We are building world-class research capabilities in transforming New Zealand minerals to materials and move our mining operatoins up the value chain. All projects that we pursue fall under our three research themes.
Our purpose is to substantially increase the prosperity of the West Coast region and New Zealand, through moving the focus of activities from mining of minerals to manufacturing from minerals or transforming minerals to materials. During this journey, we will develop technologies that will be relevant and beneficial to the regional industries, and aligned with Vision Mātauranga.
We all have to start from somehere so we are carrying out research in
three areas defined as priorities by the Establishment Group in
consultation with industry and on the basis of the overarching
principles driving the NZIMMR which are: We are incorporating
environmental awareness into all activities of the NZIMMR right from the
get go to ensure sustainable future or the expression of Kaitiakitanga
Our focus is on need-driven minerals to materials development and to add value at every stage in the value chain. We stick to our governing principles of mine once, mine completely – accessing multiple minerals in resources.
We aim to drive connections, engagement and open innovation across the value chain to achieve economies of scale and support sustainable modern technologies that unlock market opportunities.