Senior Manager / Manager, Technology Management (Science & Engineering)

IPI is an innovation catalyst that assist 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 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. As part of our DNA, we are resilient and growth oriented, constantly exploring emerging and diverse technologies. 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 to the market and help companies grow beyond boundaries.

Job Responsibilities:

You will be scanning the global innovation landscape for best-fit technology and technical expertise that can address the needs of Singapore Enterprises as well as identifying technology that will help position these enterprises to address upcoming trends and opportunities. By doing so, you will play a critical role in the innovation journey of these Singapore enterprises which are 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 be part of the core team that functions as the bridge between these Singapore companies and the technology partners and technical experts from within and beyond the global innovation ecosystem.


You will be responsible for:

Deepening and Enlarging IPI’s Global Innovation Network

A key role of the Technology Manager is to reach out to global innovation nodes both locally and overseas and to enlarge IPI’s innovation network. This will enable IPI to access innovation and technology from diverse sources to address the needs of Singapore Enterprises. The Technology Managers will account manage and work closely with technology partners who are keen to out-license or make their technology available for co-creation purposes to feature them on IPI’s online virtual marketplace as well as sharing them with technology seekers.  

Capturing Mindshare and Engaging Industry

The Technology Manager will be heavily involved in curating of technology that can address upcoming trends and sharing these insights via forums or publications. They will also play an active role in the design and execution of thought leadership initiatives, and partnering Innovation Managers in industry engagement activities including IPI’s flagship event – TechInnovation, to catalyze innovation adoption. They will also be part of the core team to seek out innovative solvers that can address various Open Innovation Challenges that IPI organises for corporates.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and above in Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering or other similar fields of study
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) in application software/firmware design and development; electronics/electrical product design and development or mechanical/mechatronics product design and development
  • Deep knowledge and hands-on experience in two or more of the following areas:
    • Automation/Robotics
    • Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing
    • Urban Solutions
    • Smart Sensors and Systems
    • Infocomms/Electronics
  • Independent and versatile, with good aptitude to learn and broaden into adjacent technology areas
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Proficient in designing good presentations
  • Good project and time management skill
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Good networking and relationship-building skill
  • Preferable to possess patent search and analytics skill