At Healthtech Week 2015, Callaghan Innovation in conjunction with MTANZ, NZ HealthIT, ATEED and CMDT introduced the Healthtech Awards for Best Translational Research Project and Best Start-up Opportunity alongside the MedTech Centre of Research Excellence conference and the Innovation and Investment Forum. The prizes are practical and aimed at helping entrepreneurs with market research, benchmarking, marketing and business skills.
The winners were:
Inaugural Healthtech Award for Best Start-up Opportunity, sponsored by Callaghan Innovation, ATEED, MTANZ and NZHealthIT:
Melon Health is a patient management and adherence system that improves care and reduces cost with innovative, scaleable, cost-effective mobile health solutions.
Audience Choice Award for Best Start-up Opportunity, sponsored by Callaghan Innovation:
SimTutor is a training and education platform used in the health sector. SimTutor offers a simple way to create digital training content, with integrated testing modules, using your smartphone and web-browser.
Inaugural Healthtech Award for Best Translational Research Project, sponsored by sponsored by Callaghan Innovation, MTANZ and HeathIT and CMDT:
Seamus Tredinnick, for a new orthopaedic implant materials and custom design project, including team members Geoff Chase and Tim Woodfield from the Universities of Canterbury and Otago.