The National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF), set up on 1 January 2006, is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office. The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise. It also funds strategic initiatives and builds up R&D capabilities by nurturing research talent.
Singapore as a vibrant science and technology hub, with R&D contributing significantly to a knowledge intensive, innovation and entrepreneurial economy.
The NRF sets the national direction for R&D by:
- Developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise
- Funding initiatives that strengthen research and scientific capabilities, and achieve economic and national impact
- Building up R&D capabilities and capacities through nurturing our people and attracting foreign researchers and scientists; and
- Coordinating the research agenda of different agencies to transform Singapore into a knowledge intensive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy
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