none

NEW INTERN PARTNERSHIP TO ACCELERATE WA DEFENCE INNOVATION

13-06-2019
by 
in 
Paul Papalia, WA Defence Issues Minister at the launch

A $230,000 partnership between the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s APR.Intern programme and Western Australia’s Defence Science Centre will give STEM PhD students experience in defence innovation.

The programme, announced by WA Defence Issues Minister Paul Paplia at launch of the Centre, will see 10 students placed into short-term, SME-led defence innovation projects.

With a focus on engaging WA small business in defence innovation, eligible industry partners will receive a $10,000 subsidy. The internships are supported by the Australian Government, including a 50 per cent rebate towards industry internship costs through its National Research Internship Programme (NRIP). 

Institute Director Professor Tim Brown welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Centre to provide students with the opportunity to develop industry skills while helping drive real-world defence innovation.

“We are excited to open this powerful platform for Western Australian universities to complement specialist PhD training with defence industry experience while delivering real-world innovation solutions,” he said.

APR.Intern Director Gary Hogan said the placements were a welcome boost for WA’s small business sector and a positive step towards realising the objectives of the NRIP.

“Contributing to the delivery of NRIP, the placements under the APR.Intern programme will allow SMEs to cost-effectively tap into specialist research talent with unique skillsets to advance Western Australian defence innovation,” he said.

Paplia said the partnership would contribute to the State Government’s support for small-business-led defence innovation and ongoing efforts to secure the state’s STEM future.

“This partnership will foster essential research-industry collaboration, accelerating WA defence innovation and building STEM capability to position the state as a global innovation leader,” he said.

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.06.2019
    18.06.2019
    by      In
    The University of Sydney Rocketry Team is Australia’s oldest tertiary student rocketry team and is made up of a multidisciplinary group of students who design and manufacture high-powered sounding rockets.
    During a test launch in regional NSW in late 2018, the team’s rocket reached a height of... Read More
  2. 13.06.2019
    13.06.2019
    by      In
    TAFE Queensland, Weld Australia and the Queensland Government are revolutionising the training of welders in the state by offering a new ISO 9606 course in fusion welding that uses state-of-the-art augmented reality technology.
    ISO 9606 is the international standard required for welding of... Read More
  3. 21.05.2019
    21.05.2019
    by      In
    Max Weir, a 13-year-old, year 8 student at Glenunga International High School in Adelaide has won an international inventors award in Malaysia for his Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.
    He attended the Malaysian Invention and Design Society’s World Young Inventors... Read More
  4. 21.05.2019
    21.05.2019
    by      In
    A team of students from Monash University will take one giant leap to the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah to compete in the 2019 University Rover Challenge.
    Monash’s Nova Rover team will be the sole entry from the southern hemisphere to test its latest design for three days from... Read More