New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research

New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research are contracted by MBIE for $11 million excluding GST over 5 years to undertake research that shifts activities from mining of minerals to manufacturing from minerals.

Te Kahuōpapa — New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials

MBIE funding details

Successful in their application for Regional Research Institute (RRI) funding in the 2016 call for applications, New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research received $11 million (excl GST) for the establishment of a West Coast-based Research Institute to drive a step change in value and thinking in use of New Zealand’s mineral resources over a 5 year period from October 2017 to December 2022.

About the research

New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research have been contracted to undertake research that shifts activities from mining of minerals to manufacturing from minerals. Initial research areas include Rare Earth Elements and Carbon. Below is the public statement from our contract with the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research.

Annual updates

Recipients of RRI funding are required to report yearly on the progress of their work programme. Below is the public update from the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research’s annual report.

Last updated: 21 October 2021