STDA joins hand with ESG to accelerate bringing technologies to market

Singapore Deep-Tech Alliance (SDTA) is partnering with Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG) to help deep tech startups accelerate the speed of bringing technologies to market.

Being part of the agency’s Startup SG Accelerator programme will enable SDTA to leverage EnterpriseSG’s strong network of partners to broaden SDTA’s ecosystem connections. This move is in line with Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE2025) goals to drive technology translation and commercialisation for local enterprises.

The sustainability-focused deep tech venture builder will run a nine-month Venture Building programme aimed at recruiting experienced individuals with the ambition of creating sustainable companies. The programme mobilises an ecosystem of public and private partners to bring in the necessary intellectual property (IP), expertise, and market demand to de-risk the commercialisation process for new ventures.

“Together with EnterpriseSG and our expert alliance partners, we look forward to continuing to build more deep tech ventures to solve sustainability concerns for our future, and especially bringing to market innovations that target Scope 3 emissions of corporations,” said Clara Chen, Co-Founding Managing Partner of SDTA.

“We are encouraged that this partnership with EnterpriseSG allows us to maximise and optimise our capabilities to support more entrepreneurs in commercialising advanced technologies to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership also provides the opportunity to expand our ventures’ connections to a wider ecosystem, bringing sustainable solutions to businesses globally through Startup SG,” said Luuk Eliens, Co-Founding Managing Partner of SDTA.

According to Tan Boon Kim, Executive Director (Startup and Innovation) of EnterpriseSG, venture builders bring immense value to Singapore’s startup ecosystem because of their ability to attract investors and talent to solve market problems at an accelerated rate.

“They are key to maintaining Singapore’s position as the global-Asia node where deep tech startups can anchor themselves in order to grow into the region and beyond. We look forward to partnering with Singapore Deep-Tech Alliance to commercialise IP from upstream research quickly, and to develop innovative deep tech solutions that will address complex sustainability-related challenges,” he added.

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