Welcome to the T-Up Excellence Awards 2024!

The Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading (T-Up) initiative stands as a testament to Singapore's commitment to fostering innovation and enhancing the research and development (R&D) landscape within local enterprises. At the heart of this initiative are the brilliant minds of A*STAR Research Scientists & Engineers (RSEs), who are seconded to these enterprises, igniting transformative change and propelling businesses towards unprecedented success.

Celebrating Exceptional Contributions

The annual T-Up Excellence Awards recognises the outstanding achievements of these A*STAR RSEs who have been seconded to local enterprises under the T-Up scheme. Their unwavering dedication and innovative prowess have not only enriched the R&D capabilities of these companies but have also catalysed tangible business outcomes, driving growth and competitiveness within the SME ecosystem.

Award Categories

  1. T-Up Excellence Awards: Celebrating the extraordinary contributions of A*STAR RSEs in developing innovative, marketable products and enhancing the R&D capacities of local enterprises.
  2. T-Up Emerging Talent Awards: Recognising promising A*STAR RSEs for their potential to address industry needs and foster the growth of local enterprises.
  3. T-Up Eagles Awards: Introduced in 2022, these awards commend outstanding student innovators from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) who have excelled during their work attachments at local enterprises under the T-Up/Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) partnership.

Nominations Open!

Nominations for the T-Up Excellence Awards 2024 are now officially open from 01 April 2024 to 30 April 2024. It's time to shine a spotlight on the exceptional individuals driving innovation and excellence within our local enterprises.

Eligibility Criteria

All A*STAR secondees who have completed their secondment to local enterprises under the T-Up scheme by 31 March 2024 are eligible for nomination. The nomination process must be initiated by the respective company. T-Up secondees are encouraged to contact their T-Up RI representatives for further details.

Awards and Recognition

All T-Up Excellence Award winners will be awarded with:

  • A cash prize of up to S$3,000
  • A commemorative plaque
  • An award certificate

Additionally, the respective companies that partnered the award winners will also be honoured with a certificate and plaque, recognising their role in fostering innovation and collaboration.

Nominate Now!

Don't miss the opportunity to recognise the exceptional contributions of these trailblazing individuals. Nominate your deserving candidates now and be a part of celebrating excellence in innovation and enterprise.

Click here for nomination forms.

For any inquiries or assistance, please reach out to us at A*STAR_Get-Up@hq.a-star.edu.sg

Let's celebrate innovation and excellence together at the T-Up Excellence Awards 2024!

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