Through a unique pilot program in collaboration with a university in Singapore, selected scholars with backgrounds in engineering, science, or technology will have the opportunity to better understand and excel in the global marketplace.
Starting this May, the Kauffman Foundation will send five students to study entrepreneurship at Singapore's leading science and technology university, Nanyang Technical University. The Foundation will provide tuition, room and board, and travel expenses for the selected scholars.
Because many innovations languish on laboratory shelves, the program will focus on showing the students how to take ideas and turn them into businesses with growth potential and strong appeal
for the rapidly expanding Asian marketplace.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) recently was designated the first Kauffman Campus outside the United States. It offers one of Asia's best science and technology learning environments, as well as worldclass entrepreneurship education. NTU provides a rare opportunity for U.S. students to learn how to build a startup business based on technology transfer. NTU embraces the Kauffman Foundation philosophy that entrepreneurship education should be an option for students in all fields of study, not just the business school.
Students must apply online by Feb. 10, 2009. For more information or to apply, go to www.kauffman.org/careers.