Monash Food Innovation Project

Monash Food Innovation Program is back for 2021!

Get a taste of industry experience in this unique opportunity to gain hands on experience working as a consultant for international clients.

Monash Food Innovation Project

Monash Food Innovation (MFI) are the Australian leaders in food innovation and for the third year in a row will be collaborating with Enterprise Singapore Group (ESG) who are the Singapore government agency championing enterprise development and supporting the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, to launch another exciting Food Innovation Challenge Internship.

The Faculties of Engineering, Science, MADA and the Monash Business School are teaming up and inviting students from related disciplines to apply for this unique cross-discipline, international collaboration internship.

Under the guidance of MFI, the successful applicants will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team on an 11 week international collaboration project and directly consult Singaporean Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) to solve an industry-based challenge that seeks to unlock commercial opportunities in the ANZ market. This year, the focus of the project is on addressing nutritional needs of our older adult population (65yrs+).

Applications open 5th April 2021 so don't hesitate to apply!

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Ready to Apply?

If you are currently undertaking any of the following degrees, you may be eligible to apply.

For students completing WIL under the Business Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Once applications close, all applicants will have their eligibility confirmed by the Business School before proceeding to the next stage.

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree in business or commerce

BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in business or commerce + engineering

BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in commerce + science

BEX 3006/3106 or SCI3920/3501

 Double degree in business or commerce + industrial design

BEX3006 / BEX3106 or IDN4406

For students completing WIL under the Business Faculty, please check your eligibility here

For students completing WIL under the Science Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Double degree in engineering + science

SCI3920/3501

Double degree in engineering + business or commerce

BEX 3006/3106

For students completing WIL under the Science Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single or double degree in science

SCI3920

Double degree in science + engineering

SCI3920

Double degree in science + commerce

BEX 3006/3106 or SCI3920

Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)

SCI3501

For students completing WIL under the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree in biomedical science

BEM2032

Double degree in biomedical science + science

​SCI3920

Double degree in biomedical science + business or commerce

​BEX 3350/3351

For students completing WIL under the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Faculty, please check your eligibility here

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single/double degree industrial design

IDN4406

Double degree in industrial design + business or commerce

IDN4406 or BEX 3006/3106

Double degree in industrial design + engineering

IDN4406

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree pharmaceutical science

BPS3062 / BPS3072

Double degree in pharmaceutical science + engineering

BPS3062 / BPS3072

During this unit, you will spend a total of 11 weeks, participating in a hybrid series of face-to-face and online workshops, project meetings with MFI and your SME, culminating in a final online pitch of your ideas to a panel of judges in week 11.

Credit Points & Contact Hours:

You will receive six credit points upon completion of the 11 weeks. Contact and individual/ group hours will be dependent on the requirements for your specific unit. Please refer to your unit guide or Faculty for detailed information.

Fantastic Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with Monash Food Innovation – Australia’s leading capability in Food Innovation
  • Submission of final designs to the WPO WorldStar Student Awards (International student packaging awards)
  • Attain industry experience with valuable insights into the ANZ food market
  • This industry-based project forms part of the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) internship program^
  • Be eligible for six credit points towards your undergraduate degree upon successful completion
  • Expand your professional network
  • Get a head-start in your career

^This WIL internship is unpaid. Monash does not ask any WIL host to provide payment to students.


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Applications close 11:59 pm Sunday 2 May 2021