Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador
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RDC announces new program to support companies hiring technical experts

November 12, 2014

St. John's, NL - The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) today announced a new funding program to help businesses support their R&D activities through the hiring of recent Ph.D. graduates. RDC’s EmployR&D program provides up to 75% of the salary for a Ph.D. graduate in science or engineering. Successful applicants can receive up to $150,000 over two years.

“Having employees with R&D skills is critical to business success and growth. Through programs like EmployR&D, and an annual investment of $1 million in graduate and doctoral researchers performing oceans-related research and development, we are providing opportunities to encourage innovation, creativity and positive commercial outcomes. I look forward to seeing where these innovators of today will take Newfoundland and Labrador in the future.”

- The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development

This program is available to Newfoundland and Labrador businesses with one or more R&D projects requiring technical expertise at the Ph.D. level. EmployR&D assists businesses in the development of products, processes or services that drive innovation.

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