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Tech Access Initiative

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Published by Enterprise Singapore
on 29 Nov 2019

Access to A*STAR’s installed base of advanced manufacturing equipment and facilities, as well as technical expertise.

Purpose of the Scheme

A*STAR Tech Access Initiative aims to help SMEs build capabilities in advanced manufacturing through the use of advanced equipment to prototype new products, qualify new processes and test out new applications.

Tech Access can be provided in various combinations

  • access to use of the equipment;
  • user training; and
  • consultancy to optimise equipment effectiveness

The equipment provided are under three broad categories, namely:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Inspection Tools
  • Robotics

The hands-on learning and experimenting process is a cost-effective way for SMEs to identify the technologies needed to bring their businesses to the next level. SMEs can experiment with these equipment without the need to make costly upfront investments to acquire them. From the experience gained, companies could then opt to scale and acquire such equipment to capture new business opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

Singapore-registered small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 30% local shareholding; AND
  • Group annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million; OR
  • Group employment size of not more than 200 workers

Funding Support

Eligible SMEs can receive 50% grant from Enterprise Singapore for qualifying costs.

To Apply

Interested companies may email techaccess@hq.a-star.edu.sg

For More Info

Tech Access Initiative

Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Tech Access Office
4 Fusionopolis Way
Level 6, Kinesis
Singapore 138635
Tel: (65) 6826 6178

Monthly Tech Access sessions are also conducted to help firms learn more about the available advanced manufacturing equipment and their capabilities.  The workshop will include a facility tour and introduction of the respective equipment.

Last Modified Date: 02 Oct 2019