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ME Program provides students with commercial acumen

The Department of Defence funded ME Program is providing students from partner school, St Philips Christian College, with skills to innovate and commercialise their ideas by facilitating a workshop series with The Business Centre.
 
In a Hunter education first, RDA Hunter’s ME Program is directing funding from the Australian Dept of Defence to bring The Business Centre and students from St Philips Christian College together for a workshop series that will help students understand the realities of developing, protecting and commercialising their intellectual property.
 
The Business Centre will provide students involved in ME Program and STEM subjects with techniques, skills and information to help them transition their ideas and prototypes to commercially available products. Students will be mentored by Hunter entrepreneurs, meet innovative companies who will share their experiences of success and failure and learn the latest government protocols and much more over the seven month mentoring program.