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Enhanced iSPRINT

last updated 29 May 2017

iSPRINT has been in place since March 2010 to support SMEs use of technology to boost SMEs productivity and growth. With effect from August 2014, IPG is incorporated into iSPRINT, giving SMEs enhanced and broadened coverage, while simplifying the application process.

Enhanced iSPRINT encourages SMEs to improve and innovate their businesses to:
- Increase efficiency and productivity
- Create new business growth opportunities 

Explore Enhanced iSPRINT Components

Find out how we can support SMEs' productivity improvement efforts and business growth through Enhanced iSPRINT:

  Type of Technology Solution Funding Support
Promote deployment of solutions by SMEs i. Packaged Solutions (Intermediate Solutions)
> Refers to bite-sized, ready-to-use solutions that have been pre-qualified by IMDA and for which SMEs can start deploying to their operations quickly and easily.

For example: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) solutions
Up to 70% grant capped at $20,000 per solution (Support per SME capped at $20,000 per SME per lifetime)

Subscription-based solution is entitled to a 1-year support

Application Deadline: 31 March 2017

Interested SMEs must submit their Self Declaration form to IMDA by 31 March 2017 
Connect-up Option
SMEs can deploy high-speed connectivity with any of the technology solutions.

50% subsidy of the monthly recurrent cost for fibre subscription plan (of at least 100Mbps), capped at $120/month up to 24 months.

50% subsidy of the Wireless@SG equipment cost, capped at $2,400, for SMEs who require wireless connection in their public-facing business premises.

ii. Packaged Solutions (Sector Solutions)
> Refers to proven sector-specific solutions that have been pre-qualified by IMDA and for which SMEs can start deploying to their operations quickly and easily.
Up to 70% grant

Subscription-based solution is entitled to a 2-year support

No claim submission by SMEs – SMEs simply need to pay the 30% upfront to vendors. IMDA will reimburse the support directly to vendors.
iii. Customised Solutions
> Refers to tailor-made solutions
Up to 70% for the SMEs, capped on a case-by-case basis.

*Note: Project must not have commenced prior to proposal approval by IMDA and iSPRINT support will only be given to development works that are carried out locally.

Note: With immediate effect, Enhanced iSPRINT will no longer accept applications for Customised Solutions.
Boost supply of sector solutions from vendors ii. Scaling Up Proven Sector Solutions
> Refers to technology-based sectoral productivity solutions that have been proven to help SMEs raise productivity.
Up to 70% grant, up to 2-year support for subscription-based solutions

No claim submission by SMEs – SMEs simply need to pay the 30% upfront to vendors.
iii. Sector Pilot Solutions
> Refers to new or emerging technology solutions such as sensors, data analytics and autonomous systems that are able to transform the businesses
Up to 80% capped at $1 million per SME

No claim submission by SMEs – SMEs simply need to pay the 20% upfront to vendors.


To further accelerate the transformation of SME sectors, the following enhancements to Enhanced iSPRINT programme will take effect from 1 June 2016.

Before 31 May 2016 After 1 June 2016
Support is capped at $40K per SME,
regardless of number of sites operated by the SME
Support is capped at $40K per site,
and is extended to cover all sites* operated by the same SME
SME must apply support for all sites in one submission SME can apply support for each site in
separate submissions over different times
(such as one site per submission or few sites per submission).
Support only tech-related components Support is extended to cover tech and
non-tech components required for the complete
functioning of the proposed solution
in order to deliver the intended productivity gains
* "Site" refers to a location of the Participating SME’s business that will perform all or part of the core function(s)/activities of its business for a minimum of 1 year from the start of the Participating SME’s Qualification Period. The core function(s)/activities carried out at the Site must be related to the principal activities of the Participating SME as shown in the ACRA records. The location of the Site must be evidenced by submission of such documents as may require by IMDA in its discretion, such as a tenancy agreement entered into by the Participating SME, for the location.

Interested SMEs: Find out how Enhanced iSPRINT helps transform your business with smart tech here

Interested ICT Vendors: Find out how Enhanced iSPRINT helps boost the supply of your smart tech solutions here


Announcement:
1. With effect from 1 April 2015, iSPRINT will no longer support Basic Packaged Solutions. SMEs that meet the criteria can apply for other schemes such as IRAS' Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC). For details on PIC, kindly visit: https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/PIcredit.aspx

2. With immediate effect, Enhanced iSPRINT will no longer accept applications for Customised Solutions.

Building owners and managers who want to put in place additional in-building facilities and infrastructure to bring fibre broadband to their business tenants, can explore the Fibre Ready Scheme. For more information on Fibre Ready Scheme, please click here.

Eligibility Criteria 

To qualify for Enhanced iSPRINT, SMEs must:

   - Be registered and incorporated in Singapore
   - Have a minimum 30% local shareholding AND
   - Group annual sales turnover ≤ S$100 million OR
   - Group employment size ≤  200 workers

How Can You Benefit? 

If you are an SME, adopting relevant ICT solutions can help improve your productivity.

A successful project deployment will result in any of the following productivity gains.

Reduced Operating Costs

(quoted by 67% of SME respondents)
Less Manpower Required

(quoted by 57% of SME respondents)
Increased 
Revenue

(quoted by 42% of SME respondents)

70% of SMEs have reaped benefits from their ICT investments within 1 year of implementation
(Source : SME Development Survey 2015, DP Information Group)

If you are an ICT provider, read more here to find out how to get your solution qualified under Enhanced iSPRINT.

For enquiries, please email isprint@imda.gov.sg.

Frequently Asked Questions About Enhanced iSPRINT
Click here to find commonly asked questions on Enhanced iSPRINT.