MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

The Fourth National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship is brought to you by the University of Auckland’s Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme.

Dates: Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 May 2020

Venue: Cordis Auckland

Abstract submissions are now open to local and international industry representatives and researchers, including post graduate students, who work in the manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship sector. The abstract portal closes on 14 February 2020.

Registration will be open by 20 January 2020. Delegate prices are available online.

Sponsorship and support: A range of standard and specific sponsorship opportunities are available, and these are designed to provide maximum leverage during the event. The MaDE2020 Sponsorship Prospectus and Application Form is available online.

Join us in Auckland for MaDE2020 to learn about exciting, new manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship research and to be inspired through examples of positive collaborations between industry and researchers.

Engaging, short TED-Talk-Type presentations from researchers, industry and government representatives will enable productive communication between delegates from different backgrounds. In addition, MaDE2020 will showcase industry/research work by way of Poster presentations, to be displayed in the exhibition and networking area; local and international Keynote Speakers will set the tone; Panel Discussions and Breakout Sessions will provide topic specific engagement opportunity; and our ticketed MaDE2020 Conference Dinner will be our gala event on Monday 25 May 2020.

The MaDE Network is a cross-disciplinary community of New Zealand researchers in manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship that works in close collaboration with industry to envision and shape New Zealand’s future manufacturing economy.

The MaDE mission is to develop expertise and capability in translational research, to grow New Zealand’s high-tech manufacturing economy. The MaDE vision is for New Zealand to be recognised as a leading, technology empowered economy driven by innovative, high-value, niche manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship.

The previous conferences in 2017, 2018 and 2019 were very successful in building a national network of researchers and industry stakeholders and initiating valuable new connections and projects. The team is now actively developing an application for a national Centre of Research Excellence focused on the intersection of Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurial Research.

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