“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 are designed to be easily adopted by SMEs to improve their business efficiency and productivity

Technical Capability Upgrade

Operation & Technology Roadmapping assists companies in developing technology and operations roadmap aligned to business strategy/goals  

Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading 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 

Transfer of knowledge to industry through courses conducted by A*STAR Research Institutes

Forging Partnership

A*STAR Collaborative Commerce Marketplace (ACCM) is a free online portal for new businesses and partnership 

Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) is a platform for SMEs with common interest to conduct R&D and develop competitive technologies 

Centre of Innovation (COI) helps companies better utilize technology innovation to increase productivity and further economic growth 

Industry Focus Group brings together SMEs to share relevant technologies for the specific industry

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