Bring Your Deep Technologies to Market
in the Asia Pacific

Kickstart your expansion journey into the Asia Pacific using Singapore as a springboard

The World Is Evolving Fast

Industries today experience more global challenges than ever before, affecting how value chains operate and perform, changing business and working dynamics worldwide. This has also marked a shift towards a new technological reality, where market optimism towards the adoption of novel technologies are at an all-time high.

There is no better time to accelerate the development of your startup, as established companies increasingly appreciate the value that deep technologies can bring to their market by nascent startups, just like yours.

IoT Tribe will work hand-in-hand with you to fine-tune your startup’s value proposition and connect you with ambitious corporates as well as visionary public agencies to drive the sustainable growth of your next-gen technologies, starting with the Singapore and APAC markets.

Deeptech Accelerator

In partnership with Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board under the Global Innovation Alliance, IoT Tribe runs the biannual Deeptech Accelerator programme to develop startups with interest in expanding into and across Asia, using Singapore as a base to access the regional market.

Startups selected to join the programme will receive support in the development of their Proof of Value, and gain exposure to our tech ecosystem in Singapore and across Asia, to help prepare them for market expansion.

The programme is equity-free and no fees are required to join.

What The Programme Will Provide

The Deeptech Accelerator programme offers global startups offers three intensive months of capacity building where our team of experienced coaches, mentors and experts will guide you every step of the way, get you acquainted with the know-hows to scale the growth of your company, expand your business into a new market, secure pilots or projects from corporates, fundraise and secure investments, among others. We will also introduce you to our ecosystem network of experts across a wide range of tech verticals, accelerating your market expansion into Singapore and across Asia Pacific.

Conducted in a hybrid format, selected startups can expect to participate in a series of capacity building activities to scale their business growth and hone their go-to-market strategy for the Asia Pacific markets, their product and technology as well as marketing, business development, and more. This is followed by a 2-week soft landing in Singapore to establish and develop their regional presence. Networking sessions and a demo day – the IoT Tribe Tech Games – will be held to maximise your opportunities to meet with corporates, investors, clients and partners from the region.

Phase #1

Virtual Capacity Building – Weeks 1 to 10

Held virtually, selected best-in-class startups will go through a series of capacity building workshops and activities to refine their business strategy, product solutions, as well as their go-to-market and market expansion strategy for the Asia Pacific market.

Phase #2

Soft Landing in Singapore – Weeks 11 to 12

Startups will be invited to join us in Singapore for a 2-week market immersion trip (subject to travel advisories) where you will get to participate in a series of networking events, as well as meet and engage with stakeholders locally.

Phase #3

Anchoring Your Impact – 6 Months

Startups will continue on as IoT Tribe alumni upon graduation from the programme and receive follow-on support from the team. Alumni startups will also be invited to stay active within our networks and remain participative through our events.

Cohort #03

Held from September to November 2021, the third cohort to embark on IoT Tribe’s Deeptech Accelerator programme will encompass startups with disruptive technologies that entail one or more of the following focuses:

Building A Net Zero Economy

Advance decarbonisation goals with us through disruptive adoption of smart, sustainability technologies.

Relevant Technologies: Building OS, Energy & Production Efficiency, Low-Emissions Cooling, Renewable Energy, EV

Digital Connectivity & Resiliency

Develop next-gen technologies to bolster digital connectivity and cybersecurity, powering cities and communities securely.

Relevant Technologies: 5G Solutions, Cybersecurity, Next-Gen Cloud, Edge Computing, Blockchain, Digital Twins

Smarter Cities & Industrial Operations

Supercharge the adoption of disruptive key enabling technologies to support smarter operations and supply chain optimisations.

Relevant Technologies: Robotics, Next-Gen Automations, AR/VR, Operational Efficiency, Artificial IOT (AIOT)

Eligibility Criteria

Ambition and Ability to Scale

Applicants should ideally be post-revenue or have received some form of funding, preferably pre-seed or later in stage. They will also be assessed during the screening process for their eagerness to expand into the Singapore and APAC markets.

Team Synergies

Behind every great product or solution lies a great team – to be eligible, startups should be founded by two or more co-founders. They will also be evaluated holistically based on their team structure and capabilities, technology, business and product models.

Market-Ready Technologies

Startups from all around the world and work with deep technologies are welcome to apply, although those with a technology readiness level (TRL) of 7 to 9 and possess some form of domestic market traction will receive higher priority during the selection process.

Commitment to Participation

Representatives of accepted startups will be required to commit fully for the entire duration of the programme, and should be available to travel to Singapore for the soft landing phase.

LexaTexer – Deeptech Accelerator #02

We have gained invaluable knowledge of the SEA markets and access to a great network of industry experts. Valerie and the IoT Tribe team were highly enthusiastic and helpful to provide access to the local ecosystem and to speed up our market assessment.

We highly recommend IoT Tribe as a landing platform for business activities in Singapore and neighbouring countries.

– Dr Günther Hoffmann, CEO

Moaah – Deeptech Accelerator #01

The programme was very well packaged and organised, with experts and mentors from diverse backgrounds and industries. We have grown tremendously over the 3-month programme, both structurally and in revenue.

– Yun Sil Chu, CEO

Phone Pass – Deeptech Accelerator #01

I would highly recommend this programme for startups to progress in their milestones and expand in Asia. Singapore has a great startup ecosystem and IoT Tribe team are very proactive in their support. I would like to thank the IoT Tribe for supporting Phone Pass.

– Shantanu Bhattacharya, CTO

WeavAir – Deeptech Accelerator #01

The program was well organised, insightful and overall an amazing experience. I would recommend it to everyone who would like to build and scale a company.

– Natalia Mykhaylova, CEO

Meracle – Deeptech Accelerator #01

We found the IoT Tribe accelerator programme extremely useful as it helped us grow in multiple aspects of our business. The intensive workshops gave us access to and guidance from experts.

By far, the most special part of the programme is our business coach and the multiple mentors whom we have formed lasting bonds with. Each are experts in their fields, providing us direction and new perspectives that helped us expand our knowledge.

– Rachel Hong, CEO