Singapore has a conducive ecosystem that supports the Smart Nation Initiative. Here are some resources that individuals, start-ups and companies in Singapore may find useful.




For Individuals

 

Clinic@BASH

Entrepreneurs and founders of young start-ups can gain valuable insights by speaking to industry veterans. Clinic@BASH connects you to these veterans though one-on-one sessions when you can have deeper conversations with your industry veteran.

 

Pixel Labs

Pixel Labs (formerly IDA Labs) provide physical lab spaces for individuals, companies and government agencies to collaborate. It enables you to work on areas such as generating new ideas, developing new technologies and testing out proof of concepts. So you now know where to go if you need to prototype your ideas!

 

SkillsFuture

SkillsFuture is a national movement to enable all Singaporeans to develop to their fullest potential throughout life. Whichever stage of life you are in, whether you are in your schooling years, early career, mid-career or silver years, SkillsFuture will enable you to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities – to help you realise your aspirations and attain mastery of skills. Check it out! 

 

Technopreneur Action Group (TAG) Programme

Have a bright idea, and aspire to be a technopreneur but need help in developing and testing your ideas quickly? Connect to a group of like-minded individuals through TAG!

 

TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA)

ICT professionals and those aspiring to join or convert to the ICT profession, check out the courses and certifications offered under TeSA!

 

 


 

For Start-ups & Companies

 

Accreditation@IMDA

Singapore-based early-stage growth technology product companies or start-ups with a promising and innovative solution - this is for you. Accreditation@IMDA seeks to help open up more opportunities for your products and solutions to be showcased and eventually bought.

 

Business Grants Portal

If you are a business looking for government grants, this one-stop portal can help you find and apply for the grants you need easily! The portal is currently available in beta, and more grants from different government agencies will be introduced in phases.

 

Pixel Labs

Pixel Labs (formerly IDA Labs) provide physical lab spaces for individuals, companies and government agencies to collaborate. It enables you to work on areas such as generating new ideas, developing new technologies and testing out proof of concepts. So you now know where to go if you need to prototype your ideas!

 

Looking Glass @ MAS

The "Looking Glass", a FinTech Innovation Lab at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) seeks to help financial institutions, start-ups or technology vendors with an idea, by supporting the experimentation and deployment of the FinTech solution; and by facilitating consultations with industry experts on areas of interest such as legal, regulation, and business-related matters.

 

SGInnovate

Supporting the entrepreneurial and ambitious build products and companies in science and tech through Singapore's innovation ecosystem.

 

SME Go Digital Programme

SMEs wanting to build stronger digital capabilities can participate in the SMEs Go Digital programme from 1 April 2017. The programme will cover basic needs including productivity tools such as accounting software, digital ordering and payment, and fleet management; and more advanced needs such as cybersecurity, data protection, and data analytics.

 

SPRING Automation Support Package (ASP)

If you are a company looking to deploy automation solutions to increase operational productivity, consider applying for ASP to tap on a package of grant, tax and loan incentives to help defray implementation costs.

 

Technology Adoption Programme

SMEs aspiring to increase productivity by harnessing technology can participate in the Technology Adoption Programme. The Programme can help to:

  • identify opportunities for productivity improvement
  • advise on the relevant technologies to help improve productivity
  • source for and match companies with the relevant technology solutions or technology providers
  • work with companies in the pilot technology implementation
  • work with companies to measure productivity improvements

 

The Financial Sector Technology and Innovation Scheme

To support the creation of a vibrant ecosystem for innovation in FinTech, the Financial Sector Technology and Innovation scheme was launched under the Financial Sector Development Fund to support:

  • Proof-of-Concept projects: To support the early stage development of innovative projects in the industry;
  • Institution-level projects: To catalyse the development of innovative solutions that have the potential to promote growth, efficiency or competitiveness;
  • Industry-wide projects: To support the building of industry-wide technology infrastructure or utility that is required for the delivery of new, integrated services; and
  • Innovation centres: To attract FIs to set up their innovation labs in Singapore.

 

 

Last updated on 17 May 2017