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GRANTS 

There are several grants from the Singapore Government are possibly available to start-ups and local companies which have fulfilled certain conditions. 
Regarding warehouse optimization or automation using robotics generally,
you may apply:


Productivity Solutions Grant (“PSG”)


Enterprise Development Grant (“EDG”)

Productivity Solutions Grant (“PSG”)

 

SMEs can apply for PSG if they meet the following criteria:

  • Business entity that is registered and operating in Singapore

  • Purchase/lease/subscription of the IT solutions or equipment must be used in Singapore

  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding. With Company's Group annual sales turnover less than S$100 million, OR less than 200 employees (for selected solutions only)

PSG has a grant cap of 30,000 per year. Each company supported by ESG is subjected to an annual grant cap of S$30,000 for solutions supported by ESG, starting on 1 April and ending on 31 March the following year.

In spite of the one-stop solution with both hardware and software, PSG is only applicable to the hardware part provided by RV Automation Technology which is listed.

Under the PSG, RV Automation Technology equipment that can be allowed under the grant is as follows:

01

For logistics sector: Autonomous Material Robot (“AMR”).

RV Automation Technology has a AMR model “MOBO”, that provides reliable transportation of warehouse cargo and pallet independently and reliable in manufacturing and warehousing environments.

02

For precision engineering sector: Autonomous Mobile Robot.

The robot could be operated with line-track technology, follow-me technology or manually controlled.

  • The specific requirements under PSG:

    • Transport materials between points

    • Manoeuvre safely around obstacles

    • Minimum payload of 100kg

    • Equipped with a rechargeable battery

    • Installation and maintenance cost are not supported

    • [Optional] Accessories e.g. towing arm, mountable shelf

  • Grant support level: 80% of cost of equipment, up to $30,000 grant

03

For precision engineering sector: Autonomous Mobile Robot.

RV Automation Technology has a AMR model “MOBO”, that replaces manual handling in the transportation of materials and semi/fully completed products around the factory floor during production process. As a collaborative robot for automated internal transportation, AMR comes with autonomous functions to identify obstacles and navigate around factory floor without any floor markers or coming to a complete stop for an extended period.

  • The equipment is necessary to meet the following requirements:

    • Payload modules to lift trolleys for minimum 150kg 

    • Minimum load surface: 720x600mm

    • Speed: 1-1.2 meter/second, driving with spot turning Battery: Minimum 4 hours to 8 hours, standby around 4 hours charging 

    • Safety: Cover 360 degrees, obstacle detection/avoidance, safety bumper, Emergency stop, PID controller 

    • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless, 100 BASE-T Ethernet

  • Grant support level: 80% of cost of equipment, up to $30,000 grant Purchase of pre-owned/used equipment not supportable

04

For marine and offshore sector

The AMR replaces manual handling in the transportation of materials and semi/fully completed products around the factory floor during production process. As a collaborative robot for automated internal transportation, AMR comes with autonomous functions to identify obstacles and navigate around factory floor without any floor markers or coming to a complete stop for an extended period.

 

  • The equipment will need to have the following requirements:

    • Payload modules to lift trolleys for minimum 150kg

    • Minimum load surface: 720x600mm 

    • Speed: 1-1.2 meter/second, driving with spot turning 

    • Battery: Minimum 4 hours to 8 hours, standby around 4 hours charging 

    • Safety: Cover 360 degrees, obstacle detection/avoidance, safety bumper, Emergency stop, PID controller 

    • Connectivity: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless, 100 BASE-T Ethernet

  • Grant support level: 80% of cost of equipment, up to $30,000 grant purchase of pre-owned/used equipment not supportable

 

Enterprise Development Grant (“EDG”)

To qualify for the EDG, it is necessary to:

  • Be a business entity registered and operating in Singapore

  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding

  • Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the project

 

To support your company’s usage of automation and technology which can result in tangible benefits and significant growth.
Scope of work can cover:

  • Adoption / development of sophisticated hardware and/or software solutions

  • Development of solutions that involve purchase of machinery and integration of systems

  • Staff training to deploy solutions

 

Support level:

SMEs up to 80%; non-SMEs up to 60% of qualified costs from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022

RV Automation Technology is in the forefront of utilising innovative automation and capable of providing one-stop solution ranging from the design, manufacturing and execution in terms of both software and hardware.
For application to any of the grants, more information can be found at the following website: https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/financial-assistance/grants#for-local-companies-