Strategic Industry Relations

Office of the Associate Dean (Strategic Industry Relations)

Please contact us if you wish to discuss industry related research and/or Faculty of Science Industry Partnership Award/Scholarship Program.

Industry Relations General Enquiries


NEW: Upcoming Industry Event


Dear All

UNSW is organising a Faculty of Science Industry Engagement event and invited Covestro Pty Ltd for the Campus Talk on 25th October Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at G37, Level G, Chemical Sciences Building (F10), UNSW.

Covestro is among the leading suppliers of premium polymers. Their materials and application solutions are found in nearly every area of modern life. Innovation and sustainability are the driving forces behind the continuous development of their products, processes and facilities. Covestro develops sustainable solutions to the greatest challenges of our age: climate change, resource depletion, urban expansion, population growth and the resulting increase in awareness of environmental issues. These will inevitably lead to a higher demand for renewable energies, alternative resources, energy-efficient transportation, and sustainable, affordable housing. Covestro aims is to meet this demand with long-lasting, light, environmentally friendly and cost-effective materials, which in many cases are suitable replacements for conventional materials such as steel and glass. Please see more detail about Covestro from their website and also attached a flyer for your kind information.

Rebecca Lee, Managing Director of Covestro Pty Ltd will be delivering a presentation on the event. It will be a fantastic opportunity to listen and participate in the industry engagement activity. 


UNSW Faculty of Science


Sonnenwagen Team


2:30 to 3:00 pm: Networking and nibbles

3:00 pm to 4:10 pm:

Introduction : 5 mins

Presentations for each group : 10 mins (30 mins)

  • UNSW (Prof Veena Sahajwalla, Director, SMaRT@UNSW)
  • Covestro (Rebecca Lee, MD)
  • Sonnenwagen team (Niklas Kaltz, Co-Chairman)

Panel Discussion : 30 mins

  • Q&A session moderated
  • UNSW, Sonnenwagen, Covestro
  • Topics include
    • Innovation
    • Sustainability
    • STEM

Wrap Up : 5 mins

4:10 pm to 4:30 pm: Networking and drinks.


Please RSVP by 20th October Friday to about your attendance for catering purpose. 



Industry Partnership Award/Scholarship Program


The Industry Partnership Award/Scholarship program provides students with $2,500/pa to $5,000/pa and industrial training in summer breaks for a 4-year degree. The Industry Partnership Scholarship Program in the Faculty was initiated with the aim of providing a platform through which the Faculty's best and brightest students could interact with Industry.  The success of this program is due to the support of our industry partners. This shows their commitment to the development of our students who will in the future contribute to the strengths of the companies. This industrial scholarship program offers a mechanism for industries to access the Faculty's high quality students.  The candidates for the industry Partnership award/scholarship are selected on the basis of both academic performance and interview.

Industry Partnership scholarships have been sponsored by:
ANSTO (Radiopharmaceutical Research Institute), ANSTO (Institute of Environmental Research), Bioclone, Boral, Bridges Institutional Broking , Bureau Veritas, Conoco Philips Spirit, CSIRO - Materials Science & Engineering, CSIRO - Minerals Down Under Flagship, Cochlear, LaserBond, Orrcon, OneSteel, Parex Davco,  Sandvik Australia, SAS, Veolia, Weir Minerals.

These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and performance in interviews