The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) provides PhD student mentees the opportunity to increase their understanding of the industry sector, strengthen their skills to be successful within any part of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), including health and medicine sector, and extend their professional network.
In a one-year industry mentoring program, IMNIS mentors and mentees meet their mentor 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 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.