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National Health Group (NHG) – National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC) Joint Medical Technology (MedTech) Grant

nhg logoIn 2019, NHG and NHIC rolled out the NHG-NHIC Joint MedTech Grant, which provides internal seed funding for the development of early-stage MedTech innovation solutions. These MedTech innovation includes medical devices, diagnostics, digital applications, food technologies, etc.

The main objective is to fund development of technological solutions that is commercially viable to resolve unmet needs in healthcare, and to leverage on the outcomes of this seed funding to seek further competitive funding at the national level to bring the solutions to implementation.


Application Eligibility
  • The main applicant (i.e. PI) should hold a primary appointment in and be salaried by an NHG institution.
  • Co-I(s) should hold at least an adjunct position in a local public institution.
  • Individuals from overseas institutions or private companies can only participate as Collaborators.


Funding Information

The successful application will be awarded a funding of maximum S$100,000 for a duration of one (1) year.

This grant could be used to support manpower, equipment and other operating expenses required for the development of the proposed MedTech solutions. Up to 50% of the total approved budget could go to the institution(s) of Co-I(s). Collaborator(s) are not entitled to receive directly any portion of the grant. Overheads or indirect research costs will not be supported.


Funded Projects
Host Institution Principal Investigator (PI) Project Title
TTSH Dr How Kwang Yeong SERA, Surgical Enhanced Recovery Assistant (Mobile App Development for ERAS patients)
NSC Prof Steven Thng Developing the Handheld Confocal Raman for in-vivo study of skin biochemistry: A prospective clinical study on effects of moisturisers on skin biochemistry
NSC Dr Tey Hong Liang Alleviation of procedure-related pain using a non-invasive vibratory device
NSC Dr Tan Siyun, Lucinda Artificial Intelligence-incorporated automated attachable Dermatoscopy for Bedside Algorithmic Diagnosis of Melanoma
TTSH Dr Aung Myint Oo Pilot project of a modular assembled, multiple surgical procedures training simulator
NSC Lim Ziying Vanessa Formulation of a safe and effective silver-containing antimicrobial moisturiser for concurrent emollient and prolonged anti-septic effects
TTSH Danson Yeo Prediction of body composition using 3D optical imaging and machine learning in an Asian Population
NSC Tan Yingrou Automation of Tissue Optical Clearing Processes
KTPH Hah Yan Yee Application of artificial intelligence in detection of red reflex for the grading of cataracts
NSC Tey Hong Liang Anti-inflammatory moisturizer cream containing oligonucleotide for management of atopic eczema


For more information about this grant, please visit this link and contact your Host Institution’s Research Office:

Ms Evangeline Ng
DID: 6496 6984
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