Home | Technology Development | Research and Innovation

2-Stage Innovation Grant(iGrant) Guidelines for Application

How to Apply

Pre-Application

  1. Before you apply, check that you have met all the criteria stated above. Please direct all enquiries to the following email address: ma_khine_wa@bca.gov.sg or desmond_ang@bca.gov.sg.
  2. Download the form and prepare all the supporting documents.

Application of Stage 1 Proof-of-Concept Study

  1. Mail in the completed application form together with the supporting documents to:

    Building & Construction Authority
    200 Braddell Road
    Zero Energy Building Level 3
    Singapore 579700
    Attn: R&D Programmes Dept / iGrant Secretariat

  2. All proposals received will be assessed by BCA based on the evaluation criteria.
  3. All applications are subject to BCA’s final approval.

Commencement of Stage 1 and Application of Stage 2

  1. A Letter of Offer (Stage 1) will be sent to you once your application is approved.
  2. Written acceptance of the terms and conditions of the award signed by the applicant, must reach BCA within the stipulated date of Letter of Offer.
  3. The duration for Stage 1, from commencement of POC study to submission of POC study report, shall not exceed3 months.
  4. BCA will assess the POC study report to ensure the deliverables are met and if the project is eligible for funding under Stage 2 Project Implementation.
  5. Application for Stage 2: Project Implementation is to be submitted to BCA together with the POC study report.

Commencement of Stage 2: Project Implementation

  1. A Letter of Offer (Stage 2) will be sent to you once your application for Stage 2 is approved.
  2. Written acceptance of the terms and conditions of the award signed by the applicant, must reach BCA within the stipulated date of Letter of Offer.
  3. During the Project Implementation period, you should ensure that :
    1. Proper project records are maintained; e.g. project timeline, deliverables, and progress reports.
    2. Proper financial records are maintained; e.g. invoices and receipts relating to the project.
  4. The duration for Stage 2, from commencement of Stage 2 to submission of final project report, shall not exceed 2 years.

Completion of Stage 2 project Implementation

  1. BCA will assess the final project report to ensure the deliverables are met.

Qualifying Costs

Qualifying costs, inclusive of GST (where applicable), are:

  • Manpower-related costs

    • Salaries of personnel directly involved in the project
    • Training costs if training is a required part of the project

  • Equipment, material, consumables and software costs

    • Equipment
    • Consumables / Materials
    • Software

  • Professional Services

    • Consultancy
    • Subcontracting
    • Testing and certification fees

  • Intellectual Property Rights (to be considered on a case-by-case basis)

    • Licensing
    • Royalties
    • Technology Acquisition

  • Other Operating Expenses

    • Miscellaneous costs, eg  transportation cost for project meetings