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Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Research Acceleration Programme

  • Stage I: Due to the public holiday on 26 September, our next deadline for proposals has been moved to 12pm 27 September 2022.

  • Stage II: We had 13 proposals submitted in the current round which are currently in processing. Results should be available by the end of the month.

  • The funding guideline documents are on our website – please reach out to if you have any questions.

Summer Studentships 2022/2023

  • TTM's Summer Studentship Programme provides 10-week paid studentships for Māori, Pacific, and other NZ tertiary students to experience what conducting health and medtech research is really like.

  • Don't forget to sign up for the Pacific Cultural Responsiveness Workshop Series starting this Wed 21/9 too (see below).

  • Separate flyers inviting student applications will be circulated this week, so keep an eye out.

  • If you are interested in being a supervisor or would like further information please contact

Upcoming Events

  • TTM Pacific Engagement: FOFOGA SERIES - Pacific Cultural Responsiveness Workshops A series of 5 workshops beginning online this Wednesday 21 September 12:00pm-2:00pm This workshop series has been designed by Moana Connect for delivery to our health and medtech communities in Aotearoa. The series aims to develop attendees’ awareness, understanding, and responsiveness to the needs of Pacific communities. The series is available nationally for registration. Workshop 5 is in-person in Auckland; we will advise options for those out-of-Auckland shortly. Please register via this link

  • TTM Future Leaders: Māori Cultural Competency workshops for ECRs – extra spots available! Monday 17th October via Zoom AND Thursday 20th October in Auckland (travel provided for out-of-Aucklanders) This is a short Māori cultural competency series designed for early- to mid- career researchers and clinicians in healthtech development and brain research areas across Aotearoa. Please email if you’re interested.

  • HealthTech Activator: Introduction to Knowing your Customer and your Market Thursday 20th October 9:00am – 5:00pm in Auckland A lack of robust market validation is one of the most common weaknesses of healthtech businesses searching for investment. It can lead you to make the wrong product for the wrong customer and cause you to miss valuable opportunities. Further information and registration can be found here.

Other highlights of interest

Medical technology holds the promise of delivering better care and improving patient outcomes through innovative devices, products, service and capabilities. And New Zealand's medical technology sector is booming, thanks in part to clever engineers and clever engineering.

If you have queries or feedback to share, please contact the Te Tītoki Mataora (TTM) team


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