Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme

Our events...

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: 



Knowing how to Grow Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Unleash space
Unleash Space - University of Auckland
Wendy Kerr - Director: CIE



Tuesday 31 October 2017 | 5 - 7pm (Nibbles and drinks will be served)

Spaces are limited. RSVP HERE


University of Auckland, Newmarket Campus Seminar Room (902.402) | Free parking via Gate 3, 306 Khyber Pass Road (please register your vehicle at reception to avoid towing)


Wendy Kerr is the Director of the University of Auckland’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her experience extends to working, on a global scale, with technology and media companies and she has written two bestselling books on start-ups led by women. 


Knowing how to Grow Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Recent social and industrial developments popularised terms such as ‘disruption’, and ‘innovation’ within our common vernacular. This, however, isn’t without its consequences, primarily risking the loss of meaning and misunderstandings of our capacity to commercialise. Wendy Kerr, from the University of Auckland’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will discuss how we can enable an innovative culture that’s possible, tangible, and productive. 

  • Defining ‘innovation’ for a broader audience – what it means for us beyond the education industry, and how we can apply it to New Zealand’s arguable lack of ability to innovate.
  • The difficulty of commercialisation within, and outside, traditional organisational structures.
  • Case studies to reveal opportunities the University provides to address issues pertinent to industry, primarily in identifying the young, innovative workforce of the future.
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 inthe future of New Zealand’s logistics, operations management, leadership and supply chain management.


OUR NEXT EVENT will be a Tech Tuesday Forum for Innovative Manufacturers on 31 October 2017, an evening event commencing at 5.00pm on our Newmarket Campus



To join our mailing list, please email your name, position and the organisation you work for to: with 'Join IMM mailing list' in the subject line.  


Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme