- Step 1
Get in touch – bring us your concept and we’ll work with you to refine the prototyping and validation activities
- Step 2
Choose a project sponsor and project specialist (who will be part of the O-Lab team) from your organisation
- Step 3
Over 3–6 months a team of 3 students will work on your opportunity, supported by O-Lab mentors
- Step 4
You will receive a report and prototype that will validate the hypotheses of your innovation concept.
Sponsor organisations make a financial contribution to the cost of the project depending on their size, capacity to pay and any commercial benefits sharing arrangements made as part of the project. Please use the 'Register your interest' form below to discuss your specific circumstances with the O-Lab team.
Participating organisations commit both a project specialist and a project sponsor to play important roles in the program.
The project specialist
- This is the person who is ‘on the ground’, working as an equal member of the O-Lab project team and providing a link to information, people and strategic direction from the sponsor organisation
- They will receive support from O-Lab mentors to build their skills in human-centred and customer-driven design and innovation
- The time commitment from the project specialist is about 4–6 hours per week.
The project sponsor
- The project sponsor is usually someone who is a bit more senior in the organisation. This person acts as the project owner and mentors the core team member throughout the program
- The time commitment from the project sponsor is 1-2 hours per fortnight.