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The $250 million DesignSmart Initiative (DSI) was set up by the Government in 2004 to provide funding support for design projects which aim to promote design as a value adding activity and the Design Incubation Programme (DIP) at Innocentre. The Design Business Collaboration Scheme (DBCS) was one of the schemes set up under and funded by the DSI.

To rationalise funding arrangements for the creative sector and enable resources to be used in a more co-ordinated manner, the DSI and the CreateSmart Initiative (CSI) were consolidated in June 2011, except for the DBCS and the DIP remained under the DSI.

The DBCS was placed under the CSI with effect from 24 May 2013. Applications under the DBCS received on or after 24 May 2013 are funded under the CSI. To apply for the DBCS funding under the CSI, please click Here.

This website continues to be applicable for DBCS applications under the DSI.