Nine student teams selected for business plan finals

Their project topics range from youth sexual health to allergy testing

Nine pharmacy student teams have made it to the quarter-finals of the Pharmacy Guild’s National Student Business Plan Competition.

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They hail from five Australian and New Zealand universities: the University of Technology Sydney, and the universities of Tasmania, Sydney, Auckland and Otago.

The teams were tasked with developing two ground-breaking programs to implement in pharmacies.

One service had to be new to the market while the second had to be a “highly differentiated” version of a current service.

Their innovations include strategies to tackle mental health and sleep issues in rural locations, allergy testing, youth sexual health and medication management.

The teams are now competing for a place in the semi-finals and ultimately a place in the final and a share of the $15,000 prize pool.

The winner will be announced at Pharmacy Connect in September, with the finalists given free accommodation, travel and accommodation.