News - Selections start for QUT's MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Future of Sustainability

6th November 2017

Organisers of 2018's MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp - Future of Sustainability are sifting through 2,000 applications to select 90 innovators to come to QUT and take part in the week-long event.

The unique entrepreneurship program will focus on sustainability with budding entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers who will be coached on how to develop workable technological innovations.

They will learn how to help solve global challenges in the enviornment, agriculture and mining resources sectors. 

Those chosen will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a problem-solution scenario during a three-night trip at Lady Elliot Island, on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, in the days leading up to the bootcamp.

The 'trek' to Lady Elliot provides a firsthand look at the pristine wonders of the reef.

Watch the video below showcasing a day tour to the island.

 

It's the second year in a row MIT Bootcamps has chosen Queensland to deliver its entrepreneurship program, in partnership with Advance Queensland, at QUT's Gardens Point campus from 10-16 February.

The intense week-long program condenses the curriculum taught at MIT into a concentrated active learning experience which is delivered by internationally renowned speakers and senior educators.

QUT also plans to profile its groundbreaking researchers in the fields of robotics, environment and technology.

The event follows the highly successful MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp held at QUT in March this year, which was attended by 120 participants from 35 countries.

Media contact: Debra Nowland, QUT Media, 07 3138 1150 (Mon/Wed/Thurs) or media@qut.edu.au
After hours: Rose Trapnell, 0407 585 901

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