Technology Adoption Programme (TAP)
Helps to improve the accessibility to technology for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their productivity and innovation.
Purpose of the Scheme
The Technology Adoption Programme (TAP) supports collaboration amongst public sector research institutes, private sector technology providers, Institutes of Higher Learning, Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) and private sector system integrators, to identify and translate new technologies into Ready-to-Go (RTG) solutions. These RTG solutions aim to address productivity challenges and give SMEs a competitive advantage. The TAP will support sectors identified for the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) to formulate and execute technology adoption roadmaps.
TACs are well-placed to identify the technology needs of their members and sectors as they are familiar with the respective productivity challenges and needs. TACs can identify sectoral challenges and aggregate common technology needs amongst members and work with research partners to translate technologies into RTG solutions for SME adoption. The deployment can be supported by system integrators that are interested to work with the various research partners.
Examples of RTG technology solutions include:
- RFID/barcode-based Item Management & Tracking System
- Production Planning and Tracking Program
- Maintenance Management System
The RTG technology solution deployment has to be carried out in Singapore and should lead to at least 20% productivity gain such as process improvement or cost savings.
Participating SMEs should meet the following criteria:
- Registered and operating in Singapore
- Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
- Have group annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million OR group employment size of not more than 200 employees
Interested companies may visit Tech Depot’s website for more information on the list of available RTG solutions.