A report by Martine Barons, Chris Budd OBE, Joanna Jordan and Matt Butcher entitled “Study groups with industry: what is the value?” describes how workshops like MISG work and what industry and academics who attend them are hoping to achieve. It presents three case studies from past study groups and describes their direct outcomes (such as publications and jobs for PhD students). The report makes interesting reading and might help to demystify MISG if you have never attended before.
Past projects brought to MISG have come from a variety of industries and organisations including Transport and Main Roads (The Queensland Government), Bechtel, CSIRO, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Every MISG industry partner receives a brief summary report immediately following the MISG workshop. These reports capture the essence of what was achieved during the workshop and summarize the (often ongoing) work that will be discussed in full technical detail in the final report.