ABOUT THE CMDT
The Consortium for Medical Device Technologies was established to help grow the medical device industry in New Zealand.
The CMDT is a national resource linking research activities at NZ Universities and Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and agencies with companies, healthcare providers, regulatory and industry bodies, the Health Innovation Hub, and the Commercialisation Partner Networks.
We do this by:
- Providing easy access to research providers in New Zealand as a one-stop portal
- Facilitating collaborations with researchers, companies and government organisations
- Connecting researchers and start-up companies to the CMDT’s wide international network
- Developing and implementing strategic initiatives to strengthen and connect the MedTech innovation ecosystem
The CMDT is led by a steering committee consisting of Auckland University of Technology, Callaghan Innovation, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington.
The members of the steering committee are:
The following research organisations are working in partnership with the CMDT.
Auckland University of Technology
The Institute of Biomedical Technologies (IBTec) is a multidisciplinary and interfaculty university research institute at the Auckland University of Technology. IBTec’s primary activities include fundamental applied research and applied research with a focus on biomedical applications.
Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand’s innovation agency. It activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand. The government agency partners with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth.
University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities.
University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury is ranked in the top three New Zealand universities and is ranked number one in Engineering and Technology, Foreign Languages and Linguistics, and Other Health Studies (including Rehabilitative Therapies).
The University of Otago
The University of Otago is home to many established pre-eminent research programmes while other areas are emerging as internationally recognised centres of research excellence. There is considerable independent and co-operative research undertaken by academic departments at the University of Otago.
Victoria University of Wellington
At Victoria we have many experts who can help you develop new ideas and products for your business. Our researchers work successfully with government agencies, district health boards, Crown Research Institutes and small and large businesses to provide advice, support and solutions.
Intellectual Property Strategy Plan
The Intellectual Property Strategy Plan provides the foundation for the management of IP generated in collaborative work, and is consistent with and supportive of business strategies, commercialisation and technology transfer plans and science strategies within the partner organisations shown above.
Assistance for clinicians, companies and entrepreneurs
Read our guide for clinicians, companies and entrepreneurs who are seeking research assistance to solve a problem with respect to an existing device or technology.