MaD 2018 is proudly partnered, sponsored and supported by:
Our MaD2018 Partners
The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials (IMM) Programme is an interdisciplinary and industry-facing research programme drawing on specialist expertise in manufacturing, materials, product and process development, business and commercialisation from across the University of Auckland. The IMM Programme, led by Professor Simon Bickerton, received funding (a University of Auckland Strategic Research Initiative Fund) for a five year period (2016 – 2020) with the aim of establishing a Manufacturing and Design Centre of Research Excellence (MaD CoRE). This CoRE will undertake high quality scientific research to assist New Zealand to be an innovation-led economy and society. Paramount to this process, is the establishment of a national MaD Network which is a newly formed community of New Zealand researchers in manufacturing and design, working in close collaboration with industry. This cross-disciplinary researcher network will be focused on New Zealand’s manufacturing economy of the future. Development of the MaD Network, which includes an annual MaD Conference is led by the IMM Programme.
Callaghan Innovation is the government’s business innovation agency. We’re here to liberate innovators.
We connect businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to make their ideas happen. We challenge both our customers and New Zealand to step up to the challenge of technological change.
We have more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists dedicated to solving tough technical problems, our programmes help hundreds of companies improve their ability to innovate, and we boost business R&D through more than $140m a year in grants.