Applied Research & Innovation Resource

Solving Industry-Specific Problems

SIT’s Applied Research, Innovation & Enterprise (ARIE) Division is a one-stop centre for companies and organisations to collaborate with SIT’s faculty, Professional Officers, and students on industry and community innovation projects.

Contact us at if you are interested in the following:

  • Industry and Community Projects
  • Business Development Opportunities
  • Innovative Projects aimed at improving social, economic and/or environmental aspects of a community

    Domain Expertise

    We have a strong team of professors, Professional Officers, and students across five clusters of specialisation, who are able to support the multidisciplinary and complex nature of industry problems.

    Our areas of specialisation are:
    • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering and Food Technology
    • Infocomm Technology
    • Health and Social Sciences
    • Design and Specialised Businesses
    Learn about our projects:

    Got a problem? Let us know the problem you’re trying to solve by filling in the project statement form.


    Co-funding with Industry

    We tap on both external and internal grants to support our involvement in industry projects.

    Project Space & Mentors

    We are equipped with laboratories, equipment, tools and dedicated project spaces to support our work with the industry.

    Industry-Centric Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

    SIT’s industry-centric IP policy allows industry collaborators to co-own IP generated from collaborations with SIT, and to obtain licenses to use such IP.

    Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP)

    The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is a distinctive feature of SIT-conferred degree programmes.




    Funding TIE

    SIT strives to forge a close relationship with the industry and community via applied research project collaborations. Our dedicated Applied Research, Innovation & Enterprise (ARIE) division  works closely with our technology experts to support companies in advancing the development of their innovative products and services.

    The SIT Grant Framework provides support to both companies and faculty, when both parties embark on industry collaborations, tapping on both internal and/or external grants to support our involvement in industry or community projects.

    The internal grant framework supports test-bedding of ideas, and provides early-stage funding for industry projects that involve faculty and students.

    Under the internal grant framework, there are two internal grants – Seed Funding and Ignition Grant, which provide different levels of support.

    For Seed Funding, it allows faculty to test ideas, jumpstart projects, and demonstrate its capability to the industry at the stage of prototype and concept development.

    For Ignition Grant, collaborators could work with our faculty to address industry-specific challenges, and co-fund the Proof-of-Concept projects.

    ARIE will also assist faculty to develop grant proposals with collaborators, so as to bid for external grants from agencies, such as National Research Foundation, National Medical Research Council, and Ministry of Education. Collaborators are welcome to work with our faculty on project proposals that provides customised solutions for industry-specific challenges.

    Grantors/Funding Agencies

    Grantors and Funding Agencies are welcome to approach us on the following:

    1. Funding and/or engaging SIT to work on specific industry or community issues

    2. Grant Call Announcements

    Industry Collaboration Projects

    Find out more about SIT industry and community project collaborations:

    For grants related matters, contact us at


    Engineering Cluster
    Liau Ting Ting, Assistant Director
    6592 8531

    Michele Low, Senior Manager
    6592 1946

    Chemical Engineering and Food Technology Cluster
    Yolanda Yong, Manager
    6592 3488

    Infocomm Technology Cluster
    Jeff Aw, Senior Manager
    6592 8075

    Health and Social Sciences Cluster
    Frank Choo, Senior Manager
    6592 2018

    Design and Specialised Businesses Cluster
    Joey Cheng, Assistant Director
    6592 3315

    Strategic Alliance
    Association of Small & Medium EnterprisesAssociation of Small & Medium Enterprises