MaDE Network

 
NZ’s Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship (MaDE) Network

The MaDE Network (formerly MaD), formed in 2016, is a community of New Zealand researchers in manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship, working in close collaboration with industry. This cross-disciplinary researcher network is focused on New Zealand’s manufacturing economy of the future.

Our MISSION is….

To develop expertise and capability in translational research, to grow New Zealand’s high-tech manufacturing economy.

Our VISION is…

For New Zealand to be recognised as a leading, technology empowered economy driven by innovative, high-value, niche manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship.

Initiated in 2016, the scope and membership of the MaDE Network has since been established. MaD for the Future 2017 was the network’s inaugural national conference with subsequent successful physical events hosted in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with an additional digital event in 2020 during the pandemic. MaDE2021 will be hosted in Auckland as the fifth national event as we continue to build and refine who we are and what we do.

Who we are:

  • Researchers from New Zealand tertiary institutes, crown research institutes and companies who are willing and able to fulfil the MaDE Network Mission
  • Industry representatives who are willing and able to fulfil the MaDE Network Mission.
  • Those educating and those being educated for, or those participating in, New Zealand’s high-value manufacturing economy

What we do:

  • Focus on identifying and developing products and manufacturing sectors in which New Zealand can compete globally
  • Carry out active, collaborative research in disciplines of manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship that contribute to the MaDE Network Mission
  • Conduct multi-disciplinary research, in the areas of Human Centred Design, Engineering Design, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Development of the MaDE Network is currently led from the Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme at the University of Auckland.
Funding for this initiative is provided by a University of Auckland Strategic Initiative Research Fund and, more recently, from our network of conference sponsors and supporters.

MaDE Driver Team (Steering Committee)

•Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland (Lead)
•Kenneth Husted, University of Auckland
•Mark Taylor, University of Auckland
•Simon Bickerton, University of Auckland
•Claire Barnsley, University of Auckland (Operations)
•Marcel Schaefer, Auckland University of Technology
•Don Cleland, NSC10 & Massey University (Palmerston North)
•Johan Potgieter, Massey University (Palmerston North)
•Mike Duke, University of Waikato
•Simon Fraser, Victoria University of Wellington
•Tim Miller, Victoria University of Wellington
•Conan Fee, University of Canterbury
•Shayne Gooch, University of Canterbury
•Debbie Munro, University of Canterbury
•Robert Blache, Callaghan Innovation
•Allen Guinibert, Fisher & Paykel Appliances
•Dieter Adam, The Manufacturers’ Network
•Catherine Beard, BusinessNZ / ManufacturingNZ / ExportNZ

MaDE2021 Conference Committee

•Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland (Co-Chair)
•Jim Johnston, Victoria University of Wellington (Co-Chair)
•Marcel Schaefer, Auckland University of Technology (Co-Chair)
•Mark Battley, University of Auckland
•Claire Barnsley, University of Auckland (Operations )
•Stephanie Szmurlo, University of Auckland (Event Manager)
•Amanda Wallace, University of Auckland (Event and Conference Planner)
•Jonathan Stringer, University of Auckland
•Yuqian Lu, University of Auckland
•Paul Woodfield, Auckland University of Technology
•Khalid Arif, Massey University (Albany)
•Rachael Tighe, University of Waikato
•Tim Miller, Victoria University of Wellington
•Don Clucas, University of Canterbury

MaDE2021 physical conference dates:

15-16 November 2021

VENUE: Cordis Auckland

MaDE2021 will be brought to you by the University of Auckland’s IMM Programme

CONFERENCE DATES

Conference Opening: 15 Nov 2021
Student Showcase: 15 Nov 2021
Gala Dinner: 15 Nov 2021
Conference Close: 16 Nov 2021

SUBMISSION DATES

Abstract Portal Open: 19 Apr 2021
Abstract Portal Close: 25 Jun 2021
Abstract Review Complete: 1 Aug 2021
Authors Notified By: 3 Aug 2021
All Abstract Revisions Due: 13 Aug 2021

REGISTRATION DATES

Registration Open: 10 May 2021
Early Bird Reg. Close: 24 Sep 2021
Standard Reg. Close: 29 Oct 2021

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