Rent a Boffin: Lab Coats for Hire!
Would you rent a researcher? Apparently some of you would.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) plans to double the number of engineers and scientists on one-year or two-year secondments to local SMEs in the healthcare, computing and communications sector over the next four years due to high demand. In a new matchmaking government scheme called Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading – or T-Up for us acronym-crazy Singaporeans – some 250 researchers can be “rented” out to small businesses as part of a campaign to boost the R&D capability of local firms. The government even subsidises 70% of the researcher’s salary.
To find out more, you can click here. To ask aboutÂ R&D help from A*Star, you can call 6826-6268 or 6826-6269.
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