industry and business collaboration

industry and business collaboration

engage with the university that engages with your world

since opening our doors in 1964, our engagement with corporate and business partners has been essential in shaping our research vision and approach to learning.

prepare to connect

a corporate partnership with macquarie university is much more than just a business arrangement. with a collaboration that’s tailored to the specific objectives of your business, it’s all about creating mutually beneficial outcomes by nurturing deep, long-term connections. from working with leading researchers and academics to getting the ‘pick of the crop’ in career-ready graduates, you’ll be joining a wide range of forward-thinking companies that are already reaping the rewards. world-class solutions for real-world challenges – just imagine what we could achieve together.

why us

out of all the institutions that would like to engage with your company, why choose macquarie university? the answer: we’re focused on your needs, your goals and your priorities.

  • it's all about you - we want you to use our expertise and facilities to help achieve your goals. it’s as simple as that
  • real engagement - you’ll be an integral part of who we are and what we do. our deep, long-term connections with companies shape our research vision, our learning and teaching philosophy, and the facilities we offer
  • real solutions - you’ll join an innovation nexus that’s delivering actionable solutions to the world’s challenges
  • real individuality - we’ll deliver a tailored collaboration that meets the specific goals of your unique organisation
  • a dedicated corporate engagement office - we have established the office of corporate engagement to connect you to the university. our team will match your needs to our capabilities and be a ‘one-stop shop’ for your engagement with macquarie university.

“we are delighted with our engagement with macquarie university. being located on the campus has opened up a range of collaborative opportunities that we are looking forward to pursuing, as well as some that are already bearing fruit for our company.” 

dr brad walsh
ceo, minomic international ltd

with new initiatives constantly being identified, some of the key activities delivering mutual value include: 

  • inviting our experts to present to singtel optus staff in singapore and australia on cybersecurity, cloud computing and data analytics 
  • establishing the optus macquarie university cadetship program – an opportunity for our engineering students to work at optus over the four years of their degree program 
  • becoming a founding member of the macquarie park innovation district (mpid) 
  • establishing the optus macquarie university cyber security hub to conduct research, offer training courses, foster thought leadership and drive recruitment.

“a neighbour within macquarie park, singtel optus values its business partnership with macquarie university very highly. working with the university has been so much more effective since the establishment of the office of corporate engagement, as it brings a single point of focus for interaction across a very large organisation.”

phil brady 
associate director, 
government strategy, optus (retired)

initiatives include:

  • developing training programs for hospital executives and nursing managers through macquarie business school (mqbs)
  • supporting women undertaking mba (wimba) scholarships
  • hosting interns in the Johnson & Johnson Medical Managing Director’s office
  • becoming a founding member of the macquarie park innovation district (mpid)
  • conducting research that will directly contribute to Johnson & Johnson’s core business.

“Johnson & Johnson Medical deeply values our relationship with Macquarie University. We work closely with Macquarie on projects that directly add value to our business. This includes access to students as part of our future talent pipeline, as well as customised training programs through Macquarie Business School (MQBS) research projects.” 

gavin fox-smith 
vice president, global education solutions (former managing director, anz)

in addition to being an important technology supplier for the campus, konica minolta are involved in:

  • hosting students for work placements – more than 40 successful placements to date
  • becoming a founding member of the macquarie park innovation district (mpid).
  • providing specialist hi-tech equipment used by our ancient history department
  • taking advantage of macquarie university’s wide ranging suite of professional services

“the pace program is a real strategic differentiator for macquarie uni. it ensures all students are equipped with occupational work experience. it’s great for our business, because when we go to hire, we know who will be the right fit. on top of that, candidates can hit the ground running, as they’re are already familiar with our culture and processes.” 

cindy reid
former director of people and culture
konica minolta

content owner: corporate engagement last updated: 08 jan 2020 10:35am

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