24 March 2016

Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge

Aerial image of Paris at night

Do you have what it takes to go against the clock throughout a sleepless 24 hour period of time?

Compete for the opportunity to travel to France for a first-hand experience of the country’s innovation system: the call for applications to participate in the Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge is now open.

The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Embassy of France are partnering to organize the first Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge with the support of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the Australian National University (ANU). The event will be held over 2-3 June at ANU College of Business and Economics.

The Challenge is based on the French event '24 hours for Entrepreneurship’ and pits teams of PhD students grouped by scientific field against one another in start-up creation competition. Going against the clock throughout the sleepless 24 hour period of time, the participants are guided by experts and coaches, and mentored by past contestants in the French event. Beside the opportunity to put the best Australian students forward and give them an opportunity to get a first (or new) experience of entrepreneurship, this event will be an excellent occasion to meet with industry and government representatives as well as French industry PhD students.

The call for applications for participants is now open and closes 9am AEDT Tuesday 29 March 2016.

To apply or for more information, go to Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge.

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