A*STAR Partners’ Centre (A*PC) is Enterprise Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) partner for Suzhou, China.
A*PC is the first overseas presence of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, A*PC was launched at the 14th Singapore-Jiangsu Cooperation Council meeting in November 2020.
A*PC serves as a launchpad for Singapore companies into China via Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP).
Spanning 3500 sqm over five levels, A*PC offers laboratory infrastructure and equipment, technology development grant, business development services and network opportunities to accelerate the development of market-fit products for the Chinese domestic market.
A*PC focuses its efforts on three key technology domains: biomedical technology, machine automation, and nanotechnology.
A*PC is an entity under A*STAR, supported by public and private sector agencies such as the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) and the SIP Administrative Committee. It has built up an extensive network of in-market partners and mentors in China. A*PC’s members can tap this extensive network to move their products and services along the productisation cycle and across industry value chains quickly.
The A*PC Innovative Science & Technology Partnership programme runs twice a year, focusing on the biotechnology (biotech), medical technology (medtech) and advanced manufacturing sectors.
The programme will include:
Participants can then follow-up with A*PC for a China-Singapore Twinning Programme, which will be conducted in phases:
Singapore-based technology startups and SMEs, particularly those in the biomedical technology, machine automation, and nanotechnology industry.
Applications for the GIA Suzhou Programme are now closed. Interested applicants can register your interest here to be notified of upcoming programmes.
To find out more information about the programme, please visit A*STAR’s website, or contact the key personnel below.
A*PC welcomes Singapore-based tech companies (SMEs and startups) to join us as a member. Members will receive support on various platforms that will accelerate and smoothen your expansion into the China market.
For enquiries, please contact the A*PC personnel above.