To ensure the success of local R&D efforts, A*STAR actively promotes interactions between research and industry, which will accelerate the translation of research findings into tangible benefits for the economy.  

From offering technical advice and funding for its scientists to protect and commercialise their intellectual property, to seconding of research scientists to companies and sharing of the many facilities available at Biopolis and Fusionopolis, A*STAR is a ready partner in building up industrial capital for Singapore.

Industry Sectors

A*STAR works closely with different industry sectors on a wide range of research programmes and projects. 

Click on the respective industry sectors to find out more:

Programmes for SMEs

Apart from research and development in science and engineering, A*STAR’s Science and Engineering Research Council also have various programmes to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). There are two main initiatives under this thrust – Growing Enterprises with Technology Upgrade (GET-Up) and Technology Adoption Programme (TAP).  

Click here to find out more on the programmes.

Collaboration Opportunities

A*STAR engages the industry in R&D to drive innovation and advance technology that may be translated to products and services to yield economic benefit. 

Click here to learn the collaboration opportunities and the way we work with the industry to achieve this objective.