Future innovators in Bay of Plenty benefitting from R&D Grants

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Students with science, technology, engineering, design, or business qualifications are being helped to advance their skills and understanding of commercial research and development (R&D) within New Zealand companies.

“There are nine future innovators who will benefit from R&D Student Experience Grants in Bay of Plenty for 2015/16,” says MP for Bay of Plenty Todd Muller

More than 200 future innovators and 126 hi-tech companies around the country will be able to benefit from up to $1.5 million in research and development student grants which is being made available through Callaghan Innovation.

“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.

“The Government is investing in these grants to help keen, qualified Kiwis get work here in hi-tech industries. The companies also gain by employing smart, ambitious young people to help advance their R&D projects.

“This is just one part of the Government’s programme to build a more competitive and productive economy,” says Todd Muller.

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