A*STAR Launches Headstart Program to Encourage Collaboration

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has introduced a new program to incite small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with the agency. A*STAR will grant royalty-free and exclusive intellectual property (IP) licenses for the first 18 months of the program.

Over 700 SMEs have produced close to 2,200 projects by collaborating with A*STAR throughout the past five years. Philip Lim, chief executive officer of ETPL, said: “The number of A*STAR technology licenses going to our SMEs have tripled in the past five years, and we are encouraged to help our SMEs be more competitive in the global marketplace.”

Read more about the details of the Headstart Program.