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. These internships are supported by the Australian Government including a 50 per cent rebate towards industry internship costs through its Supporting more women in STEM careers: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)—National Research Internship Program (NRIP).

About DSC
The Defence Science Centre (DSC) actively facilitates science and innovation connections across universities, industry and Defence to support research and technology development and build state capability requirements.  The DSC will support the commercialisation of defence-related research, support students undertaking defence relevant projects and cultivate a competitive local industry.

PROGRAM COSTS

Defence Science Centre (DSC) Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20K

DSC 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
  • One DSC Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Business must be a DSC participant OR an SME
  • Project subject to DSC review and approval

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tracey McClurg
Business Development Advisor (WA), APR.Intern

 0403 152 412
t.mcclurg@aprintern.org.au

General Enquiries
APR.Intern

 03 8344 1785
contact@aprintern.org.au