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Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS): Continuous Manufacturing Grant Call



 The Pharma Innovation Programme Singapore (PIPS) is an industry-led platform funded under the RIE2020 Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) domain. PIPS aims to bring together synergistically and strategically public sector research capabilities and domain expertise of the pharmaceutical industry to enhance the productivity and operational efficiency within Singapore’s pharmaceutical sector through leveraging novel technologies and data analytics.

PIPS is launching a grant call within one of its workstreams – Continuous Manufacturing which is focused on developing novel, scalable, single- and multi-stage continuous manufacturing processes. The purpose of the grant call is to solicit meaningful and impactful solutions from the research community to address and resolve the identified challenges which are listed in the attached document. When developed fully, these solutions can be readily adopted and implemented to the benefit of the pharmaceutical companies within the consortium.

The Continuous Manufacturing workstream aims to develop novel, scalable, single- and multi-stage continuous manufacturing processes, especially at the intersection of novel chemistries and unconventional reactors, and to accelerate their industrial implementation via strategic development of state-of-the-art model-based control methods. Topics include tackling open multi-scale challenges in the development of continuous processes involving heterogeneous precious metal-based catalysis or photocatalysis, all the way from the understanding and design of catalysts to the scaling up of novel flow reactor modalities. The formulation of mathematical models and their use in predictive control is also an overarching theme in this workstream.

The projects are up to 24 months,  with no funding cap. Please budget 20% Indirect Research Cost for the grant.


 This call is open to all relevant Institutes of Higher Learning and Research Institutes.

Sign-up for information session:

Date: 9 June 2020

Time: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm (Singapore time)

Venue: Webex

Please RSVP to the PIPS Programme Office ( to indicate your attendance for logistics purposes.

Additional information: