INDUSTRY ALIGNMENT FUND - PRE-POSITIONING PROGRAMME (IAF-PP)

To develop industry-ready capabilities towards deepening alignment of public sector research, and to develop multidisciplinary and integrated programmes with early industry involvement.

Programmes are expected to lead to industry participation within 3-5 years. This encompasses new programmes, as well as existing programmes that have demonstrated strong track record of success and industry potential. Programmes supported should be aligned with domains’ themes and strategies.

Key Criteria: Potential for industry development and economic impact.

IAF-PP is governed by a Strategic Oversight Committee (SOC), and comprises CEO A*STAR, MD EDB and CEO NRF. The SOC makes decisions on all IAF-PP policies and programmes and is co-chaired by CEO A*STAR and MD EDB.

All submitted applications are subject to technical and commercial considerations, and to the final evaluation and assessment by the IAF-PP SOC.

The list of projects that have been awarded under the IAF-PP can be found at the respective links below:
AME IAF-PP 
HBMS IAF-PP

ELIGIBILITY

Programme Director should:
  • hold at least 0.7 FTE primary appointment in a Singapore publicly funded research or tertiary education;
  • run a laboratory or research programme that carries out research in Singapore; and
  • have a track record of leadership ability in coordinating research programmes and providing mentorship to research team, as well as having productive research outcomes.

APPLICATION PROCESS

For IAF-PP MTC Domain,

There is no deadline for the Letter of Intent (LOI) submission. LOIs can be submitted any time throughout the year.

For IAF-PP HHP Domain,

There is no deadline for the Letter of Intent (LOI) submission. LOIs can be submitted any time throughout the year.

All queries and applications must be submitted through A*STAR (as Implementing agency) at the email addresses indicated below.

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ENQUIRIES

Relating to IAF-PP HHP Domain:

IAF-PP_HBMS@hq.a-star.edu.sg for further enquiries.

Relating to IAF-PP MTC Domain: 

IAF_PP_AME@hq.a-star.edu.sg for further enquiries.