Innovation is for everyone, no matter what you're studying
Whether you want to study innovation as part of your degree, or dip your toe in via workshops and events, we have an array of opportunities for you to develop enterprise skills and innovative thinking.
Discover courses, workshops, projects, clubs and other ways to build your entrepreneurial skills and networks, and transform your ideas into reality.
At Griffith Innovate, we can help with every step of your journey as you explore opportunities, pursue your passion and then grow your idea or enterprise.
What is innovation? Why is it important?
Innovation means developing new ideas, methods, products and technology to provide more effective solutions. Innovation is important in across all careers and industries, and just as imperative within society and government. Innovation also is cross-disciplinary, which means we need modern thinkers from all study areas to collaborate, share their strengths and create solutions for the greater good.
Our rapidly changing world faces great challenges, including climate change, trade wars and political instability. These complex problems require impactful solutions borne from diverse skills and innovative thought.
Innovation is relevant across all degrees and industries
Why innovation is relevant to all students
Griffith Innovation Challenge (2034IBA)
The Griffith Innovation Challenge is a 10CP course that gives you the tools and time to develop an idea for a new product, service or business model that has potential to make a real difference in the world.
Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (2043IBA)
A 10CP course for students from all disciplines to develop novel business ideas and create viable solutions using creativity and problem solving skills.
Expand your creativity with QCA Live courses and work-integrated learning open to all Griffith students.
Explore degrees with majors in innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as research opportunities for research students.
Are you a postgraduate student with entrepreneurial ambitions? Download our brochure on the postgraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship major for more info.
3 Day Startup
Develop and pitch ideas and work with industry heavyweights in this three-day intensive event.
Held over a weekend, this is a top opportunity to design, develop and showcase a mobile application—and win prize money.
Griffith Enactus aims to change the world by making a difference locally, nationally, and internationally through student-run projects.
Hult Prize at Griffith
An on-campus program for university representatives to pitch their social enterprise in the US.
As part of our Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM partnership, the company's STEM mentors share their insights in a series of videos.
Cohort Innovation Space on the Gold Coast is hosting its next Startup Grind event on 11 March, which will be a fireside chat with Lauren Hall, CEO and founder of iVvy.
An Australian, multi-award-winning SAAS technology company, iVvy provides enterprise software to the events and hospitality industry. The event is free for Griffith students—just use code CO19 when booking your ticket at the link below.
Young Women in AI virtual bootcamp
The Young Women Leaders in AI program develops young women as leaders in AI, creating ambassadors for the future as society transforms through AI adoption.
The program's free virtual bootcamp—which takes place from 9–18 April across two weekends and mid-week workshops—explores building modern machine learnings, innovation, entrepreneurship and how to succeed in the tech industry.
Are you a student or young professional looking to increase your network in the data science industry? Join thousands of hackers competing to showcase their skills, win awesome prizes and certifications in the #WorldInnovationDay Hack 2021! This is your chance to:
- Apply your data and problem-solving skillsets to real global challenges
- Build your personal innovation and leadership skills
- Receive an exclusive certificate for participating
- Meet other amazing mentors and participants in the global innovation ecosystem.
To find out more visit www.hackmakers.com
Through Griffith Innovate Labs, you can meet like-minded students and work on innovative projects. With a focus on data science, AI, software engineering, computer science and mechatronics, Griffith Innovate Labs offers workshops and online tutorials as stepping stones to larger projects.
Master of Design Program Director Michelle Douglas recently integrated 3DS into CoLab and says it was a huge success.
All students gave positive feedback," Michelle says. "All were able to reflect on how the intensity of the 3DS event strengthened their knowledge base on business tools and techniques that could be applied into their individual practices."
She says the dynamic nature of having multi and interdisciplinary groups of students working together in mixed teams received very positive feedback from Master of Design students and the wider network.
"In many cases, students consistently referred to 'moving out of their comfort zone', which is reflective of the learning and teaching dynamics that enabled the students to take risks, whilst exploring new tools and ways of doing things," she says.
"I would welcome the opportunity to advance this as a staple fixture in CoLab and believe it would be a valuable asset to use as a central core course across other schools and departments in Griffith."
The proposal to open up CoLab as a University-wide elective is now being considered.