India-Singapore Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme

About this programme

The India-Singapore Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme is between the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Technology Development Board (TDB) and EnterpriseSG.

The collaborative projects should be innovative and focused on creating possibilities for future new technologies, services or processes that will eventually lead to commercialisation.

We are calling for proposals in collaborative industrial research and development projects in all thematic areas. This call is sector agnostic and includes 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).

About DST and TDB

The Department of Science & Technology (DST) plays a pivotal role in promotion of science & technology in India. The department has wide-ranging activities ranging from promoting high-end basic research and development of cutting-edge technologies on one hand to service the technological requirements of the common man through development of appropriate skills and technologies on the other.

The Technology Development Board (TDB) is a statutory body constituted by the Government of India under the Technology Development Board Act in 1995 to promote development and commercialisation of indigenous technology and adaptation of imported technology for wider application.


Singapore companies must meet the following eligibility criteria 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
  • Be financially able to see a project through to completion.
  • A project consortium must minimally comprise of 1 Indian company and 1 Singapore company, both independent of each other.
  • The project content and budget should be balanced between the Singapore and the Indian participants. Cost estimates must be congruous with the planned activities presented in the proposal.


Applications for the India-Singapore Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme are now closed. Interested applicants can register your interest here to be notified of upcoming programmes.

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