The Singapore Food Gifts initiative was launched by Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Senior Minister of State Sim Ann and SFMA's Thomas Pek on 18 November 2017, and is part of SFMA's drive to accelerate the commericalisation of innovative products and help local food manufacturers access new markets.
The Food Innovation Product Award (FIPA) is a food innovation competition that builds on SFMA’s existing collaborations between the industry and Institutes of Higher Learning. Students from the Food Science and Technology courses from ITE, Polytechnics and Universities will partner food manufacturers to develop innovative food products and market launch strategies.
SG Food Makers is an initiative comprising a series of activities aimed at enhancing public perception and understanding of Singapore's food manufacturing sector.
The Food Innovation Product Award 2018 is organised by SFMA and supported by SPRING, IE Singapore, AVA, HPB, Sector Co-ordinator Team for Food Manufacturing Sector and Asian Culinary Institute Singapore. In line with the Food Manufacturing Industry Transformation Map, the FIPA competition aims to bring together food manufacturers and tertiary students to collaborate and co-create new and innovative food products.
Energy cost is one of the main expenditure components in total business costs, and energy prices have been on the rising trend. Businesses can remain competitive by integrating energy efficiency as part of the business operations. The Energy Efficiency Fund (E2F), introduced in April 2017 by the National Environment Agency, supports industrial facilities' efforts to be more energy efficient.
The SME Portal (formerly known as EnterpriseOne Portal) is the first stop for Singapore SME owners and aspiring entrepreneurs looking for government and commercial information and services.
P-Max, an enhanced Place-and-Train programme (PnT Programme) will help participating SMEs to better cope with the challenges of talent recruitment, development and retention in a tight labour market.