Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the National Voice for Singapore Startup Ecosystem. ACE focuses on five pillars that are crucial for any ecosystem: Startups, Corporations, Institutes of Higher Learning, Risk Capital, and Public Sector. As the driving force behind Singapore as an Innovation Island, ACE is creating a virtual and physical space where ideas, knowledge, and capability are transformed into value efficiently.
Established in 2003 by the Ministry of Trade & Industry, ACE is supported by the Singapore government under the patronage of Dr. Tan See Leng, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Manpower, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.
For more information, please visit https://www.ace.org.sg/
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector R&D agency, spearheading economic-oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.
As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.
We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis.
For more information, please visit https://www.astar-edu.sg/
Catalonia Trade & Investment (aka ACCIÓ) is the public agency that works to attract foreign direct investment to Barcelona and Catalonia, promoting the area as an attractive, innovative and competitive business location. We connect businesses to the key strategic sectors. We promote internationalization and innovation. We help Catalan business and start-ups boost their competitiveness. Headquartered in Barcelona, ACCIÓ operates from 40 offices around the world covering more than 100 markets to provide supports to Catalan companies in international expansion as well as linking Catalan start-ups, SMEs and large corporations to business partners worldwide. With Catalonia’s strategic location for innovation, entrepreneurship and R&D activities, ACCIÓ is also committed to the promotion of innovation projects between Catalan companies as well as R&D centres and their peers internationally in identifying the suppliers and technological partners that best fit on specific needs.
For more information, please visit http://catalonia.com/
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) champions the development and transformation of the built environment sector, in order to improve Singapore’s living environment.
BCA oversees areas such as safety, quality, inclusiveness, sustainability and productivity, all of which, together with our stakeholders and partners, help to achieve our mission to transform the Built Environment sector and shape a liveable and smart built environment for Singapore.
For more information, please visit https://www1.bca.gov.sg/
BuildSG is a national movement that encapsulates the spirit of collaboration in the transformation of the built environment sector. It underscores the collaboration among the government, unions, trade associations, industry and institutes of higher learning, all working collectively to realise an advanced and integrated built environment sector with progressive and collaborative firms well-poised for both local and global business opportunities, and providing good jobs for Singaporeans.
CDTI is Spain’s National Innovation Agency. The entity of reference in Spain promoting competitiveness and entrepreneurship, supporting and funding business research, technological development and innovation of Spanish stakeholders, and the generation and consolidation of new tech-based enterprises.
Reporting to the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, through its overseas network and institutional linkages, it bridges and fosters the engagement of Spanish R&D stakeholders (university, corporates, innovation-driven enterprises, risk capital providers and Government institutions) with international R&D ecosystems.
Connecting the dots and Open innovation stand at the core of CDTI’s international activities and mission. Facilitating Tech partnerships, collaborative R&D projects and joint exploitation of R&D results in third markets are the driving force of CDTI’s technological action abroad.
For more information, please visit https://www.cdti.es/
DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. The Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
For more information, please visit https://www.designsingapore.org/
PIXEL is IMDA’s 28,000 sqf innovation space at One North that provides the Infocomm and Media (ICM) industry with facilities, expertise and programmes to ideate, experiment and build customer-centric digital experiences for the future.
For more information, please visit https://impixel.imda.gov.sg/
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) was formally established in July 1966 as the national society of engineers in Singapore. IES is the premier engineering institution in Singapore and is called upon by the Government to provide feedback on professional engineering matters.
IES is well represented among the faculty members of the major engineering institutions of higher learning in Singapore. Through close collaboration with the local universities and polytechnics, IES organises courses, seminars and talks for engineers and IES members to advance the continuous development of engineers.
The Institution maintains close links with professional organisations of engineers regionally and throughout the world. These include organisations in Australia, China, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. The Institution also represents Singapore in the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) in promoting goodwill and fellowship among all engineers in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region.
Through its Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), IES obtained full signatory status in the Washington Accord (WA) in June 2006. The entry grants IES the authority to represent Singapore, the first country within the ASEAN region which has obtained full signatory status in the WA, to vet education systems under the WA mutual recognition framework.
For more information, please visit https://www.ies.org.sg/
IES-Incubator and Accelerator (IES-INCA) is a strategic initiative by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) to support engineers in Technopreneurship. IES-INCA is a platform “by engineers for engineers” and promotes as well as supports entrepreneurial engineers in the scale up stage of their venture through our incubation program or mentoring first time entrepreneurs through the SgFounder program. We support engineers with deeptech innovations to be successful in commercialising their products and services.
For more information, please visit https://ies-inca.com/
The Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore, was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the Ministry of Education. ITE is a principal provider of career and technical education and a key developer of national skills certification and standards skilling Singapore for the future economy. It offers three key programmes - (1) Pre-Employment Training for youths after secondary education (2) Continuing Education and Training for adult learners and (3) Industry-Based and Work-Study Programmes with employers. Under its 'One ITE System, Three Colleges' Governance Model, ITE has three Colleges - ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West.
For more information, please visit https://www.ite.edu.sg/
ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public business entity whose main purpose is to promote the internationalization of the Spanish economy and Spanish companies, and to improve their competitiveness, as well as to attract and promote foreign investment in Spain with high added value. The approach on internationalization by ICEX is wide as its extensive network of professionals specialized in internationalization, both in Spain and abroad, works with export-import, bidirectional investment and making Spanish technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem closer to the international ones, even participating with bilateral partners in projects and challenges in third countries with start-ups, corporates and investment funds.
For more information, please visit https://www.investinspain.org/
JTC is the government agency championing sustainable industrial development. Together with our partners, we masterplan smart, clean and green estates as attractive destinations for talent and the community. We also drive innovation in the Building and Infrastructure sector.
For more information, please visit https://www.jtc.gov.sg/
The Nordic Innovation House is a community platform accelerating high-quality Nordic tech start-ups, scaleups and growth companies in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Via our strong community and network, we connect Nordic companies into the right ecosystem stakeholders.
Nordic Innovation House is supported by Nordic Innovation. We are a unique collaboration between Nordic countries. We share the mission of building bridges between the Nordics and Southeast Asia.
Nordic Innovation House has a presence in Silicon Valley, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. We provide a global network and framework which is always still tailored to serve local ecosystem needs.
For more information, please visit https://www.nordicinnovationhouse.com/
Quest Ventures is a top venture capital fund in Asia. Its portfolio of 90+ venture-backed companies operate in more than 150 cities across Asia, creating employment and advancement opportunities for more than 4,400 employees, while its Enterprise and ESG efforts directly impact thousands more.
For more information, please visit https://www.questventures.com/
At SGInnovate, we build and scale Deep Tech start-ups into high potential companies with global impact. We believe that hard global problems can be solved using Deep Tech, and Singapore, where we are based, is uniquely positioned to realise Deep Tech innovations that can tackle these challenges. Our Deep Tech Nexus Strategy is focused on adding tangible value to the Deep Tech start-up ecosystem in two key areas – development of Human Capital and deployment of Investment Capital. With the support of our partners and co-investors, we back entrepreneurial scientists through equity-based investments, access to talent and business-building advice. Our efforts are prioritised around emerging technologies such as Advanced Manufacturing, AgriFoodTech, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, MedTech and Quantum Computing, which represent impactful and scalable answers to global challenges.
SGInnovate is a private-limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government.
For more information, please visit https://www.sginnovate.com/
SGTech is the premier trade association for Singapore’s tech industry. Representing technology companies of all sizes, SGTech enables an ecosystem centred on technology to drive the competitiveness and expand market opportunities for Singapore tech companies worldwide. To support our members and strengthen the community, we deliver sustainable initiatives, top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities globally. We achieve these goals through:
Advocate for Industry –
A voice that actively and responsibly advocates for change that benefits members and the industry
Support Singapore’s Agenda for Technology –
Contributes to the industry’s growth and transformation by supporting programmes and initiatives that enhance the Singaporean economy.
For more information, please visit https://www.sgtech.org.sg/
As the apex business chamber, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) champions the interests of the business community in Singapore in trade, investment and industrial relations. Nationally, SBF acts as the bridge between businesses and government in Singapore to create a conducive business environment. Internationally, SBF represents the business community in bilateral, regional and multilateral fora for the purpose of trade expansion and business networking.
For more information, please visit https://www.sbf.org.sg/
The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) enables sustainability across the building and construction value chain, championing capability development and innovative solutions that support industry transformation through our Membership, Certification and outreach programmes. The repository of proven green building solutions helps to enable green procurement in the industry, profiling leading and innovative solutions that go towards building a greener, healthier built environment. Together with a growing pool of industry-recognised Green Mark Accredited Professionals, SGBC addresses every touchpoint of the green building ecosystem.
For more information, please visit https://www.sgbc.sg/
Incorporated since 1982, SIAA is a trade association for companies and professionals in the Automation, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Robotics sectors (in short AIR). SIAA plays a crucial role in galvanising the Automation, IoT and Robotics (AIR) business community, through its extensive line-up of highly-valued programs and events. As SIAA spearheads the automation related initiatives, it also aims to foster industry collaboration and advancement through staging of flagship industry platforms.
SIAA’s member charter is to serve as the voice of members and provide members with opportunities to increase their market presence as well as to internationalize their businesses. Our task is to open doors to business opportunities in Singapore and around the region. Through our various activities, initiatives and alliances, we promote our members to local and foreign network of alliance.
Forming alliances with various organizations locally, regionally and on the international front is also top priority for SIAA to reach out to like-minded groups who through the strategic alliances are able to come together for greater synergy in collaborations to continue to serve our respective communities more meaningfully.
For more information, please visit https://siaa.org/
The Singapore Management University (SMU) Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) is a practice-oriented institute that nurtures changemakers and founders who aspire to make the world a better place. To achieve this mission, IIE focuses on developing and providing experiential learning programmes that stand on our three pillars of competencies: Cultivate, Coach and Convene. The institute also champions a cohesive innovation and entrepreneurship community anchored at its innovation hub – The Greenhouse and through activities such as its marquee event – the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC).
For more information, please visit https://iie.smu.edu.sg/
The Singapore Water Association established since 2004 envisioned to create a vibrant and dynamic water industry in Singapore. Its members have grown from an initial 9 founding members to almost 300 members. Singapore Water Association has been instrumental in profiling and promoting Singapore as a pivotal regional hub for all water-related services and water technologies, by providing a platform to build effective networking, facilitate opportunities for collaboration, and foster the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst member companies.
For more information, please visit https://www.swa.org.sg/