The University of Adelaide has partnered with IMNIS to offer 20 PhD students the chance to receive one year of mentoring from an industry leader in the areas of MedTech-Pharma and Energy-Minerals Resources.

  • About IMNIS

    The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is an award-winning industry-led initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. IMNIS connects motivated PhD students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high level industry leaders in a one year mentoring program.

    Officially launched in 2015, IMNIS has demonstrated success in providing industry mentoring to PhD students in Universities around Australia and was recognised with a prestigious B/HERT Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration Award in 2016.

  • The program

    IMNIS is a 12 month program of mentoring, networking, education and training. Mentees are matched with an industry leader who will be their individual mentor for the year. Each month, there will be a 1 hour mentor-mentee meeting to review mentee progress, career aspirations, challenges, skills development, answer questions, and to share knowledge and experiences.

    In addition to the individual mentoring, IMNIS hosts five state-level events/activities to facilitate industry-based education, training and broad professional networking during the year.

    IMNIS is not a job placement program. IMNIS is an opportunity to increase your understanding of industry, extend your professional skills and expand your network!

  • Participation

    Participation is available in two STEM programs and up to 10 students will be selected for each. Students in relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply and should select the program that is more closely aligned to their research interests.

    MedTech-Pharma Program

    Relevant disciplines: Life sciences, biology, health, medicine, engineering, technology, informatics, mathematics, data science, computer sciences

    Industry partner: MTPConnect

    Energy-Minerals Resources Program

    Relevant disciplines: Engineering, technology, geology, earth sciences, mathematics, data science, computer or environmental sciences, meteorology

    Industry partners: METS Ignited and NERA

  • Eligibility

    The student must be:

    • Enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide
    • In the 2nd year of their PhD
    • Able to commit the necessary time to meet with their mentor (1 hour per month starting in August 2018 for 12 months) and attend IMNIS events as a participant in this program
  • Testimonials

    Hear more about IMNIS from past University of Adelaide participants:

    David Kulilowski - MedTechPharma, 2016
    Jasim Al-juboori - Energy Resources, 2017
    Natalie Debenham - Energy Resources, 2017

  • Application

    The application period for the 2019/20 program has closed. Further information about the next program intake will be available in 2020.

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