Innovation Advisors Programme

The Innovation Advisors Programme developed by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in their innovation efforts and accelerate their growth.

Enterprises that aspire to adopt innovation to improve their existing businesses or build new ones can engage and seek guidance from a pool of Innovation Advisors – experienced industry professionals with strong technology expertise and business acumen.

A subsidiary of ESG, IPI is supporting the roll-out of the Innovation Advisors Programme to help participating Singapore SMEs accelerate their innovation and product development journey.


  • Be guided by the Innovation Advisor with a proven track record of new product innovation and management expertise in growing businesses
  • Tap on the Innovation Advisor’s knowledge on market opportunities, consumer trends and connections to new technologies and partners, and enable the development of new products and services through innovation
  • Overcome innovation challenges of new product development like regulatory requirements, product development cycle, new manufacturing processes etc.
Innovation Advisors will partner and support enterprises to identify market-led innovation opportunities, and facilitate connections to relevant technology and business partners in specific sectors.

Some of these sectors include:
  • Food Innovation
    Enterprising food companies can gain insights into market trends and access opportunities to innovate and commercialise new food products.

  • Medtech
    Local medtech companies can get a boost in their commercialisation journey, bringing medical innovations from lab to market.

  • Future Mobility
    Enterprises operating in the mobility space can learn how to capture growth areas in Connectivity, Autonomous vehicles and Electrification.
Alok Mishra
Value Addition

Former Vice President, Strategic Capabilities
Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia Pacific
Prof Ignatius Rasiah
Institute of Engineering Leadership

Former Vice President for Breakthrough Research
Dr Ong Mei Horng
Adjunct Professor
Food Science and Technology Programme

Former Chief Scientific Officer
F&N Ltd

Dr Rebecca Lian
Head of Applied Food Research Centre

Former R&D Centre Head
Nestle China
Derek Sharples
Independent Non-Executive Director
Avation Plc

Former Chief Executive Officer
Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia
John Teo
Former Managing Director
Medisys Asia Pte Ltd

Medical Innovations Pte Ltd

Derek Tan
Regional Lead, System Development & Integration, APAC

Former Executive Director
Brigitte Zeller
Former Category, Insight Innovation Director
Nestle Greater China

Former Marketing Director
Danone Asia
Isabella Tan
Board Member, Halogen Foundation Singapore

Former Senior Vice President, Group Marketing
Yeo Hiap Seng Limited

Benny Goh
Founder and Managing Director
Parami Solutions

Yap Chew Loong
Former Country General Manager
Becton Dickinson (BD)
China/Hong Kong
Chia Wee Boon
Former CEO

Chok Yean Hung
Board Member
AEM Holdings Ltd

Phey Teck Moh
Co-founder/Partner, AngelCentral
Venture Partner, Entrepreneur First
CEO, Xpanasia
Ramachandran Rajamanickam
Former Vice President
Science & Innovation, Asia Pacific
DSM Nutritional Products
CK Tan
Business Advisor
Semiconductor/Electronics Industry Veteran
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