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.

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.

HSBC-SMU Sustainability & Innovation Grant

Open to SMU and non-SMU startups, the HSBC-SMU Sustainability & Innovation Grant aims to support sustainability-related startups in the MVP and growth stage. Selected startups will be awarded $30,000 each, equity-free, and be embraced in IIE’s 9 month incubation programme at SMU’s Business Innovations Generator (BIG)​

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.

SG:D Park

The SG:D Spark Programme is aimed at addressing the key challenges and supporting the growth of promising Singapore-based ICM startups through selected Government tools as well as creation of a vibrant, collaborative ecosystem and network.


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