RIE Ecosystem

RIE Ecosystem 2018 (web)

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) ecosystem in Singapore comprises various ministries, R&D funding bodies and R&D performers. 

At the top is the Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council (RIEC), chaired by the Prime Minister, which oversees our long term strategy to transform Singapore into a knowledge-based society, with strong capabilities in research and technology. The RIEC is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Board, which is responsible for the formulation of our 5-year plans and policies to grow Singapore’s research capability, support economic growth and meet Singapore’s future national challenges. 

The key government agencies involved in the RIE landscape include:


MTI logo
Focus on policies related to economically-oriented and industry R&D
EDB logo
Provides funding support for companies to conduct R&D


Enterprise Singapore logo
Grows Singapore companies through innovation, and building a vibrant startup ecosystem
ASTAR logo
Performs economically-oriented R&D to support companies


MOE logo
Oversees policies related to the institutes of higher learning (IHLs) and provides funding support for IHLs to perform R&D 
MOH logo
Oversees policies and provides funding support to the academic medical centres and hospitals, and runs the National Innovation Challenge on Active and Confident Ageing


MND logo
Runs the National Innovation Challenge on Land and Liveability
IMDA logo
Co-secretariat for the Smart Systems Strategic Research Programme 


SNPO logo
Co-secretariat for the Smart Systems Strategic Research Programme
PUB logo
Runs the Clean Water Strategic Research Programme


EMA logo
Runs the Clean Energy Strategic Research Programme
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