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Loreto girl goes boot-camping

by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

LORETO Kilkenny Secondary School student, Surabhi Sathish (16) will take part in the annual BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp from March 7 to 10 at University College, Dublin.

The camp was established in 2010 by BT and is delivered in partnership with Nova UCD to give students the commercialisation skills they need to develop their BT Young Scientist & Technology project ideas into viable business ventures. 

Thirty students from eight counties, including winners of the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2022, Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar, will take part in the four-day event in the hopes of attaining the coveted titles of Best Group and Best Individual. 

All taking part in the Bootcamp this year were participants in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, held virtually in January, and have been selected from the pool of prize winners shortlisted from special awards, category winners and top four award recipients. 

Students will be working throughout the week on six projects, selected by the judges from the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2022. 

A member of the original project team will work with four other Bootcamp students on their project, and they will develop the idea further based on the workshops they take part in. 

Students will experience first-hand the world of technology, commercialisation, business propositions and entrepreneurship, with the culmination of the  programme seeing the students pitching their ideas to an expert panel of judges. 

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