Innovation Funds

Innovation Funds is dedicated to help SMU community build prototypes of their innovation. These prototypes may be used to raise funds for innovative start-ups.

SMU Commercialisation Grant

The Commercialisation Grant funded by MOE provides researchers at SMU initial funding to facilitate the process of commercialisation of technologies. The Commercialisation Grant will be offered through a competitive application process to projects that meet the eligibility and evaluation criteria of the Grant.


Startup SG Founder Grant

Startup SG Founder aims to provide mentorship support and startup capital grant to first-time entrepreneurs with innovative business concepts. The scheme provides up to $30,000 by matching $3 to every $1 raised by the entrepreneur.


Acceleration Grant

IIE’s Acceleration Grant provide startups with additional funding to support the growth of their startup. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to startups who display promise in terms of growth and development.


Ideation Grant

Ideabox provides $1000/team in funding support to prototype and market-test venture ideas created in the School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Practicum (MGMT 327) and the School of Information Systems’ Upper Year Capstone Projects (IS480).


Startup SG Entrepass

SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship has been appointed as an Startup SG EntrePass Partner. An international entrepreneur who is enrolled in SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s incubation/acceleration programme, or whose startup has received investment from SMU Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, will be eligible for this privilege.