AIRmaker is an IoT-focused (Internet of Things) cross-border accelerator program that connects start-ups with two of Asia’s most vibrant and developing innovation ecosystems, Singapore and Shenzhen.

Equipping Makers

Gather Insights.
Validate your idea and business plan.

Developing Products

Understand the manufacturing supply chain.
Source the right suppliers.

Connecting Markets

Access an extensive network of investors and corporates.
Find the right partners.

Equipping Makers

Develop the right business model and go-to-market strategy

Get insights into the desirability, feasibility and viability of your product

Hands-on mentorship and domain expertise from industry leaders

Developing Products

Navigate the Shenzhen manufacturing supply chain

Identify the right mix of price, quality and relationship amongst different manufacturers

Hands-on guidance in end-to-end product design

Connecting Markets

Access to early-stage and growth-stage investors in Singapore and China

Leverage partnerships to secure clients and pilot projects or proof-of-concepts (POCs)

Be part of a vibrant start-up ecosystem in Singapore and China

Get started with S$35,000 in exchange for 7% of equity,
be housed at the heart of Singapore’s and Shenzhen’s start-up community
(BASH in Singapore and GS Park in Shenzhen)
and let us guide you in your start-up journey.

Founding Partners

Ascendas-Singbridge is Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban solutions. With the combined capabilities of Ascendas and Singbridge, Ascendas-Singbridge is uniquely placed to undertake urbanisation projects spanning townships, mixed-use developments and business/industrial parks. Ascendas-Singbridge has projects across 29 cities in Asia, many of which are in collaboration with local authorities and partners with complementary capabilities.

Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL) builds and invests in Singapore and global infocomm technology start-ups. Managing more than US$200 million, we accelerate the development of start-ups in their formative phase, and invest further as they move towards growth and expansion. Through our investments, partnerships with stakeholders across private and public sectors, and global reach, we play a central role in building a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem in Singapore for start-ups to flourish.

Runyang Group developed and operates 3 technology parks in China, 2 in Shenzhen and 1 in Huizhou, as well as operates the largest call centre in China and holds companies involved in business process outsourcing serving large Chinese enterprises such as Alibaba and Tencent. It is managed by a mix of industry veterans from China with a close working relationship with ASB and the government of Shenzhen.


Batch 1

Application Opens

30 May 2016

Meet Us

Taipei, Taiwan - 11 Jul 2016

Singapore - 27 Jul 2016

Seoul, Korea - 28 Jul 2016

Bangalore, India - 6 Aug 2016

Application Closes

17 Aug 2016

Review & Selection

31 Aug 2016

Month 1


(In Singapore)

Month 2


(In Shenzhen)

Month 3


(In Singapore & Shenzhen)

Early Sept 2016

Late Nov 2016

Start-ups We Accelerate

AIRmaker is an IoT-focused accelerator for Digital Health and Smart Nation-related startups. It leverages on the technology partnerships of Ascendas-Singbridge, Infocomm Investments, and Runyang Group to help the start-ups propel their business growth. The programme connects two of Asia’s most vibrant and developing innovation ecosystem, by featuring a Discovery Phase in Singapore followed by a Build Phase in Shenzhen. The programme, starting on the second week of August in Singapore, will run over a period of 3 months.

Digital Health

Healthcare-related products, applications and technologies that integrate and enhance healthcare delivery

Smart Nation

Convergence of wireless technologies,sensors and analytics, intelligent systems or products and technologies that enable IoT adoption.