4 November 2020
10.30am-11am (AWST)

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APR.Intern has partnered with the Defence Science Centre (DSC) to offer WA Defence SMEs a $10,000 subsidy to tackle R&D challenges.

Join this Info Session to learn more about APR.Intern and how this Government-supported PhD internship program connects businesses with Australia’s brightest postgraduate-level research talent.

The session will cover:

  • An overview of APR.Intern; 3-6 month PhD student placements that offer cost-effective R&D, rapid results & minimal admin – business retains all IP.
  • APR.Intern’s partnership with DSC; available funding and support.
  • Case Study: How tech leader, Chironix, is utilising DSC’s funding to fast-track state-of-the-art research in advanced robotics.

Who should attend?

  • WA-based Defence SMEs looking to accelerate R&D.


Business Development Officer (WA), APR.Intern

Tracey joined APR.Intern in January 2019 to lead the program’s expansion into WA, working with AMSI’s Member Universities across ECU, Curtin, UWA & Murdoch.

Prior to APR.Intern, Tracey held a number of business development roles internationally in South Africa,  London, Dublin and Jersey in the Channel Islands. For the past 10 years in Australia, her career has been focused on talent management, executive recruitment and running an MBA-level Careers Program for one of the G08 Universities. Tracey is passionate about bridging the gap between talent and industry to help organisations and business’s grow, especially across innovation.  Tracey holds a Bachelor of Media & Communication, a Diploma in Business Management &  a leadership certificate course from UWA.

CEO & Managing Director, Chironix

Daniel Milford is the Founding CEO of Chironix – a Software Engineering and Robotic Autonomy company headquartered in Perth, Australia. The focus of Chironix is to develop technology that improves the ability for Robots and humans to work more effectively toward common goals.

Daniel has extensive experience in complex capability development, disruptive technologies, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, Cloud computing, wicked problems, policy, strategy, defence, cyber operations, change and project management.

PhD Candidate, The University of Western Australia
PhD Intern, Chironix

Owen Carter is an experienced behavioural scientist with a diverse history of consulting within the fields of health, education, marketing, mining, police and defence industries.

Owen is currently completing a PhD in Human Factors Psychology at The University of Western Australia in human-automation teams in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group. He is also applying his research expertise in a commercial setting through a PhD internship at Chironix.


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