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Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) - Automation

This programme supports your company’s usage of automation and technology which can result in tangible benefits and significant growth.

To defray the cost of large scale deployment of automation solutions, eligible businesses can also apply for the 100% Investment Allowance (IA). The support under IA is net of grant and the approved capital expenditure is capped at S$10 million per project. As announced at Budget 2023, the scheme will be extended for another three years until 31 March 2026.

You may indicate your interest when applying for EDG. Enterprise Singapore will evaluate the application and advise if you are eligible for the Investment Allowance.


Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Support of up to 50% of qualified costs

Non-SMEs: Support of up to 30% of qualified costs


Note: Unionised companies and e2i partners under the Labour Movement are eligible to receive an additional 10% funding, subject to NTUC-e2i’s endorsement.


You are:

  • A Singaporean company looking to adopt/develop sophisticated hardware/software solutions to improve your business's productivity


You need to:

  • Be a business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
  • Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the project

There are no compulsory application fees required for the EDG scheme. Any application fees quoted by individuals/firms offering grant application services are not endorsed by the Government.

*Refer to "Critical Information" for more details.

Critical information

Qualified costs:

  • Adoption/development of sophisticated hardware and/or software solutions
  • Development of solutions that involve purchase of machinery and integration of systems
  • Training of staff to deploy solutions


What is not supported:

  • Set-up costs that are essential to starting a business
  • Cost of equipment and gadgets, such as copiers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones
  • Equipment and software costs that are supported under the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG)
  • Replacement1 / addition of solutions with little changes to resource efficiency and no new capabilities developed, unless the replacement / addition is part of a larger, integrated system that enhances resource efficiency
  • Installation of conventional, operational and off-the-shelf solutions, appliances or devices (e.g. energy-saving LED lightings, solar panels)

1Replacement of faulty solutions / equipment is not supported


To Note:

  • The EDG only supports projects that are new and not generating any revenue at the point of grant application
  • A project is considered to have begun if suppliers and service providers have already signed a contract, or if any work on the project scope has begun or if payment has been received for the project
  • From 1 April 2020, all EDG applications should include commitments to worker outcomes as part of the qualifying requirements. Worker outcomes include increase in wage increment, job creation, job re-design, or training for existing staff
  • There are no pre-approved vendors for the EDG.
What to expect when applying


  • Before you apply, you may approach the SME centres to discuss your project(s) to ensure that you qualify for the Enterprise Development Grant (EDG)
  • Applications will be assessed by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) based on the project scope, project outcomes and competency of the service provider


Application Process:

  • You have to sign-in to the Business Grants Portal with your CorpPass1
  • Your application will be processed within 8-12 weeks from the time you submit your project application
  • We may contact you via the Business Grants Portal for clarifications


Application Approval:

  • Your company will receive a Letter of Offer (LOF) indicating:
  1. the conditions of support
  2. the amount of grant awarded
  • You need to acknowledge and accept the LOF within the timeline indicated, otherwise the application would be considered invalid
  • All grants are supported on a reimbursement basis



  • Submit a report with details on the project deliverables
  • Provide a pre-qualified auditor’s report for the verified expenditures and any supporting documents must be provided
  • ESG may request for a site visit, presentation meeting and/or other supporting documents
  • Provide GIRO information of company bank account to facilitate disbursement of funds
  • Claims must reach ESG no later than six months from the end of the project qualifying period



1. No CorpPass Account? Refer to the CorpPass guide for instructions on setting up an account

Documents you'll need for your application

These are to be submitted before all other application processes:


1. Latest ACRA search or instant information

  • Dated no earlier than 6 months from date of project application
  • If there are corporate shareholders, please provide the information for the corporate parents as well


2. Latest audited financial statement

  • No earlier than 12 months from date of project application of your company
  • If applicable, the consolidated financial statement of your ultimate parent company as well


Not required if you have:

  • Provided the information for a prior project within the last 12 months
  • No changes to the documents


3. Relevant proof of quotation for the cost of your project items


4. For projects where management consultants are engaged, please include the following details in the Consultants’ proposal:

  • Details of the scope of work
  • Man-day rate breakdown of the service
  • CVs and scanned copies of ESG-recognised certification(s) of the consultant(s)
Useful links

For more details about the grant: Enterprise Development Grant – Automation

For Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs

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