Venturing into a new business or running an existing one can be fraught with challenges, especially in an economic landscape marked by uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are also opportunities to be had as Singapore and the world undergoes a digital transformation.
So whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your operations, we want to help you along this entrepreneurial journey. Below are some resources you should check out:
Are you a Singapore-based, high-growth infocomm media company or start-up with a promising and innovative solution? If so, this is for you. Accreditation@SGD seeks to help open up more opportunities for your products and solutions to be showcased to a wider audience – at home and abroad.
Do you aspire to become an engineer, developer or consultant in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector? Join this 9-month, full-time training programme designed by industry practitioners focusing on AI and machine-learning systems. More details can be found on AI.SG’s website.
Want to invest in automation solutions to improve your business’ efficiency and productivity? You may tap on the ASP for tax and loan incentives to defray the costs of deployment.
For businesses looking for Government grants, this one-stop portal can help you find and apply for the grants you need quickly. The website is currently in beta and more grants from different agencies will be introduced in phases.
Calling all Singapore companies looking to build their capabilities, innovate and/or go international – Enterprise Singapore wants to lend a helping hand.
Whether you’re a start-up or a high-growth business, ESG will lend its support according to your company’s growth stage, the industry and the overseas market you’re looking to expand to.
With more than 100 Government schemes available to support local companies, it can be mind-boggling for businesses to navigate and find what’s applicable to them.
GoBusiness Gov Assist provides information on the various assistance options available as you grow your business – all in one place!. Have more queries? An e-Adviser is on hand to help too.
Have a promising idea or solution that harnesses tech to transform Singapore’s healthcare or improve public health?
HealthLab seeks partners to take ideas from the drawing board to the real world by conducting trials, proof-of-concept and proof-of-value in a healthcare environment.
Innoleap is a match-making programme that brings together public sector agencies with problems they’re looking to solve, with commercial entities that may have ready solutions to tackle them. The programme enables the partners to collaborate and work together on developing the required tools.
“Looking Glass”, a FinTech Innovation Lab at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) seeks to help financial institutions, start-ups or technology vendors that have an idea to develop. The platform supports the experimentation and deployment of FinTech solutions; and facilitates consultations with industry experts on areas such as legal, regulatory and business-related matters.
MyInfo Business helps business owners save time and effort when submitting Government-verified data such as corporate profile, financial performance and ownership information.
Singapore-registered business owners can log in through Corppass, give consent and have their data pre-filled for participating services. More B2B services will be introduced and developer tools will also soon be made available to facilitate businesses’ technical implementation.
PIXEL is a gathering space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and makers to acquire new skills, generate ideas, experiment, collaborate and build prototypes. It hosts mixers, workshops and masterclasses so that the community can come together to learn and network. It can also be used as an incubator or a co-working space.
SGInnovate supports entrepreneurial people who want to build products and companies in science and tech through Singapore’s innovation ecosystem.
By marrying human and investment capital, SGInnovate is committed to adding value to the local start-up ecosystem.
SMEs are the core of Singapore’s economy and we want to make sure they have the resources to build more robust digital capabilities. With SMEs Go Digital, businesses can participate in this programme to leverage various support schemes to facilitate their digital transformation.
The programme will cover business needs including productivity tools such as accounting software, digital ordering and payment, fleet management as well as cybersecurity, data protection and data analytics.
With the Start Digital Pack, you can gain an advantage to better capture business opportunities, without being constrained by day-to-day operations.. As a new business, you can approach any of the partners to take up your Start Digital Pack, with costs waived for a minimum of 6 months.
Start Digital, start Right.
Start-ups with proprietary technology solutions or are seeking support for Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Proof-of-Value (POV), can approach Startup SG Tech to seek early-stage funding for commercialisation of proprietary tech ideas!
SMEs, are you ready to tap on TAP?
The programme supports collaboration among public sector research institutes, private sector tech providers, Institutes of Higher Learning, Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) and private sector system integrators, to identify and translate new technologies into real-world solutions.
The Financial Sector Technology and Innovation scheme was launched to support innovation in FinTech and create a vibrant ecosystem with the following :
- Proof-of-concept projects: To support the early-stage development of innovative projects
- 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
- Innovation centres: To attract financial institutions to set up their innovation labs in Singapore