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CRDC supports cotton change makers at MIT-QUT bootcamp (12 February 2018)

CRDC is supporting the MIT innovation and entrepreneurship bootcamp taking place at QUT in Brisbane this week, as part of our focus on innovation and startup science.

Some 25 applications were received for three CRDC-supported positions in the bootcamp, with cotton change makers proposing innovative ideas for the cotton industry to secure their positions. Overall, 130 innovators from 39 countries participated, including the three CRDC-supported participants: Douglas Oliver, a civil engineering and physics student at QUT; Caitlin Connellan, an integrated renewable energy and agricultural solutions specialist with Akuo Energy; and David Guinane, a civil engineer and analyst/developer at CQ University. 

Attendees are being tasked with helping to solve real-world sustainability problems. For cotton, one group will address the challenge of improving irrigation water management. 

Pictured at the bootcamp: MIT's Prof. Brian Subirana, CRDC's Jane Trindall, CRDC scholarship recipient Caitlin Connellan, and CRDC's Bruce Finney.