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Environment and Water Industry Programme

Paving the way for water innovation in Singapore

Water is both a key strategic and economic asset in Singapore. With water technology as a key pillar of economic growth, PUB and the Economic Development Board work closely with other government agencies, companies and research institutes to develop Singapore into a thriving global hydrohub.

Steered by a clear focus on innovation, we offer a range of support to companies that comprise of research funding, graduate scholarships and test-bed opportunities for cutting-edge solutions.

Let us help bring your innovations to fruition. Click here to find out more about the R&D initiatives.

In 2016, Singapore’s water industry received a S$200 million funding boost for the next five years under the National Research Foundation’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 Plans. This brings total funding for growing the water industry to S$670 million over 15 years. Read more here

PUB launched a Request-for-Proposals (RFP) to develop and translate water technologies under the Competitive Research Programme (Water) on 6 Oct 2016. Under this Open RFP 16/01 for Water Technologies, up to S$25million from the National Research Foundation (NRF) could be allocated to fund basic and applied research projects under two tracks. This is in line with efforts to develop water technologies and grow the water industry.  

Applications will close on 8 Dec 2016, 11am

For press release of this grant, please click here.
For more info on the grant's application criteria, please click