Industry Project in Biotechnology

Industry Project in Biotechnology (SCIE90015)

As a core of the Master of Biotechnology, this subject provides practical insights into the role of science and scientific thinking within business, and the successful application of this perspective, along with communication and business tools, to work environments. Small syndicate groups act as 'consultants'    and address a practical industry challenge/issue of a commercial nature which has been identified by an industry partner.

The Industry Project is open to companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, agricultural and related industries. Past projects include: market research; competitor analysis and intelligence; client surveys; Intellectual Property (IP) analysis and landscaping; business and product planning; and    identifying partnership opportunities.

What are the benefits?

Many! Students comment that they are able to:

  • Identify and articulate their knowledge and skills and apply them to organisational contexts and work-settings;
  • Demonstrate their analytical, research and problem-solving skills;
  • Understand the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to lifelong learning and career progression;
  • Greater confidence in their ability to contribute to an operating work environment, awareness of the strengths they offer to a future employer as well as areas to further develop beyond their degree.

Thinking of doing the subject?  

If you would like to discuss the projects in more detail, please organise to meet with the subject coordinator, Dr Matthew Digby (mdigby@unimelb.edu.au).