MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: The Future of Sustainability

The MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a new program from MIT for global innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. Participants will come to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia for an intense, week-long program to learn how to build innovation-driven ventures that solve global challenges in the environment, agriculture and mining resources sectors. At this MIT Bootcamp, entrepreneurs from all over the world will come together, form teams, and be challenged with finding a scalable solution by applying new technologies and ideas to solve a problem relevant to one of these resource sectors.

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Applications close, November 1, 2017.


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India's former environment minister says he's appalled by Australia's decision to approve Adani's massive new coal mine in Queensland, and has questioned the Indian miner's environmental track record.

Jairam Ramesh has told the ABC the mine will threaten the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, and Adani's record in environmental management in India "leaves a lot to be desired".

"And if it leaves a lot to be desired domestically, there's no reason for me to believe that Adani would be a responsible environmental player globally," he's told the broadcaster's Four Corners program.

Mr Ramesh said the federal and Queensland governments had not properly looked at the Adani Group's environmental and financial conduct in India before approving the mine in the Galilee Basin.

"I'm very, very surprised that the Australian Government, for whatever reason, has seen it fit to all along hand-hold Mr Adani; he is not one of the shining stars of environmental stewardship," he said.

That Australia would consider giving concessional loans and other financial breaks to Adani was almost beyond belief given the consequences for climate change, he said.

"You're giving a tax break to a project that is actually going to have adverse environmental consequences, which will have multiplying effects on weather patterns in the region, across the world. I find it bizarre," he said.

"The Great Barrier Reef happens to be in Australia, but it's a common heritage of mankind, it belongs to the world."

What does MIT do?... It makes a mining Bootcamp Program there.

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"Due to its enormous scale, its impacts on the local and regional environment, and the consequences for climate change if it proceeds, the mine has been strongly opposed by conservationists and the campaign against it is the biggest environmental campaign seen in Australia since the Franklin campaign in the 1980s:

“It is talismanic. It’s the litmus test. Adani has become shorthand for ‘are you serious about climate change?’.” (Labor figure, May 2017)

In addition to the enormous political campaign against the mine, it has faced multiple court cases."

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"The aim of this MIT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is to innovate and develop technological-enabled innovations to solve challenges in the environment, agricultural and mining sectors....

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s natural wonders spanning an area of 344,000 kms off the coast of Queensland, Australia was recently valued at AUD$56 Billion. The natural resource wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef, exists alongside Australia’s development and use of other natural resources in the mining and agricultural sectors."

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