Global Business Innovation Programme offers advanced manufacturing businesses the opportunity to work with Singapore

Posted on: 05/07/2021

An opportunity for advanced UK manufacturing businesses to collaborate on innovative manufacturing technologies with companies in Singapore.

Partner with manufacturing businesses in Singapore

The Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) that Innovate UK Edge is offering is providing advanced manufacturing businesses with the opportunity to work virtually with experts in Singapore.

The goal of this programme is for the UK and Singaporean businesses to collaborate on innovative, novel manufacturing technologies. But why Singapore? Put simply, Singapore is a gateway to Asia due to its high GDP per capita, healthcare, transport, infrastructure quality and technology adoption, plus an attractive tax system, a familiar legal framework, and the ease of doing business in English.

The GBIP is ideal for innovative businesses looking to upgrade their knowledge, skills and facilities whilst building valuable insights and establishing strong partnerships to ensure their business grows and scales in Singapore. Those accepted onto the programme will have the opportunity to collaborate, grow and take advantage of a range of innovative new opportunities whilst learning about advanced manufacturing in Singapore. Participants will get the chance to gain valuable market knowledge, meet with important individuals and gain important cultural insights to help SMEs develop their international market expertise. Furthermore, specialised support from Innovate UK EDGE will be offered to all successful applicants.

“If you’re a developer of technologies for manufacturing, the Global Business Innovation Programme has two live opportunities right now that can enable you to explore deployment in overseas markets.”

Ben Peace, Head of Manufacturing | KTN

Programme benefits

Companies will receive the following benefits for participating in this online GBIP programme in Singapore:

  • Workshops to build knowledge of international markets and potential opportunities including training sessions on conducting business abroad, important cultural lessons, Intellectual Property (IP) and pitch refinement to articulate your value proposition
  • Introductions to key companies and research organisations looking for innovative collaborators and partners
  • Accelerate and commercialise your emerging technology by expanding your innovation network and taking advantage of seed funding opportunities
  • Explore new advanced manufacturing opportunities in Singapore
  • Collaborate with new innovative partners that can help you develop a global manufacturing network and build a cultural understanding to ensure companies are prepared to pitch to international investors
  • 5 days of innovations activities and workshops which include pitch training, workshop on Singapore ecosystem, virtual participation at TechInnovation 2021, a technology conference focused on crowdsourcing and crowd pitching for enabling technology companies and Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist to support them for 12 months

What manufacturing companies should apply?

Please do apply if you are a manufacturing company that specialises in:

  • Materials
  • Renewable energy
  • Food technologies including Agri-Tech
  • Industrial symbiosis including water & waste
  • Digital factories
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Precision Engineering

More information

Find out more about the GBIP taking place in Singapore. Applications for this competition close on 18 July 2021.

Innovate UK Edge is also running a GBIP in Taiwan for businesses working on digital manufacturing technologies. Click here to find out more and apply.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jens Böhm at or call Tel +44 (0)7920 014190.

Successful participant in the Global Business Innovation Programme.
Successful participant in the Global Business Innovation Programme.

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