The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is a powerful opportunity for early career researchers to increase their understanding of industry and extend their professional network beyond academia.

In this one-year industry-led program, mentors and mentees meet in a professional setting each month and connect more broadly at IMNIS events. A series of professional development modules have been embedded into the program to develop professional skills and attributes to excel within any part of the STEM ecosystem.

Industry mentors are all volunteers donating their time and expertise. IMNIS provides a diverse range of industry professionals the opportunity to engage with academia, share their experiences, and pay it forward to the STEM community.

Who are the mentees?

Mentees include PhD students and postdoctoral fellows enrolled or employed at an Australian University. Contact the Graduate Research team at your organisation to learn more. Candidates must be based in Australia during the program.

Who are the mentors?

IMNIS is powered by MTPConnect through their Project Grants (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) and their Researcher Development and Exchange in Industry (REDI) initiative. MTPConnect is supported by the Australian Government Industry Growth Centres Initiative – learn more at



ATSE thanks all of our IMNIS Partners for investing in tomorrow’s leaders in STEM.