Research Acceleration Programme
The RAP is a contestable acceleration programme for very early-stage medical device and digital health technology projects working towards clinical application and commercialisation.
This programme will identify, de-risk and curate opportunities for innovative health technologies, with an emphasis towards those addressing accessibility and inequity issues. The objective is to create a high-value deep tech pipeline for the investment community.
This initiative is funded by MBIE for $2.7 million per year for 3 years and hosted by the University of Auckland on behalf of the CMDT partners.
$10K - $20K
$40K - $80K
PROOF OF CONCEPT
FUNDING AVAILABLE PER PROJECT:
COLLABORATION & IDEATION
SCALE-UP FUNDING & SUPPORT
Growing collaborations between researchers, clinicians and industry partners, and promoting partnerships with Māori and Pacific communities.
Agile development of concepts to early-stage prototyping and clinical assessment.
Refinement of proven concept and prototype including clinical or end user validation and preparation for commercial readiness.