The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) provides PhD student mentees the opportunity to increase their understanding of the industry sector, learn the skills they need to develop to be successful within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including health and medicine, and extend their professional network.

In a one-year industry mentoring program, IMNIS mentors and mentees meet in person in a professional setting for one hour each month. State-level networking events hosted by IMNIS allow industry mentors and mentees to  connect more broadly.

Industry mentors are all volunteers generously sharing their time and expertise. IMNIS provides a diverse range of industry professionals the opportunity to engage with academia, share their mentoring skills, and ‘give back’ to the STEM community.



IMNIS is actively recruiting experienced professionals in industry, business and government as industry mentors. If you would like to join the IMNIS network and/or express your interest to mentor a PhD student, please sign up to be an industry mentor here:


PhD students in STEM at Member Organisations can contact us to find out how to apply to the IMNIS program:

IMNIS has received funding through the MTPConnect project Fund Program – a dollar-for-dollar matched program investing in big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of Australia’s medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector. MTPConnect is supported by the Australian Government Industry Growth Centres Initiative – learn more at mtpconnect.org.au.