Our Story

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In New Zealand, we’re known for defying the odds with leading-edge thinking from the edge of the world. Despite being small, we’re already making big leaps in medical devices and digital health technology. But imagine what we could achieve if we put our minds together.

Medtech-iQ Aotearoa is here to unlock New Zealand’s MedTech innovation potential, building a national innovation hub that sparks creativity, develops capability, and drives economic growth. We provide direction, connection, coordination and support to all our MedTech innovators.

Through the power of our collective intelligence, we can accelerate the success of the entire medical technology sector - and in doing so create better outcomes for our people, our communities, and our country.

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Our Purpose

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Catalysing transformative health solutions through a collaborative and globally connected network.

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Our Ambition

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Delivering world leading health innovation for a more prosperous and equitable future.

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Our Values

Mātāpono
Kotahitanga
Genuine partnerships.
Ngā Whainga Pākihi
New opportunities in business & investment.
Ngā Pikinga
Workforce upskilling & talent development.
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Te Hauora Māori
Equitable healthcare.

Our Network

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Medtech-iQ Aotearoa comprises four inter-connected regional hubs. We take inspiration from proven global models where hospitals, clinics and universities are central to successful innovation and deployment of solutions.

National partners
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Our History

12-years ago the Consortium for Medical Device Technologies (CMDT) was established between AUT, Universities of Auckland, Canterbury and Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and Callaghan Innovation. CMDT has sucessfully established a MedTech innovation ecosystem for New Zealand

Today CMDT is a national partner, alongside Health New Zealand |Te Whatu Ora and Callaghan Innovation supporting Medtech-iQ Aotearoa to take innovative research into commercial applications that address unmet health needs.

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