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Nancy Schellhorn: I am Nancy Schellhorn from RapidAIM.

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We provide a real time alert of the presence of fruit fly and this allows growers to respond rapidly and prevent an outbreak. 

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With RapidAIM nextgen technology we can start to address the $10 billion a year market. 

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We decided to apply for the ON programme because we started to hear more about it and learn more about it and it looked kind of interesting but we really weren’t sure if it had any meaning for our science but we thought let’s give it a go and it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience. 

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Now we are preparing our technology for our field trials in September and in February 2017 we hope to conduct the first commercial trial. 

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We have a path to market now whereas before we were really just playing around with some technology and we thought we had a good idea. 

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We actually have a solution to a massive problem.  It’s much more than I could have ever expected.

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Michael Withford
Michael Withford
Macquarie University. ON Accelerate graduate.

ʻʻI have been in senior positions for many years, and it has been my job to motivate and energise other people. This is the first time in two decades someone has energised me.ʼʼ

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