NUS helps PhD students get a Grip on enterprise
The NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (GRIP), launched in September 2018, guides postgraduate students and researchers in creating their own deep-tech start-ups. The University has committed $25 million to GRIP, with the aim of co-creating 250 companies over five years. To date, more than 40 teams have graduated from the programme, with several securing significant funding of up to $1 million. NUS Deputy President (Innovation and Enterprise) Prof Freddy Boey explained that these are firms based on cutting-edge, disruptive technologies that solve urgent problems.