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Growing with Resilience through InTangibles (GRIT) is an inter-agency initiative to partner businesses and communities to better manage and monetise their intangible assets and IP in the COVID-19 environment and beyond.

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Through GRIT, we hope to provide you with the necessary information and resources as well as access to various related grants.

[new] Introduction of the GRIT Initiative in the LinkedIn post by Indranee Rajah S.C., Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for National Development


Get a head-start to learning how to manage your Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property by viewing the following infopacks and other IP-related resources.

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Copyright FAQ Sheet for Creation and Online distribution of digital content by IPOS

Considerations relating to rights clearance process for content used in the digital space

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Copyright Licenses for Weddings by IPOS

Infopack relating to obtaining permission from copyright owners if you intend to play music as part of your wedding celebrations

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Copyright Licenses for Businesses by IPOS

Infopack relating to obtaining permission of copyright owners before you play music and/or videos at your business premises

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IP Business Guides by IPOS International

Comprehensive guide to various subjects such as making money from your IP, going global, or partnering for commercial advantage
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Technology scan reports by IPOS International

Reports to give you a quick overview of the current trends and insights relating to various topics such as Cloud Security, Human and Machine Collaboration, Autonomous Vehicles
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Thought leadership articles by IPOS International

Free online articles relating to managing intangible assets, global techs & trends and insider perspectives, such as protecting your brand effectively, value and impact of intangible assets in today’s digital economy

 GRIT - entertainment icon IP Arts Infopack by the Intellectual Property Students’ Association (IPSA) 
Reference guide for individuals, businesses and communities in the arts sectors who might be unfamiliar with the various concepts relating to IP
 GRIT - entertainment icon Advocate for the Arts by Law Society Pro Bono Services  A Legal handbook for the Creative Industries
 GRIT - General icon Case studies by IPOS International Case studies showcasing how enterprises manage and exploit their intangible assets for business growth
 GRIT - General icon Case studies on Intellectual Property (IP Advantage) by WIPO Case studies which offer insights into how IP works in the real world, and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.


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Illuminate® for enterprise tool by IPOS International

Free 10-minute diagnostic tool for businesses to asset their IA and IP risks and gaps 

 GRIT - General icon Directory of Digital Solutions by IMDA Digital solutions to help businesses implement some of the Safe Management Measures

Clinics and advisory platforms

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IP Business Clinics by IPOS

Free 45-minute session which allows you to discuss your IP related business concerns with an external professional consultant, on IP strategies and options for businesses. Areas of expertise include IP strategy, franchising and licensing, audits and valuation, among others

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IP Legal Clinics by IPOS

45-minute preliminary advice from a professional lawyer on IP infringement or opposition matters. The session will cost approximately $200-$400 which is payable to the consulting lawyer. The fees paid can be claimed through reimbursement from IPOS
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Discover Intangible Assets by IPOS International

 IA Advisory programme designed to help enterprises leverage their intangible assets (IA) and IP to maximise growth opportunities, manage risks and costs, and identify strategic partnerships to achieve business goals. This programme will take an estimated six weeks to complete

The Singapore government has various financial grants and support schemes to help content creators and businesses as they move to the digital platforms.

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General and digitalisation

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Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) by Enterprise Singapore

Supports projects that help Singapore companies transform and upgrade through developing core capabilities, pursuing innovation and productivity, and gaining market access

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Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant by Enterprise Singapore


Support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take their first steps overseas, or to expand into new overseas markets

 GRIT - General icon SMEs Go Digital by IMDA  SMEs Go Digital aims to make going digital simple for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), through pre-approved solutions with funding support, digitalisation guides and digital consultancy and project management services. SMEs can take advantage of the enhanced support during COVID-19 to improve business resilience, productivity and competitiveness

For Arts and entertainment sectors

 GRIT - entertainment icon Presentation and Participation Grant by National Arts Council Supports the production and presentation costs of the following types of projects in the Performing, Visual, Literary or Multi-Disciplinary art forms:
• Performances, exhibitions
• Artform publications 
• Music Extended Plays (EPs) and Albums 
• Process-driven / co-creative projects with members of the public
• Conferences / festivals

The grant scheme aims to enable a wide range of arts practitioners and organisations to continue to present quality arts activities and works that express and enrich our artistic diversity, as well as increase arts appreciation and participation in Singapore.
 GRIT - entertainment icon Market and Audience Development Grant by National Arts Council  Supports arts practitioners and intermediaries (e.g. galleries, presenters, impresarios, literary publishers) to carry out activities to build audiences, patrons, and supporters locally and overseas, including participation in festivals, trade fairs, biennales, and other platforms
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Creation Grant by National Arts Council

Supports the creation, adaptation, and re-development of distinctive artistic content to expand the canon of Singapore-made works that engage audiences at home and abroad 

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Production Grant by National Arts Council

Supports the production and presentation of signature artistic works and platforms that can have significant impact and legacy for our arts scene in terms of artistic development and achievement, opportunities created for Singapore artists and practitioners, and reach local and international markets
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ProducersLab by Infocomm Media Development Authority


A programme under the Story Lab initiative, aims to prepare the next generation of Singapore media producers by equipping them with strong business acumen, financing and fundraising skills to help them realise their creative vision.
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WriterLabs by Infocomm Media Development Authority

Programme under the Story Lab initiative, which aims to push the boundaries of scriptwriting and storytelling for television and online platforms by nurturing and developing the skills of committed Singaporean writers
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New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG) by Infocomm Media Development Authority

Encourages first and second-time directors to launch their careers in filmmaking by helping them make films for different platforms, including cinemas, film festivals, broadcast, video-on-demand, or online platforms
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Capability Partnership Programmme (CPP) by Infocomm Media Development Authority

Helping local media companies strengthen their capabilities and increase their competitiveness by leveraging the expertise of MNC partners. The CPP programme is expected to benefit 80 to 100 local media companies over the next 12 months.

For Tourism Sector

 GRIT - tour icon Business Improvement Fund (BIF) by Singapore Tourism Board Aims to encourage technology innovation and adoption, redesign of business model and processes in the tourism sector to improve productivity and competitiveness

For Sports Sector

SportSG Enterprise Innovation and Capability Development Grant   Support for sport enterprises to seize growth opportunities in the digital economy to (i) develop and/or apply technology and innovative solutions; (ii) train and upskill sport professionals and (iii) build stronger digital capabilities

[Webpage with more details will be available in due course]

Past GRIT Series

GRIT Series - IP in the Arts and Entertainment Sector 
[Tuesday, 25 August 2020 [2:30PM – 3:45PM, SGT]

What do ONE Championship, Zouk, and the local music scene have in common? Besides providing entertainment for an array of audiences, they have all been disrupted by COVID-19. Many in the arts and entertainment sectors have turned to digital platforms to carry on with performances and events.

How can businesses and creators protect their intangible assets and IP, like copyright and brands, in the digital space? What are the best practices when navigating IP issues online? This webinar explores the resilience of these businesses and artists in their pursuit to survive and thrive beyond this crisis.


Training Courses

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Online course on “Applying IP Fundamentals in Business” by IPOS International (IPOS’ subsidiary) 

Learn about the four primary forms of IP (Trade Mark, Copyright, Patent and Registered Design) and their importance in your business in online modules conducted by the IP Academy. Each module is 0.5 day and qualifying companies may receive up to 90% SkillsFuture Funding.


Related information:
IP Week @ SG
Protecting your ideas