La Trobe University Global Innovation Program & Study Tour

The School of Engineering and Mathematical Science and La Trobe Learning and Teaching are organising a unique interdisciplinary project-based elective subject (15 credit points) open to all Trobe University undergraduate students in their third year of studies.

Who and What?

Thirty students from various disciplines – including Engineering, Business, Marketing, Humanities, Social Sciences and Media – will collaborate in teams of five to generate an innovative idea, develop a detailed design of a product and pitch their work to an international team of experts in the field of innovation within academia and industry.

Pre-Travel Innovation Training and Development

The design stage of the subject will start on 28 August 2017 and conclude on 17 November 2017. During this period, project clusters will engage in a blend of weekly online and face-to-face activities leading towards a one day Industry Workshop.


The groups will then travel to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to attend the IEEE Student and Young Professional Congress (1 – 4 December) and participate in the IEEE/YEP Innovation Challenge, where they will compete with dozens of other students groups from Bosnia and Herzegovina to secure investor funding for their next great idea.

After the Innovation Congress, you will shadow and engage with industry professionals in their field (7th – 14th December). This will provide you with valuable work-experience in an international setting.

Supercharge your CV

This subject – led by Eddie Custovic (Director of the La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundry), Dr Damir Mitric (Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Learning and Teaching) and Matthew Felicetti (System Engineer, La Trobe Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundry) – provides you with an exclusive opportunity to experience firsthand the power of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are looking for participants who are keen to immerse themselves in an idea that they believe in and who are eager to explore what it means to take a risk (in a supportive environment). The subject was designed to simulate the realities of modern working life and all skills you will acquire are transferable. We will teach you how to use the experiences you made in the course of this subject to develop your own professional brand.

Register your interest now (Deadline August 8th):

Placed are limited. An information session providing further background information, including scholarships, travel arrangements, and course requirements will be held on Wednesday 9 August from 5:30pm until 6:30pm at Szental Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University.