Local businesses benefit from fresh ideas with R&D grant

For businesses looking to benefit from smart, enthusiastic people with fresh ideas, it doesn’t get much better than a Callaghan Innovation R&D Experience Grant.

The R&D Experience Grant is an internship designed as full-time, paid work experience over the summer break for tertiary students studying science, technology, engineering, design or business. During the internship, students’ time must be spent helping on a special R&D project or activity.

Thanks to the R&D Experience Grant, Cambridge-based website development company Rocketspark welcomed two University of Waikato students, Hongyu Wang and Rhys Compton, into their office last summer to work on a “high potential” project involving elements of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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