Monash Innovation Guarantee
- About MIG
- Hear from our participants
- Our industry partners
- Eligibility and enrolment
- Info sessions and FAQs
The Monash Innovation Guarantee (MON2750 / MON3750) is a 3-week intensive interdisciplinary summer unit (January) enabling students to work with industry.
"The Monash Innovation Guarantee has been the most practical and useful unit I’ve undertaken so far."
- Tessa Kent
"I am excited to continue applying the skills and knowledge I gained from this experience in my future endeavours and am grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a meaningful program."
- Rui Qin
"Thank you so much for the unit, talking to people about the unit everyone has told me about how much impact it has had on their soft skills and their view on the industry."
- Uzair Tahir
"The program was truly life-changing as I not only developed an innovator's mindset but also had the chance to work in an interdisciplinary team and gain practical experience through solving a challenge provided by our industry partner, Microsoft."
- Jayce Batallones
"We need innovation to challenge conventional wisdom, test assumptions, bridge sectors, partner and embrace change to take measured risks."
- Meg Kauthen, Sustainability Designer, Business for Development
"We are excited to be partnering with Monash University for their new program, the Monash Innovation Guarantee which sees students connect with real business to help solve specific challenges aligned with environmental and social impact outcomes."
- Natasha Ritz, BlueMelon
"What an honour it is to be involved with the Monash Innovation Guarantee program! Over the last two weeks, I've gotten to meet a smart, motivated bunch of students from a wide range of undergraduate studies, hear about their career ambitions, and chat about #innovation and #thefutureofwork. I love hearing the fresh ideas and perspectives these guys are bringing."
- Sarah Overton, Strategy and Growth, Director at KPMG Australia
"Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to participate in the MIG program. I feel so privileged to have met you all and to have the opportunity to work with such amazing students. Their project ideas were fabulous."
- Deb Mellett, GM, Nairm Marr Djambana Aboriginal Gathering Place
"Innovation skills are crucial for your employability, no matter what career you aspire to, and will accelerate your impact, no matter what issues you are passionate about. Innovation is a mindset, process and toolkit you can learn. It’s about problem-solving and implementing new ideas in order to create social, economic or environmental good."
- Dr Susie Siew Yuen Ho (MIG Director)
"Teaching innovation means that you can jump over a lot of those hurdles that startups may have fallen down on in the past, and we just don't have time for that anymore. So we've got to be fast-tracking all of this, and I think that a program like this does that beautifully."
- Julie Hirsch, Telstra Business Woman of the Year (MIG Speaker)
"[Innovation] is really about finding out how we can make a better society and using those ideas and that necessity to change and drive progress."
- Dickie Currer, Startup Victoria (MIG Speaker)
MIG draws on the power and resources of the private sector, the intellectual rigour of tertiary education, and the creativity and agility of social and commercial enterprises and the start-up sector.
Startup Victoria is Australia’s largest independent startup community. They believe that creating a successful startup takes more than one person’s idea, it takes a community of generous minds.
The Banksia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that believes in the power of social and environmental impact through community engagement and sustainable business practices.
Monash Net Zero
The initiative is taking ambitious climate action at Monash University. They work closely with industry, government and other research organisations to lead the way to global energy sustainability in the future.
ENGIE is setting the standard in Australia and New Zealand in lower carbon generation, renewables, energy efficiency and technology solutions.
Nairm Marr Djambana
Nairm Marr Djambana’s gathering place is a welcoming safe place to improve Aboriginal health, cultural, recreation and social activities. It is a meeting place to provide opportunities to further advance and improve the health of Aboriginal people.
Nudge Global Impact
Nudge combines leadership, sustainability and global impact creation with personal development.
Yooralla focuses on equality. They support people with disability of all ages and needs in their homes and the community with quality services.
Good Empire has built a social app for good that challenges us to level up for people and the planet. It is a global impact platform to inspire, empower, and reward individuals and organisations to unite and take action.
The Generator is Monash University's central startup hub. This is a place for innovative thinkers, change-makers and entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo and make good things happen.
Startmate is the epicentre of startup ambition in Australia and New Zealand. At their core, they are a community of ambitious founders, operators and investors. Their Student Fellowship is a gateway for young people to join or found a startup.
Microsoft’s mission is to empower each learner and educator on the planet to achieve more. We believe all learners deserve access to an equitable education regardless of their ability, income, language, location, or identity.
OurVoice is building a platform designed to enable members of communities to participate in governance decisions and policy, such that they have a say in the decisions that affect them.
Planet Protector Packaging
Our mission is to remove polystyrene from our planet by providing cost-effective, sustainable, eco-friendly packaging. We design with the circular economy in mind, utilising waste materials and giving them new life through our products.
SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise. Our mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental well-being, sense of belonging and economic outlook.
Whatever your idea, we're here to help you make it happen. StartSpace is a free business support service for new and early-stage founders, powered by State Library Victoria.
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, allowing them to unlock their potential.
Everyone is entitled to live in a world where their human rights are recognised, realised, and protected. With a powerful legacy of over 60 years of human rights advocacy, we have a real opportunity to make a massive difference.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organisations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.
National Transport Research Organisation
The National Transport Research Organisation (NTRO) is a not-for-profit entity offering innovative research and practical solutions to integrate planning, operations and research across all modes of transport for Australia and New Zealand.
MIG (MON2750 / MON3750) is open to second and third-year undergraduate students across all faculties. Find out if you're eligible for the MIG and enrol today.
Join an information session to learn about the MIG, read our frequently asked questions, or find out who to contact for more details before you enrol.
Calling for industry to join us as a challenge owner
To industry partners across all sectors and disciplines - we're calling for you to come on board as our MIG challenge owner and share with us a challenge that your organisation is currently facing. Click here and find out more!
MIG is delivered by Monash University, and underpinned by the The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.