MaDE2022: Sponsorship, with thanks

MaDE2022 will be proudly presented by the University of Auckland’s IMM Programme and our valued partner, sponsors and supporters:

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The Innovative Manufacturing and Materials (IMM) Programme is an interdisciplinary and industry-facing programme drawing on specialist expertise in manufacturing, materials, product and process development, business and commercialisation from across the University of Auckland. The IMM Programme, currently led by Associate Professor Mark Battley (formerly Professor Simon Bickerton and before that Professor Xun Xu), received funding (a University of Auckland Strategic Research Initiative Fund) for a five year period (2016 – 2020) with the aim of establishing a Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship Centre of Research Excellence (MaDE CoRE). Whilst the CoRE funding bid was not successful, the national MaDE Network, initiated in 2016, has since been established and is currently led by Professor Olaf Diegel. 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. The pandemic circumstances forced postponement of MaDE2021 to January 2022, hence MaDE2022 has been enabled by surplus project funds, as the fifth national event – to be hosted in Auckland, as we continue to build and refine who we are and what we do, with the aim of becoming self-sustaining.


Conference Partner | Auckland Unlimited


Welcome to Auckland Unlimited – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s economic and cultural agency, committed to making our region a desirable place to live, work, visit, invest and do business.

As an Auckland Council-controlled organisation, we work to enrich cultural and economic life in Tamaki Makaurau, and increase opportunities for all Aucklanders. Auckland is the powerhouse of New Zealand’s economy, home to a variety of progressive local and international companies and generating nearly 40 per cent of the country’s GDP. Our region is a major skills, production, and research and development hub for Asia-Pacific. We’re here for you as businesses and entrepreneurs. Driving investment and innovation, we support Auckland businesses to thrive. We work with businesses and a wide range of partners to grow Auckland’s innovation culture, support growing businesses and key industries, and attract investment, events and visitors to the region.  We’re here to enable your business and industry to innovate, be future-ready and sustainable.


Gold | Conference Dinner Sponsor:


Silver | Tuesday 25 Jan Lunch Sponsor:



Silver | Wednesday 26 Jan Lunch Sponsor:



Bronze | Tuesday 25 Jan Morning Tea Sponsor:



Bronze | Wednesday 26 Jan Morning Tea Sponsor:



Bronze | Naming Rights – MaDE2022 Prizes:










ON 25 - 26 JANUARY 2022

In response to the New Zealand government’s recent announcement that all of New Zealand will move to traffic light Red at 11.59pm 23 January 2022, the MaDE Conference Executive have met and confirmed that the MaDE2022 Conference will not go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 January 2022.

More information will be forthcoming, we thank you for your patience as we work through our options.

MaDE2022 will be brought to you by the University of Auckland's IMM Programme, in partnership with Auckland Unlimited.



MaDE2022 has been cancelled.


Abstract Portal Now Closed
Abstract Review Complete: 1 Aug 2021
Authors Notified: 10 Aug 2021
All Abstract Revisions Due: 20 Aug 2021
Student Innovation Showcase EOIs due: 10 Sep 2021
ALL PRESENTERS RECONFIRM for MaDE2022 by: 12 Nov 2021


Registration Open
Early Bird Reg. Close: 24 Dec 2021
Standard Reg. Close: 14 Jan 2022