University collaboration can be major component of an organisation’s innovation strategy, as well as a source of new employees and specialist skill sets.
This can impact the bottom line in many ways, whether through improving operational performance, creating efficiencies, or honing competitive advantage; through new products, new processes, new hardware or software, or new (and patentable) designs.
To find out more about working with the school or to discuss a potential partnership or project, contact the school manager.
Whether working with staff or students, through consultancy or leveraging grant programs, collaboration can take many forms:
Industry Advisory Committee
By joining the Industry Advisory Committee you could help shape the future of ICT education and share your real world experience and expertise to assist program design and delivery. Contact the School for more information and find out how you could get involved.
Collaborative funding opportunities
These opportunities could include major grant programs and innovation schemes, such as:
- ARC Linkage Projects: The Australian Research Council funds major collaborative R&D projects involving a university/research partner and an industry partner. Targeted at high risk/innovation initiatives, they provide up to 4:1 multipliers of industry cash input.
- Business Victoria Technology Voucher program and Innovation Voucher program: These Victorian Government schemes fund joint initiatives between an SME and a research partner to explore the use of new Technologies or other Innovation to improve competitive edge. Vouchers range from $10,000 to $250,000.
- Industry-Specific Grant Programs: Many other opportunities in industry sector-specific such as Healthcare or Construction. RMIT Research and Innovation can provide a list of opportunities for R&D and innovation across a number of industries.
Engaging with our students
Whether through internships, employment or research projects, our students can add value to your organisation:
- Sponsor a Software Engineering team project: Undergraduate and Masters Software Engineering students perform major team projects. This is an opportunity for no-cost development of ideas, and a great experience for the students.
- Sponsor a final-year capstone project: all final-year students will perform a major project in their final year. This is another opportunity for low-risk, no-cost development.
- Host an Intern: 3rd-year Software Engineering students spend a year in industry: a great opportunity for an industry sponsor to recruit a highly skilled resource. Internships can result in ongoing relationships, through part-time work and projects.
- Sponsor a Summer Studentship: sponsor a project for a 3rd-year student and a staff supervisor to tackle a problem of mutual interest and explore possible deeper collaboration.
- Employing our students: we can help you promote job opportunities that may be of interest to our students. If you have a job that you wish to advertise to our students, please contact the school.
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