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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. 

STAGE I

STAGE II

STAGE III

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$10K - $20K

$100K

$40K - $80K

DE-RISKING IDEAS

PROOF OF CONCEPT

FUNDING AVAILABLE PER PROJECT:

ACCELERATION

CONCEPT SEEDING

COLLABORATION & IDEATION​

PHASE:

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SCALE-UP FUNDING & SUPPORT

KEY ELEMENT:

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. 

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