Showcasing environmental research at EnviroTech
On November 25, CAPIM and environmental researchers at the University of Melbourne participated in ‘EnviroTech’. Five research teams pitched their projects to a group of invite-only investors (including venture capital firms, private equity firms and seed funders) as well as industry and government leaders. Investors were given the opportunity to hear about innovative projects that are investment-ready or near investment ready.
For many of the research teams, it was the first time they had made an entrepreneurial-style pitch having been on a steep learning curve transitioning from ‘explaining’ their science to ‘pitching’ their value proposition over the last few months. Everyone did a great job showcasing the potential of their projects which ranged from green hydrogen and sewer squids to bioaerosol monitoring.
CAPIM was represented by Prof. Andrew Pask, Dr Diedre Mattiske and Dr Gerard Tarulli who pitched their “Rapid Testing for Environmental Toxins” project.