GAP Funding

What is it about?

Research commercialisation grants of up to $250,000 each will be awarded to teams to develop SUTD IP into a working prototype with the intent of starting a spinoff company. Proposals are evaluated based on the technical innovation, commercial feasibility, and the capability of the team.

Teams will receive regular consultations and ecosystem support from our in-house venture partners and mentors-in-residence.

You can expect:

•  Up to $250,000 funding

•  Dedicated mentor support

•  In-house venture partner support

•  Incubation Resources

•  Tailored Programme guidance

•  Investor pitching opportunities

•  Team matching opportunities

Terms & Conditions

Awarded teams must go through and complete the ARISE (Accelerating Research and Innovation for SUTD Entrepreneurs) Programme
Awarded funds are subjected to indirect research cost and will be disbursed through reimbursements
Funds are to be utilized according to the list of fundable items and within the awarded project duration
SUTD VIE reserves the right to make any changes to any guidelines and submission templates


right_arrowSUTD IP must form the core of the business.
right_arrowThe project applied must not be previously incorporated.
right_arrowPrincipal Investigator leading the team must be a faculty member.
               Team members can include students/alumni/researchers and/or                                 external parties. 


right_arrowSUTD IP should form the core of the business.

right_arrowThe project should not have been carried out by an incorporated company. 

right_arrowPrincipal Investigator leading the team should be a faculty member. Team members could include students/alumni/researchers and/or external parties.

Application Process

Research Commercialisation Projects


Research Commercialisation Teams