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.
NZHIH establishes and develops strategic partnerships between the public health sector, industry, research organisations, universities and other parties that have potential to lead healthcare outcomes and facilitate economic gain.
We are here to commercialise New Zealand’s public health sector intellectual property, innovations, and initiatives with strategic partners for better health outcomes.