Faculty of Business and Law

Workshop for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Workshop for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WOFIE)

WOFIE 2013:Getting involved

There are two main ways to become involved in the 2013 WOFIE event, as a Not-For-Profit (NFP) challenge provider, or as an event sponsor.

  • Challenge providers set the agenda for the workshops, issuing real organisational challenges to which they are seeking innovative and creative responses. Challenge examples [117KB PDF]
  • Sponsors endorse the event and contribute specifically towards operational costs and prize awards.
    In both cases, significant benefits of association are anticipated via ideas generation, brand exposure, involvement with emerging Deakin talent, potential media exposure and public relation opportunities.
Challenge Providers
Key role:
Propose potential challenges to the entrepreneurial project team
Brief project teams prior to commencement
Provide information resources in relation to the challenge
Participate in workshop presentations
Commitment:
No costs or fees
Representation at key stages of workshop
Benefits:
  • High profile association with leading Australia-first innovation and entrepreneurship initiative
  • Formal response to your specific challenge in the form of report and presentation at conclusion of workshop
  • Network opportunities with elite postgraduate students
  • Meeting with key Deakin University Innovation and Entrepreneurship researchers regarding your on-going research needs
  • Relationship development with Deakin University staff and students
  • Brand exposure at event and in supporting publications
  • Public relations / potential media exposure
Sponsor
Key role:
Support event through branding and prize funding
Provide industry perspectives in workshop sessions
Share expertise and promote products and services
Commitment:
$10 000: principal sponsor (1)
$5 000: key sponsor (5)
$2 000: associate sponsor (10)
Benefits:
  • High profile association with Australian-first innovation and entrepreneurship initiative
  • Network opportunities with sponsoring organisation, Deakin University staff and students
  • Judging / prize award involvement
  • Brand exposure at event and in supporting publications
  • Public relations / potential media exposure
  • Opportunity for teams to present in your organisation

How to apply

Challenge provider

To express interest in defining a challenge to be addressed in the WOFIE event, an organisation will firstly need to submit a Proposal Form for Challenge Provider (Appendix A). Download the sponsor kit [245KB PDF]

If a challenge is accepted, the organisation becomes an official participant in the WOFIE projects and enters into a formal sponsorship agreement in relation to the project.

Sponsor

Organisations interested in sponsoring the WOFIE event may apply using the Sponsor Application Form (Appendix B). Download the sponsor kit [245KB PDF]
Successful sponsors will benefit from sponsorship advantages detailed on the form.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2013

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9th May 2013