Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

Our events... MaDE2021 dates are 15 - 16 November 2021 at Cordis Auckland. SUBMISSIONS are under review. REGISTRATION is open at Early Bird pricing.

"MaDE2021: Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship in NZ, looking beyond the horizon" will be the 5th national conference bringing the MaDE NZ Network together. The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme welcomes your attendance and participation in our insightful events held throughout the year. A list of PAST EVENTS is also provided.

Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers

Date/Time:  31 August 2021 / 5.30 - 7.30pm
Venue: Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402) | Parking access is via Gate 3, 314 Khyber Pass Road

Designing the Future: Sustainable Tech and Grassroots Innovation


Students make beehives out of a lightweight composite concrete, increasing honey yield by 40%. Designers generate easily-reproducible tech to customise spectacle frames so people can see with comfort. Humanitarians create reusable sanitary pads for places where women have limited choice.

These are all working inventions from students of Dr Angus Donald Campbell.


Join us for our next Tech Tuesday Forum, where Dr Angus Campbell, new Leader of Design Programmes at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, will offer a designer’s approach to technology. Using real-world examples, he will showcase innovations using small-scale technologies and will outline how to find mechanisms, policies, and ways to support grassroots innovators, using examples which show the best innovators often emerge out of grassroots action. Dr Angus Campbell will also focus on cross-disciplinary work and how design principles can inform technological development. 

RSVP: CLICK HERE to register. We're expecting a great turnout so spaces will be limited.
Presenter: Dr Angus Donald Campbell is a Senior Lecturer and Leader of Design Programmes at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

About the


Dr Angus Donald Campbell holds a Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Johannesburg and a Masters of Technology in Industrial Design from Technikon Witwatersrand, South Africa. He worked for 18 years at the University of Johannesburg, culminating in his role as Head of the Department of Industrial Design. His university lecturing, practice-based research and freelance design experience is focused on local and sustainable innovation at the complex nexus of social, technological and ecological systems. 
Man with lasers. Tech Tuesday Business Breakfasts

More about the Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme can help you to develop successful new products and services and increase profitability through ideas generation, technology development and innovation implementation.

As a part of the IMM Programme, we host an exciting calendar of industry events throughout the year. These events offer innovative and novel insights into design, manufacturing efficiency, processing technology, and materials science.

By attending our events, you will become a part of an ongoing dialogue between industry experts, academics, and anyone with a stake in the future of New Zealand’s innovative manufacturing and design sector.


OUR NEXT EVENT will be our fourth Tech Tuesday Forum of 2021 for Innovative Manufacturers, on Tuesday 31 August.


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