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Compact And High-Power Motor Using Vector Control Technology
The conventional DC brushless motors face the challenge of reduced output when their size is reduced to achieve a smaller product, as well as the difficulty of precise control according to the load. A unique solution to these problems would be the use of compact, high-power DC brushless motors with vector control technology. These current issues contributed to the product developers in the creation of more compact and lightweight products that offer improved performance and increased functionality by responding to load-specific characteristics. With vector control technology, these motors provide precise control over motor speed and torque, resulting in enhanced efficiency and reduced energy consumption. The benefits of using these motors include improved product design, increased functionality, and greater efficiency The technology offer comprises of two portions of the motor internal structural design and the use of vector control technology to maximize the performance of the overall system.  These unique motors control system offers a reliable and effective solution to the challenges faced by conventional DC brushless motors. The technology owner is keen to do R&D collaboration and licensing out the know-how to a variety of applications such as robotics, electric vehicles, and industrial automation systems.   
Medical Grade Bioactive Filament for 3D Printing
Medical 3D printing is expected to grow in the coming years due to the rising demand for patient-specific surgery products and medical devices. The use of 3D printing in healthcare sectors also enables benefits such as shorter time, lower costs, and faster healing of patients. The most affordable and popular method that domain the medical 3D printing is fused deposition modelling (FDM). However, the current medical grade 3D printing materials have limitations. For example, the commonly used PEEK filament has no bioactivity and may cause bone-polymer interface issues during long-term applications. Using unique formulation and advanced nanotechnology, the technology owner has developed a new kind of FDM printing filament, that has excellent bioactivity and is suitable for long-term implantation. It is a PMMA based co-polymer with the addition of nano-hydroxyapatite coated crystal fillers to increase the bioactivity. It shares similar mechanical properties to natural bone and is adhesive to bone cells, leading to better efficacy. This technology is available for collaborations with partners in medical and healthcare sectors, e.g., biotech companies, medical device manufactures, hospitals and surgical centres, dental clinics, research institutes and laboratories, etc.
Remote Partial Discharge Detection, Monitoring And Identification System
Partial discharges (PDs) are early indicators of the deteriorating health condition of high-voltage electrical assets in power distribution networks. PDs are caused by localised dielectric breakdowns within assets such as generators, transformers, and switchgears. Left undetected, the health of the assets can deteriorate and lead to irreversible damage, posing safety hazards such as fire and explosion. Therefore, there is a need to detect and monitor PD events to ensure asset health and safety to extend the life time.  This technology offer is a compact PD sensor equipped with a fast detector which can be mounted on assets to detect and monitor PD events 24/7. The system integrates a wireless platform, allowing remote retrieval of information about the times of PD occurrences and source identifications (IDs). This information can be used to trace and identify PD emitting sources. By using the proposed technology to detect and monitor PD events, early signs of asset degradation can be identified. This allows necessary preventive measures to be taken to avoid unexpected failures and damages, saving costs associated with repair or replacement. Additionally, the technology enhances safety by minimizing the risk of fire and explosion caused by PD-related damages. Overall, the proposed technology helps ensure the health and safety of high-voltage electrical assets, while reducing costs and downtime associated with unexpected failures and damages. The technology owner is keen to do R&D collaboration and licensing to high-voltage equipment manufacturers, and power system maintenance service providers.
Automated 3D Models from CBCT Segmentation
When planning surgeries, doctors and medical engineers need to create 3D surgical plans pre-operation, and their only way to model internal body parts is to rely on Computerized Tomography (CT) images. For patients living with implanted metal artifacts, the artifacts will lead to an interference on image generation and visualization of anatomical structures thereby resulting in visual errors of the images. Current available CT image generating tools has its limitations in processing images with visual noise such that it greatly reduces the visibility of hard and soft bone surfaces. This leaves medical engineers with an extended period of manual image correction and uncertainty, resulting in higher risk of unsuccessful surgeries due to inaccurate surgical modelling. The process of bone segmentation usually takes several hours as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCTs) need to be corrected manually.  To overcome these challenges, the company has developed an algorithm to create automated 3D models that is cost-efficient and timely. The technology is able to deliver precise anatomical identity of both hard and soft bone surface and is compatible with all segmentation and planner software. This technology is clinically proven for Maxillofacial and Orthodontics 3D surgical planning (bone grafting and implantation) and can be integrated into systems of CBCT machine and Medical 3D printer.


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Seeking Upcycling Technologies for Agri-Food Side Streams to High Value Products
According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), global food production in 2020 was approximately 5.3 billion metric tons. However, one-third of this total production does not reach consumers' tables. The agrifood industry generates significant amounts of side streams that are often rich in valuable nutrients and compounds. Unfortunately, due to the lack of concerted efforts to aggregate these side streams and implement efficient and sustainable upcycling technologies, they are mostly underutilized. Agriculture, animal, and seafood farming generate substantial volumes of side streams. These side streams include vegetables, coffee beans, cacao, chicken feathers, innards, bones, offals, and scales. They are rich in nutrients and minerals, and there is an interest in seeking new technologies to upcycle them into valuable raw materials for consumption, packaging, or construction materials. We are currently seeking technologies that are capable of converting agrifood side streams into higher-value products. Preferably, the tech provider should be available for co-development partnerships,  R&D collaborations, IP licensing, and acquisition.
Seeking Green Technologies or Processes for Manufacturing Triglycerides
The technology seeker specialises in the research, development, production and sales of value-added components obtained through the extraction, isolation and purification of compounds from raw materials. Sustainability is key to their business and they are interested to identify “green” / sustainable manufacturing approaches that they could adopt for producing triglycerides (i.e. beyond the extraction of triglycerides from agricultural crops), preferably with fatty acid chains between C8 – C24. The client has global processing operations with well-established customer base and market access. They are open to exploring different ways of working with technology developers ranging from collaborative research and development projects for earlier-stage technologies; to licensing of technology with high technical readiness; and longer-term investment (e.g. joint-ventures or mergers / acquisition).
Seeking Technologies to Reduce, Remove, or Separate Hydrocarbon Compounds
The technology seeker is a manufacturing company that operates a range of industrial processes to isolate and purify products from raw materials. They are looking for technologies for removing or reducing to a non-detectable (less than 1ppm) level, various species of long chain saturated hydrocarbon compounds and (poly)aromatic hydrocarbon compounds from a mixture of triglycerides. The compounds of interest have hydrocarbon chains with a carbon number up to C50. The company is actively searching for partners with expertise in technologies for reducing, removing, or separating hydrocarbon compounds. They are interested in connecting with universities and other research organisations, start-ups and established companies who are developing suitable or applicable technologies. They have an established customer base and global processing operations. The company can provide significant resources to scale up potential processes and relevant businesses, including financial investment and joint development. The client is interested in working with technology developers and would consider a variety of ways of working from research collaboration to technology licensing, joint venture and acquisition. 
Seeking Novel Leavening Technology that Enables Sodium Reduction
A leading snack company is interested in novel leavening solutions (ingredient and/or process technologies) that enable effective sodium reduction for their baked goods portfolio (savory/salty crackers, sweet cookies). Sodium-based leavening agents (sodium bicarbonate, SAPP etc.) are commonly used in baked goods to deliver the desired product texture and appearance. Finding alternative solutions that can deliver the same great consumer experience without elevating the pH is of interest.

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