Supporting collaboration between academia and industry
Innovation Cluster was awarded a contract with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) to facilitate the Science Industry PhD Fellowship program. The program encourages linkages between researchers and industry, adds value to the PhD experience and strengthens research impact in economic high growth areas, such as life sciences, cyber security, automation, including robotics and artificial intelligence, new energy industries, and data science.
Our role was to play ‘match maker’ between high quality PhD researchers and industry projects requiring research expertise. We matched 59 applications and the top 23 were selected for the program. Each project received $30,000 stipend towards the PhD project with support from both industry and academic supervisors. IC is also delivering a professional development program for the 23 fellows that focuses on project management, commercialisation, presenting, networking and career development.
Photo: University of WA. Round two JTSI fellowship recipients with Chief Scientist of Western Australia Professor Peter Klinken AC