Swinburne's epicentre of creativity and disruption

With the aim to fast-track the development and marketing of new ventures, the dynamic Swinburne Innovation Studio offers programs, events, creative spaces to students, startups and industry.

Whether your idea is big or small, we want to hear from you. With strong ties to industry, rigorous research capabilities and an approach that encourages multi-disciplinary teamwork, we can help you get real-world impact.

The Innovation Studio is supported by Design Factory MelbourneFactory of the Future and Digital Innovation Lab

Swinburne Innovation Studio
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Our 2024 programs

From pitch competitions and masterclasses to longer-term collaborative programs that help fast-track the best up-and-coming ventures, our calendar is jam-packed with ways to help you take your idea to the next level. So think big and get involved.

Initiate Program

February–December 2024

Luminate Program

April–May 2024

Elevate Program

August–October 2024

Venture Cup

November 2024

  • Participants presenting their pitch in front of live audience at Swinburne Innovation Studio

    Swinburne Initiate Program

    Have you always dreamed of starting your own business venture? Equip yourself with the foundational knowledge of launching a startup with the five-week Initiate Program. 

  • Photograph of the Swinburne Innovation Precinct

    Swinburne Luminate Program

    Are you ready to take your early-stage startup to the next level? Join the seven-week Swinburne Luminate Program to ignite your entrepreneurial journey and set your venture up for success.

  • Members of the Five startups at 2023 Swinburne Accelerator Program Demo Night. There a nine people in total, four sitting in from of five people standing. Everyone is smiling at the camera and a few are holding up award certificates

    Swinburne Elevate Program

    Accelerate your startup's growth with equity-free funding, access to rent-free coworking spaces, and establish valuable connections with world-leading academics, founders, mentors and investors to navigate your path to success.

  • Masterclasses

    Deep dive into a topic such as fundraising, startup storytelling or marketing, and hear from experts in their field.

Are you interested in joining the Student Innovation Squad?

Gain more valuable experience of working in a team, communication skills, networking with entrepreneurs and industry experts.

Apply now
Are you a researcher with a brilliant idea?

We can help you develop it into a marketable product or service through our Innovation Fellows Program.

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Study innovation with us

Swinburne offers cutting-edge courses and study streams tailored to help you think, act and succeed like a true entrepreneur. 

  • Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship

    The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship is Australia’s first dedicated entrepreneurship school. Our suite of postgraduate programs are co-created with industry to provide vital, up-to-the-minute, real-world knowhow.

  • Man sitting at end of table with hands together

    Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    The first course of its kind in the world, our Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation course teaches how to successfully launch and scale a business idea, whether as a startup or within a company, and become a leader of innovation.

Study a minor in innovation as part of your bachelor degree

Through this specialisation, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills in ideation, creative problem-solving and personal agency. Units include Lean Startup SpringboardToolbox for Prototyping and Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Innovation Challenge Project.

Our people

To learn more about our dedicated Swinburne Innovation Studio team, visit Our People page.

Our partners

Become a part of our vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship community

Sign up to the Swinburne Innovation Studio Newsletter or connect with us on LinkedIn to receive the latest news and updates.

Would like to visit us in person?

We are located in the Swinburne Innovation Hub (The Fire Station), 66–68 William Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122. Please enter from McLeod Lane.

Helping you every step in entrepreneurial life cycle

Entrepreneurial Life Cycle
Swinburne Innovation Studio

Entrepreneurial Life Cycle

We have a range of programs designed for all stages of the entrepreneurial journey, from aspiring founders with an idea, to established startups looking to scale. Find out what programs and courses are suited to your startup needs in 2024.

Ready to innovate?

If you have any questions, need more information or want to know how we can help turn your big idea into a real thing, email us at innovationstudio@swinburne.edu.au.

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