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In a boost for health innovation, APR.Intern and the recently established ARC Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies (ARC CPTT) have partnered to place 24 of the Centre’s skilled PhDs into short-term 3-5 month research projects over four years.

APR.Intern is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, through the ‘Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) – National Research Internships Program’. An Australian Government 50% rebate is available to all small-to-medium and large enterprises, and government agencies across all industry sectors.

10 new internships announced under a continuing partnership between APR.Intern and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will accelerate engagement of women in statistical research innovation. Following the previous placement of seven PhDs, the new internships will roll out over 2019.

A new partnership with APR.Intern will see NSW’s Defence Innovation Network (DIN) invest $230,000 to place 30 specialist PhDs in defence over three years. Co-funded under APR.Intern’s National Research Internship Program (NRIP), the internships match PhDs to NSW defence companies to develop skills and deliver innovative technology.

A $230,000 partnership between APR.Intern and the Defence Science Centre (DSC) Western Australia will accelerate STEM PhDs into defence innovation. With a focus on engaging small business in Western Australian defence innovation, eligible industry partners will receive a $10,000 DSC subsidy.

A partnership between APR.Intern and the Defence Science Institute (DSI) will provide financial support to businesses servicing the defence sector, delivering a cost effective solution for tackling research challenges. Businesses can access high-end quantitative and analytical expertise from Australia’s leading universities to benefit the defence industry.

A four-year partnership with Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) will see APR.Intern place up to 100 PhD interns with Defence. From late 2017, some of Australia’s brightest PhDs will undertake 3-5 month projects to build essential industry research skills at the frontline of national security innovation.

A $40,000 partnership between APR.Intern and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) will accelerate STEM PhD research talent into Australian food and agriculture businesses. Under the agreement, FIAL will provide food and beverage businesses with a subsidy of up to $4,000 on the cost of a PhD student research placement.

A funding partnership between APR.Intern  and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will put new technologies, business models and digitalisation in reach of Australian manufacturing industry. Under the agreement, 23 skilled PhDs will be matched to manufacturing SMEs and larger companies to apply their specialist expertise to drive advanced and digital manufacturing and optimisation solutions.

APR.Intern and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) have partnered to place Victorian PhDs at the frontline of cutting-edge translational cancer research. Commencing in March 2019, the $234,000 partnership will see six PhD students apply their specialist research skills to amplify cancer research while gaining valuable industry experience in Victoria’s leading clinical trial units.