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APR.Intern is a not-for-profit national program building links between businesses and universities. This partnership with 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.

Postgraduate students, along with their university supervisors, come from all disciplines to partner with industry through 3-5 month tightly focused research internships.

About DSI
The DSI was established in 2010 within the University of Melbourne. It is funded jointly by the State Government of Victoria, the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and the University of Melbourne.  The Defence Science Institute harnesses the capabilities of Victoria’s universities to deliver integrated multi-disciplinary  solutions for the defence sector and facilitate the growth of defence science research networks between academia, DST Group and defence industry.

PROGRAM COSTS

Defence Science Institute (DSI) Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20K

DSI VOUCHER CONTRIBUTION: $10K

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $10K

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5K

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $5K

HOW IT WORKS

COST-EFFECTIVE

  • Access to specialised PhD expertise
  • Used for controlled practice growth
  • Suitable for short-term skill needs
  • Eligible for R&D tax incentive

RAPID RESULTS

  • Short, intensive 3-5 month projects for quick implementation of results
  • Quick turnaround on establishment
  • Responsive to changing business needs and priorities

HASSLE FREE

  • IP stays with company
  • No employment requirements
  • Pre-approved contract
  • Simple and transparent model
  • Proven and trusted

INDUSTRY ELIGIBILITY

  • Proposal must have Defence relevance
  • Intern OR business must be Victorian-based
  • One DSI Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DSI Participant OR an SME
  • Proposal must be for R&D relevant to DSI’s technology themes or to enhance Defence industry outcomes

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Rachel Geddes
Business Development Manager, APR.Intern

 0433 488 213
r.geddes@aprintern.org.au

General Enquiries
APR.Intern

 03 8344 1785
contact@aprintern.org.au