Accelerator Program (Multiple Teams with Collaboration Zone)
The ‘NEXT’ Innovation App supports a learner team and an external mentor through an innovation accelerator program following a Lean Launchpad based methodology. Students will be provided with feedback from peers, mentor and program coordinator as they progress through the innovation journey.
The goal is for the team to develop and pitch a viable, high potential innovation concept to an ‘investment’ panel. They are expected to demonstrate the desirability, feasibility and viability of their concept with a digital or physical prototype and evidence of research & customer discovery. The program is generic and designed to be useful for startup, business or public good innovations across a range of problems and industries.
In this program, the team can use a forums tool to collaborate with other teams in the cohort to develop a body of research and collaborative commentary on problems and ideas in the early phase of the challenge.
|Deliverables / assessments||
Lean Innovation Framework - 15 x 5 minute videos
Project Learning Framework- 22 x 5 minute videos
|Recommended hours / duration||120 hours, 8-12 weeks|
The University of Sydney has run the NEXT Innovation Accelerator for more than 5 years with over 1000 students going through the program with industry & startup mentoring. The program received a student satisfaction rating of 8.4/10 and industry mentor rating of 8/10. The program has been run by a further 8 Universities and both in curricula (for credit) and extra-curricular.
Licensing / Pricing
The price includes access to the template and 1 license. Each extra license can be purchased at the same price.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the app work for your students and mentors?
The app includes curated high-quality content and a collaborative project learning structure developed through experience with >10,000 students delivering successful projects for more than 500 industry partners.
How does the Practera platform help educators achieve great program outcomes?
Educators who purchase Practera GO licenses for their students get free access to the Practera online platform to enrol participants, form teams and monitor progress. Our world-first AI-based experiential learning assistant helps you deliver a truly successful and engaging experience by flagging up whenever something needs your attention.
What are licenses used for?
You need a license for each participant that you want to enrol in your experience.
Is there an ongoing cost if I buy licenses?
No. Practera GO experience licenses are once-off purchases. You can simply buy more if you want to add new participants any time.
What happens after I buy one or more licenses?
How long will it take until I can enrol my students?
Everything is ready to go, so you can launch in no time. We have seen successful program roll-outs within 72 hours!
Will you help me to launch my program?
Of course, we are committed to make you successful! Our customer success team who all have an educational background are there for you. On the administrator platform you will have 24/7 access to our support tools and chat support during Australian business hours.
Can I buy more licenses later?
Yes. You can come back anytime to purchase additional licenses, which will be added to your account.
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Is the user data secure?
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