Status / Challenges:
- Not all astronomy-trained individuals will work in astronomy – we need to involve the industries that will employ them – these include business, civil society, local government, schools, etc.
- University academics are not always aware of the needs of industry
Identify the industries that employ astronomers and develop a package of how they can come on board with 2024, either through sponsorships or some sort of partnership e.g. industry-academia skills gap training, start-up business support, data science freelancing opportunities, paid hackathons, etc.
Develop ways to turn the needs of industry into research projects at universities. Here, universities or advisors have to be aware of the needs of industry.
Engage with NASSP alumni in industry