall
Launching Medtech-iQ Aotearoa initiative at showcase
National stakeholder workshops for input to strategic case
Interviews with Māori stakeholders
Interviews with Pacific stakeholders
Completion of economic modelling for Medtech-iQ Aotearoa (Deloitte)