AIRmaker is an IoT-focused (Internet of Things) cross-border accelerator program that connects start-ups with two of Asia’s most vibrant and innovative 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)
Let us guide you in your start-up journey.

Founding Partners

Ascendas-Singbridge is Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban and business space 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-Pacific, and its flagship projects include the Singapore Science Park, International Tech Park Bangalore in India, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, and Ascendas Xinsu in Suzhou Industrial Park, China.

SGInnovate is wholly owned by the Singapore government, under the purview of the National Research Foundation with a focus on enabling the entrepreneurial potential of ambitious men and women based in Singapore who believe they can build a start-up. With an emphasis on science and deep-technology, SGInnovate brings together partners from the private sector, institutes of higher learning, and research organisations as part of Singapore’s broader ecosystem of innovation. Through this ecosystem, SGInnovate connects these aspiring entrepreneurs with support for business-plan development, sources of funding, and go-to-market efforts. SGInnovate was formerly known as Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd.

Runyang Group developed and operates 3 technology parks in China, two in Shenzhen and one 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.

Corporate Partners


Batch 2017/02

Application Opens

1 April 2017

Meet Us




Bangkok, Thailand

Taipei, Taiwan

Hyderabad, India

Bangalore, India

Application Closes

End July 2017

Review & Selection

Early August 2017

Month 1


(In Singapore)

Month 2


(In Shenzhen)

Month 3


(In Singapore & Shenzhen)

Sept 2017

Nov 2017

Start-ups We Accelerate

AIRmaker is an IoT-focused accelerator for Digital Health and Smart Cities startups. It leverages the network and ecosystem of Ascendas-Singbridge, SGInnovate, and Runyang Group to help startups propel their business growth. The 3 month programme connects two of Asia’s most vibrant and innovative ecosystems, by featuring a Discovery phase in Singapore, a Build phase in Shenzhen and back to Singapore for a Scale phase.

Digital Health

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

Smart Cities

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

Our Startups

Aerspace is a motion analytics specialist, solving in-patient falls in hospitals and nursing homes.
OCEO is an IoT-enabled smart water purifier. With OCEO, one can be assured of availability of affordable and safedrinking water with real time quality monitoring.
Savemom brings together hospitals and patients by providing wearable based connected solutions thus paving a path for predictive healthcare systems.
OWiN is an IoT-based commerce platform that provides connected car experiences. With a cigar jack power-based Beacon, users can assign identities to their cars and enjoy seamless on-the-go purchases.
SGLAB provides a long range low power private and secured wireless network that supports the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in areas underserved by commercial wireless communication providers.