Medtech-iQ Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland hub hosts the commercialisation and translational infrastructure needed to become a global player in MedTech with proven strengths in deep-tech innovation. We excel in medical devices and digital health development; end-user design of products, experiences and spaces; clinical trials; and technology commercialisation. Tāmaki Makaurau hosts 130 MedTech companies, 30 investors, accelerators, and incubators, and 88% of the national MedTech revenue.
Located within New Zealand's biggest multicultural city and home to large populations of Māori people and Pacific people, we promote inclusive design of transformational solutions that are for communities, by communities. Tāmaki Makaurau is home to the majority of Māori and Pacific HealthTech companies and by building on our existing relationships, we can generate more opportunities across the sector. We also have links to Te Pūkenga and other organisations that engage with Māori and Pacific students across the region which will be important in growing our future diverse workforce.
Our headquarters is based in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau's health and learning precincts, supported by the hub founding partners:
Auckland University of Technology
University of Auckland
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland and Ara Manawa
Te Whatu Ora Waitematā and the Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3)
Tātaki Auckland Unlimited
The Tāmaki Makaurau hub is globally connected to business, research and investment partners in addition to hosting the country's only dedicated space to nurture MedTech start-ups, known as Cloud9.
Our Areas of Strength
Modelling human physiology and pathology including the development of Digital Twins for personalised care.
Applying digital technology and AI to healthcare such as technologies to help patients manage their own day to day health.
Improving heatlh in aging and rehabilitation with technologies that help people maintain control of their lives, stay mobile, and connected in their communities.
Medical and surgical devices, sensors and instrmentation.
Applying augmented human technologies to healthcare such as virtual reality to support rehabilidation of people with traumatic brain injuries.
Exploring new boundaries in space health and neurotechnology.