Amplify Ignite

Ignite PhD Pitch Night 2019

Ignite Suneeti Purohit from Swinburne University of Technology won the AMP Amplify Ignite competition for 2019 for her initiative to revolutionise the steel processing industry with solar power.

Lorna Howlett from the University of Technology Sydney received the people’s choice prize, voted by the live audience, for her research into regenerating coral on the Great Barrier Reef.

The AMP Ignite competition is open to PhD researchers from across Australia, who have game-changing ideas. This year, sixteen finalists were selected to receive professional coaching and mentoring to learn how to pitch their research in only 150 seconds, in ways that truly engages the audience.

Ignite was first launched ten years ago, to help foster Australian innovation and entrepreneurialism, and bridge the gap between academia and corporate businesses.



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Watch our highlights here

Amplify Ignite 2019