The Industry PHD Program

PhD students are embedded in an agrifood or technology business, applying research to solve real business problems.

our scholarships

What is an Industry PhD?

The Food Agility Industrial PhD Program offers real-world experience to PhD students using data and digital technology to solve real business problems. Students are embedded in a sponsor organisation for up to three years, taking them out of universities and giving them an up-close education in the agrifood industry. They work on a PhD topic agreed with the sponsor to deliver direct business value.

Why should my business sponsor an Industry PhD?

A trained scientist/researcher will work directly with you on an agreed business challenge. Scholarship periods can vary depending on your needs, from six months to three years.

  • Solve a complex business challenge and supercharge your R&D
  • Access subsidised scientific expertise Own the IP produced during sponsorship period
  • Own the IP produced during sponsorship period 

Available scholarships

Putting Knowledge into Action through an Algorithm Application Program Interface


Duration: 3 months


The student will identify a suitable algorithm then construct and describe the algorithm using either the R or Python development environment. The final stage will involve developing a containerised dashboard that demonstrates to potential users the accuracy of the algorithm and any essential information that might be required.

Closing date: 24 Feb 2021

Find out more and apply at APR Intern.