Global Incubator Programme: Singapore - Advanced Manufacturing

Innovate UK seek up to 8 innovative companies supplying technology to the Advanced Manufacturing sector to join a programme working with Singapore.

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Innovate UK will fund and organise flights, accommodation, in-market travel, and any additional fees for successful applicants. Innovate UK will also pay for any reasonable adjustments throughout the initiative.


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Note: this is fully funded support and not monetary funding.

Innovate UK’s Global Incubator Programme is an acceleration programme for innovative companies to work with world-leading incubators abroad. We are currently accepting applications for up to 8 innovative companies supplying technology to the Advanced Manufacturing sector to join our programme. We would welcome applications from innovative companies who are developing technology that enables or improves processes and productivity.

Focus areas are:

  • Materials for the future
  • Smart design
  • Resilient supply chains
  • World-class production
  • Longer use and reuse of products and materials

Click here for a flyer with further information.

  • To apply for this programme you must:

    • Be a UK based company
    • Be a business with fewer than 500 employees
    • Have a focus on Manufacturing Technologies

    Only one representative from each company will be funded.

  • The Singapore Manufacturing 2030 Vision sets out a 10 year plan to grow the sector by 50%. As the world progresses towards industry 4.0, sectors in advanced manufacturing are growing in importance to help materialize this vision. Leading firms across industrial sectors such as Shell, Micron, and Merck have chosen Singapore as a strategic manufacturing hub. Singapore is the world’s 4th largest global exporter of high-tech goods and produces 5 of the world’s top 10 drugs. Singapore is a critical manufacturing base producing a diverse range of medical technology products from implantable pacemakers, to contact lenses and life science instruments for global markets. Virtually every key gadget today has parts created in Singapore. You most likely own a piece of Singapore’s electronics industry, industry, from Seagate’s hard disk drives and HP Inc’s print heads to Energizer’s iconic batteries.

    • Explore opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing in Singapore.
    • A better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Singapore.
    • Find potential innovation collaborators and partners and develop your network in the UK and globally.
    • Improve your company value proposition to international partners and investors.
    • Advisory support – Guidance from sector experts and experienced entrepreneurs in Singapore.
    • Connections to capital – Introductions to VCs and corporates looking to invest in new ventures.
    • Connections to talent – Support with finding and recruiting skilled workers from Singapore and the world.
    • Tools and services – Webinars, information sessions, peer-to-peer guidance, and access to marketing and communication expertise.
    • Access and introductions – Connections to Singapore-based customers and partners.
    • Professional network – Participate in a vibrant community of Advanced Manufacturing entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
    • Exploit the opportunity – One-to-one support from a Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist.
    • The programme will be delivered through a combination of online sessions and two visits to Singapore.
  • Applications close: 15th January 2024

    Shortlist Interviews: 22nd – 26th January 2024

    Market Visit: 18th – 22nd March 2024

    Incubation Programme: March – October 2024

    Watch the recording of the applicant briefing here.

    For more information, assistance with your application or to discuss accessibility needs, please contact Kevin Hallas at


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