Singapore companies keen to embark on joint innovation projects with French companies can now receive support by participating in a joint call for proposals for Singapore-France technological R&D projects.
Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance will provide access to public funding for jointly selected projects. The programme aims to encourage the development of ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods that have strong potential for the French, Singapore or international market.
Bpifrance is a French agency that provides assistance and financial support to French companies. Its mission is to be a one-stop shop for French entrepreneurs, by being entrepreneur-centric and heavily decentralised.
The project consortium must involve at least one Singapore company and one French company. Project partners must cooperate on a joint innovation project that will focus on developing innovative products and applications in any technological and application area. In light of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, proposals that seek to develop technologies that could help combat the Covid-19 outbreak will be prioritised and fast-tracked.
All Singapore companies must meet the eligibility criteria for the Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) in order to apply.