The Centre for Smart Product, a Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Applied Research and Development Centre, is based at Industrial Research's Hutt Valley campus.
Linked to WelTec's Schools of Engineering, Information and Creative Technologies the Centre for Smart Product specialises in rapid product development and has considerable experience in developing electro - mechanical devices and products.
With specialist staff and access to its own workshop and those of the School of Engineering and of Industrial Research – Wellington, the Centre is one of New Zealand's leading rapid product development facilities.
As well as its core staff, the Centre draws on WelTec staff and students to assist with projects and accesses specialist expertise and facilities from Industrial Research as required.
Through its Student Research Award programme, top final year WelTec engineering and technology students work on projects under the supervision of Centre staff.
They are often joined by final year or newly graduated students from Europe and North America who through the Centre's International Visiting Student Engineering & Technology Internship programme, spend up to six months working on projects under supervision at the Centre.
With the range of expertise and resources available, the Centre is able to put together a team with the right mix of skills and expertise for most projects.
If you would like to talk to us about a possible project or to arrange a visit to the Centre please contact Paul Mather, Director of the Centre for Smart Product.
Technical Capabilities of the Centre:
Product + Engineering Development Capabilities