TTM WEEKLY: EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES



Upcoming TTM Events

  • Pacific Engagement & Commercial Translation SPEAKER SERIES: Health & Technology: The importance of having a Pacific lens Wednesday 7th September 12pm-1pm

Pacific peoples make up 8% of the total New Zealand population, yet they experience some of the worst health inequities in the country. With medical technologies reshaping the future of healthcare delivery in New Zealand, there is an opportunity to improve Pacific health outcomes, as noted in the Ola Manuia Pacific Health Action Plan (2020-2025). In the development of such technologies, it is vital Pacific Peoples’ health and wellbeing perspectives are considered throughout the design and implementation process.


Join us for an exciting Zoom talanoa (conversation) with three Pacific leaders in health, wellbeing, and community engagement to learn more. The Future Leaders Module will also be showing this at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute to provide early-career researchers with an opportunity to network (and lunch!). Further info and registration here.


  • SAVE THE DATES! FOFOGA SERIES: Pacific Cultural Responsiveness Workshops

5 x fortnightly lunchtime workshops Wednesday 21 September – Wednesday 16 November | Registration details to come.


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.


Dates and workshop titles are below, with more details including registration links to come. You can initially register your interest via return email to go on our workshop mailing list.


Wed 21 Sept 12pm-2pm (via Zoom)

Workshop 1: Pacific Worldviews

Wed 5 Oct 12pm-2pm (via Zoom)

Workshop 2: Social theories that impact Pacific communities

Wed 19 Oct 12pm-2pm (via Zoom)

Workshop 3: Navigating the Digital Vā

Wed 2 Nov 12pm-2pm (via Zoom)

Workshop 4: Pacific Data Sovereignty

Wed 16 Nov 10am-12pm (in person)

Workshop 5: Summary workshop + Fale visit


Other highlights of interest

  • TIN 2022 NZ Healthtech Insights Report Launch Wednesday 31st August 6pm, Orion House, Auckland Gather your team and join TIN and CMDT to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated 2022 New Zealand Healthtech Insights Report. After the successful launch of the first edition in 2020, this year's report will provide another in depth look at New Zealand's largest secondary tech sector. Find out more and register here.

  • Healthtech Innovation Survey Online survey The Emerging Health Technology & Innovation team are looking to hear from people working in or with the public health sector at a national, regional or local level. We would like to find out who our innovative colleagues are, what you are working on, how you define innovation, and most importantly… how we can support you! Access the survey here.

  • Māori/Pacific Research Assistant position at the University of Auckland We seek to take a multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus. This project has hardware and software engineers working alongside clinicians, researchers, and social workers in order to transfer the learnings from research being done in labs to benefit people in the wider society. The successful candidate will work with the research team to ensure the appropriateness of use/cultural acceptability of the device amongst Pasifika and/or Māori community groups. Find out more and apply here.


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