We are creating a new breed of innovators who will work at the interface of academia, industry and applied research, delivering world class science and innovative solutions for industry's biggest challenges.

With supervision from the CSIRO and their university and industry partners, students enrolled in the Industry PhD (iPhD) have exclusive access to world class researchers, professionals and infrastructure, along with an integrated six month industry placement to connect them with the business.

Industry partners in the program help to define the research areas, shaping the technical and professional development of the STEM workforce of the future.

The program will develop graduates who are comfortable moving into and out of academia, industry and applied research organisations, this flexibility will be a significant asset in the rapidly changing workforce of the future.

Industry PhD is initially being delivered as a pilot program in 2018 with a collaboration between CSIRO and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney.

It is anticipated that the program will grow over the next 12 months, and will scale to encompass all states and STEM-related disciplines.

Building connections across our innovation system is critical for the nation's future, the Industry PhD program seeks to deliver on the shared goal of developing and nurturing Australia's world class professionals and problem solvers.

If you work in the university sector or industry and would like to know more about the program, please contact Dr Fernando Koch at fernando.koch@csiro.au

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