Stimulating a design-led, high-value manufacturing region
A 3D printed clay pavilion for an east coast iwi, child-safe batteries that could save lives, and high temperature superconductors for transportable MRI scanners in healthcare-deprived areas—our students and staff are designing the technology of tomorrow.
The expertise at Victoria University enables us to make high-tech dreams a reality. This means marrying inspiration with practical know-how and cross-pollinating our disciplines—pairing engineers with ethnographers, nanotechnologists with designers, agri-tech experts with authors, health clinicians with computer scientists and enterprise with academia, to facilitate new models of manufacturing that play to our strengths and location.
We recognise the value of embracing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and fostering research, teaching and external engagement that stimulates the creation of a globally-connected highly productive creative-capital.
He Wana Makaurangi – Stimulating Design-led High-value Manufacturing
Wana has many interpretations including awe-inspiring, thrilling, and energy. Makaurangi are spiral designs that can also be found on a fingerprint. The relationship between the two enables an exploration of innovation and design that leads to manufacturing diverse products.
Manufacturing our Future
Manufacturing our Future is a series of public events occurring 4–30 September. Join us as we explore the future of manufacturing through exhibitions, workshops and public lectures.Find out more
Powering the world
Victoria is making advancements in capturing and utilising sunlight through low-cost solar cell technology that could sustainably meet the world’s energy needs.Find out more
Ross Stevens from Victoria’s School of Design explores how 3D printing is blurring the lines between living and fabricated.Full story
Our multi-dimensional knowledge in sciences, engineering, humanities, business, architecture and design brings future technologies to life.Find out more
Centres, institutes and chairs
The multidisciplinary faculties, research centres and institutes at Victoria provide a platform for our world leading researchers to collaborate and focus on significant research challenges related to Stimulating a design-led, high-value manufacturing region.
The digital handmade
The worlds of ink, lead, 3D printing and plastic are colliding at Wai-te-ata Press, where staff are using technology to create type characters for historic printing processes.Full story
Media release; Research
13 September 2018
University excels in research grants round
Victoria University of Wellington has confirmed its place in the front row of research, with more projects supported than any of the 20-plus other institutions in the 2018 round of New Zealand's largest contestable research fund.
6 September 2018
Bringing objects to life with 4D multi-material printing
Research by Victoria University of Wellington student Nicole Hone is bringing 3D prints to life and drawing attention from international industry and design bodies.
27 August 2018
Booster partnership invests $10m in Victoria University of Wellington start-ups
A game-changing new partnership between Victoria University of Wellington's commercialisation arm, Viclink, and New Zealand financial services company Booster will see Booster invest at least $10 million in businesses spun out of the University's world-leading research.