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Useful Resources to Fuel Your Business Growth

Want to grow your business? Here are some partners that can support your business upgrading journey


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Want to build your business?
Ready to expand your business?
Planning to innovate?
Need to improve productivity?
Looking to build and nurture an A-team?

Upgrading needs

Want to build your business?

0Ready to expand your business?

0Planning to innovate?

0Need to improve productivity?

0Want to invest in human capital?

Upgrading needs

Ready to expand your business?

0Prepare for expansion

0Grow overseas

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1IE Singapore

Tap on IE Singapore’s suite of assistance programmes and resources to help your business go global. Learn more here.

2Trade Associations and Chambers

Take part in business matching and marketplace expansion initiatives by Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs).


Click on the links below or search for TACs specific to your trade to find out more:

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Utilise IPOS’ extensive resources to capitalise your intellectual property for business growth.

Learn more here.

2SPRING Singapore

If you are an SME planning to embark on business upgrading projects to prepare for growth, apply for funding support via the Capability Development Grant.

3UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute

Engage senior year students for market research, branding or business expansion projects under the Institute’s SME Consulting Programme. Find out more here.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Upgrading needs

Thinking of Investing in R&D and Innovation?

0Develop new products

0Innovate your business model

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1A*STAR Research Institutes

A*STAR's biomedical, science and engineering research institutes provide SMEs with technology consultancy and laboratory facilities to test and develop new products.

2Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products

Established in Temasek Polytechnic, this Centre provides consultancy and technical services, training for the Complementary Health Products (CHP) workforce, and developing resources for enterprises in the CHP sector.

3Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation

Located at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Centre offers technical expertise and collaboration opportunities in the areas of water technology, sustainable materials technology, energy efficiency technology and membrane technology.

4Food Innovation Resource Centre

Based at the Singapore Polytechnic, this Centre provides food enterprises with technical expertise in new product and process development including areas like packaging, shelf life evaluation and market testing.

5Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI)

Tap on the technology expertise available at IPI, including technology sourcing, matching, scanning and assessment.

6Marine & Offshore Technology Centre of Innovation

This Centre at Ngee Ann Polytechnic provides consultancy to SMEs in areas like technology and product development as well as feasibility study and testing.

7Materials Centre of Innovation (A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering)

Situated at A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, this Centre provides SMEs with technology consultancy & translation services in the area of material design, fabrication and processing.

8Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation

Connect with the Centre located at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) if you need help in areas like manufacturing automation, shop floor operation and management, and supply chain management.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

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Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute

Tap on the Institute’s business model innovation workshops and training services to find new ways to capture, create and deliver value to your customers. Contact the Institute for more information.

2UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute

Engage senior year students for market research, branding or business expansion projects under the Institute’s SME Consulting Programme. Find out more here.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Upgrading needs

Need to raise your operational efficiency?

0Identify and address operational areas for improvement

0Enhance supply chain and manufacturing productivity

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute

Catering to SMEs in the manufacturing sector, you may approach this Centre for productivity expertise and assistance, including diagnosing areas for improvement and supporting the implementation of productivity solutions. Contact the Institute for more information.

2Singapore Productivity Centre

If you are in the Food, Retail and Hospitality sectors, visit this Centre to get productivity expertise and assistance including diagnosing areas for improvement and support in the implementation of productivity solutions.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1Centre of Innovation for Supply Chain Management

This Centre helps you develop and deepen your supply chain and logistics expertise through process and technology innovation.

2Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC)

Located at A*STAR's Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, MPTC helps you harness A*STAR's technologies, tools, and capabilities in automation, processes, and systems to improve manufacturing productivity.

3Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute

Catering to SMEs in the manufacturing sector, you may approach this Centre for productivity expertise and assistance, including diagnosing areas for improvement and supporting the implementation of productivity solutions. Contact the Institute for more information.

4SPRING Singapore

Adopt a ready-to-go solution to improve your productivity by tapping on the Technology Adoption Programme, or apply for the Capability Development Grant to support your productivity upgrading project.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Upgrading needs

Want to invest in human capital?

Identify your HR needs

0Understand your HR strengths and areas for improvement


Improve your HR capabilities

0Outsource your HR operations and seek professional HR advisory

0Implement HR upgrading projects


Encourage learning

0Strengthen learning and development capabilities


Build your team

0Attract and develop talent

0Train your people

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SPRING Singapore

Just like a health screening, the HR Diagnostic Tool is the starting point to assess how developed an SME’s HR practices are. You can register for a free diagnostic consultation to assess your HR practices and to prioritise areas for improvement to enable business growth.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SPRING Singapore

Tap on the HR Shared Services initiative to outsource your HR operations and seek professional advisory support. This will enable you to improve and optimise your HR operational efficiency.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SPRING Singapore

Looking at building your capabilities across HR areas to attract, develop and retain your talent? Be it a simple or comprehensive HR upgrading project, the Capability Development Grant can support some of the qualifying costs.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SPRING Singapore

Improve your standing as an employer of choice. Spanning a period of nine months, the SkillsFuture SME Mentors Programme enables you to collaborate with qualified mentors to diagnose learning and development gaps within your company, provide guidance on developmental plans and upgrade the training capabilities of your supervisors.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore

A good mix of fresh graduates and PMEs (Professionals, Managers and Executives) can help grow your business faster. Initiatives like the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme and P-Max can assist in matching suitable talents to jobs that meet your business needs.

2SPRING Singapore

Tap on the SME Talent Programme to engage young talent early by offering structured and meaningful internships and mentoring to students. The programme helps local SMEs attract students from universities, polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education (ITEs) and supports the funding for student internships.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

Sources of Help

Here’s a list of partners that can help

1SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore

Take advantage of initiatives such as the SkillsFuture Study Awards and the Workfare Training Support Scheme to upgrade your employees' skills and productivity.

Want to have an in-depth discussion about an upgrading project you have in mind? Make an appointment with an SME Centre business advisor today!

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Last Modified Date: 25 Apr 2017