Research Themes

Our programmes are very suitable to develop an intrapreneurial workforce that are natural change makers and practical innovators. 

To remain competitive in today's domestic and global market, businesses and organisations often require change initiatives, new products or services, or need to address problems and embed solutions beyond  what can be resourced in-house or solved by a short consultancy contract.  ​

A registered theme describes such a requirement. It can't be business as usual and the CeTRI team will work with you to determine, whether it is suitable for a Masters project.

Current themes and projects open for registration of student interest are:

Regeneration and Innovation in the Built Environment

projects open for registration of student interest are:

The Project Idea for which we are currently seeking students:

To create an electronic (or other) positioning system for building sites and other industries to help find accurate on-site gridlines, heights, datum’s, and plans.

Sustainability

Some examples of projects we would support include:

  • Primary industry bio-social initiatives
  • Global food security
  • Reuse of industry waste
  • Additive (3D) and low waste manufacturing
  • Low-impact building
  • Sensor-based building monitoring
  • Energy sufficiency

Emerging Digital Worlds

Some examples of projects we would support include:

  • Security in the digital age
  • Migration and integration challenges in business practices
  • Augmented realities

Future of Health & Science

Some examples of projects we would support include:

  • Wearable applications and their impact on healthcare services
  • The impact of Big Data on remote health support
  • Innovation in health for rural communities
  • Behavioural change through sensor-based services
  • Innovative drug delivery materials and methods
  • Aging workforce and elderly care

Global Social Challenges

Some examples of projects we would support include:

  • Cross-cultural and communications challenges in integration and migration work
  • Impact of cultural diversity on the workplace
  • Future of education, learning and work
  • Exporting and transferring innovation practices in businesses
  • Internationalisation initiatives and global best practice

​​Business Design & Solutions

Some examples of projects we would support include:

  • Business and operational models
  • Product and industrial engineering
  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Logistics - solutions in value and supply chain

For prospective students:

If you are interested in and can bring expertise to any of these registered themes and projects in industry and community, then we would really like to hear from you! Please contact us via CeTRI@wintec.ac.nz.

For industry and community:

If you have a project idea, that is not business as usual and can fit into one of the current themes or is a new theme, please contact us. We will help you define the project and match the prospective student with a supervisor. Please contact us via CeTRI@wintec.ac.nz.

We look forward to discussing possible research projects with you!