The Edge on Innovation

Create. Activate. Collaborate

The Edge Project explored how university students can develop and evidence enterprise and entrepreneurship capabilities through work integrated learning (WIL) to give students the edge for an ever-evolving and complex future.

Led by researchers at QUT, the project team also included researchers from Curtin University, RMIT University, UTS, University of South Australia and representatives from the Australian Industries Group. The project partnered with innovation site teams, students and alumni from each of the participating universities as well as industry to co-design, pilot and review a range of resources which support the scalability, sustainability and quality of emerging WIL models.


The resources on this website were developed through collaboration between the core project team, eight innovative WIL site leads, and additional academic staff and learning designers from across the partner universities. These resources include four learning modules, eight case studies of enterprise and entrepreneurial WIL, and five assessment and evidencing strategy snapshots. This website also includes information about the peer review process which guided the creation of these resources.

Project Contact:

Judith Smith

Project funding:

Funded by Australian Technology Network (ATN) Grants Scheme for Excellence in Learning & Teaching 2018