Faculty of Engineering and IT first-year PhD student Suri Susilo recently took part in the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, an intensive week-long new ventures leadership program attracting young entrepreneurs across the globe.
Suri was able to thrive in the program and her business idea – a “smart” pillow system to optimise spine neutrality – was chosen as one of the top 25 ideas, securing her a coveted spot as ‘CEO’ in the program. Suri has been developing her product with clinical assistance from the Sydney Spine Institute.
With real-world experience and a new start-up company under her belt, she is now progressing her smart pillow concept through a PhD, also in biomedical engineering.
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