Work as part of a team to solve an existing business challenge for a client using Design Thinking. Receive feedback from industry partners to strengthen your problem-solving and pitching skills.
The Business Innovation Lab enhanced my professional skills, and increased my collaborative and communication skills when working in a diverse team." 2022 participant
How does the Business Innovation Lab work?
This facilitated lab invites you to solve a real-world problem using Design Thinking, with a focus on SMEs, community, and not-for-profit organisations.
You'll be placed into a team of up to five students, matched with an industry partner, and receive a client brief detailing a business challenge.
You will be guided through a Design Thinking process that will assist you in developing a solution to your client’s challenge. Teams are supported by a facilitator to ensure you are on track with your project.
The Lab will culminate with final pitches to all industry partners.
“Participating in the Business Innovation Lab was a one-of-a-kind experience which took me beyond my textbooks and lecture slides, to put theory into practice.” - Leon Lai
Read more about Leon Lai's experience as a participant and facilitator in the Business Innovation Lab program.
Key dates: September 2023
|Applications Open||Thursday 27 July 2023||9:00am|
|Applications Close||Sunday 20 August 2023||Due 11:59pm|
|Online Induction Session||Wednesday 20 September 2023||2:30pm - 3:30pm|
|Business Innovation Lab||Wednesday 27 September 2023||9:30am - 4:30pm|