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18 Sep 2018 Updated 18 Sep 2018

Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance Call for Proposals on joint innovation projects between France and Singapore

MR No.: 030/18

Singapore, Tuesday, 18 September 2018

1. In line with the Singapore-France Year of Innovation to accelerate partnerships in innovation and entrepreneurship, Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance[1] are calling for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Technology and Medical Technology.

2. The joint call for proposals follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two agencies in July 2018 during Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing's visit to France. It aims to catalyse cross-border collaboration between Singapore and French companies on technology development and co-innovation, helping them expand into new markets in Europe and Asia.

3. Singapore and France have already been partnering each other in areas such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, ageing and biotechnology, fintech, health and smart cities. French startups, including Kpler, Metron Lab and Finalcad have anchored their regional headquarters in Singapore. Both countries are now placing a greater focus on innovation to drive their economies, and are keen to foster stronger partnerships between their startup ecosystems. Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) in Paris, which was launched in July 2018, aims to strengthen economic linkages and facilitate closer interaction between the startup and innovation ecosystems in Singapore and France.

4. Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance will provide funding support for jointly selected projects. To qualify, the project consortium must have at least one company from each of the participating countries.

5. Interested Singapore companies can apply by submitting an application form for their project. Visit here for the grant call document, and here for the application form. Please email submissions to christina_ho@enterprisesg.gov.sg.

6. The call for proposals will close on 31 March 2019.

Annex: Brief details on application criteria and project funding

 

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Footnotes:

[1] BpiFrance is the agency charged to help French companies develop by providing assistance and financial support.

 

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