Infocomm Media (ICM) vendors play a key role in enabling enterprises with digital capabilities that will help them grow and reap productivity gains.

IMDA reaches out to ICM vendors through our Monthly ICM Vendor Briefings. At these sessions, we share about the SMEs Go Digital programme and how you can apply for pre-approval of your digital solution under the programme.

Latest updates

  • (UPDATED!) The checklist for Generic has been updated. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklist for more information.
  • The checklist for Construction and Facilities Management will be delisted from 1st Feb 2023 until further notice
  • (UPDATED!) The checklists for Generic and Early Childhood have been updated with a new solution category. Please refer to the table below and download the latest checklists for more information.
  • (NEW!) The checklist for Healthcare (Community Care) is now available. Please refer to the table below for more information.
  • The checklists for Advanced Manufacturing and Estate Agency are now available. Please refer to the table below for more information.

As an alternative to physical meetings during the COVID-19 situation, ICM vendors can view a video recording of a past Vendor Briefing on SGTech’s website. Once done, you simply need to answer 3 MCQ questions, and accept an undertaking that you have watched the video in full. ICM vendors may then proceed with the submission as guided by instructions on sgd.org.sg.

Who is it for

Vendors with ready ICM digital solutions that are sector-specific or that cut across various sectors.


Pre-approved solutions are assessed by IMDA to be effective, market-tested and cost-effective. They may be eligible to be considered for the various Government incentive support.

For solution categories that can be eligible for grant support such as Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG), please refer to GoBusiness Gov Assist.

How to apply

  • Evaluation Criteria:

To be pre-approved under the programme, you will be evaluated on capacity and capability; as well as whether your solution meets the requirements of target sectors.

ICM vendors can download and complete the Vendor Self-Assessment Checklist for the following sectors, to determine if your digital solution is eligible for pre-approval under the programme.

Checklist by Sector Version Publish Date
Generic (applicable to all industries) 23-1.0 1 February 2023
Accountancy 22-3.0 25 November 2022
Advanced Manufacturing 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Cybersecurity 22-3.0 5 July 2022
Engineering Services 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Early Childhood 22-3.2 19 August 2022
Estate Agency 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Financial Services 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Food Services 22-3.2 19 September 2022
Healthcare 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Healthcare (Community Care) 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Legal 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Logistics 22-3.2 19 September 2022
Marine and Offshore Engineering 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Personal Care Services 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Retail 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Sea Transport 22-3.2 19 September 2022
Security 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Tourism 22-3.1 12 August 2022
Wholesale Trade 22-3.2 19 September 2022

ICM Vendors may proceed to submit the completed Vendor Self-Assessment Checklist and supporting documents online through the SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System. Please note that LOIs signed by 5 local SMEs are no longer required to be submitted as part of the supporting documents.

  • SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System:

From 1 January 2020, all new and re-applications for pre-approval will be received online through the SMEs Go Digital Pre-Approval System. Please click here to access the Pre-Approval System and submit the completed checklist. For more information on how to use the system, download the User Guide here (3.64MB) or scan the QR code below:

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Last updated on: 26 Jan 2023

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