Project Grants

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) supports the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) technology in Singapore with various funding schemes tailored to different sector enterprise driven research and development projects in collaboration with our hubs.

Towards the goal of creating value to Singapore’s industries and differentiate in the global AM research landscape, we invite you to apply for our grants.

Grant Schemes

NAMIC has 2 schemes targeted at proof-of-concept, validation and/or adoption through a partnership with NAMIC’s hubs which consists of the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) / Research Institute (RI). NAMIC also has a partnership with other government agencies through collaboration with commercial companies to support industry proof-of-value projects.

Rapid Concept Funding (RCF)

Scheme details

  • 6 – 12 months project duration
  • 1:1 co-funding from collaborator
  • Up to $28,000


  • Fast validation of concept, design or process using AM
  • Part identification, DFAM & fabrication
  • Gateway to Full Project Funding (FPF)

Full Project Funding (FPF)

Scheme details

  • 1 – 2 years project duration
  • 1:1 co-funding from collaborator
  • Up to $280,000


  • Technology development & validation
  • IP development and/or licensing
  • High business viability
  • Ready-for-market efforts

Enterprise Singapore - Enterprise Development Grant (ESG – EDG)

Scheme details

  • More than 1 year project duration
  • Grant cap on case-by-case basis


  • Proof of Value
  • Scale-up and go-to-market efforts
  • Technology deployment
  • IP development and/or licensing
* Please direct any enquiry for ESG – EDG to Mr Stanley Poh, [email protected]

Grant Application Process Overview

Applicable to RCF and FPF only

  • NAMIC’s initiative
  • Industry collaborator’s initiative
  • Meetings with NAMIC and industry collaborator
  • Identify problem statement, develop collaboration tracks, gauge business/economic impact
  • Identify NAMIC’s hub for collaboration
  • Develop and finalise joint proposal
  • Resource planning, finalise co-funding
  • Proposal presented or circulated to PEP
  • Decision on proposals by PEP
  • Final decision communicated to the respective hub(s) & industry collaborator
  • (Co)-Funding terms, deliverables and timelines negotiated and signed
  • Project execution, management and tracking
  • Reporting outcomes
  • IP generation and licensing
  • Productisation
  • Startups/Spin offs
  • Pursue avenues for commercialisation

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

Project Initiation – Develop technical and business needs, identify the research partner, and assist in the project proposal submission.

Project Execution – Manage the project to ensure successful completion.

Project Commercialisation – Develop viable commercialisation plan.

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

We support both industry and translational projects that explore the potential application and commercialisation 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 (ESG), SMF (Singapore Manufacturing Federation), NTU SC3DP, NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS), SUTD DManD, SIT (NAMIC Hub@SIT), AIC A*STAR,  Polytechnics (NYP, TP, SP), 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 (FPF) to present at NAMIC’s monthly project meeting.

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

It typically takes around 16 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 Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) and/or Research Institute’s (RI) existing 3D printing centre and infrastructure.

Who will own the Intellectual Property (IP)?

The IP ownership is largely based on inventive contribution.

How and when do I apply?

The rolling grant call is open from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026.

For any general enquiries, please email [email protected] and our team will assist you accordingly.

For RCF or FPF, industry collaborators can apply for the co-funding by following these steps:

  1. Please click here for the project proposal form.
  2. Send your duly filled form to Ms. Siew Jia Voon: [email protected]

For Enterprise Singapore – Enterprise Development Grant, industry collaborators can contact and apply for the co-funding by following these steps:

  1. Please click here for the project proposal form.
  2. Send your duly filled form to Mr. Stanley Poh: [email protected]