The MedTech CoRE will undertake inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary graduate training and translational research in medical device technologies in partnership with key stakeholders including the CMDT, District Health Boards, and Māori - that will generate the following outcomes.
1. A national Centre of Medical Technologies Research Excellence that is internationally recognised and sought after for its expertise and innovation. The CoRE brings together researchers from multiple New Zealand and overseas institutions for collaborative projects, sharing of resources and joint graduate supervision.
2. Graduates that contribute to New Zealand’s innovation capacity and MedTech industry growth using their unique blend of skills and expertise which combines advanced science, engineering and design with experience in clinical and business environments.
3. A vibrant New Zealand MedTech business sector contributing to the New Zealand economy, with technologies based on internationally benchmarked scientific research that will provide existing businesses with a product pipeline and support the creation of new spinout companies. New international business investment is expected to arise from partnerships and venture funding.
4. Healthier New Zealanders through adoption of our technologies for the prevention, early diagnosis and management of disease.
5. Improved health and economic outcomes for Māori by working within equal relationships with our Māori partners to develop technologies that are based on the needs and/or practices of the Māori community that will both enhance Māori healthcare and contribute to the growth of Māori businesses in the health sector.
6. A public more engaged with the MedTech CoRE and appreciating the benefits of research on medical technologies. The CoRE’s outreach activities will include engagement with the medical, engineering, and business communities and contributions to science and mathematics teaching in the New Zealand secondary school system.