New high-tech "Materials Accelerator" to transform New Zealand industry
The University of Auckland has joined with six other institutes; AUT University, GNS Science, Industrial Research Ltd, Massey University, Scion, and Victoria University of Wellington to form the "Materials Accelerator". The intention is to build a national network of materials researchers that will create value for innovative New Zealand companies and transform New Zealand’s manufacturing sector. Through a collaborative model, the programme is to undertake research and development in multi-materials applications, develop new materials combinations, and enable rapid product prototyping of high-value products for export markets. The programme has received nearly ten million dollars of government funding over four years (2009-2013). LMRC is a key part of the network, with Director Professor Mark Taylor appointed Deputy Director of the programme. The Materials Accelerator is based in Tamaki Campus, the University of Auckland. For more information, please visit http://www.materialsaccelerator.co.nz/.