Monash Food Innovation Project

Please note: The 2020 MFI Project is currently on hold. However, if you are interested in being notified once the program resumes, please submit an expression of interest. More details provided below.

Want to craft your career in the international food industry?

Win an expenses paid trip to Singapore, and gain valuable insights into the ANZ food market!

Monash Food Innovation Project

Monash Food Innovation (MFI) is working with Enterprise Singapore to run a food innovation challenge to develop food products for the Australian market. Enterprise Singapore is the Singapore government agency championing enterprise development. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. The Faculties of Engineering, Science, Biomedicine and the Monash Business School are teaming up and inviting Business, Science, Engineering and Biomedical students to apply for this unique cross-discipline collaboration effort.

Successful applicants will work on an international collaboration project with MFI - an Australian leader in food innovation and a Singaporean Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) to develop a product offering suitable for the Australian market. Applications will be considered soon, so don't hesitate to apply!

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 3350/3351

Double degree in business or commerce + engineering

BEX 3350/3351

Double degree in business or commerce + science

BEX 3350/3351 or SCI3920

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Double degree in engineering + science

SCI3920

Double degree in engineering + business or commerce

BEX 3350/3351

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

Study Level

Degree Type

WIL Unit

Undergraduate only

Single degree in science

SCI3920

Double degree in science + engineering

SCI3920

Double degree in science + business or commerce

BEX 3350/3351 or SCI3920

Double degree in science + biomedical science SCI3920

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

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You will spend a total of 20 days, including a five-day bootcamp during semester break, to participate in a series of workshops and pitch your ideas to a panel of judges.

Credit Points & Contact Hours:

You will receive six credit points upon completion of the 20 days/144 hours of contact hours. You will be eligible for six credit points upon the completion of the 20 days/144 hours of contact horse and BEX unit requirements.

Get a Taste of Industry Experience

Under the guidance of Monash Food Innovation, you will work in a team to solve an industry-based challenge that would help the Victorian Government and Enterprise Singapore unlock commercial opportunities for the ANZ market.

Fantastic Benefits

  • Opportunity to work with Monash Food Innovation – Australia’s leading capability in Food Innovation
  • 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.


If you’re interested in receiving a notification once the project is up and running again, fill out an Expression of Interest form here.