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Students work to invent the future


7 November 2016


'FluroSat' project team.
'FluroSat' project team.

Xanthe Croot is in the final stages of her PhD on experimental quantum computing in the School of Physics. She studies in the Quantum Nanoscience Lab in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, but recently took part in the inaugural Inventing the Future program, for which her team's 'FluroSat' project won first prize.

By working with other students from across the university, I developed my understanding of the business components of the project and got to delve into a different scientific field beyond my own - Xanthe Croot

This unique, cross-disciplinary program involved postgraduate and research students from the University's Faculties of Science, Architecture, Design and Planning, Engineering and IT and the Sydney Business School. Over 11 weeks, the students took part in the complete process of innovation, from ideation to prototyping to a funding pitch to industry, enabled by interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-faculty teaching.

Read the full news story on the University website.

Watch the "Inventing the Future" YouTube clip.


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