Bright Sparks PhD Pitch Night


Rapid-fire Pitching | Prizes | Networking


"Bright Sparks combines real science and sound research with creativity, theatre and comedy to bridge the world of academia and business"

Annalie Killian, Founder & Curator, Amplify Festival


A selection of Australia’s brightest PhD researchers have 150 seconds to convince a panel of judges why their research deserves AMP's $5000 funding. Beyond the judging panel these researchers are pitching to the hearts and minds of an audience brimming with seed-funders and collaborators.

The program invites PhD researchers to collaborate with performance coaches to transpose 'geek speak' into an easily understood and entertaining pitch. 


When:  6:00pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

Where: The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney

Cost:    $10 venue charge, free for AMP staff on presentation of staff ID card

Stay tuned for ticket booking information.


Calling for Bright Sparks Nominees

The Bright Sparks program accomodates for up to 20 PhD researchers. In addition to performance coaching and media training, all researchers selected to partake in Bright Sparks will receive $1,000. While applications are open to researchers from anywhere in Australia, please note that the media training and performance coaching sessions will take place in Sydney without paid travel allowance. Nominees have until 16 April, 2013 to apply.


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For more information on Bright Sparks, please contact Sally Hill via email or phone on 0412 788 501.