Senior UON researchers can offer exclusive consultation services to help achieve results for your business within a short time-frame. Depending on your business needs, these can span 3 weeks to 2 months, and are funded by an individual industry partner.

Contract research

If your business has specific research needs, senior UON researchers are available to work on longer-term projects (6 months – 3 years) under an individual contract agreement.

Linkage grants

Team up with senior researchers to work on solving major problems of national importance. Linkage grants can last up to 5 years, or potentially be ongoing, with funding from industry partners and UON matched by the Australian Research Centre. Industry contribution can be cash or ‘in kind’.

Innovation connections

UON researchers can work on a specific project with a partner SME. This can involve a placement within the business to develop an idea with commercial potential. Up to $50,000 funding from the Australian Government is available, and placements last up to 12 months.

APR intern

The Australian Government has a range of rebates available to help facilitate the short-term placement of PhD students into Australian businesses.

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