Content and Duration
IMNIS is a 12 month program of industry mentoring, networking, education and training. IMNIS provides mentees real-world experience, pragmatic advice and a broad professional network that enhances their capacity to engage with industry and understand commercialisation and regulatory processes related to innovating their research. Importantly, IMNIS also extends the mentees’ professional network in different parts of the STEM sector across their State, and educates mentees about the career opportunities beyond academia.
Mentees are matched with an industry leader who will be their individual mentor for the year. Each month, there will be a 1 hour mentor-mentee meeting to review mentee progress, career aspirations, challenges, skills development, answer questions, and to share knowledge and experiences. Mentors may offer guidance, but ultimately it is the mentee’s decision whether to act on that advice. This is an outstanding opportunity to have access to a mentor who has “been there, done that” with years of experience and expertise in industry. Mentors are volunteering their time, so make the most of it!
Events and Activities
In addition to the individual mentoring, IMNIS hosts five (5) State-level events/activities to facilitate industry-based education, training and broad professional networking during the year. IMNIS mentors and mentees are encouraged to participate in all of these events:
|1) PROGRAM LAUNCH|
|2) Industry-based education and training – Workshop|
|3) STEM Careers in Industry – Panel and Networking (mentee academic supervisors invited)|
|4) Meet the Entrepreneur – Panel and Networking|
|5) PROGRAM CLOSE|
IMNIS is an initiative of ATSE, a non-profit organisation committed to excellence in STEM research, policy and innovation.