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Welcome to the SMART Innovation Centre Grant Site

The SMART Innovation Centre operates under the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). Similar to the highly successful Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, the SMART Innovation Centre identifies and nurtures a broad range of emerging technologies and will act as a catalyst to create a fertile environment for faculty and student entrepreneurship to grow. It administers a Grant Programme that enables faculty and students to pursue exciting new avenues of market-driven research and participate in programmes that will help accelerate their innovations toward commercialization. 

The  Innovation Grant enables faculty and their research team to pursue exciting new avenues of market-driven research and participate in programs that will help accelerate innovations toward commercialization. The funding can be used to 
(1) de-risk the technology by developing prototypes or conducting proof-of-concept experiments; and
(2) determine a go-to-market strategy for the products or services being developed.

The endpoint of the grant funding would be a well-defined business opportunity attractive to start-up company formation or licensing to a commercial firm. The Innovation Grant and support from the Innovation Centre will assist the project teams to move their discovery from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Click on the Resources Menu in the top right corner of this page to download the proposal and budget template.