Engineering and IT Showcase

The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has a proud history of forming strong partnerships with industry and the local community, in Melbourne, Bendigo and beyond.

For 30 years, the School’s annual Engineering and IT Showcase features our most outstanding student projects, delivered in partnership with industry and government agencies.

The Showcase is open to employers, students, alumni, industry and schools.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Showcase will be held face-to-face at the Union Hall at Bundoora campus.

Visitors can meet our talented staff and students that feature student and staff research projects, industry, outreach, product development, commercialisation and intellectual property.

The Showcase embodies our commitment to ensure that our students graduate ‘work ready’, by providing them with outstanding placement opportunities and exposure to industry projects.

Students can network with industry professionals and prospective employers. And, there is an awards ceremony to recognise the most outstanding projects.

The event also provides the School with an opportunity to connect with our industry partners and celebrate our collaborative project outcomes.


30th anniversary showcase

Keynote speaker, Evan Davey

Evan Davey is a La Trobe Alumni, graduating with a Bachelor of Computer Science in 1999 with a major in Discrete Mathematics. He is now Founding Partner at Two Bulls, a Digital Product Consultancy. Over the past 13 years, Evan has grown Two Bulls from a team of five to over 135+ across Australia and New Zealand, and now heads up Growth for Two Bulls.

Two Bulls builds world-leading digital products with leading startups, research institutions and government bodies. Two Bulls' work has been featured on stage by both Apple & Google at product launches, and their products are used by millions of people everyday.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Two Bulls played a significant role in a number of key responses - including developing the ServiceVic App contact tracing platform & vaccination certification process in collaboration with Service Victoria.  They also developed Smileyscope, a VR solution that was used throughout the vaccination rollout, and "CovidCare" a real-time Covid management tool.

Evan is a Certified SCRUM Product Owner, and has spent the last 20 years in software development and Digital Product consultancy.

Professor Brian Abbey and Dr Eugeniu Balaur

Professor Brian Abbey and Dr Eugeniu Balaur will discuss their ground breaking research on the NanoMSlide. The NanoMSlide is an innovative microscope slide which promises to revolutionise medical imaging to detect breast cancer cells in patients.

The NanoMslide won the 2022 Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology.

La Trobe Digital Innovation Hub

Three of our students in Computer Science and IT undertook a La Trobe Digital Innovation Hub project in collaboration with CISCO. The combined efforts have seen the development of an augmented reality platform for health professionals that could help alleviate the burden on the hospital system, and see better health outcomes for patients.

Escape room

Come and participate in Escape room challenges and see latest ‘bot’ developments.

We invite industry to contact us if they are interested in becoming a partner or exploring potential research and commercialisation ventures.


Visit past showcases

In 2020 and 2021 the Covid years, the Showcase was delivered online on a collaborative platform. Discover the best student projects delivered in partnership with industry and government agencies.

You can also click here to visit the 2020 Showcase.

Find out more about our partnerships in computer science and information technology, data science and engineering.