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HealthTech Week 2024

Speaker Spotlight

Suse Reynolds

Angel Investor, Institute of Directors, Wellington (Chair)

In 2005 Suse helped to found AngelHQ, the Wellington region’s angel network and remains on the Board. Today AngelHQ has about 100 members and has invested over $50m into 150+ high-growth startup companies. As Deputy Chair of the Government appointed Startup Advisors Council, Suse will present on the Startup Nations Report during Day 1 of the Te Tītoki Mataora Forum.

Adam Hutchinson

Founder of oVRcome

oVRcome was launched in 2021 and is used in 35 countries, offering clinically proven virtual reality exposure therapy which helps users overcome phobias (flying, needles, spiders and more), social anxiety and panic disorder. Adam is part of the panel discussion MedTech Companies Making Waves during Day 1 of the Te Tītoki Mataora Forum.


Travel support available & Call for abstracts

Calling all postgraduate students and early- to mid- career researchers (EMCRs) in the medtech and brain health research spaces – we want you!

Future Leaders have funding available to support postgraduate students and early- to mid- career researchers (EMCRs) travelling to Auckland for HealthTech Week 2024. Travel support will cover return flights for accepted applicants and may cover accommodation. Applications close Friday 31 May 2024.

Ngā korero | News

Te Tītoki Mataora is putting together its programme for 2024.We are especially interested in what our early- and mid-career researchers and postgrad students want to see. Please take a minute to complete our short & anonymous survey so we can deliver the initiatives that matter to you!

Reading tissue samples for breast cancer can be subjective and therein lies a problem – lack of standardisation. Pathologist Gavin Harris from Canterbury Health Laboratories at Christchurch Public Hospital may have a solution using AI and machine learning in an emerging discipline called computational pathology. This research is funded by RAP Stage II.

Ngā takunetanga | Events

Research Acceleration Programme (RAP)

The calendar for 2024 can be found on our website.

Stage I Next deadline Monday 12pm 27th May 2024

  • Templates and guidelines are available on our website.

  • This is an open call for proposals, and submissions can be made at any time. Proposals are reviewed every two months and awarded within 4 weeks.

  • Stage I funding supports the formation of new collaborative relationships between researchers, clinicians, companies and/or partnerships with Māori and Pacific communities.

Stage II Next deadline Monday 12pm 1st July 2024

  • Templates have been refreshed for 2024 and are available on our website. Please ensure you are using the correct template before you submit.

  • Stage II RAP funding identifies concepts with the potential to be viable for clinical application and commercialisation.

Note that all submissions must follow the processes of the PI’s institution. Internal deadlines for review will be earlier than our deadline for submission.


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