University of Canterbury
Collaborate with the University of Canterbury on an Industry Project
Have you put off starting a project because you don’t have the time or resources to tackle it right now? Could you benefit from in-depth research or consultancy for your organisation?
The University of Canterbury may be able to help. They want to hear from companies interested in partnering with students on industry projects, covering
- Industrial product design and fibre based research
- Chemical, natural and healthcare product formulation
What’s in it for me?
A collaboration with the University of Canterbury, could help you complete a project you wouldn’t normally have time for.
You’ll be working with innovative and creative students – New Zealand’s future engineers or designers.
When the project is complete, your organisation will have access to the prototype, report, or case study produced by the student(s).
Previous project owners have found value in the often unique and interesting viewpoints students bring to their project(s).
How does it work?
There are opportunities to be involved as a ‘project partner’ or a ‘project sponsor’. As the owner of the project, you’ll set expectations and provide support and direction to your student(s).
You’ll find information about being a project partner in the Masters of Applied Data Science ‘Collaborate’ brochure. This option doesn’t require funding, although you’re encouraged to pay your student for their time.
Almost anything that you want to understand better, and can identify data for, can be submitted as a potential project for students from this programme.
As a project sponsor, you make a financial contribution to the College of Engineering. You can find out more about what’s involved – including costs, timeframes, and a list of potential project areas – in the University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering ‘Collaborate’ brochure.
You’ll also find examples of previous projects on the College of Engineering’s webpage.
There are a range of specialisations within the College of Engineering. NZHIA members may be particularly interested in working with students from the ‘Chemical, Natural, and Healthcare Product Formulation’ programme.
I’m interested – what now?
The deadline for submitting a project partnership proposal is Monday, 30 September 2019.
The deadline for submitting a project sponsorship proposal is Friday, 20 September 2019.
Projects will start in November 2019.
Contact Grahame Burgess at the University of Canterbury or visit the College of Engineering ‘Industry Collaborations’ webpage for more information.
See a list of potential topics
- Industrial product design and fibre based research – here
- Chemical, natural and healthcare product formulation – here