What Are CEED Projects?
CEED projects are industry sponsored student research projects undertaken for academic credit at Honours, Masters and even PhD level. Projects may be undertaken in any discipline that offers a suitable research project. The project models are summarised here, and there are two main CEED intakes each year – a main intake in September-November, and a mid-year intake predominantly for Engineering disciplines in April-June. Project topics are defined by the client, and should address issues of immediate business value -meaning that CEED projects provide a unique opportunity to develop relationships with industry, government and community organisations.
Deep Engagement with Students and Industry
In full CEED projects, the scholar spends 8 weeks on site during the summer vacation, immersing themselves in there project (in 3/4 projects, students only work on the project during the academic semester). They continue to work with you throughout the academic year, and complete the academic research project unit requirements appropriate for their discipline. Each CEED scholar has an academic supervisor and a mentor from the client organisation, keeping you connected with the client throughout. This extended engagement permits significant research results to develop. CEED projects can and regularly do result in Journal and Conference publications.
Financial and IP management
The Client pays a project fee, which varies according to project type and IP needs. The default is for the project IP to be shared 50/50 between the Client and University – for an additional fee the client may reserve 100% ownership of the IP. Academic supervisors receive $2,000 (divided amongst the supervisors) for their operating accounts. Additional project expenses (experimental rigs, consumables, access fees, etc) are billed to the client.