Future innovators in Canterbury benefitting from R&D Grants

Christchurch Central Electorate
Friday, August 14, 2015

Future innovators in Canterbury benefitting from R&D Grants

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 59 of future innovators who will benefit from R&D Student Experience Grants in Canterbury for 2015/16,” says Wagner.

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 production economy,” says Wagner.