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10/30/09: Reminder - Student Explorer Grant

Turn your ideas into a business venture -- Receive up to $50,000 funding
Presented by the SMART Innovation Centre

Do you have an exciting game or web application? Do you want to be an entrepreneur? The Explorer Grant will assist individual students or groups of students explore further development and commercialization of innovative games and web applications originated by them. The Explorer Grant will provide up to $50,000 in funding to develop commercial prototypes, evaluate go-to-market strategies so that your game or web application can be licensed to an existing company or form the basis of a start-up company.

The Explorer Grant recipients will also be provided with business expertise, guidance on intellectual property, and networking opportunities with the Singapore and international venture capital community.

US teams may receive up to US$50,000, Singapore teams may receive up to S$50,000.


Full time undergraduate or graduate students at:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Management University
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Other Singapore institutes and recent graduates can be considered

You must identify a faculty member at your institute to act as a Faculty Mentor.

You can work in student teams or individuals. If working as a team, a team leader must be identified. Teams from multiple institutes/universities can be formed.

Submission Process

The proposal must be submitted electronically to by 30th October, 2009, 5pm, Singapore time.

Grant application form is available at

Important Dates

  • 14 September 2009: Grant submission opens
  • 30 October 2009: Grant closes, 5pm (Singapore time)
  • 30 January 2010: Award Grant

For inquiries about the grant program, contact Howard Califano at or visit our website at for more information.

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