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Interested companies will jointly scope research projects with identified NTU faculty, before submitting the research proposal to EDB for consideration.

Eligibility as an IPP Partner 

  • Singapore-based entity.
  • Possess the capacity and ability to scope and conduct an industrial postgraduate project with the academic partner, such as
              • ​​​​​​​​​Assign suitable PhD-level company R&D leaders to be supervisors.
        • Have an established corporate R&D lab in Singapore with a sizeable team of PhD researchers and a good track record of research activities.
        • Demonstrate commitment to support trainee(s) towards attaining a postgraduate degree within stipulated candidatures.
        • Have visibility of the R&D role in which trainee will be employed upon completion of the IPP project.

Contractual Agreement & Intellectual Property Arrangements

  • Companies will work with NTU LSO (Legal & Secretariat Office) to formulate a contractual agreement for each research project undertaken by the IPP trainee, company and NTU.
  • The agreement will include clauses related to salary, tuition fees, the extent of commitment by all involved parties, conference travel, insurance, publications, consumables, utilisation of equipment and any other indirect costs which may arise during the IPP.
  • The Intellectual Property (IP) is to be discussed between NTU and the company in consultation with NTU Legal and Secretarial Office.


Company’s contributions:

  • Supervision and hosting of IPP trainee at research facility.
  • Co-share research grant to academic faculties for cost incurred at faculties (capped at S$25,000 per PhD/EngD trainee / S$12,500 per MbR trainee).
  • Funds all other costs related to IPP Project and IPP trainee-incurred expenses (eg. insurance, equipment, travel, conferences, publications, etc).

Companies who wish to participate in the IPP can email​ for more information.​

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