The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) was established in July 2004 as an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore. The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia.
The Institute seeks to promote understanding of this vital region of the world, and to communicate knowledge and insights about it to policymakers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond. ISAS broadly focuses on the following five core research themes:
- Security and International Relations
- Multilateral and International Linkages
- Politics and Governance
- Trade and Economics
- South Asian Diaspora
Invest India has been setup under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Government of India hosting the Startup India Hub. Start-up India is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intending to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovations and startups in the country that will drive sustainable economic growth and generate large scale employment opportunities. The Start-up hub is mandated to serve as a single point of contact for the entire start up ecosystem and enable exchange of knowledge & funding. The start-up team provides mass facilitation in form of a dedicated helpline, email & twitter queries. Additionally, the team offers full-fledged facilitation to select start-ups which includes Govt. & Regulatory Advisory, Financial Advisory, Business Plan Advisory, and assist start-ups with the relevant stakeholders.
IITAlumni Association Singapore (ITAAS) is a non-profit organisation started during 1994. The association is the binding force to bring all the IIT- ians under a single umbrella and contributes to the technical and social diaspora of Singapore. IITAAS works with Indians and Singapore Government bodies to enhance the linkages between the two countries.
It also is actively socially and works with organisations like People’s Association in many of the social initiatives.
IIM Alumni has probably the largest single city presence outside of India in Singapore, which is home to more than 1,800 Alumni. Our alumni are present in MNCs, GLCs, academia, consulting organizations and increasingly many have turned entrepreneurs. Pan IIM Alumni Singapore (PIIMA) has hosted an increasingly successful series of thought leadership forums under the name “IIMPACT”. CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and Ministers from Singapore and India have graced IIMPACT events.
FICCI, established in 1927, is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India's business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process.
Coinciding with the Government of India’s “Look East” policy, the CII South East Asia Region Office was established in Singapore in September 1994 to broaden the relationship between ASEAN and India by encouraging and supporting contacts and assisting both Indian Industry and businesses in Singapore and, through Singapore, in ASEAN.
TiE Singapore is a vibrant eco-system of Asian entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists and industry professionals. It is a non-profit that inspires entrepreneurs through its training, mentoring and networking programs.
Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), located in Singapore’s central business district, is one of Singapore’s most respected and active commercial organisations today with close to a 1000 members.
From humble beginnings in 1924, SICCI today offers its members a diverse range of services through its subsidiaries SMECentre@SICCI, SICCI Institute of Business, SICCI Trade Documentation and SICCI Trade Match.
All of these services are effectively combined to promote the development of members and provides useful and relevant platforms for them to network and expand their businesses both in Singapore and overseas.