Seeking Proposals for India-Singapore Collaborative Industrial R&D Call 2023


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Are you an Indian or Singapore technology SME looking for partners to co-innovate on product development, top on R&D funding and access new markets?

The India-Singapore Collaborative Industrial R&D Call offers Indian and Singapore companies the opportunity to collaborate on joint projects in the R&D of innovative products and applications, with the end goal of commercialisation. Enterprise Singapore and Technology Development Board (India) will provide access to public funding for selected projects that have strong potential for the India, Singapore, or international market.

The call for proposals is open to all technological and application areas. We would particularly welcome applications in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and food science and technology; 
  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering; 
  • Green economy, energy, water, climate and natural resources;
  • Data science, emerging technologies;
  • Advanced materials;
  • Health and biotechnology; and 
  • Other areas of interest (if any).

More information about the call and the application process can be found here.

Technology Specification

The project consortium must involve at least one Indian SME and one Singapore SME, independent from each other. Each project partner should contribute no more than 70% of the total project contribution.

Under this programme, Enterprise Singapore will support up to 70% of the Singapore SME’s total qualifying project costs. To be eligible for support, the applicant must fulfil all of the following:

  • Be a business entity that is registered and physically present in Singapore;
  • ≥ 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) / Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership; and
  • Be financially able to see a project through to completion.

Call Details

Application Process

Singapore companies can submit a preliminary application here by 29 February 2024. Do note that you will require inputs from your Indian partner to complete this form. 

Successful applicants will be contacted for further administrative inputs on a rolling basis. 

Information Webinar

Attend an information webinar on 3 October 2023 at 4:30pm SGT to find out more information about how you can participate, the public funding available for your business and how you can find project partners. Singapore companies that are keen to participate in this call are highly encouraged to attend. 

Click here register your attendance for this webinar.

Project Partnership Opportunities

If you would like to seek a partner to jointly collaborate on a project under this call, please get in touch with us by clicking on the 'Make an Enquiry' button below. Prior to this, you may wish to contact your funding agency to confirm on your eligibility to participate in the call.

You may also check out some of the opportunities on the IPI Online Marketplace, Tech Offers, Tech Needs and B2Match, subject to the eligibility criteria.


Projects that do not involve any co-development or R&D cooperation. Testing and validation of technologies without any co-development would also not be eligible.

Call Deadline

29 February 2024, 7:30pm (GMT+8)

Preferred Business Model

  • Licensing
  • R&D Collaboration
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