Impact Academy

Impact Academy

An intensive playground for students to co-create and lead a modern organisation.

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What is Impact academy?

Impact Academy is a semester-long program designed to cultivate a student’s professional experience, skillset and toolbox by navigating, collaborating and solving real-world challenges.

An intensive playground where students co-create and lead a modern style organisation, working on a diverse range of challenges sourced from start-ups, corporates, NGOs or government. 

Why students join Impact Academy:

Real world experience

Cultivate your professional skillset, toolbox and practice

Build workplace knowledge

Gain a deep understanding of working in modern organisations

Professional networking

Build connections with some of the top industry teams, start-ups, corporates and NGOs

Solve pressing problems

Work on meaningful solutions for complex challenges we face in society today

How does it work?

The Impact Academy is run like any modern organisation/agency - students work in teams to tackle real industry challenges, designing novel solutions and testing them with real customers. Our challenges are sourced from start-ups, corporates, NGOs or government problems.

 

Projects are aligned to three key thematic areas:

  1. Emerging tech for good
  2. Social impact
  3. Education futures

Who is it for?

Presently, Impact Academy is for students undertaking their Applied bachelor degree from the College of Business and Law who are undertaking the work-integrated learning (WIL) component of their degree. 

Symposiums

Join us for our exciting symposiums where you can network with experts and learn how tech and innovation is changing industries.

Workshops

Take part in our diverse range of 2 - 4 hour workshops focused on entrepreneurial skills. Check out the full schedule below for more details.

Hackathon

Want to develop solutions to some of the world's biggest problems? Join a diverse Hackathon team and work directly with industry leaders on real innovation challenges. The best part? Win $1000 prize!

Activator Tours

Want to know more about RMIT Activator? Join us for a quick tour around the premise and get ready to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey! Tours will run daily at 3pm, check schedule for Campus details.

Want to find out more?

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.