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Industry Doctoral Training Centres to strengthen SA’s research-industry connections

The South Australian Government has partnered with the state’s major universities to establish two Industry Doctoral Training Centre (IDTC) pilot programs.

Based on the UK Centres of Doctoral Training model, the South Australian IDTCs aim to facilitate collaboration between research and business, develop innovations for translation to market, and support greater mobility of graduates between research and industry.

The IDTCs will support a total cohort of 30 domestic and international students to complete their PhD research projects in partnership with a business from their chosen industry sector, with a focus on two growing fields of global relevance:

  • Industrial Application of Quantum Technologies
  • Biomanufacturing.

The two IDTCs will be run as a pilot over the next four years, beginning early 2023.

Each IDTC will accept up to 15 PhD students from South Australia’s major universities, and from different research fields, to participate in the unique four-year doctoral program.

Students will be matched with both a research supervisor and an industry mentor to develop the transferrable skills required to deliver ground-breaking research and gain an understanding of how this research applies to industry.

The South Australian Government is finalising arrangements for national not-for-profit MTPConnect to deliver a PhD+ program to participants of the biomanufacturing stream – complementing their studies with interactive learning sessions to build their knowledge and capacity in biomanufacturing, leadership and research translation.

MTP Connect