“SMEs should innovate, overcome barriers and harness the opportunities from the technological and digital revolution”
– Minister of Industry, Mr S Iswaran, SME Day 2017

A*STAR provides support to the local enterprises in different ways, from long-term R&D with industry groups to R&D that helps to enhance the technology competence of individual companies. Find out how you can benefit from the various A*STAR initiatives for local enterprises below:

Tech Depot
  • Ready-To-Go technologies that are designed to be easily adopted by SMEs to improve their business efficiency and productivity can be found at Tech Depot which is a centralised platform under SPRING's SME Portal.

Technical Capability Upgrade

  • Operation & Technology Roadmap (OTR) assists companies in developing technology and operations roadmap aligned to business strategy/goals  
  • Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading (T-Up) seconds R&D talents from A*STAR to companies to build in-house R&D / technical capabilities 
  • Technical Advisor appoints senior scientists / researchers as technical advisors to companies 

Forging Partnership

  • A*STAR Collaborative Commerce Marketplace (ACCM) aims to be a capability database of Singapore companies and marketplace which encourages business collaborations between the MNCs, local companies, government agencies and Institute of Higher Learning (IHLs). The portal is an integrative system that documents the capabilities of local manufacturing companies and technologies provided by A*STAR RIs for MNCs to effortlessly match their requirements with local manufacturing suppliers.  

Faster Time to Market

  • Simplified Licensing of IP helps SMEs accelerate technology adoption & time-to-market 
  • Royalty Free and Exclusive IP for 36 months for SMEs that enter into Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) with A*STAR