About Sginnovate

We believe Singapore has the resources and capabilities to 'tackle hard problems' that matter to people around the world. SGInnovate has been established to help ambitious and capable people to build 'deep-tech' products borne out of science research.

Our commitment is to use the full power of the Singapore ecosystem to achieve this mission.

Investment capital

Singapore has over $1b+ of private-market funds and another $1b+ of public-sector funds.

Corporate backing

SGInnovate brings together over 7000 regional and global corporations who represent go-to-market help, joint product development, investment funding and possible exits.

Research

$19b is committed to research spend through to 2020, in areas such as advanced manufacturing, health and biomed sciences, urban solutions and sustainability. Singapore was also ranked 1st worldwide for innovation input in the Global Innovation Index 2016.

Government

Singapore has a strong and stable government that is committed to encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship through a combination of financial tools and regulatory frameworks.

World class institutes of higher learning

Of the top 15 globally-ranked universities, two are in Singapore.

Locations

  • 32 Carpenter St.

    Spread over 12,000 square feet of collaborative space at 32 Carpenter Street, SGInnovate will work with people who pursue the creation and building of research based deep technology products and companies from Singapore for the world.Read more about our newest location here.

  • Bash

    Located at JTC LaunchPad@one-north, BASH (Build Amazing Start-ups Here), is Singapore’s first, biggest integrated start-up space with the capability of congregating members and partners of the tech building community across the entire value chain of ideation, acceleration, incubation to expansion, all under one roof. Find out more about BASH here.

  • San Francisco

    162 - 164 S Park Street, San Francisco CA 94107
    https://www.block71sf.com

Our partners

At SGInnovate, we work with partners who share our passion – to help solve the world’s biggest challenges by creating ‘deep tech’ products.

  • Ascendas-Singbridge

    Ascendas-Singbridge is Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban and infrastructure solutions. With projects across 29 cities in Asia, Ascendas-Singbridge is actively engaged in urbanisation projects spanning townships, mixed-use developments and business/industrial parks, many of which are in collaboration with local authorities and partners with complementary capabilities. More on Ascendas-Singbridge: http://www.ascendas-singbridge.com/

    Through a joint venture partnership together with Runyang Group and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), AIRmaker is established. A cross-border accelerator programme in both Singapore and China, focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Health and Wellness and Smart Nation related start-ups.
    For more on AIRmaker: http://www.airmaker.sg/en/

  • AIRmaker

    AIRmaker is an Internet of Things (IoT)-focused accelerator for digital health and smart cities startups. It leverages the technology partnerships of Ascendas-Singbridge, SGInnovate (formerly known as Infocomm Investments), and Runyang Group to help the start-ups propel their business growth. The 3-month programme connects two of Asia’s most vibrant innovation ecosystems, by featuring a Discovery Phase in Singapore followed by a Build Phase in Shenzhen. For more on AIRmaker: http://www.airmaker.sg/en/

  • DBS SME Banking

    DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. More on DBS: https://www.dbs.com

    About DBS TechMatch

    Through the DBS TechMatch partnership initiative with the DBS SME Banking team, we assist SMEs with business problems and together with entrepreneurial university students, take them through a five-day “SPRINT Hacks” solution process to come up with viable solution concepts. For more information: view here.

  • Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please visit: http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

    About Cisco TAG.PASS* Smart Innovation Programme

    The collaboration between Cisco and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments) in launching the Cisco TAG.PASS Smart Innovation Programme helps start-ups create innovative applications using sensors, big data, analytics and Internet of Things across industry verticals like healthcare, public sector, education, manufacturing and financial services, to enable the country’s Smart Nation vision. For more information: http://Cisco.TAG.PASS.co
    *TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

  • Entrepreneur First (EF)

    Entrepreneur First (EF) was founded by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck to help top technical talent build world-class tech startups in London. It is the only pre-seed investment programme in the world to accept candidates’ pre-team, pre-idea with individuals selected purely on the basis of their technical ability or domain expertise.

    As well as pre-seed funding, the full-time, six month programme provides individuals with mentoring and advice from the EF team and some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, as well as office space and legal and administrative support, so that each cohort has the best possible environment to meet potential co-founders and launch their startups.

    The programme has so far supported over 200 entrepreneurs build over 70 companies who have been funded by some of the world’s leading venture investors, including Balderton Capital, Index Ventures; Notion Capital, Octopus Investments and Y Combinator.

  • Ethereum

    The Ethereum Foundation aims to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.

    Developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss non-profit, with contributions from great minds across the globe, Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

    These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of property. This enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk. The project was bootstrapped via an ether pre-sale during August 2014 by fans all around the world.

  • InnoSquare of New Taipei City

    InnoSquare is a non-profit organisation and a start-up ecosystem builder setup by the New Taipei City Government as part of the continuing effort to promote globalisation for Taiwanese start-ups. For more on Innosquare: http://www.innosquare.economic.ntpc.net.tw/site/

    About the TAG Taiwan Chapter

    Through our collaboration with Innosquare, the TAG Taiwan Chapter aims to drive and promote entrepreneurship and create opportunities for TAG members from Singapore and Taiwan to network, exchange ideas, and facilitate talent matching for the start-ups.

  • Institute for Information Industry

    The Institute for Information and Industry (III) aims to enhance the prosperous development of Taiwan industries and to incubate new industries, talent and technology development, application innovation and development. It plays a key role in planning and promoting Taiwan public policies related to information industry. For more on III: http://web.iii.org.tw/.

    About the Collaboration

    The collaboration between SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments) and III aims to create a conducive and collaborative environment that supports the growth of start-ups in both ecosystems through various SGInnovate’s programmes which include TAG.PASS* and Global Start-up Exchange.
    *TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

  • IPOS (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore)

    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. We develop the right legal regime and business ecosystem to support an innovation-driven economy, build IP skills and expertise and foster innovation and creativity for Singapore’s future growth. We deliver on our commitments through our core values of integrity, professionalism, team work and by investing in our greatest asset – our people. More information on IPOS can be found at www.ipos.gov.sg.

  • KPMG Services Pte Ltd

    KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The KPMG network operates in 155 countries, with more than 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. In the ASEAN region, member firms operate across all 10 countries of this regional grouping. KPMG also started a KPMG Digital Village helping businesses on their innovation journey by driving the adoption and integration of innovative solutions to deliver tangible outcomes to specific business challenges. For more on KPMG Digital Village: https://digitalvillage.asia

    About the KPMG Digital Village x TAG.PASS* programme

    The KPMG Digital Village x TAG.PASS programme is a next-generation corporate accelerator developed by KPMG Digital Village in collaboration with SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments). It aims to help corporates with their innovation ventures, and focuses on telling the story of an organisation’s innovation journey. SGInnovate is a key ecosystem partner of KPMG Digital Village, and its TAG.PASS corporate innovation programme will be the foundation upon which the next-generation corporate accelerator is built on. For more on the programme: View here.
    *TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

  • McLaren Applied Technologies

    We are on a relentless mission to improve people’s lives by combining our fresh thinking and technology to solve crucial challenges.

    Decades of competition in the world’s most technologically advanced sport has given us the ability to see and maximise the potential of an increasingly connected world.

    And working with like-minded visionaries, we go beyond the limits of what was considered possible to turn ideas into reality by developing intelligent products and processes.

  • NTUC INCOME Insurance Co-operative Limited ("Income")

    Income was established in 1970 to provide affordable insurance for workers in Singapore. Today, two million people in Singapore look to Income for trusted advice and solutions when making their most important financial decisions. Income’s wide network of advisers and partners provide life, health and general insurance products and services to serve the protection, savings and investment needs of customers across all segments of society.

    About ‘Income Future Starter, Powered by TAG.PASS*

    ‘Income Future Starter, Powered by TAG.PASS*, the partnership is the first by an insurer in Singapore with SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), leveraging Income’s expertise in the insurance sector and the established TAG.PASS programme to foster entrepreneurship, technology and business innovation in the insurance industry. For more, please visit: http://incomefuturestarter.com
    *TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

  • NUS (National University of Singapore)

    Founded in 1905, NUS is a leading global university centred in Asia. The University is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. NUS is a research-intensive, comprehensive university with an entrepreneurial dimension.

    NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness, and broad-based research excellence that enables beneficial translation. Renowned for pioneering new models of education, the University is also highly regarded for the hallmark rigour and breadth of its academic programmes, innovative entrepreneurship education, and experiential learning.

  • NTU (National Technological University of Singapore)

    A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

    NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

    Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last two years running. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

  • NVIDIA

    NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) is the AI computing company. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI -- the next era of computing -- with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

  • Runyang Group

    Runyang Group is a developer and operator of three technology parks in China, two in Shenzhen and one in Huizhou. Runyang also operates the largest call centre in China and holds companies involved in business process outsourcing serving large Chinese enterprises such as Alibaba and Tencent. For more on Runyang Group: http://gspark.cc/En/About.aspx

    Through a joint venture partnership together with Ascendas-Singbridge and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), AIRmaker is established. A cross-border accelerator programme in both Singapore and China, focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Health and Wellness and Smart Nation related start-ups.
    For more on AIRmaker: http://www.airmaker.sg/en/

  • SSP (Silicon Solution Partners)

    SSP aims to service and accelerate innovative startups by endorsing complete Eco Infrastructure and Mentorship supports, so that each startup will need minimum upfront CAPEX investment, sustaining with minimum OPEX, to attain effective and productive manpower resource deployment to meet its business objectives and to maximize ROI.

  • SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology)

    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) since 2007. It is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.

    SMART serves as an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore. Cutting-edge research projects in areas of interest to both Singapore and MIT are undertaken at SMART. SMART comprises an Innovation Centre and five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM), Infectious Diseases (ID), Future Urban Mobility (FM) and Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES).

  • Singapore Institute of Technology

    Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s new autonomous university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community as part of its unique pedagogy. Partnering world-class universities, SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy. SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and finally, become ‘grounded in the community’. To find out more about SIT, visit singaporetech.edu.sg

  • SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

    SUTD is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SUTD seeks to nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators in engineering product development, engineering systems and design, information systems technology and design, and architecture and sustainable design, to serve societal needs.

    Also in collaboration with Zhejiang University (ZJU) and Singapore Management University (SMU), SUTD, a research-intensive university, is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programme which incorporates elements of technology, entrepreneurship, management and design thinking. Graduate opportunities include an MIT-SUTD Dual Masters' Degree Programme and an SUTD PhD Programme.

  • UOB

    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America. Visit http://www.uob.com.sg/ for more on UOB.

    Through a joint venture partnership between UOB and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Invesments), The FinLab is established. A FinTech-focused corporate accelerator, to promote and nurture the brightest FinTech start-ups and innovators in the region. For more on The FinLab: http://thefinlab.com/

  • About the FinLab

    The FinLab is Singapore’s first corporate fintech accelerator. A 50-50 joint venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), we run a 3-month acceleration programme designed to help early-stage FinTech startups through mentorship and connecting them with both businesses and investors from around the region. For more on The FinLab: http://thefinlab.com/