"I wanted to keep my options open for an academic career and a career within industry. The IDTC was a great program to give PhD students the chance to develop skills required for both types of careers."
"The IDTC program has helped me to develop a range of new skills and has improved my ability to effectively communicate my research to other people. The professional courses such as the media training and ethics course, offered as part of the IDTC conference were also extremely valuable."
"The IDTC program is a great initiative and has many perks over doing a regular PhD. The program appealed to me because it combines an interesting industry problem with course work and academic research. The regular networking meetings and workshops have also been extremely valuable."
"I would absolutely recommend the IDTC program to any PhD students who seek something greater than a mathematics and statistics based research project, as this program is design to expand your portfolio with skills that are transferable to industry."
PhD student, University of Technology Sydney and Company Director, Trading Technology Australia.
"My industry partner is Trading Technology Australia (TTA), a company I co-founded in 1996. The rigour of the academic framework (surrounding the PhD) will give the models we are developing credibility over and above that of purely commercial R&D. The IDTC also allows us to retain the intellectual property developed, which is extremely important."