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As a subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore, IPI accelerates the innovation process of enterprises through access to its global innovation ecosystem and advisory services. 

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Reactive Oxygen Generating Additive For Anti-Microbial Protection And Air Purification
This technology is derived from photodynamic therapy and uses a photosensitizer molecule as the active agent for long-lasting, anti-microbial effect and air purification. This photosensitizer relies on the activation by light irradiation to produce active oxygen and reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can kill bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold, as well as disintegrate volatile organic compounds (e.g. formaldehyde) on contact. The molecule is a conjugated compound based on an extraction from plant-based polylysine and an edible mineral. This technology disrupts the traditional use of toxic chemicals to kill microbes by replacing it with a safer, reactive oxygen generating catalytic molecule. It is effective against microbe contamination, minimising transmission of diseases. The technology has been formulated into various applications such as paints, textiles, hygiene products and polymeric films to name a few.
Natural Antimicrobial Agent For Broad Spectrum Applications
Antimicrobials are additives typically added to products with the aim to destroy or inhibit the growth of microbes. In view of the current global pandemic, the use of antimicrobials has become more prevalent. Currently, such antimicrobials are synthetic chemicals, which are often associated with drawbacks such as cytotoxicity and tendency for resistance development. The technology on offer is a natural antimicrobial agent derived from the valorisation of food waste. Using a proprietary clean label extraction technology, this natural antimicrobial agent exhibits good potency against a broad spectrum of microbes, including bacteria and viruses. More importantly, the valorisation and extraction process is 100% clean and eco-friendly, without the use of chemicals. This technology is highly processible, able to withstand thermal and/or pressurized treatment and compatible with both aqueous- and oil-based solvents. The superior processability and natural origin implies that it can be applied to many different applications across various industries including biomedical, food, personal care, materials, etc.
Smart Manufacturing Video Analytics via CCTV
The technology offers a video analytics solution for smart manufacturing. The purpose of the technology is to make manufacturing more efficient and to create a safer environment for employees. It is designed to optimise the manufacturing process by ensuring the proper use of manufacturing space and conducting quality control checks on products. This ensures that products comply with standards and are not missing any components. Another important element is that it makes the manufacturing process safer for employees, and it achieves that by detecting workplace accidents such as smoke and fire, as well as employee issues and altercations.  
Advanced Bamboo-Fiber Composite
Timber has been considered as a primary construction material for its versatile properties such as high superior strength and durability.  However, it is not as strong as materials such as concrete or steel and takes a long time to grow.  A sustainable alternative to timber is bamboo, a fast-growing plant that is readily available. As a natural composite material, bamboo has a high strength-to-weight ratio that makes it suitable for structural applications in the construction industry. The technology on offer is a patented bamboo-based composite that blends laminated bamboo fibres with a specially formulated bio-compatible binder. The resultant material is strong, environmentally friendly, economically feasible, and durable. In comparison to hardwood and engineered wood products, this bamboo-based composite material is three times stronger and can be used in a variety of applications, especially in buildings to replace beams and columns and for the production of high-performance niche furniture products.

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Seeking Proposals for Singapore-Zhejiang Joint Innovation Projects (Submit by 31 August 2021)
Enterprise Singapore and the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Science and Technology have launched the call for applications for joint R&D and innovation projects between Singapore and Zhejiang. Singapore and Zhejiang-based companies are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications, with the end goal of commercialisation. The call is open to all technological and application areas, with a focus on Life Science, Smart Cities, Green Technology, Information Technology, New Materials and Fintech.
Seeking Functional Inks for Safety, Freshness, Security and Authentication labels
A Singapore based company is seeking for materials and/or chemical compounds that can be incorporated into labels and on the packagings of goods. The application areas are diverse, it includes (but is not limited to) the following: Overt or covert security labels for high value products Anti-counterfeiting features for high value goods Shelf-life limited items which once exposed to environment will deteriorate Food freshness indicators for food, such as fresh produce The company is using various printing means to offer print media, such as, holograms to their clients. They are familiar with traditional printing technologies, such as, flexograph, letterpress, silkscreen and digital printing techniques. They have the capability to provide functional printing in the areas of microfluidics and conductive inks as well. Any proposed solutions should be compatible with these printing techniques.
Seeking Printable Chemicals for Colorimetric Detection of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas
A Singapore based company is seeking materials and/or chemical compounds that can be incorporated into labels for colorimetric detection of Hydrogen Sulfide gas, H2S, in the ambient atmosphere.   The company is using printing means to offer print media such as holograms as well as microfluidic testkits for their clients. They are familiar with the traditional printing technologies, such as flexograph, letterpress, silkscreen and digital printing techniques, and they have the capability to provide functional printing in the areas of microfluidics and conductive inks. The proposed technology should be compatible with these printing techniques.
Seeking Solutions with a Responsive Interaction to Hydrocarbons for Leak Detection
This is a Singapore-based company seeking solutions that are able to react upon interacting with small amounts (about 20mL) of hydrocarbon fuels, such as diesel, to identify the precise location of a leak. The company is currently using a solution that detects a change in resistance over a specified distance, providing an early warning to have the leak rectified before the situation takes a turn for the worse. While the current solution works well in most applications, it is unable to locate the source of a leak to an ideal level of precision (+/-1m) within a short time frame (less than 3 minutes for diesel). Also, different types of hydrocarbon liquids give different response time which can be confusing to end users. Thus, they are looking for solution that are able to either incorporate a new material to replace their existing solution, modify their existing solution to improve the level of precision, or to develop an entirely new solution that can function under the current conditions of use. Solution providers should be open to work closely with the company to co-develop the desired solution and further develop the technology to meet the said requirements.

Our Success Stories

Learn how our innovation services have enabled organisations to succeed in their innovation journey.

Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

Cooking up Shelf-stable Sauces for International Markets
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Impact for HEALTH & PERSONAL CARE

Revolutionising Massage Technologies with AI
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Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

Blending Tradition and Technology
Scaling up food solutions for growth With expert advice from IPI Innovation Advisor Dr Ong Mei Horng, HarriAnns Nonya Table found innovative ways to enhance its heritage food product portfolio and strengthen its market position during the challenging pandemic period. For small business owners looking to scale up their companies, there never seem to be enough hours in a day...