We deliver events and workshops

NZHIH is part of a community that focuses on innovation and change. Each year we host a range of events and welcome attendees to our events.

Our aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the fundamental elements of commercialisation i.e. patent protection, government regulations, market validation etc.

Attend our events to learn from, connect with and get a chance to see and hear global leaders in the Health sector.

If you would like to know about our events beforehand advise administration@innovation.health.nz or see our News & Events page

Our goal is to connect the combined strengths of the public health sector and private sector businesses to deliver improved health outcomes and economic benefit for DHBs.



“We need a Khan Academy for doctors: captivating 15-minute videos on genomics, on wireless sensors, on advanced imaging, on health information systems. These things can revive the excitement they felt as premeds, when they first decided to go into this field. If we can get practicing physicians up to speed and really inspired, maybe we won’t have to wait a generation. I shudder to think about waiting 10 to 20 years for this transformation to occur.”

Eric J. TopalM.D. Co-Founder and Vice Chairman West Wireless Health Institute

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the policy on ownership of Intellectual Property?

Every case is different and should be discussed. Generally IP generated during the course of employment belongs to the employer. However, many profit sharing models exist and some DHBs have an IP Policy.

Q. Does the NZHIH have access to funding?

NZHIH is an agent for the MBIE Pre Seed Accelerator Fund programme. Strict criteria apply but that can be discussed with one of our team.

NZHIH works with other agencies like Callaghan Innovation, NZTE, ATEED and the Canterbury Development Corporation.

Q. Does the NZHIH have private funding connections?

We can provide advice and assist innovators in accessing funds. We also work with venture capital funds.

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