With HSBC’s support, the HSBC-SMU Sustainability & Innovation Grant provides sustainability-related startups with up to $30,000 in seed money. The funding can be used to accelerate the startups in their journey towards integrating sustainable practices and business models. The grant will be disbursed in two tranches at the completion of milestones. Selected startups will enter IIE’s incubation programme - Business Innovations Generator (BIG)​.

BIG is a four-month programme where budding entrepreneurs are guided in the start-up journey to develop them into successful ventures. Under BIG, these avenues of support will be available: ​

  • Network and connections to investors and potential clients
  • Sharing sessions with successful founders
  • Kick-off sessions to raise awareness of products
  • Networking sessions and events to bring the community together
  • Mentorship and office hours with relevant experts
  • Workspace in SMU in the heart of downtown Singapore