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2021 QinetiQ Endeavour Award winners announced


QinetiQ Australia is delighted to announce the University of Melbourne’s Breathe Easy Team as the winners of the 2021 QinetiQ Endeavour Award.

Following a compelling pitch, the Breathe Easy Team were selected as the winners of the award for demonstrating QinetiQ’s values of Integrity, Collaboration and Performance in the delivery of their project.

The Breathe Easy Team – comprised of Jessica Anderson, Rebecca McCormick, Phoebe Lewis, William Symington and Elamathi Venugopal – researched, designed and prototyped a new MedTech device which improves the treatment of a common medical condition known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and will help reduce the hospitalisation rate of approximately 1.2 millions Australians who live with the condition.

The team also demonstrated outstanding innovation and the potential to deliver advantage for an end user through strong end-user engagement, a focused definition of the problem space, an agile approach to design and excellent teamwork.

QinetiQ is proud to sponsor an Endeavour Award, which rewards University of Melbourne Faculty of Engineering and IT’s student project teams who embody QinetiQ’s values of Integrity, Collaboration and Performance in the pursuit of innovating for the advantage of end users.

The award is open to final-year student project teams participating in the 2021 Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition from any department.

QinetiQ is delighted to support talented students who are working to solve complex STEM problems.