RNA Innovation will facilitate industry access to trainees through the deepYellow Challenge and Twinning Program internships.
Industry partners will engage with the deepYellow team through different phases of the challenge to provide a collaborative R&D environment and participate on the Program Committee to ensure alignment of the program. Financial support (cash or in-kind) for the operation and administration of the deepYellow challenge will be provided by the industry partner, while trainees will be funded through the RNA Innovation program. This structure will allow for savings of approximately $150,000/year in staff funding for the industry partner, while also achieving their R&D goals.
The semi-annual networking fair will bring together prospective internship providers and trainees for the Twinning Program. Industry partners will provide guaranteed internships for approximately 3 months per year. Funding for the trainee’s travel and salary will be provided through the RNA Innovation grant, thus saving the industry partner almost $10,000 dollars/trainee