Singapore Economic Development Board

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business centre. EDB dreams, designs and delivers solutions that create value for investors and companies in Singapore. Our mission is to create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities.

EDB’s “Host to Home” strategy articulates how we are positioning Singapore for the future. It is about extending Singapore’s value proposition to businesses not just to help them improve their bottom line, but also to help them grow their top line through establishing and deepening strategic activities in Singapore to drive their business, innovation and talent objectives in Asia and globally.

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International Enterprise Singapore

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy. It promotes international trade and spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies to grow Globally Competitive Companies.

IE Singapore attracts global commodities traders to establish their home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a thriving trading hub for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.

Through it Global Company Partnership, IE Singapore works Singapore-based companies to customise total solutions in capability building, market access and financing for their internationalisation.

IE Singapore’s global network of overseas centres in over 35 locations provides the necessary connections in many developed and merging markets. Visit for more information.


SPRING Singapore

SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, SPRING works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING develops and promotes an internationally-recognised standards and quality assurance infrastructure. SPRING also oversees the safety and general consumer goods in Singapore.

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Workforce Singapore

Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce.

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Singapore Customs

Singapore Customs was re-constituted on 1 April 2003, and is a Department under the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Singapore Customs is the lead agency on trade facilitation and revenue enforcement. It is responsible for the implementation of customs and trade enforcement measures including those related to free trade agreements and strategic goods. As the Guardian of Singapore’s Trade, Singapore Customs’ mission is to facilitate trade and protect revenue.

SC Academy

Singapore Customs Academy provides the business community, Customs officers and our international counterparts with advance training to enhance their customs knowledge and competencies. It serves as a focal point for all Customs training activities and provides a seamless one-stop training solution to meet the training demands for staff, business and international perspectives.


The Pro-Enterprise Panel

In today’s fast changing world, Singapore needs to ensure that its business environment continues to stay globally competitive and conducive for all business to sustain economic growth. One way of doing so is to constantly update its regulatory framework and clear away hurdles that inhibit business growth and stifle entrepreneurial ambitions. The Pro-Enterprise Panel (PEP) was thus established in August 2000 to actively seek and act on the public’s feedback on unnecessary and obsolete government rules and regulations to help businesses.

The PEP is chaired by the Head of Civil Service, with members who are mostly business champions from the private sector. With the majority of the members from the private sector, the Panel ensures that sufficient considerations is given from a business perspective in the evaluation process. This leadership support ensures that every suggestion submitted to cut red tape is rigorously evaluated at the highest level. The unique character of the PEP as a public-private partnership is a shift of the government from its traditional roles as a regulator, to also a facilitator for business.

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Research and Academia

Organizations listed here have signed Memorandum of Understanding with SSIA


IEEE SSCS-Singapore

IEEE SSCS-Singapore is the local chapter of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (IEEE SSCS) dedicated to serving the professional and technical needs of IEEE SSCS members in Singapore.

Our mission statement:

  • Fulfill the mission of IEEE and Solid-State Circuits Society through organizing and supporting local and international technical activities
  • Organize and support local solid-state circuits related technical activities and events
  • provide opportunites, via organizing events and activities, for networking and collaborations among members and professional community (Industry, research instituties, government organizations, education institutes and etc.)
  • Assist local members, via chapter activities, in professional development and career advancement
  • Promote recognition of our members’ professional achievements and contributions to IEEE and the local community
  • Promote engineering profession, in particular electrical and electronic engineering

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Republic Polytechnic

The first educational institution in Singapore to leverage Problem-Based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes, Republic Polytechnic (RP) has six schools and two centres offering 39 courses in Infocomm, Engineering, Applied Science, Technology for the Arts, Sports, Health and Leisure, Events and Hospitality, Enterprise, and Communication. Republic Polytechnic is committed to nurturing innovation and entrepreneurial learning opportunities. Its holistic, broad-based curriculum, covering culture, enterprise development and cognitive processes, prepares students for an active and meaningful role in society. Republic Polytechnic strives for excellence by achieving various international and national accreditation, including ISO9001, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, SS540, Singapore Quality Class, People Developer, Innovation Class, and Service Class.

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e2i (Employment and Employability Institute)

As THE leading organization to create solutions for better employment and employability, e2i exists to create better jobs and better lives for workers. In 2011, we helped 46,000 workers through providing better jobs, developing better skills through professional development, and improving productivity for companies. An initiative of the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), supported by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Singapore Labour Foundation (SLF), and the Singapore National Employers’ Federation (SNEF), e2i serves all segments of workers from rank and file to professionals, manager and executive.

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