### ODT Online Thu, 21 Oct 2010
Varsity part of $20m research scheme
The University of Otago is one of first six research institutions to be included in the Government’s new technology transfer voucher scheme. Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp yesterday announced the initial list of six research institutions from which businesses participating in the scheme could choose. The “vouchers” will be awarded on application to businesses with a specific research and development project, but little or no in-house research and development capability.
The voucher scheme would enhance the connection between the business and science sectors, which would lead to innovation and business growth, which benefited all New Zealanders.
Posted by Elizabeth Kerr