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Chatbot Training Platform
Bots are supposed to understand what humans want, guiding them to their desired outcome. However open-text chatbots tend to do poorly because they are unable to detect intents (what the customers are actually asking) accurately. Our technology puts intelligence into our clients' chat or voice bots, to know what their end-users want.  Our proprietary rules-based models predict user intentions by (1) automatically analysing human-bot conversations and (2) using this to train bots faster, better and in a more cost-efficient manner.  Using our platform takes 20x less human intervention. Consequently, bots become smarter much faster than if clients relied on manual training, typically reducing errors by 68% in as little as 3 weeks. This brings the current  average chatbot accuracy rates from 30-40% to 90+% within several training iterations. The platform also provides tools to help clients identify customer trends and their emotions towards the bot. We are looking for corporate clients and bot developers who want to differentiate themselves in the marketplace by offering chatbots that actually meet their customer metrics using our proprietary training platform.
100% Biodegradable Polymer
Plastic is a very versatile material as it is lightweight, cheap, and durable. However, plastics take hundreds of years to decompose in nature, leading to the problem of plastic pollution. Furthermore, most commercially available biodegradable plastics are unable to be used as complete replacements for single-use plastics as they have weaker mechanical properties such as strength and temperature resistance. Therefore, a new biodegradable alternative is necessary to mitigate the serious environmental pollution problem brought about by conventional single-use plastics. This technology is a renewable, bio-based, and degradable resin that meets both international industrial and home composting standards. Produced through a propietary compounding process, the material can meet the standards for food contact grade. The polymer also has excellent fluidity, toughness and good moulding performance that meet the production requirements in injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming, and other moulding processes. It does not require strict conditions to degrade and will achieve 100% self-degradation when placed in a natural environment together with ordinary waste, leaving no harmful substances. This material aims to be a viable replacement to replace conventional plastics in disposable tableware, food packaging, and sanitary ware.
Hybridised Photocatalysis-Electrolysis Hydrogen Generation System
In conventional electrolysis, water molecules first dissociate into intermediate ions, namely, negative hydroxyl ions (OH-), positive hydrogen ions (H+) and positive hydronium ions (H3O+), before further decomposition into oxygen and hydrogen. This process of generating hydrogen is inefficient due to the high probability of hydroxyl ions recombining with either hydrogen ions or hydronium ions to form back water molecules. The technology described herein is related to a hybridised process which enhances hydrogen production rate of a conventional electrolysis system through combining the hybridised process with photocatalytic decomposition reaction. By combining the hybridised process with photo-catalytic decomposition, the probability of intermediate radical/ion recombination is reduced. This results in an increase in hydrogen and oxygen production of up to 25%. A prototype has been developed to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of producing hydrogen and oxygen based on the hybrid photocatalyst-electrolysis method. With a strong knowledge in optimisation of the operating parameters in a hybrid photocatalyst-electrolysis reaction, the technology owner would like to seek partnership from the industry to commercialise the technology.   
Tactile Sensing Glove
A tactile sensing glove embedded with multiple tactile sensors can measure each sensing point’s applied pressure and its corresponding position. Its pressure sensing layer is constructed with multiple rows and columns of piezoresistive sensing points. The piezoresistive sensor’s electrical resistance decreases when a pressure is applied on it. The tactile sensing glove can be put on a robotic gripper or prosthetic device to receive haptic feedback during manipulation tasks.

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Seeking Combustible and Environmentally-friendly Materials
A local Singapore company is seeking innovative materials that is environmentally friendly and easily combustible upon contact with fire, to replace existing technologies being used in their industry. The company is currently using cellulose-based sheets, which can be printed on and easily folded or shaped by hand into 3-dimensional (3D) forms. The material also enables easy combustion, upon contact with fire, producing non-toxic fumes and ash post-combustion. However, it is not possible to mould the current material into 3D forms and structures. This company is thus keen to explore development opportunities and adopt solutions that can be moulded into 3D forms and structures with colour easily applied. In addition, the material should also carry existing properties of current solutions, such as easily combustible upon contact with fire, produce less non-toxic fumes and ideally no ash post-combustion. Solution providers should be open to work closely with the company to test the solution, and further develop the technology to meet the said requirements.
Replacement of Locust Bean Gum in Water Jelly
Locust bean gum (LBG) has special rheological properties that make it an excellent stabilizer in many food applications. The positive effects on syneresis, transparency, and its synergistic effects with other hydrocolloids make it a very important ingredient and extremely challenging to be replaced. However, in recent years, the cost of locust bean gum has increased tremendously due to various reasons. We used LBG for various applications in jellies, candies, beverages, soups and are looking for a suitable replacement for the application on water jelly sugar confectionary products.
Seeking Innovative Stem Cell Technologies for Health and Personal Care Applications
The company is a technology innovation and investment outfit of an Australia headquartered company which has a global multifaceted business, spanning from property development, financing and fund management, immigration and education services, agriculture, food and beverage franchise and software development. The company’s mission is to facilitate technology innovation and accelerate growth of start-ups/SMEs through their multidisciplinary expertise and global network and are constantly on the lookout for cutting edge technologies to co-develop. Currently, they are expanding their portfolio to include health and personal care, and are on the search for state-of-the-art technologies for wound healing, skincare and others, with a particular interest in stem cells.
Seeking Proposals for EUREKA Eurostars Projects
Eureka is the world’s biggest intergovernmental network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation. The Eureka Eurostars programme supports international R&D and collaborative innovation projects between Eureka member countries. Companies are invited to submit joint project proposals on a new product, process or solution that can be rapidly commercialised in global markets with a civilian purpose. The call is open to all sectors. More information on Eurostars can be found here.

Our Success Stories

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

Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

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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...