HTA Monthly Wrap - May 2021
May 28, 2021

HTA Monthly Wrap - May 2021

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The last couple of months have been a busy time for healthtech in NZ and, with Healthtech Week (22-24 June) also fast approaching, there is much for us to share.

Be sure to check out the links below to hear more about what’s been happening in healthtech over the past month and for information about key events that are coming up.


Healthtech Events 

Healthtech Week 2021

22-24 June

Healthtech Week is rapidly approaching with three days of industry events set to kick off from 22 to 24 June, with Dr Ashley Bloomfield joining us as this year’s keynote speaker. We’ll also be hearing from three businesses working with the HealthTech Activator (HTA) and Callaghan Innovation - Alimetry, Exsurgo, and ZeroCast.

Callaghan Innovation customers (affiliates) are eligible for a $65 subsidised rate when purchasing a ticket for the Innovation Day - make sure you don’t miss out!

Check out our latest HTA blog on Healthtech Week for more on what you can expect and who you’ll be hearing from. 

NZTE Healthtech and Pharma Webinar Series

1-17 June

NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has put together a webinar series focused on “Unlocking the Business Potential in Latin America (LATAM)”. The webinar series focuses on providing key insights to NZ companies currently doing business in, or considering plans for entering, two of LATAM’s biggest healthtech markets: Brazil and Mexico. 

The four webinars are held from 9am-10am NZT from 1-17 June. Registration is free for NZ companies, and all participants who register by May 30th will receive access to the latest edition of the “Medical Equipment Market Report - Latin America 2020”.

Techweek 2021 Healthtech Panel

Ongoing - ends 30 May 

Healthtech represents a growing hotbed of opportunity for New Zealand - so what are the steps for companies to get products to market? Join us for our Techweek TV panel session, ‘Navigating healthtech: Concept to commercialisation on Friday 28 May from 12-12.30pm.

Read more about this discussion topic and the role of the HTA on the Techweek site.


Community Insights 

New Venture Fund: 

Pandemic puts wind in sails of NZ’s first healthtech VC fund (NBR)

  • CaraMed Capital has entered the healthtech scene as NZ’s first “specialised deep healthtech venture capital fund”. 

Techweek 2021: 

The golden age of health-tech

  • Molly Yang of NZ Growth Capital Partners (NZGCP) writes about the NZ healthtech sector’s ‘golden age’ for Techweek, with increased healthtech-specific support for the sector and a snapshot of some of the current innovators. 

MedTech Bites: 

April/May newsletter edition 

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