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APR.Intern has partnered with the Defence Science Institute (DSI) to provide financial support to VIC-based businesses servicing the Defence sector, and deliver a cost effective solution to tackle R&D.

Under the agreement, DSI will provide eligible businesses with a $10,000 APR.Intern subsidy. Businesses can utilise this to access academic expertise through APR.Intern’s short-term PhD student research placements, fill a skills gap and fast-track projects.

PROJECT COSTS

Defence Science Institute (DSI) Subsidy

3-Month Project:

$20,000
Full Project Cost

$10,000
DSI Voucher Subsidy

$10,000
Net Cost to Industry Partner

Full project cost includes a monthly stipend for the student.

INTERNSHIP BENEFITS

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-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

Justin Mabbutt
Business Development Manager (VIC & TAS), APR.Intern

0413 050 952
j.mabbutt@aprintern.org.au