The Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) was formally launched in Auckland on Friday 30 October by the Minister for Science & Innovation Steven Joyce.
Hosted by the University of Auckland, with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission, the MedTech CoRE is a consortium of researchers from Auckland University of Technology, Callaghan Innovation, the Universities of Auckland, Canterbury and Otago, and Victoria University of Wellington who are working together to deliver a single point of contact for New Zealand’s medical technology research.
MedTech CoRE director Distinguished Professor Peter Hunter says the collaboration will have far reaching impacts on the New Zealand economy as well as in terms of medical treatments in the future.
“The MedTech CoRE provides New Zealand with a tremendous opportunity to take a leading role in our emerging medical technology field. Already a number of New Zealand companies are starting to make their mark on the sector and our role is to assist them where we can in terms of research and development.”
At the launch research projects from the CoRE were showcased.