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Small and Medium Enterprises

last updated 26 November 2018

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a vital cog to both the infocomm and media sectors as well as the Singapore economy.

To support local SMEs, the IMDA has developed an array to schemes which are tailored to their specific needs.

SMEs can also apply for schemes such as IRAS’ Productivity and Innovation Credit (“PIC”) or find out other government assistance and grant on SME Portal.


  • Optimising the deployment of field workers (cleaners, maintenance, delivery, inspectors, etc.) through higher visibility of needs and availability of workers

  • Better use of logistics vehicles through smart queue systems and information from traffic systems

  • Smarter automation through the use of sensors and robots in F&B, retail, construction and transport

  • New business from the Smart Environment as Singapore uses more energy management and sustainable environment technologies (such as smart lighting, emission detection, etc.)

Technology is Your Game Changer

Reduced Operating Costs
(quoted by 67% of SME respondents)
Less Manpower Required
(quoted by 57% of SME respondents)
(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 SME and have some idea on how to explore possibilities for the Smart Nation, speak to us now!

Programmes and Initiatives

  • SMEs Go Digital

    Announced at Budget 2017, the SMEs Go Digital Programme aims to help SMEs use digital technologies, build strong digital capabilities and participate in the Digital Economy. Read more
  • ICT SMEs Capability Development

    Our local Infocomm Technology (ICT) SMEs are a key engine of growth and digitalisation for other economic sectors. ICT SMEs will need to transform themselves, develop digital capabilities and keep in pace with new technologies and industry practices to remain competitive and relevant in a Digital Economy.Read more
  • Fibre Ready Scheme

    IMDA's ICT for Productivity and Growth (IPG) Programme was announced during Budget 2014. This includes a Fibre Ready Scheme (FRS), which is applicable to non-residential buildings. (Note: As at end March 2018, the Fibre Ready Scheme grant application has closed) Over the past few years, fibre take-up by non-residential users has risen steadily, and has exceeded 85% as at April 2017.Read more
  • Infocomm Initiatives

    Find out more about infocomm initiatives availableRead more
  • Development Assistance

    Development Assistance provides funding for the development of innovative prototypes / pilot content of original IPs, integrating the use of data and/or digital technologies. Read more
  • Production Assistance

    Production Assistance provides funding for productions with original IPs that highlight Singapore talents in credited roles, and infuse data and/or digital technologies into content for distribution on new and/or digital platforms. Read more
  • New Talent Feature Grant

    The New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG) encourages first and second-time directors to launch their careers in filmmaking by helping them make films for different platforms, including cinemas, film festivals, broadcast, video-on-demand, or online platforms.Read more