Industry Engagement

Engaging with industry and the end-users of research – the people, communities and businesses who will benefit from your work – is an important part of the research experience. 

As a UNSW HDR candidate, you’ll have access to a range of industry programs to strengthen your industry interactions, support your research and prepare you for your future career. 

Current industry programs at UNSW include iPhD, APR.Intern and IMNIS Mentoring Program.

UNSW-CSIRO Industry PhD program
Our longstanding partnership with CSIRO has produced a PhD program that supports future innovation leaders to bridge the gap between research and industry. Successful applicants receive a scholarship worth $40,000 per annum; rigorous academic training and world-class supervision from UNSW, CSIRO and industry leaders; and access to professional development opportunities including a six-month industry internship.  

Internships
Pursuing a research internship as part of your HDR candidature can expand your career opportunities, develop your applied research skills, and connect you with the sort of professional experience that you can’t access on campus. UNSW is partnered with APR.Intern to connect HDR candidates with industry through short-term research projects.  

Mentoring 
Behind every great research candidate is a mentor – or mentors – who help them build the skills to succeed. A mentor is an experienced professional, usually in your field, who can give you a taste of life in your chosen profession, broaden your knowledge of prospective career pathways, and help you build professional and research skills that can support you to succeed. 

UNSW has partnered with the award-winning Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative, to provide year-long industry-based mentoring opportunities for second-year PhD candidates in science, technology, engineering or medicine.   

We are currently developing new industry mentoring opportunities for UNSW HDR candidates. Check back soon for updates. 

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