Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme


Our programme

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials 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.

IMM Programme Vision

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme at the University of Auckland will provide research and development support across the manufacturing industry in New Zealand, to build strength and competitiveness, and support the viability of New Zealand industry/exporters.



IMM Programme Structure

The programme is directed by its academic leader, Associate Professor Mark Battley, Department of Engineering Science, and advised by its Steering Committee.

The programme draws on the expertise of over 100 leading researchers from across the University, but principally from the faculties of Engineering, Science, and the Business School, with commercialisation support from Auckland UniServices.


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Message from the IMM Programme Chair

c-prof-nic-smith-dean-engineering Professor Nic Smith

The holistic nature in which businesses operate means that multi-disciplinary teams are necessary for undertaking basic research as well as end product commercialisation. The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme brings together researchers from across the University into a single programme to provide a single point of contact for our high-tech manufacturing sector.

We support the manufacturing industry to solve applied problems as well as carry out industry-directed fundamental research that drives innovation.

We welcome the opportunity to assist your company with its challenges.

Professor Nic Smith
Dean of Engineering




IMM Programme brochure
(1.5 MB, PDF)