Student researchers can make valuable contributions to industry objectives, and one way that we are supporting this is by linking students with industry partners to undertake short-term research projects under industry and university guidance.

We have run the program for a previous CRC, and have seen the successful completion of hundreds of projects.

Industry partners range from start-ups, to SMEs, to the big brands. Projects are a broad spectrum of activities in keeping with the nature of the iMOVE CRC research themes. That can mean anything in the intelligent transport / mobility area – a fairly wide-ranging scope!

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Benefits for Industry

  • Additional R&D resources
  • Test out ideas that might otherwise be resourced
  • Access to new about-to-graduate talent
  • Opportunity to connect with other industry partners through related events
  • Mentor opportunities for staff

Interested? We’ve interviewed past industry partners. Read what they have to say here: Companies benefit from student researchers – read how

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Benefits for Universities

  • Develop and strengthen linkages with industry
  • Deliver industry-ready graduates
  • Promote expertise
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Benefits for Students

  • Real-world experience
  • New technical and soft skills
  • Chance to meet potential employers
  • Create industry networks early

How does the program work?

Companies are invited to submit proposals for projects suitable for final year undergraduate students. Broadly speaking the proposals should be for a discrete piece of work, able to be completed within an 8 to 9 month timeframe. In the past projects have made contributions to other larger projects, although it is recommended that the work not be on the critical path.

Watch the award-winning student videos from past years:

How to apply

We’re looking to recruit students for the 2021 intake now, through MOVE CRC partner universities, with a view to starting projects at the beginning of semester 1.

Interested companies and universities can download the scoping document, which we need filled out for each proposed project, and return to iMOVE via email. Applications for the 2021 intake need to be in by 30 November 2020. Companies will be notified if their application is successful by 14 December 2020.