Our graduates deliver real world solutions across industry, applied research and academia for the benefit of society.

The Industry PhD (iPhD) program seeks to attract high calibre candidates with the vision of developing Australia’s future research leaders.

The Industry PhD project brings together partners from industry, universities and CSIRO to develop Australia's future research leaders.

The Industry phD project brings together partners from industry, universities and CSIRO to develop Australia's future research leaders.

The program actively promotes collaboration between academia, industry and the research sectors to shape the future of industrial research training.

We will be creating research leaders who are work ready and understand the needs of industry, our graduates will grow our industries and contribute to an innovative Australia.

Key aspects of the Industry PhD program include:

  • a four-year program, with a minimum six-month industry internship
  • simple intellectual property arrangement
  • balanced investment: co-investment between industry partner, CSIRO and university partner
  • increased per annum scholarship to attract top PhD candidates

Driven by industry needs

The Industry PhD program is specifically designed to shape the future of industrial research training in Australia and improve our innovation capacity.

We are looking for leaders in large, medium and small enterprise to be a part of this industry-focussed program.

As an industry partner you can:

  • assist in defining the research project and the selection of PhD students
  • help mentor iPhD students towards a research career in industry
  • support the development of PhD students, supervised by some of Australia’s leading researchers in state of the art facilities
  • access new knowledge and support the development of your current and potential future highly skilled workforce
  • develop networks with top applied research experts in your industry sector
  • have significant input into shaping the future of industrial research training.

Building innovation capacity

The iPhD program will build Australia’s innovation capacity by harnessing research excellence across the university, industry and science sectors.

We are looking to expand the Industry PhD program and are actively seeking new university partners to join us in developing the new breed of innovators.

As a university partner you can:

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Developing a new breed of innovators.

  • assist in defining the research project and the selection of PhD students
  • provide the required training for iPhD candidates and industry partners
  • mentor, supervise and support the development of students
  • forge new, and build on existing, partnerships with industry leaders
  • develop networks with top applied research experts in CSIRO
  • have significant input into shaping the future of industrial research training
  • deliver tangible benefits for industry and the economy.

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Partner with us

Interested in partnering with us on the Industry PhD program?

For more information contact Duncan Byrne.

Duncan Byrne View profile External link
Program Manager - Industry Phd - Strategy Market Vision & Innovation

Phone +61 2 6276 6593
Email Duncan.Byrne@csiro.au

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