Biomedical Engineering Programme (BEP) 2020 Grant Call
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: 29th September 2020
Deadline for Letter-of-Intent (LOI) submission: Extended to 30th November 2020, 10 AM (GMT +8)
Apply via iGrants.
For full details, please download and refer to the BEP 2020 Grant Call 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 2020 Virtual Roadshows to find out more! Register via the links below.
Videos from the roadshow will also be shared on A*STAR TV Youtube channel after the sessions.
Project Duration: 12-18 Months
Funding Quantum: up to S$500k/project
The BEP grant 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 a primary appointment at A*STAR.
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 researchers from A*STAR (SERC and BMRC), public healthcare institutions and IHLs can participate as Co-Investigators and can receive funding for manpower, equipment and other operating expenses as agreed by all parties in the grant.
Timeline of Events
|For All Applicants & Interested Parties|
|Grant Call Launch
||29 September 2020|
|Virtual Roadshow for BEP; 2 sessions available
(Sessions will berecorded and uploaded on A*STAR TV Youtube channel)
|16 October 2020|
10 November 2020
|LOI submission deadline
||30 November 2020|
|Notification of LOI shortlisting outcome
||by 15 January 2021|
|For Shortlisted Applicants Only|
|Singapore Biodesign 2-day Workshop for BEP
||25 & 26 January 2021|
|Full proposal submission deadline
||25 February 2021|
|Presentation at Final Review
||In the week of 12th April 2021 (TBC)
|For Successful Awardees
||end April 2021
|Letter of Award
BEP 2020 Virtual Roadshows
These sessions are meant to provide greater sharing on the BEP 2.0, and is a platform for you to also directly pose queries related to the BEP 2.0 grant call. Please register for the session you wish to attend, and the meeting link will be sent to your e-mail.
|Date & Time
|16 October 2020
12 - 1 PM (GMT +8)
|10 November 2020
12 - 1PM (GMT +8)
For general queries, please refer to the FAQs for BEP v2_Oct.
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.
BEP 2020 Grant Secretariat