Funding is available to bring smart, enthusiastic and fresh thinking students into your business over their summer break.

Callaghan Innovation, in partnership with Venture Taranaki, is offering R&D Experience Grants for businesses to employ an undergraduate student for three months over their summer break, to investigate a new product or process idea.

This is a great opportunity for Taranaki companies to have a student working on a project that they may not be able to find the time or resources to complete. The funding aims to give our future innovators commercial, real-world experience, while helping local businesses connect with our universities and gain momentum on valuable research and  development (R&D) projects.

The grant is for $7,200 (+ GST), which covers the students salary up to 400 hours (based on $18 per hour) over a 3 month period between November and March.

Eligible student projects can cover research into new product/service ideas, prototype development and testing, investigating more efficient processes, feasibility studies or
helping to solve problems that either you or your industry are facing.

For more information, download the attached PDF and get in touch with the team at Venture Taranaki now!