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AUT Health Futures: a new way of tackling NZ’s big challenges

Most health problems facing Aotearoa New Zealand and the world have their origins in environmental, social and economic factors. Potential solutions and innovations stretch beyond clinical or traditional health fields, and require new approaches.

AUT makes a significant contribution to New Zealand through its great graduates and its research – but we don’t rest on our reputation. We are continually exploring how we might increase our contribution to society still further.

Health Futures is AUT’s university-wide initiative to develop outstanding scholarship, research and professional application by drawing together ideas and collaborators from across and beyond AUT.

AUT Health Futures has significant funding available - $20M over five years – to explore ways that through collaboration and partnership we can tackle some of the pressing issues that confront the communities we serve. We are looking for new ideas with potential application. These could be large or small projects with bold solutions.

Rather than a lengthy submission, proposals will be presented in up to 10 slides in a maximum of 10 minutes at the AUT Health Futures Forum.

The AUT Health Futures Forum panel will select the best proposals to be funded, subject to a more detailed description of what is proposed. Ideas with potential that are not yet ready to be fully funded may be provided support to be further developed (this may include part funding).

Successful teams are expected to share their progress and challenges and to support each other to solve problems.

How to enter

Expressions of interest should be registered by the AUT project lead through the AUT intranet.