R&D grants available for young entrepreneurs

Waitaki news
Friday, August 21, 2015

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was encouraged young entrepreneurs from the Central Otago area to apply for R&D student experience grants for 2015/16.

“There are four future innovators who will benefit from R&D Student Experience Grants in Otago and another one in Southland for 2015/16.

"These grants allow students with science, technology, engineering, design, or business qualifications to advance their skills and understanding of commercial R&D within New Zealand companies.

“It’s about giving a student wanting to develop their technical skills in a commercial R&D environment the opportunity to do so.

“The grants allow young entrepreneurs to gain commercial experience and work on real world business problems, fine tune their practical and technical skills in a commercial environment and translate their commercial experience into tangible career and employment opportunities."