Higher Education STEM & business collaboration: a unique view from Down Under

An innovative Australian initiative connecting university STEM with the commercial sector

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The Westpac STEM PhD program is a joint venture of the Group of Eight Universities (Go8) and Westpac. It was established in recognition of the importance of the STEM fields to the future of Australia, and aims to deliver both greater research outcomes and professional development for researchers who can make an enhanced contribution to the economy. The program offers PhD students with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields, part-time employment with the Westpac Group whilst completing a PhD.

Based in Sydney, participants work three days a week, gaining valuable business and commercial experience, in a supportive environment, with a structured development program tailored specifically for STEM students. Whether your goal is to challenge your skills, satisfy your learning curiosity, discover different career options, or get an insider’s view about what works in commercialising ideas, this program, developed by Australia’s leading universities and Australia’s first bank is for you.

  • Participant benefits
  • Valuable industry experience
  • Professional development and mentoring
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Financial security during PhD candidature
  • Great networking opportunities and access to exceptional benefits

Martin Delahunty

Managing Director, InspiringSTEM Network

Founder & Managing Director, InspiringSTEM. Formerly, Global Director at Springer Nature. Highly experienced scientific technical and medical publisher. Extensive experience of working with international science research organisations, universities and academic researchers working on journals, digital communities and conferences. Proud UK Stem Ambassador. Experienced speaker and presenter. European Irish.