Healthtech Week


NZ-Germany MedTech Collaboration Workshop

Monday 11 June 2018 | Aotea Centre, Limelight Room 1

1.00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This workshop is free of charge for those who wish to attend. Please RSVP by 6th June to

The longstanding science and technology collaboration between New Zealand and Germany has resulted in many successful outcomes as we work together towards a shared vision. In 2017 we celebrated this relationship and some of the resulting achievements in the 40th anniversary of scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries.

This relationship has been further strengthened by the establishment of the Binational Institute of Knowledge Engineering in Medicine (BIKEM) to enable researchers and the medtech industry from Germany and New Zealand to leverage complementary scientific and business expertise. The institute was established by Professor Dr Knut Möller (Institute of Technical Medicine, Furtwangen University, Germany) in collaboration with Professor Merryn Tawhai and Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase from the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE).

This workshop by Professor Knut Möller and team is one of the resulting outcomes from the relationship between the CoRE and BIKEM. It is intended to provide attendees an overview of the medtech industry in Germany and explore options for collaboration.

Preliminary Programme

Start End Title Speaker
1300 1310 Opening Remarks Professor Dr Knut Möller, Co-Director of the Binational Institute of Knowledge Engineering in Medicine (BIKEM)
1310 1325 Introduction to BIKEM Professor Dr Knut Möller
1325 1340 Research partnership opportunities for Germany and New Zealand Professor Dr Knut Möller
1340 1420 Medical industry in Germany Dr Gunnar Grah, Head of Life Sciences and Health Economics, Baden-Württemberg International
1420 1500 KARL STORZ: Medical innovations for the future Mr Paul Higginson, Marketing Manager, KARL STORZ Australia
1500   Final Remarks Professor Dr Knut Möller

Contact Information

For REGISTRATION queries please contact:

Natalie Solomona
The Medical Technologies CoRE
Tel:+64 9 923 6556

Venue Information

Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Auckland City
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

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