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Funding for Singapore-UK collaborative R&D projects

20 June 2019


Funding is available for UK companies seeking innovation partners in Singapore

Up to £1 million is available for disruptive and game-changing projects in collaboration with Singaporean companies. The funding is available through Innovate UK and the EUREKA Network for innovations in a variety of fields.

EUREKA is an intergovernmental network, bringing together 41 member states to facilitate wider international cooperation and innovation.

Find out more about EUREKA funding.

Singapore/UK collaborative R&D

The competition aims to support the development of collaborative research and development (R&D) projects between the UK and Singaporean companies. Although the competition scope is open to any sector, applications are particularly encouraged in:

  • medical technology
  • smart mobility and logistics
  • advanced manufacturing

Projects must be collaborative, including at least one business from Singapore and one from the UK, independent from each other. They must also show:

  • a clear game-changing, disruptive and innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services
  • a strong and deliverable business plan that demonstrates awareness of market potential and needs
  • a clear route to market within two to three years of project completion

Competition information

The registration deadline is 19 September 2019, and the deadline for both the Innovate UK document and EUREKA application submissions is 26 September 2019. Organisations of any size may apply. Up to £350,000 is available per project.

An online briefing event will take place on 1 July 2019 where organisations can find out more about the competition and the process of applying.

Find out more about this competition and apply.