SPRING Singapore


SPRING Singapore

The Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board, called SPRING Singapore, is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. It is the main agency for enterprise development, and it aims to enhance the competitiveness of enterprises to develop a strong base of dynamic and innovative Singapore enterprises. It is also the national standards and conformance body.

According to SPRING Singapore, the agency helps to nurture a pro-business environment, facilitate the growth of industries and enhance innovation and enterprise capabilities of small and medium enterprises for better access to markets and business opportunities.

As the national standards and conformance body, SPRING Singapore 'helps to lower technical barriers to trade, provide quality assurance for products and services and promote industry use of Singapore and international standards'. [citeweb | title = SPRING - About SPRING Singapore | publisher = SPRING Singapore | url = http://www.spring.gov.sg/Content/WebPage.aspx?id=0a84ffd1-6ceb-4cf0-b9e4-b97ccc45b762 | accessdate = 2008-01-14 ]

Mission

SPRING Singapore's mission is "to raise productivity so as to enhance Singapore's competitiveness and economic growth for a better quality of life for our people".

Organisational Structure

SPRING Singapore is headed by Phillip Yeo, a former head of A*STAR. The directors in the board of directors include: [citeweb | title = SPRING - Board Of Directors | publisher = SPRING Singapore | url = http://www.spring.gov.sg/Content/WebPage.aspx?id=ad298732-e97c-46bc-9986-dd60ed846fcf | accessdate = 2008-01-14 ]
* Loh Khum Yean
* Willie Cheng
* Chong Tow Chong
* Kim Faulkner
* Gong Wee Lik
* Lawrence Leow
* Lim Boon Wee
* Moh Chong Tau
* Ong Ye Kung
* Steven Phan
* Inderjit Singh
* Tan Kian Chew
* Ted Tan Teck Koon
* Tony L White
* Yeo Guat Kwang
* Zaqy Mohamad

Departments

SPRING Singapore is divided into five departments: Enterprise Capabilities, Enterprise Promotion, Industry Development, Quality & Standards and Corporate Development. [citeweb | title = About Us - Organisational Chart | publisher = SPRING Singapore | url = http://www.spring.gov.sg/Content/WebPage.aspx?id=bdc99bdb-3375-4ac4-a81d-3b6afec55140 | accessdate = 2008-01-14 ]

Portfolio

The agency has three areas of focus: productivity and innovation; standards and quality; and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the domestic sector. [citeweb | title = About Us - SPRING Singapore (Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board) | publisher = Ministry of Trade and Industry | url = http://app.mti.gov.sg/default.asp?id=376 | accessdate = 2008-01-14 ]

See also

* Ministry of Trade and Industry
* Government of Singapore
* Economy of Singapore

References

External links

* [http://www.spring.gov.sg/ SPRING Singapore] - official website


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