Past IMNIS Events

IMNIS: Celebrating Visionary Leadership

Visionary leadership can drive transformational change across an entire sector. Visionary leaders inspire, empower, enthuse and respect. They work with you to make change happen. This is what the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is all about!

Sydney: 25 Jul 2018 – gallery

Melbourne: 27 Jun 2018gallery



IMNIS hit a major milestone with 2018 the first year all IMNIS programs are on offer in every state around Australia. We celebrated with the National Launch of this prestigious award-winning industry mentoring initiative.

Melbourne: 15 May 2018 – gallery


IMNIS: Meet the Entrepreneur

There are so many parallels between founding a small business and leading a research program, and an entrepreneurial mindset can facilitate resilience and success in either setting!

Brisbane: Tues 19 June 2018 – gallery

Adelaide: 8 June 2018gallery

Perth: 22 May 2018gallery

Sydney: 1 Nov 2017gallery


IMNIS: The Value of Networking

This event shared insights from senior industry leaders in the MedTech-Pharma and Energy Resources sectors on the importance and benefits of networking. Topics included how to network effectively, how to connect with a range of professionals in different settings, how developing an extensive network can help with career development and how someone can ‘give back’ to their network.

Adelaide: Wed 14 March 2018 – gallery

Perth: Tues 27 March 2018 – gallery

Brisbane: Thurs 12 April 2018 – gallery

Sydney: Tues 17 April 2018 – gallery


IMNIS: Peer Mentoring

This facilitated peer mentoring session was a terrific opportunity for Mentees in the QLD MedTech-Pharma and Minerals Resources programs to connect more closely and share their thoughts and experiences about the mentoring partnership and the IMNIS initiative overall. Special thanks to METS Ignited for sponsoring this event.

Brisbane: 11 April 2018gallery


IMNIS: STEM Careers in Industry

At this event, STEM professionals in industry with expertise in different parts of the MedTech-Pharma and Minerals Resources industry sectors shared how they apply their STEM training to lead and excel in a range of rewarding roles. Mentors discussed transferable skills, implicit skills (also called ‘soft’ skills), the value of a professional network and jobs of the future, and shared their top tips for career success.

Brisbane: 31 Jan 2018 – gallery

Adelaide: 30 Nov 2017 – gallery

Melbourne: 16 Nov 2017gallery

Perth: 15 Nov 2017 – gallery


IMNIS: Pitching to Industry

Four IMNIS mentees in Victoria’s MedTech-Pharma program left their comfort zone and pitched their research in a well-developed “practice pitch” to a panel of outstanding industry leaders who then provided constructive feedback and mentoring on how the pitch could be refined.

Melbourne:  5 Oct 2017gallery


IMNIS: Effective Mentoring

Senior industry leaders in the MedTech-Pharma sector discussed the art of mentoring and shared their experiences with their peers. Mentors shared how they have overcome hurdles, motivated their mentees and adapted their approach to establish successful mentor-mentee partnerships. Special thanks to FB Rice for sponsoring these events.

Sydney: 22 Feb 2018 – gallery

Melbourne: 14 Sept 2017


IMNIS: 2017 Program Launch

Brisbane: 24 Aug 2017 – gallery

Adelaide 11 Aug 2017 – gallery

Perth: 10 Aug 2017 – gallery

Sydney: 24 July 2017 – gallery

Melbourne: 14 June 2017 – gallery