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Research Acceleration Programme (RAP) Funding

  • RAP Stage II: We have added an extra round for 2023! The dates have been shuffled so please check the website if you are planning to submit a proposal. The next RfP will be released 1st May with a deadline of 12pm 3rd July 2023.

  • RAP Stage I: Our April round closed today at 12pm. To be considered for the next round, submit your proposal by 12pm 29th May 2023. The RAP Stage I RfP is open all year, with proposals reviewed and awarded every two months.

  • Guidelines and templates can be found on the CMDT website

Upcoming events

  • 3rd Advanced Materials and 3D Printing in Regenerative Medicine Workshop 15-16th April, University of Otago Christchurch – early bird registration closes this week! An immersive workshop for those wanting to learn about the latest advances in advanced biomaterials, 3D printing technologies, and their use in medicine and cell therapies. The workshop website can be found here

  • Te Herenga Waka Digital Health Showcase 28-30th March, Victoria University of Wellington This free exhibition of visual and interactive displays will showcase the innovation and research happening in digital health by staff, students, and collaborators at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. This event is open to the public and bookings are not required, however you are welcome to arrange a time with good coverage for a planned visit. Find out more including contact details here:

  • TTM Demystifying Quality and Regulatory workshop 3rd May 9am-3:30pm, Auckland Bioengineering Institute This workshop is ideal for start-ups and research groups considering the commercialisation of a medical device and will help you:

  • TTM Health Economics Workshop 23rd May 9am-3pm, Callaghan Innovation Parnell Understand the drivers and processes used to determine economic value and ultimately a health systems’ willingness-to-pay for a healthcare product. This one-day workshop is a one-stop-shop for building and developing health economics literacy. This highly interactive workshop is intended for decision-makers and organisations wanting to systematically compare technologies, access new markets and secure reimbursement strategies across a number of healthcare environments and systems. Find out more and register here:

  • Healthtech Week 2023 – Save the date! 26th – 29th June 2023, Cordis Hotel in Auckland Registration and call for abstracts will be released this week – keep an eye out!

Highlights of interest

SaMD development lessons from Cordio’s voice AI heart failure app. Software as a medical device (SaMD) development requires a different approach than traditional medical devices in a few ways. Read the article:


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