Industry projects

Ask a group of Swinburne final-year students to invent a practical solution for a real problem facing your business. Your group will be made up of students from different faculties, chosen and mentored by an academic to invent a practical solution to your issue. 

Working over a semester, the students will collaborate with you and their team-mates as if already working in the professional world. The students get a real buzz out of being put to the test in an authentic work scenario.

We welcome proposals from individuals, start-ups, community services, charities, and small to large enterprises. You might want to invent or develop a new product, tool or process that would help your business, or develop a new service. Depending on the scope, the project might result in a starting point for you or an end product.

Past projects have addressed stagnation in revenue, retention of talent, improving productivity, developing a business plan, targeting a new market or developing a new product. Some of our recent partners include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Cengage Publishing, Focus Fitness, Red Nose Day, 3DS Dassault Systèmes and The Big Idea.

Contact us

Talk to us about a project you think might suit. We’ll work with you to develop something suitable for our assessment requirements. A consultation places you under no obligation to proceed with a project.

Business and Law

Viet Le, Convenor, Industry Consulting Project
t: +61 3 9214 8053

Science, Engineering and Technology

Yvonne Durandet, Academic Liaison
t: +61 3 9214 5720

Health, Arts and Design

Professional Placements team

More information

For more information on industry project options, please contact us or submit an online query.