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.
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.
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 Opens||21 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
||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.
Important Materials FOR DOWNLOAD
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