Powering your Organisation

Power your business with student partnerships

Join our university student engagement programs that connect students with Australian and global businesses and organisations. Selected students form part of short consulting projects that help companies to solve some of their most pressing challenges at no financial cost.

Why Participate?

  • Save time and money on market research
  • Keep up to date with new trends in your industry
  • Uncover insights to help with future decisions
  • Get innovative solutions for your business challenges
  • Mentor an astute multidisciplinary student team

How it works

  • Choose a “Project Type” from our list.
  • Submit a project brief which takes 5-10 mins to complete.
  • Practera assigns a team of students to undertake your project.
  • You review students’ work and provide online feedback. This takes approximately 60min/week over 2-3 weeks.
  • You receive a market research report with recommendations to inform your business needs.

Impactful outcomes


of clients willing to recommend


     project briefs were completed by a student team


organisations became recurring clients and still benefit from our programs

Submit a project here

You can select from the following project types depending on your current priorities. You may also submit multiple project briefs.

International Business

For businesses seeking to expand into new markets either nationally or internationally. Students will analyse the market, identify barriers to entry, and recommend available resources and support to enter the region.

Sustainable impact

For businesses seeking new ideas to manage the social and environmental effects of their operations. Students research practical options to enhance your organisation’s social or environmental impact.

Growth Strategy

For businesses looking for growth opportunities and outside of the box ideas. Students will analyse your market and identify gaps in which you can capitalise on.

Digital Marketing Strategy

For businesses seeking to adopt or maximise their existing social media platforms and social marketing channels. Students will analyse and develop a social media strategy.

Funding sources

Ideal for non-profits, startups and SMEs that want to explore available funding options. Students analyse and recommend potential funding pathways for businesses.

STEM Technology & Innovation Trends Project

For STEM organisations (i.e. within technology, science, engineering sectors) seeking to receive research-informed recommendations and insights on new technologies and innovation trends from STEM students on a specific business area, which will offer growth or diversification for your organisation.

Customer & Market Insights

For businesses looking to gain a deeper understanding of their customer base. This project can rely on a mix of client data and publicly available data to build customer profiles using clustering or segmentation models.

Public Policy Project

For businesses, NGOs or policy institutes
looking to uncover insights on a current policy-related challenge,whether creating, implementing, analysing or lobbying for policy.

Talent and Culture Project

For startups, businesses or NGOs looking to uncover insights on a current HR-related challenge.  Students will complete secondary research on recruitment, training & development, or workplace culture, reviewing best practice and the HR-practices of comparable organisations.

Innovation Trends – Artificial Intelligence Project

For organisations seeking to receive research-informed recommendations and insights from a student consultant team on how your business, product or value chain can utilise Artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the value you deliver to end-users.

STEM Technology & Innovation Feasibility Project

For STEM organisations (i.e. within technology, science, engineering sectors) seeking to receive research-informed recommendations and insights from STEM students on the technological feasibility of a specific R&D / innovation concept / new product / new technology.


You can let us know your preferences and we will do our best to make it happen, but we cannot guarantee it.

Each students commits to 20 hours of work over the two week period.
They also commit to act as consultants and cater to the needs and schedules of their client.
Collectively your team will deliver 120+ hours to the project.

No, the students work remotely and are not located at your offices.

  • Outline clear project requirements so that your report provides value
  • Set project outcomes that are achievable within a two week period
  • Ask for help if needed. If you’re not sure about what project type to choose, or how to define a scope, the Practera team are available at projects@practera.com


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Company project briefs

Submit a project brief to gain access to student teams around the world at no cost.

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Contact us for a discussion around how students can help your business.