Academia to Industry Gap Identified

The latest research commissioned by the National Marine Science Committee discusses how iPREP WA bridges the gap between academia and industry. The report focuses on ways to improve Australia's postgraduate training system to meet the needs of the "Blue Economy". It identifies the need for students to develop industry-focused skills for employment, the importance of industry-university links and the main drivers of commercial research and development. Click here for a great read!

Launch Week! iPREP Biodesign Round 2

The second round of iPREP Biodesign for 2020 kicks off this week with four local healthcare companies each taking on a team of PhD students to solve an unmet need. The program will see 11 PhD students spend 7 weeks working on an industry problem in the healthcare sector and will receive weekly mentorship on learning and applying the Biodesign process along the way. The four industry partners taking on iPREP teams include: OncoRes Medical: A medical device company developing an imaging device to help surgeons identify tumours and healthy tissue VitalTrace: A local medtech company originating from the inaugural year of Perth Biodesign’s medtech course, working to develop improved fetal monitor