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MAKE IT HAPPEN

IN BRIEF

  • Two day, hands on workshops in Sydney
  • Bring an idea and watch it come to life
  • Develop it with experts from different parts of your industry
  • FREE to Rural Industry innovators, researchers, and primary producers
  • Opportunity for the best ideas and/or teams to be incubated into real businesses

We’re discovering the next wave of innovation for rural Australia.

Bruce Finney

Executive Director, CRDC

Innovation is hard, especially if we are trying to find the new value that comes from combinations of people from across an industry. This program creates a forum for researchers to come together with primary producers for 2 days to imagine and create new innovation across rural Australia.

Two-day workshops are hosted in Sydney throughout the year around specific rural themes. We are beginning with cotton and fisheries. If you are an industry innovator, primary producer or researcher in these fields, you can bring along a product or business idea and use Pollenizer’s famous Startup Science methodology to bring it to life. After two days you will know what to do next.

We transform science into technology. Then technology into businesses to make your innovation sustainable and enduring.

As ideas emerge, participants have the opportunity to take ideas to the next step in Pollenizer’s accelerator/incubator in Sydney.

This program is run in collaboration with CRDC and FRDC. Pollenizer designs and operates some of the countries best-known science-driven entrepreneurship and innovation programs, including programs for CSIRO, NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI), Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and major universities around the country.

PROGRAM

At the end of the Microhack, funders will be present to hear your ideas and some ideas will be given the opportunity to take the idea into Pollenizer’s famous Sydney incubator.

DAY ONE

  • Mindset: Doing wins arguments. Evidence beats opinion.
  • Sharing our ideas simply
  • Making our ideas massive
  • Creating a value proposition
  • Experiment Zero – do customers agree?

DAY TWO

  • Lessons Learned: a learning method
  • Experiments that get customers to act
  • Pitching so that people love what we do
  • Pitching to funders for opportunity to incubate idea into a business

OUTPUTS

  • Your idea/research developed and brought to life
  • Meet collaborators who can help it become real
  • Present the idea to funders
  • Earn the opportunity for your idea to be incubated

STREAMS

Rural.XO means eXponential Opportunities for new growth in the Rural sector. We’re beginning with two streams – cotton and fisheries. We’re now inviting innovators, primary producers and researchers from these fields to apply, using the links below.

COTTON

FISHERIES

EVENTS

Mar
9
Thu
RURAL.XO MICROHACK 1 (COTTON + FISHERIES) @ Pollenizer Drugstore
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm

Theme: Challenging the status quo – disrupting the horizon of cotton and fisheries.
Scholarships available for Microhack and travel: Rural Industry innovators, researchers, & agribusinesses serving fisheries and cotton, entrepreneurs with a passion for the theme.
Closing date for applications: Wed 15th February, 2017

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

May
4
Thu
RURAL.XO MICROHACK 2 (COTTON + FISHERIES) @ Pollenizer Drugstore
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm

Theme: Challenging the status quo – disrupting the horizon of cotton and fisheries.
Scholarships available for Microhack and travel: Rural Industry innovators, researchers, & agribusinesses serving fisheries and cotton, entrepreneurs with a passion for the theme.
Closing date for applications: Wed April 12th, 2017

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