SEMMA and Monash University Provide “Access to Talent”


On Thursday 15 June, SEMMA came together with education member Monash University to host the “Access to Talent” information session, designed to connect our members seeking additional resources for their R&D and innovation projects. Held at the contemporary Monash Generator at their Clayton campus, the event highlighted the Monash Smart Manufacturing Hub (MSMH) and the various Talent Programs offered by the university:

The session provided valuable insights into the resources and opportunities available for industry collaboration and talent development. The evening commenced with an overview of the MSMH, a cutting-edge facility designed to foster smart collaborative manufacturing practices. Attendees learned about the advanced technologies and research expertise available at the MSMH, showcasing how it can support innovation and growth within the manufacturing sector.

Additionally, Monash University presented its Talent Programs, which provide a platform for industry professionals and students to collaborate and exchange knowledge. A highlight of the evening was a video presentation that showcased a recent Co-op placement with Amazon Prime Air in Seattle, USA. This real-world example demonstrated the significant impact that the Co-op Education Program can have on students’ career development and the benefits it offers to participating organisations.



Student guest speaker, William Wang, shared his personal experience working with Wave Consulting during his Co-op placement. He discussed his involvement in designing an innovative greywater filtration system, illustrating the practical application of skills gained through Monash University’s programs.

Following the formalities, guests were invited to be the first from industry to explore the MSMH space, providing an opportunity to engage with program leaders and staff. This interactive session allowed attendees to network amongst themselves, further understand the capabilities and discuss their unique situation with Monash University.



The “Access to Talent” event successfully showcased Monash University’s commitment to supporting industry innovation and talent development, as SEMMA works to strengthen the relationship between academia and the manufacturing sector.

Monash are actively seeking placements and projects for Semester 2 which is end of July 2023. If they would like to know more about our programs they can contact the following representatives:

Co-op Program:
Kofiann Reynolds |

Industry Innovation Program and Industry Doctoral Program:
Grace Diep |



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