Public Health Innovation

NZHIH is a Ministry of Health approved vehicle for the commercialisation of innovations that improve health outcomes for our population and originate from the NZ public health system.

Innovate. Turn ideas into reality.

We can help you to define and value your idea, consider potential pathways for commercialisation, support market-facing development and provide key connections and  introductions.

NZHIH is owned by Canterbury DHB, has its own Board, including Ministry of Health representation, its own management structure, and is fully accessible to all District Health Boards.

We are also supported by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment as a pooling member in the KiwiNet PreSeed Accelerator Fund programme, and by the Ministry of Health.

We work alongside District Health Boards and public health innovators to develop new products and services that have commercial potential; are based on intellectual property; and improve health outcomes.

We provide access to current information about the health landscape, market validation, potential investors and strategic partners.

To view some of the projects NZHIH is/has been working on, view the case studies page.

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