Are you a skill-seeker, innovator or aspiring startup founder?

Activator is the place to be.

We deliver unique industry experiences: 

We bring student talent and industry together through simulated work experiences and challenges to develop your capabilities and build connections between you and future employers: 

  • WIL opportunities: students learn entrepreneurial skills and apply their learning in a practical way by working in a startup or working in a team on an innovation project. 
  • Hackathons and Innovation Challenges: an exciting way to work with industry and collaborate with cross-disciplinary student teams to solve pressing problems and learn entrepreneurial skills.

WIL Opportunities 

Cyber Innovation Challenges  

Want to add cyber security innovation to your CV? Take part in a Cyber Innovation Challenge and gain practical experience and mentoring to create client-focused solutions.

Impact Academy  

A semester long, 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.

Want to build a business? 

Founder School

A 6-week, cohort driven introduction into entrepreneurship basics that helps students come up with a business idea and explores tools and methodologies used by leading enterprises.


Our 6-week, pre-accelerator program selects a cohort of dedicated RMIT founders as they work towards achieving product/market fit. 

Upskill with Activator 

Learn enterprise skills online with Activator Micro-creds. These micro-courses are designed with industry, accessible at any time and practice-based.

Find out more

To get more information about Activator, drop in to Building 98 and chat to our friendly staff or email us at

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