Aimed at boosting capabilities, they seek to provide the vital first step or next level up for recipients looking to take their business or talent to new heights.
For enterprises, IMDA provides industry development assistance to boost areas such as cloud, data analytics and infocomm security. It also offers help to media companies in terms of development and product assistance, among other schemes.
For individuals, IMDA provides research grants and scholarships, as well as mentorship. This cuts across both infocomm and media sectors, with assistance aimed at infocomm professionals as well as media talents.
IMDA also looks to drive the adoption of ICT in SMEs, for example, in fibre broadband. For SMEs in the media field, IMDA provides grants to hire and train new talent, among other efforts at promoting the sector.
Those looking to run a startup can also look to IMDA for assistance. From accreditation that gives a local ICT startup a fair shot at government tenders to national awards that recognise the use of ICT, programmes and grants provide startups vital incentives to flourish in Singapore.