About this programme

The UK–Singapore Collaborative R&D Call is jointly admnistered by Enterprise Singapore and Innovate UK. This programme aims to encourage the development of ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or processes that have strong market potential for Singapore, UK or the international market.

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

Project partners must cooperate on a joint innovation project that will focus on developing innovative products and applications in any technological and application area. We would, however, particularly welcome applications in the sectors of: Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Agrifood Tech, Mobility and Transport, Cybersecurity, and Health and Life Sciences.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base. They connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn these ideas into commercially successful products and services, and business growth.


The project consortium must involve at least one company from Singapore and one company from the UK. 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


Applications for the UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D Call are now open till 3 May 2023, 1900h (SGT, GMT+8).

For full details on the call and application process, please download the call document here.

Interested Singapore companies can request for additional assistance or more information from EnterpriseSG through the following preliminary interest form.

To apply, Singapore companies must submit the online application form with the following supporting documents:
  1. Latest ACRA business profile (retrieved within 6 months from application date)
  2. Latest and previous 2 years audited financial statements (Company and Group level), or official management accounts
  3. Completed annexes 
  4. Relevant key quotations (e.g. equipment & software, materials & consumable, professional services)