APR.Intern has partnered with MedTech and Pharma Growth Centre (MTPConnect) to increase workforce capabilities and strengthen research translation within Australia’s medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical sector.
Under the agreement, MTPConnect’s REDI initiative will provide 25 businesses with a $10,000 subsidy to ease the cost of engaging a PhD student intern through APR.Intern.
These short-term research placements enable innovative businesses to access Australia’s brightest emerging research talent and fast-track R&D. For universities, these placements support the development of an industry-ready PhD workforce.
This partnership falls under MTPConnect’s $32 million Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative made possible by the Medical Research Future Fund, providing industry experiences and skills development for early and mid-career researchers, clinicians and innovators to develop an industry ready workforce keeping pace with the demands of a rapidly changing sector.
Full Project Cost
MTPConnect Voucher Subsidy
Net Cost to Industry Partner
Full project cost includes a $3,000 per month student scholarship, a one-off $5,500 academic mentor fee and a one-off $5,500 project management fee.
Proposal must have medtech, biotech or pharmaceutical relevance
One MTPConnect REDI subsidy per business
Project subject to MTPConnect review and approval