Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Will NHIC claim any IP ownership or royalty revenue?

NHIC does not take ownership of any IP or any share of commercialisation revenue.

2. Are there any specific medical specialty or focus areas for the I2D grants?

No. Applicants can submit in the areas of Therapeutics, BioTech, MedTech, and Health Services. However, there must be a clearly defined clinical unmet need for the project.

3. Why do I need to go through my healthcare cluster (this is not usual practice for grant applications)?

It is so NHIC can have a common contact point for all the institutions under the six healthcare clusters for the management of the grants and commercialisation.

4. Who can I approach in my healthcare cluster to endorse my I2P or I2D grant applications?

See the below table or contact enquiry@nhic.sg

National University Health System (NUHS)
  • National University Hospital
  • National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
  • National University Heart Centre, Singapore
  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • NUS Faculty of Dentistry
  • NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
NUHS Research Office
Singapore Health Services (SingHealth)
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • National Cancer Centre, Singapore
  • National Dental Centre, Singapore
  • National Heart Centre, Singapore
  • National Neuroscience Institute
  • Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Singapore Eye Research Institute
  • SingHealth Polyclinics
  • Sengkang Health
SingHealth Office of Research
National Healthcare Group (NHG)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Institute of Mental Health
  • National Skin Centre, Singapore
  • NHG Polyclinics
NHG Research & Development Office
Eastern Health Alliance (EHA)
  • Changi General Hospital
EHA Centre of Innovation
Alexandra Health System (AHS)
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
KTPH Clinical Research Unit
Jurong Health Services (JHS)
  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Jurong Health Research Office