NRF Setup


Strategy Directorate
assesses and formulates research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) strategies, policies and governance frameworks to grow and sustain a vibrant RIE ecosystem. The Corporate Communications unit is responsible for public communications and outreach.

Programmes Directorate develops and manages research and development programmes, in partnership with stakeholders in government, academia and industry.

Grant Management Unit manages key NRF programmes to build broad-based research capabilities. It monitors and assesses the outcomes of the programmes to ensure funds are used effectively.

Corporate Services Directorate includes human resources, finance and administration, information technology, as well as facilities and infrastructure management. It shapes the corporate policies to help achieve NRF’s objectives.

Programmes Offices

Programme offices at NRF include:

Campus for Technological Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) Directorate coordinates the planning, development and implementation of CREATE programmes, working in concert with CREATE partners to achieve national objectives and goals.

Services & Digital Economy Directorate and the Interactive Digital Media R&D Programme Office develop and ensure effective governance frameworks for research and scientific programmes in the digital domain. It seeks to strengthen links between industry and science, and catalyse innovation and enterprise in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector.

Urban Solutions & Sustainability Directorate spearheads the development and strengthening of Singapore’s R&D capabilities in the energy and environmental sectors, and leverages these capabilities to foster new growth and innovation that can meet national challenges.

Innovation & Enterprise Directorate seeks to grow the innovation and enterprise landscape in Singapore through the formulation and implementation of programmes that enable the translation and commercialisation of research and technology, to create impact and value for Singapore. 

National Cybersecurity R&D Directorate develops and implements initiatives to build up R&D expertise and capabilities in cybersecurity for Singapore. It aims to promote collaboration among agencies, academia, research institutes and private sector to improve the trustworthiness of cyber infrastructure for Singapore.

Health & Biomedical Sciences Directorate ensures a coordinated whole-of-government approach to growing the BMS sector in Singapore.


#12-02, CREATE Tower

Singapore 138602

Tel: 6684 2900 Fax: 6684 0384