SPRING Singapore is committed to developing a productive, innovative and competitive SME sector that creates meaningful jobs for Singaporeans. An agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, SPRING is responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services.
As Singapore’s enterprise development agency, SPRING supports SMEs at various stages of their growth, through a comprehensive suite of assistance programmes. From toolkits and vouchers to grants and loans, SPRING helps SMEs seize growth opportunities to compete globally. SPRING partners with Trade Associations and Chambers, as well as industry players, to identify specific productivity challenges and enhance SMEs’ overall capabilities. SPRING also partners with other government agencies and industry champions to help SMEs develop their capabilities and expand their network.
To help start-ups and entrepreneurs achieve long-term success, SPRING offers financial assistance and mentorships to jumpstart business ideas and commercialise innovative technologies. Similarly, SPRING provides grants to incubators, accelerators and individuals who invest in start-ups.
Through the Business Excellence (BE) framework, a quality management tool, SPRING helps organisations improve their management practices for operational excellence and sustained growth.
As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING is responsible for developing robust standards that improve the quality, safety and productivity of companies. SPRING works with the Singapore Standards Council and other organisations to develop and review Singapore standards, and promotes the adoption of standards to help companies improve competitiveness and increase market access. Managed under the aegis of SPRING, the Singapore Accreditation Council encourages enterprises to seek certification in order to boost the credibility and assurance of their products and services.
In addition, SPRING oversees product regulations that ensure the safety of general consumer products, and fair weights and measures. Safety and reliability in consumer goods boosts confidence and trust in products sold in Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.spring.gov.sg.