About this programme

The Singapore–China (Shenzhen) Joint Innovation Call is jointly administered by Enterprise Singapore and the Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Committee (SZSTIC). This programme aims to encourage the development of ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods that have strong commercial potential.

Singapore companies keen to embark on joint innovation projects with Shenzhen companies can receive co-funding support by participating in a joint call for proposals for Singapore–Shenzhen technological R&D projects.

About the Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Committee (SZSTIC)

Under the Shenzhen City Government, the SZSTIC is responsible for scientific and technological development of Shenzhen, as well as supporting the cooperation of domestic and international institutions regarding science and technology.


The project consortium must involve at least one company from Singapore and one company from Shenzhen. Both companies should be independent from each other. Each project partner should contribute no more than 70% of the total project contribution.

All Singapore companies must meet all of the following eligibility criteria in order to apply:

  • Business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Company is financially ready to start and complete the project


The call for applications is open from 8 May to 30 June 2023, 2359 SGT.

Interested Singapore companies should download and read the call document, which contains all the relevant details about the joint call for proposals.

To apply for the call, interested Singapore companies should:

  1. Submit your request to EnterpriseSG here as soon as possible, before 16 June 2023. Thereafter, EnterpriseSG will be in touch to inform on the application process.

  2. Complete the application via the Business Grants Portal using your unique link as advised by EnterpriseSG. The application along with the following supporting documents must be submitted by 30 June 2023, 2359 SGT, to be considered for funding.
    You need to prepare the following supporting documents for the application:
    1. Latest ACRA business profile (retrieved within six months from application date
    2. Latest and previous two years' audited financial statements or official management account
    3. Relevant key quotations (e.g. equipment & software, materials & consumables, professional services)
    4. Signed MOU, LOI or collaboration agreement.