Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

HealthTech NTU-LKCMedicine-NHG Infectious Diseases Point Of Care Technology (ID POCT) Grant


The Point Of Care Technology for Infectious Diseases Grant Call (ID POCT) was jointly launched by the NTU Institute for Health Technologies (HealthTech NTU), the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and the National Healthcare Group (NHG) in May 2017.

This call seeks to foster high quality, interdisciplinary innovations based on valid clinical needs to develop medical devices for Point Of Care Technology (POCT) for rapid diagnoses of Infectious Diseases (ID). It targets technologies which have passed the research stage validating basic ideas and supporting feasibility, and are ready to be moved into the clinical application stage. Deliverables could be a physical clinical device or diagnostic solution, applicable to NHG and across other healthcare institutions with potential for patent protection. Projects are encouraged to aim towards securing follow-on national MedTech funding (NHIC, DxD hub, etc.), a licensing exit or adoption by the healthcare system.


  • Clinical Co-Principal Investigator from NHG can be doctors, nurses or allied health personnel primarily employed under NHG institutions (NHG HQ, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Institute of Mental Health, National Skin Centre, NHG Polyclinics)
  • Technical Co-Principal Investigator from NTU College of Engineering (CoE) or LKCMedicine full-time faculty members (at least 0.75 FTE)
  • Co-Investigators from NHG institutions and NTU full-time faculty members (at least 0.75 FTE)
  • Collaborators from Singapore institutions, private companies or overseas institutions

Note: LKCMedicine and NTU CoE must be present in each application; They must participate as either a Co-PI or Co-I.



The maximum amount of funding to be awarded for each successful application was S$100,000 for up to 1 year.


Interested applicants submitted a Letter Of Intent (LOI). The call for LOI began on 15 May 2017 and the deadline for submissions was 9 June 2017. Only shortlisted LOIs’ applicants were contacted to submit their full proposals. Shortlisted applicants could then submit their full proposals from 18 July 2017 and the deadline for submissions was 15 August 2017. Full Proposals were evaluated and selected for award by a Grant Evaluation Panel. 


ID POCT 2017 Awardees


For further enquiries, please contact:

Ms Evangeline Ng 
NHG Group Research Office
Tel: (65) 6496 6984