UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop innovative proposals with Singapore. Through this competition, Innovate UK (part of UKRI) in partnership with Enterprise Singapore aim to fund business led collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from Singapore. Interested? Feel free to contact us!


Competition closes: 20 April 2022, 11am

Applicants notified: 27 May 2022

Project start date & duration: 1 Sep 2022 for 24-36 months


The projects are expected to result in a new product, industrial process or service, be innovative, involve a technological risk, and have high market potential in the participating countries.

Specific Themes

Applications from the following sectors are particularly welcome:

  • advanced manufacturing and materials
  • agrifood tech
  • mobility and transport
  • cybersecurity
  • health and life sciences

Projects that will not be funded

We are not funding projects that:

  • work on non-civilian applications
  • do not meet Innovate UK’s eligibility criteria
  • do not submit all mandatory documentation
  • are dependent on export performance
  • are dependent on domestic inputs usage


  • UK project partners must carry out the majority of their project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.
  • The consortium must include at least one business registered in Singapore that is a separate, non-linked entity.
  • State aid funding rules apply.
  • Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.

Funding Rates

  • UK applicants can apply for a maximum grant of up to £350,000 for each project.
  • No more than 70% of the total project costs can be claimed by any single partner or by all partners from a single participating country.
  • Micro/small business <70%, Medium sized business <60% and Large business <50%.

Research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the UK total eligible project costs.

How PNO can support you

The UK team has a strong track record in securing some of the most competitive national and European grants on behalf of its clients, with a full understanding of how a project should be presented to stand the highest chance of success. Each year in the UK alone, we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications across all sectors and priority areas. Based on this extensive experience, through careful project selection and using key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve success rates that are more than 5 times the typical success rates for UK national schemes and EU programmes.

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