Andrew Paterson

Andrew Paterson

Business Innovation Advisor - Health


Guiding health tech to commercialisation

I work as a Health industry specialist within the Business Innovation Advisory team. I am passionate about the health sector and the advances that lead to real improvements in wellbeing. With a career that has two specialisms, research and commercialisation, I understand the technology that customers are developing, and can work with them on the best way to commercialise and grow their companies.

My specialist knowledge covers pharmaceuticals/clinical trials, medical devices/sensors, systems biology/data analysis, image processing, genetics and cell biology, key account management, sales, business development, R&D strategy, UX design (software), business processes and market validation. I have a particular interest in digital health.

Working as a BIA at Callaghan Innovation I am involved with many of the innovators in the health and digital health space. This has given me first-hand knowledge into what is required for start-up companies to succeed and created strong connections into the industry, government and research institutions. I am actively involved in the New Zealand Health Tech ecosystem and have been on the Health Tech Week organising committee from 2018-2022 and am part of the Health Tech Activator team.

If you are applying novel ideas to solve health related problems, I can help you succeed in commercialising the technology. 

Areas of expertise
  • R&D 
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical/Clinical Trials
  • Software
  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • HTA suite of products and workshops including, Capital Education,Regulatory Pathways, Clinical Validation, Market Validation 
  • Connections to experts
  • Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Queensland, Australia, 2004
  • Bachelor of Technology (Honours), Biomedical Sciences, University of Auckland,1999
Memberships and awards
  • Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ)
  • Digital Health Association of New Zealand (DHA)
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