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Space Tank CoLab

A collaborative research & development product incubator

CoLab develops assistive technology solutions in the NDIS/Disability and Aged care space that improve quality of life for healthcare clients and delivers long term cost savings to care provision.

CoLab is a co-design hub where health clinicians, carers and clients can work directly with professional engineers, technology experts, industrial designers and manufacturers to design and build customised physical aid and AT solutions that deliver better outcomes.

Working with Universities, CoLab provides cohorts of student interns to collaborate with problem owners and subject matter experts. Student interns gain real world human-centric design experience, exposure to entrepreneurial thinking and hands on fabrication experience.

Student Internship Program

Scope: Design Thinking Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Internship Duration: 12 weeks – 4 days per week.
Located at Space Tank North Coburg.

Student interns are mentored by industry professionals.

Skills training:
Laser cutting
3D multi axis milling
3D printing
Vacuum forming
User centred design
2D and 3D CAD design

Program structure:
Client meetings and briefings
Defining project needs and scope
Product ideation and concept development
Research and development
Prototyping and product testing
Skills training and assessments


Industry Engagement

SME’s and problem owners can access a cluster of minds, expertise and manpower to solve problems, research and develop intellectual property and design new products.

By becoming a host company SME’s can use CoLab to grow their potential.

CoLab helps SME’s to research technology solutions to healthcare problems and develop concepts for prototyping. We assess market fit, analyse local and export demand, evaluate data and sensor viability and scope new opportunities.

Host company projects selected for CoLab research and development must have a strong commercial value proposition and cost savings or product revenue opportunity. We seek to increase value in every host company project that CoLab engages.

CoLab assistive technology development


Are you a University wanting a guaranteed pipeline of high quality internships?

Are you a company wanting to accelerate your product development?

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