Healthtech Week

Innovation & Investment Workshop

Thursday 4 July 2019

Time:  9am - 5pm
Venue: Hilton Hotel Auckland
Registration Fee:  $56.52 + GST

Registration opens 8.30am, closes at 3.30pm for networking.

Callaghan Innovation, in conjunction with CMDT and MTANZ will hold the HealthTech Innovation & Investment Workshop as part of HealthTech Week.

The Innovation and Investment workshop will showcase six emerging MedTech entities that have had little or no exposure to investor networks.  The afternoon upskilling session will feature a series of speakers, followed by panel discussion.

New Zealand has a vibrant Medtech ecosystem, however access to appropriate research and development, navigation of commercialisation pathways, attracting investors, prioritising opportunities and the rapid pace of technology shifts are still major challenges for emerging MedTech companies. In this 2019 workshop, an expert panel has been assembled to help businesses in the various stages of commercial translation. The pane members will share their insights and personal experiences to help new companies understand the opportunities available to them across the NZ Medtech ecosystem.


Please indicate your interest when you register online.

Preliminary Programme

Start End Title
8.30am 9.00am Registration Tea/Coffee                     
 9.00am 9.10am Welcome: Erica Lloyd, General Manager Market, Engagement Experience and Sectors, Callaghan Innovation
 9.10am 9.20am Opening Remarks: Steve Hamilton, Conference Moderator
 9.20am 10.00am Showcase Session 1
 10.00am 10.30am Morning Tea
 10.30am 10.50am Reviewing the past year: Jennifer Barnes, Spot Check Best Start-Up Opportunity winner from 2018
 10.50am 11.30am  Showcase Session 2
11.30am 12.00pm Award Judging
12.00pm 12.50pm Lunch
12.50pm 1.00pm Best Translational Research Project Award winner (MedTech CoRE day)
 1.00pm 1.15pm Best start up awards announced
 1.15pm 2.30pm Speakers:
    Commercialisation: Morris Pita, CEO Healthcare Applications
    Investment: Duncan Mackintosh, Brandon Capital, Medical Research Commercialisation Fund and Return on Science
    Government Support for Medtech: Andrew Clews, Business Innovation Advisor, Callaghan Innovation
    Project Insights Overview: NZ Medtech sector strengths, unique advantages and key research initiatives and providers
    Medtech Networks: TBC
 2.30pm 2.45pm Afternoon Tea
 2.45pm 3.15pm Panel Discussion with Q&A
 3.15pm 3.25pm Wrap up of day
 3.25pm 5.00pm Technology exhibits and drinks: the Scale-Up NZ team will be demonstrating the free online platform Scale-Up NZ that allows New Zealand businesses to connect with funders, incubators, multinationals and other collaborators.

Contact Information

For REGISTRATION queries please contact:

Sarah Jonson
c/- Medical Technology Association of NZ
Tel:+64 9 9173647

Venue Information

Hilton Auckland
Aquamarine Room, Level 1
Princes Wharf
147 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 978-2000
Fax: +64 9 978-2001

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