Manager, Innovation & Technology

IPI is an innovation catalyst, that assists Singapore enterprises to look for innovative technologies to enhance and grow their business. We work with local businesses, to better understand their day-to-day challenges, and with technology owners globally, to bring the best-fit technology to address those challenges. We are a team of highly driven and self-motivated individuals, looking to play a part in making a difference to local enterprises. We are resilient and growth oriented, constantly exploring and questioning the usefulness of emerging and diverse technologies is a part of our DNA. Our work involves building strong relationships with innovation leaders, thereby enabling enterprises to grow through collaboration. We are seeking dynamic individuals with a growth mindset, who loves technology and understands business to join our team in bringing emerging technology into the market and help companies grow beyond boundaries.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be the innovation & technology partner of Singapore enterprises, seeking to grow their business through adoption of technologies and expertise to create new or improved products or services and to differentiate themselves from competition. You will function as the bridge between these Singapore companies and their technology partners and technical experts from within and beyond the global innovation ecosystem.

You will be responsible for:

Supporting companies on their innovation journey

  • Play a pivotal role in value-adding to the business growth strategies with Singapore companies to identify business pain-points and uncover their innovation and technology needs.
  • Tap into IPI’s global innovation network to seek out and match relevant technologies that can address the identified needs.
  • Work closely with Singapore companies to render support to the decision makers, so as to navigate the nuances of adopting and commercialising technologies.

Deepening and Enlarging IPI’s Global Innovation Network

  • Reach out to global innovation nodes both locally and overseas and to enlarge IPI’s innovation network. 
  • Access innovation and technologies from diverse sources to address the needs of Singapore Enterprises. 
  • Upkeep and deepen relationship with technology partners who are keen to out-license or avail their technology for co-creation purposes by featuring them on IPI’s online virtual marketplace as well as sharing them with technology seekers.

Capturing Mindshare and Engaging Industry

  • Curate technologies that can address upcoming trends and sharing these insights via forums or publications.
  • Design and execution of thought leadership initiatives, industry engagement activities including IPI’s flagship event – TechInnovation, to catalyse innovation adoption.
  • Seek out innovative solvers that can address various Open Innovation Challenges that IPI organises for corporates.


  • 5 to 7 years of relevant industry experience, in any of the following areas and in a client facing capacity, involving technology development, adoption or commercialisation:
    • Energy and Environment 
    • Mechatronics 
    • Infocomm (AI/ML, Natural Language Processing) 
    • Electronics (IoT, Sensors)
  • Bachelor or Master in Science and Engineering, with a strong ability to appreciate and understand technology
  • Able to work independently in an evolving and dynamic environment 
  • Comfortable to work on a broad range of topics that are beyond one’s field experience or formal training 
  • A curious mind that is quick to understand new technologies in emerging fields, carry out technology due-diligence and market assessments 
  • Resourceful and a good listener with an analytical mind to translate business needs into technology needs
  • Excellent people skills to cultivate networks and build alliances with strategic partners
  • Knowledgeable in customer acquisition and retention, with local SME / Startup experience preferred 
  • Strong project and stakeholder management skills
  • Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Technology Management, Intellectual Property Management or Business Administration would be advantageous