HEALTH & MEDTECH HTPO SEED FUND – CALL FOR PROPOSAL

The Health & MedTech HTPO Seed Fund, also known as the Biomedical Engineering Programme (BEP), aims to support clinically-driven MedTech innovation with promising commercialization potential. All funded projects must demonstrate high potential for commercial outcomes and show a high likelihood of rapid impact on patient care.

Call opens: 21st June 2021 
Deadline for Letter-of-Intent (LOI) submission: 30 July 2021, 2359 (GMT +8)
Apply via iGrants (Portal opens 28 June 2021).

For full details, please download and refer to the BEP Run 2 Call for Proposal Information Deck via the link at the bottom of the page. This deck outlines the scope of MedTech, application guidelines, review process and assessment criteria, and other details necessary for your understanding. 

Join us at the BEP Run 2 Virtual Roadshows to find out more! Register via the links below.


Funding Principles

Project Duration: 12-18 Months
Funding Quantum: up to S$500k/project

The BEP shall support projects in achieving proof-of-concept (i.e. concept generation, testing of a technology on the clinical need, up to early prototype testing; TRL 2-4, based on the TRL scale in the Annex of the Information Deck). Basic principles of the technology must have already been established and validated prior to the BEP.


Eligibility Criteria

Teams must comprise at least: 

1 Clinical PI; with a primary appointment in a public healthcare institution or academic medical school in Singapore and be salaried by the institution, and 
1 Technical PI; with >50% commitment in an A*STAR entity. 

Teams may choose to include multiple performers as Co-Investigators (Co-Is) on a single project, including performers from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and other public-funded research entities, but this is not mandatory.

All proposals must include both technical and clinical deliverables to demonstrate significant contributions from both the technical and clinical sides of each team. 


Timeline of Events

For All Applicants & Interested Parties
Call Opens21 June 2021 
Virtual Roadshow for BEP; 2 sessions available
5 July 2021
19 July 2021
LOI submission deadline 30 July 2021
Notification of LOI shortlisting outcome Early September 2021
For Shortlisted Applicants Only
Singapore Biodesign 2-day Workshop for BEP 20 & 21 September 2021
Full proposal submission deadline 6 October 2021
Presentation at Final Review Early November 2021
For Successful Applicants
In-principle approval End November 2021
Letter of Allocation End December 2021

BEP Run 2 Virtual Roadshows

These sessions are meant to provide greater sharing on BEP Run 2, and is a platform for you to also directly pose queries related to the BEP. Please register for the session you wish to attend, and the meeting link will be sent to your e-mail.

Date & Time Registration Link
5 July 2021, 12-1PM Click Here
19 July 2021, 12-1PM Click Here

Important Materials FOR DOWNLOAD


Other Information

For general queries, please refer to the BEP Run 2 FAQs v2.

For queries related to iGrants, please reach out to A-STAR_OGA@hq.a-star.edu.sg.

If you require further clarification, you may reach us at HMT@hq.a-star.edu.sg. Please allow up to 3 working days for us to provide a response.


HMT HTPO SEED FUND SECRETARIAT

  • Nigel Tan
  • Douglas Goh
  • Suhaila Binte Mohamad Zan
  • Diana Wan