Unique experience at Sydney innovation lab for Murdoch students March 4, 2017 Murdoch students at Commonwealth Bank's Innovation lab in Sydney Four Murdoch students enjoyed an exclusive, money-cannot-buy opportunity at the Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Laboratory in Sydney that will propelled their future careers. As winners of the Comm Bank’s Think Big competition, Holly McWhae, Jay Araya and Callum Rideout from Murdoch’s Perth campus met Singapore student Abigail Murthy on the two-day intensive experience that provided an opportunity to explore and challenge ideas, while delving deeper into the innovation and design toolbox. “To be given the chance to work with those who actively use design thinking, design sprints and wire framing in their day to day project work was amazing,” said Callum. “We had the opportunity to interact with and query Commonwealth Bank staffers who had previously taken their ideas to market. It humanised the possibilities of following in their footsteps. “It was great to strengthen networks with the Commonwealth Bank and Innovation Lab teams. These networks will be invaluable at this stage of our career journeys.” As part of the experience, the Murdoch students heard from entrepreneurial and strategic marketing experts from Gemstar Technology, who shared their stories of success in helping Australian technology expand globally. Callam said the Think Big competition and Innovation Laboratory activities shows the investment the Commonwealth Bank has in both internal innovation strategies and the entrepreneurial spirit of the communities in which they serve. “The opportunity to both work and network in such a small team of only four Murdoch Think participants enabled us to get some great coaching,” he added. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, International students Tags: Think big, australia, commonwealth bank, gemstar, higher education, innovation, learning and teaching, murdoch university, richard wiles, singapore, student employability, students, sydney, team instinct Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!