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Te Tītoki Mataora Forum Day 2

Tuesday 25th June, 2024

Aquamarine Room, Level 1, The Hilton Auckland. 

Preliminary Agenda

 Time  Session
 9:30 am WELCOME

 9:35 am


Turanga Health in the Turanga Backyard - "Co-design + Co-decide = Champion the Spaces"
Reweti Ropiha, Turanga Health
With over 27 years' experience in Māori Health service delivery, this presentation will look to highlight the sagacious and tacit knowledge approaches activated to generate whānau wellbeing. From whānau engagement, to co-design, to co-decide and to championing the spaces, enlightenment will be shared of the pragmatism happening in the Turanga backyard. 

 10:10 am

Medtech-iQ Aotearoa Partnerships
Join two Medtech-iQ Aotearoa regional hubs to discuss their local partnerships and priorities. 

  • Medtech-iQ Ōtepoti
  • Medtech-iQ Tāmaki Makaurau
 10:40 am  Morning Tea

 11:10 am

More speakers to be announced in this session. 

Reciprocity, recognition and building an authentic team
Dr Caz Hales, Senior Lecturer School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice
How we engaged with Māori and Pacific Peoples as researchers who are affected by the problem. What led us to identify the meaningful problems and pathway to solutions. 

 12:40 pm Lunch

 1:40 pm


Fireside Chat
Join us for a conversation with Madeleine Martin, Manager of the Health Technology Centre and previous General Manager of Ossis. 

Kosmosuit Bioastronautics Suite for Space Health Monitoring
Kiriti Rambhatla, CEO and Founder of Metakosmos

Human Performance in Space
Brian Russell

 3:10 pm Afternoon Tea

 3:40 pm


An interview with Fiona Rotherham, NBR Business Desk Journalist
Fiona Rotherham will be interviewed by Diana Siew to discuss how the MedTech ecosystem of New Zealand has changed over time.  

Commercialisation of University derived Intellectual Property
Kent Lee, Auckland UniServices
An overview of commercialising medical technologies developed at a university. This talk will briefly cover the basics of IP protection, when to patent and publish academic research, how a technology transfer office assesses whether an idea is commercialisable and the fundamentals of start-up companies. 

From Spark64 to ElementX and in Between
Daniel Xu, Spark64

 5:00 pm CLOSING
 5:30 pm The Research Exchange
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
An evening showcase of the latest developments in New Zealand's MedTech research and start-up ecosystem. 
Drinks and food available. 
This event is complimentary for any day 2 conference attendees.


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