Who We Are

Temasek Foundation Innovates is a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organisation that funds and supports programmes focusing on developing practical solutions for a better life through research and innovation. Established in 2016, it aims to strengthen research capabilities by nurturing talents, as well as encouraging multi-disciplinary programmes and inter-agency collaboration for collective capabilities. The Foundation manages the Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) Research Grant Programme, under which competitive grant calls have taken place annually since 2011. The Foundation also supports the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory.


"You’ve got issues of global climate change, health issues, ageing population, food security and so forth. And that’s where Temasek Foundation Innovates comes in to complement what the government is trying to do. It also encourages collaborative and multi-disciplinary research. So it is unique in that sense."

Professor Leo Tan

Chairman, Temasek Foundation Innovates

Our Board

Professor Leo Tan

Professor Leo Tan


Associate Professor Cynthia Goh

Associate Professor Cynthia Goh


Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng


Professor Cheah Horn Mun

Professor Cheah Horn Mun


Dr Ngiam Tong Tau

Dr Ngiam Tong Tau


Professor Quek Tong Boon

Professor Quek Tong Boon


Mr Wong Heng Tew

Mr Wong Heng Tew