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Kia ora TTM community! We hope you and your whānau are not too impacted by this extraordinary weather, especially those in the Auckland region.

Upcoming events

Hack Aotearoa – early bird pricing closes tomorrow! 17th – 19th March 2023, Pullman Hotel in Auckland Join Hack Aotearoa and take part in a rare opportunity for cross-disciplinary collaboration that can produce real solutions to real clinical questions and challenges! You'll learn the latest implications of Artificial Intelligence and data and digital innovation in healthcare from world-renowned international and local experts including Dr Eric Topol our opening keynote speaker. Find out more and register here:

Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) Regulatory Workshop 2nd March 9am-4pm, Auckland Bioengineering Institute An interactive workshop covering the regulatory aspects of SaMD products, supported by the HealthTech Activator and Te Tītoki Mataora.

TTM Future Leaders: Whaia te Tika for EMCRs 14th March online AND 16th March at Totara Park in Auckland This short series is designed particularly for early- to mid- career researchers (EMCRs) in the health, brain, and bioengineering research areas. This series is open nationally to EMCRs but we are unable to fund travel-related costs.

TTM Mātauranga Māori: Whaia te Tika Series starts 23rd March, online and in Auckland This series on Māori cultural competency is designed for researchers and clinicians in the health, brain, and bioengineering areas. You must attend every workshop, including those onsite in Auckland. Unfortunately we are unable to cover travel costs.

Healthtech Week 2023 – Save the date! 26th – 29th June 2023, Cordis Hotel in Auckland

Highlights of interests

Innovation Day – Call for research groups! 2nd March 8am-5pm, Nga Taiatea Wharekura in Hamilton

Innovation Day brings together researchers from universities across New Zealand to encourage Māori students to stick with their STEM subjects, to highlight where maths and science can take them in their careers, and how it can be used to make a difference in people’s lives.

We are looking for researchers/groups to present something interactive that would achieve our goal above.

We will hire a 49-seater bus to take everyone from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at 8am and return around 5pm.

Please email Reuben Keeling if you’re interested in participating or would like further information.

Job opportunity for recent (or soon to be) graduates in the field of data visualisation to join Toku Eyes

Toku Eyes are running a trial project for Applicants to start work in February exploring the relationship between retinal imaging bioAge metrics and cardiovascular risk using data visualisation tools. They will submit their findings in March, and the best submissions will be offered a permanent role at Toku Eyes as a Data Visualisation Engineer with an attractive salary package.

Applicants should have:

  • Strong analytical background in data visualization

  • An interest in the field of bioAge, retinal imaging, and cardiovascular risk

  • Familiarity with Tableau or PowerBI

  • Experience working with large datasets

  • Good communication and presentation skills

This project will use proprietary heath data which will be analysed and visualized in Tableau or Power BI to identify patterns and associations between the bioAge metrics and cardiovascular risk. The final product will be a set of interactive visualizations that help researchers and healthcare practitioners better understand the underlying patterns and associations.

To apply, please email Associate Professor Ehsan Vaghefi

Research Acceleration Programme (RAP) Funding Available – Apply Now!

RAP Stage I: The RAP Stage I RfP is open all year and are reviewed and awarded every two months. Our next submission deadline is 12pm 27th March.

RAP Stage II

  • Applications are now invited for the next RAP Stage II RfP Round (April 2023).

  • The current guidelines, proposal and budget templates are available on the CMDT website. Note that these documents have been updated and you should be using documents dated 2023 (not 2021/2022).

  • Applicants must complete the RAP Stage II Concept Seeding Fund Proposal Template and the RAP Stage II Concept Seeding Fund Budget Template and submit these via your organisation’s appropriate channels to by 12pm Monday 6th March 2023.


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