Winners of Entrepreneurship Challenge travel to Paris

Smiling group stands in front of the Eiffel Tower
In Paris were (from left) John Rivers; Clarisse Angelier, Head of CIFRE Department, ANRT (National Association for Research and Technology), France; Spencer Richardson; Linda Khong; Stephen Brady AO CVO, Australia’s Ambassador to France; Amanda Vrselja; and Guilhem Frescaline, Chargé de développement au service CIRFE – ANRT, France. Photo courtesy Linda Khong

Four members of the winning team from the inaugural Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge, held in June, travelled to Paris in September for a 10-day study tour. They were Linda Khong, Spencer Richardson, John Rivers and Amanda Vrselja.

The tour included visits to The Brain and Spine Institute, the AIRBUS Safran Launchers, the Paris Sciences Lettres University, AGORANOV Incubator, Paris Saclay University, GlobalCare Initiative and attending a dinner and award ceremony for the French Entrepreneurship Challenge. Particular highlights of the trip included a private visit to the Château de Versailles and a meeting with Australia’s Ambassador to France.

Lara Bereza-Malcolm will be travelling to Paris in late January to participate in the Week of International Scientific Young Talents. The sixth team member, Ariel Zeleznikow-Johnston, is currently organising his visit. 

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