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  • Locations: Turin, Italy
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2019 10/04/2019 10/06/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Postgraduate, Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
GCP Points: 30
Program Description:

EIA Italy

Lunchtime information session 

Register for the information session on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 to ask questions and obtain information directly from past students and SEBE staff. Also, find out about how to apply for the Mobility Grants for both demestic and international students.

Light lunch will be provided.

In this extreme entrepreneurship program, you will collaborate with students from UC Berkeley, Stanford and Tsinghua University from multidisciplinary backgrounds and will be guided by the world-renowned entrepreneurs and investors mostly from Silicon Valley to launch new innovations to the market in a record of 15 days.

The goal of the course is to inspire the entrepreneurial and ambitious participants to innovate and prompt rapid growth; with the aim to achieve at least a 100 million EUR valuation for their business. The course nurtures the necessary mindset, skills, and knowledge in the experiential learning environment, as well as provides the tools and network in order to achieve set goals.

Students will be mentored by 150 speakers, mentors and investors from various business, marketing, IT and design backgrounds.

The program is strongly influenced by prestigious startup accelerators and their methodologies from Silicon Valley and developed in cooperation with representatives from top organisations including UC Berkley, Stanford, and Google.

Future entrepreneurs are immersed in a multicultural ecosystem of 700 students, speakers, mentors and venture capitalists from 68 different nationalities.

10 Endeavour Mobility Grants of AU$2500 each is available to domestic students

5 Mobility Grants of AU$2000 each is available to International Students


Program details

Location: Turin, Itlay

Program dates: 8 - 27 July 2018 (Participants should arrive in Turin, Italy on the 7 July 2018 or prior)

Technology focus: Web & Mobile Applications, Internet of Things, Big Data, Business Software

Methodology partners: UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Google

Unit of enrolment: Undergraduate students: level 2 elective / Postgraduate students: level 7 elective

Credit: Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded 1 Deakin credit point toward their degree. 

Selection: students will be selected based on academic performance, response to application questions and phone interview with the Unit Chair.

Students participate in this program must seek approval from their course director as students will miss the first three weeks of classes in T2 (T2 starts from 9 July 2018). Please note this program does not open to School of Engineering students

Download program materials


Cost and Important Dates

Complete payment by 11 May 2018 AU$2560
Import event Date
Endeavour Mobility Grants application close 16 April 2018
Program application close 20 April 2018
Endeavour Mobility Grandt outcome announcement  20 April 2018
Deposit payment due 27 April 2018
Final payment due 11 May 2018

Course workload

Week 1 pre-week
  • Ideation activities (8h)
  • Team discovery and team formation activities (12h)
  • Defining how to find a problem worth solving/ developing & filling the lean canvas with your prospect team (6h)
Week 2 to 4 (Onsite course)
  • Course sessions – keynotes, mentoring sessions & workshops (90h)
  • Independent group work (40h)



Program fee includes:
Program fee does not include:
  • All program activities in Italy
  • Deakin tuition fee for 1 credit point
  • Intense training days (15 days – 10h per day)
  • Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley experts
  • Access to pool of 150 mentors
  • Opening/Closing Gala Program
  • Deakin Travel Insurance for the length of the program plus 10 days
  • Accommodations (Approx.750 - 800 Euro for three weeks)
  • Return flights to Turin, Italy
  • Transport including traveling around Italy
  • Meals and drinks (Approx. 12 Euro per meal)
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Spending money


Mobility Program Funding 
This program has received 10 grants of $2500 each. The funding is open to both UG and PG domestic students. 

In addition to that, there are 5 mobility grants for international students to apply. 

To apply for the funding, please complete the application to this program. The funding application outcome will be announced on 20 April 2018.


Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7764 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Please visit the OS Help website for further information on eligibility. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.

Important to note

  • Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
  • Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
  • The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
  • All students must be approved by the Unit Chair and be able to enroll in the appropriate unit prior to being accepted into the program.
  • Once accepted on the program students must pay the program fee to confirm their spot
  • This program does not open to School of Engineering students 

Cancellation Policy

For cancellation policy please refer to the EIA Refund Policy 2017-2018.pdf