Project Workflow

  1. Engage: NAMIC engages with industry collaborators such as start-ups, SMEs, LLEs and MNCs.
  2. Structure: With a problem statement defined, NAMIC then works with our research partners.
  3. Co-fund: Project proposals will be presented to the NAMIC panel members.

 

FUNDING SCHEMES

Rapid Concept Funding (Fast Track Project)

  • We understand that as companies need to continuously innovate in order to grow market share and maintain market leadership, innovation takes on a crucial role. This might require a fast validation of a concept, design, or process using additive manufacturing.
  • NAMIC encourages companies (start-ups, or otherwise) to apply for Rapid Concept Funding (RCF), up to a maximum amount of $25,000 for the abovementioned purposes.
  • RCF also serves as gateway to Full Project Funding (FPF), further unlocking $250,000
  • We understand the speed of business. RCF results will be available within 2 weeks of submission.

 

Full Project Funding (FPF)

  • For more in-depth undertakings, NAMIC will work with partners from both a technical and business perspective.
  • FPF focuses on assisting the following commercialisation efforts:
    • Scaling up from proof-of-concept
    • Ready-for-market efforts
    • Technology development
    • Certification and standards

 

FAQ

Who qualifies for NAMIC co-funding?

All industry collaborators (start-ups, SMEs, LLEs, MNCs) who wish to explore Additive Manufacturing in the respective business domain.

How does it work?

NAMIC assists partners & start-ups in 3 steps:

  1. Project Initiation – Develop technical and business need, identify the research partner, assist in the project proposal submission.
  2. Project Execution – Manage the project to ensure a successful completion.
  3. Project Commercialization – Develop viable commercialization plan.

What type of project is eligible for the co-funding?

We support both industry and translational projects that explore the potential application and commercialization of Additive Manufacturing technology. The project’s duration should not exceed 24 months.

Who is NAMIC’s partner?

NAMIC partners closely with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore, SMF (Singapore Manufacturing Federation), NTU SC3DP, NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS), SUTD DManD, A*STAR, Polytechnics (NYP, TP, SP, RP), trade associations, local and global 3D printing company leaders and many others.

What is the selection process?

Each project will be evaluated by NAMIC’s panel members. We invite the project team that applies for Full Project Funding to present at NAMIC’s monthly project meeting.

How long does it take to get the co-funding approval?

It typically takes around 12 weeks from the first engagement, depending on complexities and resource availability.

Do I need to buy 3D printer for the project?

No. NAMIC will leverage the IHL and/or RI’s existing 3D printing centre and infrastructure.

Who will own the Intellectual Property (IP)?

The IP ownership is largely based on the inventive contribution.

How do I apply?

Industry collaborator can apply for the co-funding in 3 steps:

  1. Please click here for the project proposal form.
  2. Send your duly filled form to the respective IHL Hub Managers:
  3. For more information, please leave us your details here (Contact Us) so that we can assist you accordingly.