MaDE2020 (DIGITAL): Synergies in NZ Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship - highlights of the end-of-year physical event in Auckland.

What's it all about?

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

This event is great for students, researchers and industry stakeholders who work in the manufacturing, design and entrepreneurship (MaDE) sectors.

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 MaDE2020 (DIGITAL) format will include:

- Very short, TED-Talk Style Key Presentations

- Live, interactive Panel Discussion

- Pre-recorded Student Innovation Showcase sample


View the event website for more information.

You can drop into this event at any time.


Wednesday 29 Jul
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Free event
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Rod Oram

Celebrity Speaker |MC, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Rod Oram has 40 yrs’ experience as an international business journalist. He is a frequent public speaker on sustainability, business, economics, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, in both NZ and global contexts. He helped fast-growing NZ companies through his involvement with The ICEHOUSE.

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Catherine Beard

ED, BusinessNZ | Panellist and Key Presenter, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Catherine is ED of ManufacturingNZ, a division of BusinessNZ, NZ's largest business advocacy group representing thousands of businesses and including over 70 affiliated industry associations. She works with government and other key decision makers on issues of concern to exporters and manufacturers.

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Tim Brown

Co-founder, Allbirds | Panellist, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Former All White captain Tim Brown is co-owner of Allbirds, based in San Francisco and now worth over a billion dollars. He first got curious about the footwear industry when he was a sportsperson. Eventually, he developed Allbirds with business partner Joey Zwillinger – a renewables expert.

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Brett O'Riley

Chief Executive, EMA | Panellist, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Brett has spent the last 10 years dedicated to the goal of growing the New Zealand innovation eco-system, as founding CE of NZICT, founding deputy CE of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and recently as Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development

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Vic Crone

Chief Executive, Callaghan Innovation | Panellist, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Vic has significant executive and governance experience in technology and innovation. She brings a strong customer focus, and a track record of leading and implementing strategy.

Through Callaghan Innovation, Vic has a solid history of support for, and sponsorship of, the MaDE NZ initiative.

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Rebecca Percasky

CEO, The Better Packaging Co. | Key Presenter, MaDE2020 (DIGITAL)

Working closely with the eCommerce industry, Rebecca became cognisant of the growing repercussions for packaging waste. When researching alternatives to plastic, she was highly inspired to do packaging ‘better’. That was the genesis of establishing, with Kate Bezar, The Better Packaging Co. in 2018.

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David Chuter

CEO & MD, Innovative Manufacturing CRC | Key Presenter, MaDE2020

David is a member of Australia’s Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, responsible for the research & innovation and digital business models workstreams. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology with over 30 years of international manufacturing experience.

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Prof Ian Gibson

Scientific Director of Fraunhofer Project Centre, University of Twente | Key Presenter, MaDE2020

Ian has been working in advanced manufacturing technology since the 1980s. Initially developing industrial robotic and automation solutions, he was introduced to Rapid Prototyping ( 3D printing or additive manufacturing) in the early 1990s, working in and around that area, globally, ever since.


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