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IPI is an innovation catalyst that creates opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.  

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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TECH OFFERS

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Holographic Display Technologies for Integration into AR Wearables and Automotive HUDs
Computer Generated Holography (CGH) is a next-generation display technology delivering the immersive experience that consumers have always wanted: the ability to cast truly three-dimensional content seamlessly into the world around us. CGH is a complete rethink of how Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D displays work, removing barriers to mass consumer adoption. CGH displays provide a vastly superior level of realism in AR devices, while eliminating eye-fatigue and nausea associated with current AR/VR and 3D products. CGH is the pinnacle of display, delivering on the promise of immersive consumer electronics. CGH can be applied to almost any display application. The immediate target applications include AR wearables (smart glasses and headsets), and automotive Head-Up Displays (HUD).
Energy Harvesting Smart Mat for Automation Control and Activity Monitoring
This technology offer presents a deep learning-enabled smart mat, which is based on the triboelectric mechanism. This deep learning-enabled smart mat is achieved through the integration of a minimal-electrode-output triboelectric floor mat array with advanced deep learning (DL)-based data analytics. By walking/stepping over the smart mat, the unique fingerprint-like output signal can be captured by the electrode array. With the integrated deep learning-based data analytics, identity information associated with walking gait patterns can be extracted from the output signals using the convolutional neural network (CNN) model. The smart mat can be applied in automation control, such as lighting and air conditioning and fall detection. The smart mat can also be adopted for activity monitoring (e.g., walking, running, exercising) and potential energy harvesting from our daily activities.
Nano-vesicles for Improving Drug’s Stability and Efficacy to Treat Chronic Diseases
Diabetes and asthma are common chronic diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, it was estimated that 420 million people had diabetes and more than 339 million people suffer from asthma globally in 2016. It is estimated that in 2012, 24 million and 1.5 million people died of complications caused by diabetes and asthma respectively. Currently, there is no permanent cure for diabetes and asthma, patients can only take drugs to prevent the onset of disease and relieve the pain temporarily. However, diabetes and asthma drugs will be quickly metabolized by the human body and the therapeutic effect of active pharmaceutical ingredients can only last for a short period. Also, the patients may need to take a higher dosage of the drug to offset the loss of pharmaceutical ingredients before they reach the target site on the body. We have developed a new protective layer manufacturing technology with high encapsulation efficiency, which allows the control of the release and delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients. It can prolong the therapeutic effect of drugs, increase the drug retention time in the body, and eventually reduce the dosage, systemic side effects and toxicity of the drugs.
Novel Process Removes Anti-nutrients and Extracts Plant Proteins
Not all sources of nutrients are the same. The human body absorbs rich sources of certain essential nutrients from animal-based foods like milk or meat more easily than the same nutrients when they are plant-derived.  Many factors can affect nutrient bioavailability (the proportion of a nutrient absorbed from the diet), anti-nutrients like oxalates, phytates, and tannins can block digestive enzymes from reaching parts of food to be digested.  A food biotechnology company has developed a Protein Extraction Platform Technology that consists of pre-treatment technology, fermentation and extraction using ceramic membrane technology and hollow fibre membrane technology.  The extracted clean proteins can be used to substitute chemical and synthetic emulsifiers, gelling and foaming agents in consumer products. The food industry would also benefit from protein alternatives that are lower in cost, have a neutral taste and odour, and has a more complete amino acid profile.

TECH NEEDS

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Seeking Proposals for Singapore-Shanghai Joint Innovation Projects (Submit by 30 Apr 2021)
Enterprise Singapore and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (“STCSM”) are announcing the call for proposal for joint innovation projects between Singapore and Shanghai. Singapore- and Shanghai-based companies are invited to submit joint projects that result in the research and development of innovative products and applications, with the end goal of commercialisation. The joint call is open to all technological and application areas, such as: Biopharmaceutical and life science Smart cities development Urban solutions and sustainability
Seeking Joint-Innovation Projects for Eureka Clusters AI Call (Submit by 28 June 2021)
Singapore has joined the 2nd EUREKA Clusters Artificial Intelligence (AI) Call. Through this initiative, Singapore companies can receive support in the facilitation and funding of joint innovation projects in the AI domain with entities from 12 other participating EUREKA countries. The 12 countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, and South Africa. The call will be open from 1 March to 28 June 2021, with funding decisions to be made by early-2022. The call is open to proposals that apply AI to any of a large number of focus areas, including but not limited to Agriculture, Circular Economy, Climate Response, Cybersecurity, eHealth, Electronic Components and Systems, ICT and applications, Industry 4.0, Low Carbon Energy, Safety, Transport and Smart Mobility, Smart Cities, Software Innovation, and Smart Engineering. The full details of the call can be found at https://eureka-clusters-ai.eu.
Grant Call to Automate the Collection and Pre-processing of Soiled Crockery for Centralised Dishwashing
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly launched a Grant Call under the Gov-PACT initiative, to encourage greater use of technology and automation, and raise productivity for the collection and pre-processing of soiled crockery for both offsite and onsite centralised dishwashing at hawker centres, food courts and F&B establishments.
Seeking Highly Available and Affordable Alternatives to Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is commonly used in commercial cooking, given its versatility and low cost of production. However, the cultivation of palm oil has come under increasing public scrutiny, due to its negative association with deforestation, which has resulted in the loss of natural habitats and threatened endangered species. As a consequence, consumers are looking for palm kernel oil substitutes. Currently, a number of blends of different premium fats work as substitutes, but all of the available solutions have prohibitive cost structures.  In view of this, a leading snacks company is seeking cost- and functionally-effective alternatives to palm kernel oil. The proposed solution should not be considered as a premium fat and should have a potentially fully scalable supply chain. The alternative can be a single drop in replacement or a blend of ingredients to cover the full functionality of the palm oils currently used.

Our Success Stories

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

Impact for MANUFACTURING

Saving Manufacturing Costs on the Road to Industry 4.0
Manufacturing costs can be reduced by new intelligent systems. A first-of-its-kind software for such uses has been developed by LeanCost International and SMT Technology, which were matchmade by IPI. The sight of Moses Tan hunched over a computer and typing away furiously was nothing new to his peers or family. As a consultant, his work involved advising manufacturing companies on...

Impact for SUSTAINABILITY

More Money, Less Waste: Eco-friendly Oil Bleaching Process Boosts Revenue
GIIAVA’s partnership with NUS, sparked off by IPI, aims to repurpose low-grade vegetable oil for higher value-added uses, which increases revenue yet benefits the environment. Dr Yashodhan Bhawe stood in front of several large tanks, looking puzzled. He was expecting a straightforward scale-up for a new vegetable oil upgrading process, but things turned awry when “big masses of blobs” were...

Impact for FUTURE MOBILITY

When Self-driving Vehicles Speak to You
MooVita and Sioux Technologies are exploring ways to improve communications between autonomous vehicles and passengers. Brought together by IPI, they aim to help Singapore become a smart nation. A box-like vehicle revs its engine as an elderly passenger announces his destination to a large screen on the dashboard. He then settles into his seat and enjoys the journey as the...