Improve your organisation's competitiveness, productivity and sustainability by harnessing research expertise

Industry Partners

We support ingenuity and innovation by providing a cost-effective solution to tackle your organisation's R&D challenges

The program facilitates

  • A multidisciplinary team of up to three PhD students for seven weeks on a full-time basis

  • An opportunity to select students appropriate to the requirements of your project

  • An opportunity to mentor students towards a research career in industry

  • A flexible participation mode (virtual or in-person)

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  • We pitch your research needs to the most appropriate skill sets and offer guidance in selecting the best suited researchers 

  • We provide our students with support and training to assist with the scoping of your research project, the identification of its requirements and translation of their research abilities into tangible outcomes 

  • We focus on value creation and long term return on investment by actively looking for synergistic research opportunities and connections to like-minded industry partners, educational institutions and research centres 

What Is The Cost?

$10,000 + GST Partnership

  • Team of up to 3 PhD students for 7 weeks full-time


Start-up and Not-for-Profit Sponsorship Opportunity

  • 50% off for eligible start-ups and not-for-profits ($5000 + GST)

  • All applications will be assessed

How Do I Apply?

  • Outline your project needs & desired skillsets

  • Allocate a mentor/s from your organisation 

  • Check your mentor's availability for the industry placement & compulsory induction events 

  • Subscribe to our mailing list 

  • Submit your online application 

  • We find the talent, you pick the perfect match!


Are all businesses and organisations eligible to participate?

The program is available to all industry sectors, inclusive of not-for-profit and government entities

What types of projects are best suited to this program?

Short term industry-led projects are best suited to fit the seven-week timeframe. This may include new research, proof of concept activities, pre-commericalisation of research outcomes or activities with commercial outputs (new products, processes or services) 

If I don't find the right match, can I withdraw my application?

There is no obligation to continue with the program and no charges associated if you decide that the candidates sourced are not the right fit for your project 

Can I participate remotely?

Absolutely. We offer in-person, remote or combined modes of participation for both students and industry partners. Online collaborative tools and training is provided. 

Do I have the final say on the allocation of students?

You will be asked to submit your top three candidates in order of preference, including two reserve students. If the same student is selected by multiple companies, the program coordinator will contact you to negotiate equitable options 

Why do multidisciplinary teams produce stronger research outcomes?  

Blending of varied expertise can lead to productive and high impact experimentation and analysis. Innovations are of a higher calibre, opportunities are created for skill development and problems are solved using a multi-faceted approach 

Can I interview the students?

Absolutely. We provide you with every opportunity to question or interview the students prior to finalising your team if you would like to further assess their suitability after reviewing their CV and one-minute pitch

How will the Biodesign training help the students meet the deliverables of my project?

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

What is expected from me during the seven weeks?

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Can I offer employment to student/s after the placement?

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

I have submitted an application, what are the next steps?

Sept. 23, 2023 at 11am

Got more questions? Contact us - we are here to help!

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