Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Temasek Foundation's programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.

Collectively, our programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange, and advance science and nature. Together, Temasek Foundation Cares, Temasek Foundation Connects, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, Temasek Foundation Innovates, Temasek Foundation International and Temasek Foundation Nurtures are Temasek Foundation, to reflect our common purpose of doing good in uplift lives and advance communities in Singapore and beyond. For more details, please visit


Our Vision

A Better Life through Research and Development

Our Mission
We Catalyse Collaborative Research and Development of Innovative and Practical Solutions for a Better Life, and Nurture Research Talent

Established in 2016, we aim to strengthen research capabilities by nurturing talents, as well as encouraging cross collaborations. The Foundation manages the

(a) Singapore Millennium Foundation Research Grant Programme, and also supports the

(b) Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Professor Tan with students of MINDS Fernvale Gardens School, who have benefited from the research and development of the i-Tile.

Temasek Foundation Innovates intends to nurture more research talents and encourage collaborations between different partners, with the view that these partnerships will eventually lead to meaningful deployment of innovations. As the world around us is constantly changing, we will continue to look out for new areas of research which the Foundation can contribute to.

Professor Leo Tan
Chairman, Temasek Foundation Innovates