A $40,000 partnership between APR.Intern and Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) will accelerate STEM PhD research talent into Australian food and agriculture businesses.

Under the agreement, FIAL will provide food and beverage businesses with a subsidy of up to $4,000 on the cost of a PhD student research placement. Facilitated by APR.Intern, the 3-5 month placements will connect food and agribusinesses with some of Australia’s brightest PhD-level research talent. The FIAL subsidy can also be used as a travel/relocation fund to support student access to internship opportunities.

Further to the FIAL subsidy, under the Australian Government’s National Research Internship Program (NRIP), businesses may also receive a 50 per cent rebate on remaining costs.

About FIAL

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is the catalyst that encourages the food and agribusiness industry to work collaboratively to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. FIAL influences the industry by sharing knowledge, building capability and creating connections.

PROJECT COSTS

FIAL Voucher

3-MONTH PROJECT COST: $20,000

FIAL VOUCHER CONTRIBUTION: $4,000

INDUSTRY PARTNER UPFRONT COMMITMENT: $16,000

GOV. REBATE TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $8,000

NET COST TO INDUSTRY PARTNER: $8,000

3 month internship normally $20,000; only $8,000 with voucher and rebate
4 month internship normally $23,000; only $9,500 with voucher and rebate
5 month internship normally $26,000; only $11,000 with voucher and rebate

* Pricing based on $4K FIAL Voucher 

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 relevance to furthering innovation in Australia’s food and beverage industry
  • One FIAL Intern Voucher per business per year
  • Project subject to FIAL review and approval
  • Project proposal should be aligned with Industry 4.0 principles, including transformative technologies such as advanced manufacturing, machine learning, AI, sensor technology and data analytics

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Mark Ovens
Business Development Officer, APR.Intern

0400 764 763
m.ovens@aprintern.org.au

Vicki Wright
General Manager Operations, FIAL

 0447 217 096
vicki.wright@fial.com.au