Date/ Time
22 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022

Cultivate Business Growth through Open Innovation and Collaboration

In today’s complex and competitive business world, companies that do not innovate risk being obsolete and irrelevant. Instead of relying entirely on internal ideas, open innovation allows companies to tap onto external ideas and technologies for their own businesses, while allowing their unused ideas to be used by others.

The five-day Open Innovation Webinar offers innovation managers from corporates, SMEs or government agencies insights into how open innovation can work for their organisations, and give them access to tools and platforms offered by IPI to accelerate their innovation journeys through collaboration.


  • Two-hour pre-webinar briefing
  • Three-hour webinar sessions over five weekdays


  • Pre-webinar briefing: 22 Jul 2022, 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Webinar: 25-29 Jul 2022, 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm

         (not inclusive of GST)

  • Standard fees: S$1,400
  • Subsidised fees: S$1,000 
    (for Singapore Government
    Agencies, SMEs and Public
    Research Institutions




8 Jul 2022


[email protected]


This industry-oriented and hands-on webinar empowers participants to:

  • Understand the concept of Open Innovation and its best practices to accelerate internal innovation.
  • Apply different types of Open Innovation tools and platforms at the workplace.
  • Understand and access the global innovation networks.
  • Acquire the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, concepts in IP management and equip with knowledge on IP strategy in Open Innovation.
  • Learn more about challenge-driven innovation and platforms to support such innovation challenge initiatives within the organisation and with external partners.


Leaders and managers who are interested to apply open innovation strategies to bring new products and services to market more quickly, including:

  • R&D or innovation and enterprise managers and officers
  • Corporate and SME innovation managers



Dr Sze Tiam Lin
Chief Technology Officer, IPI

Michael Goh
Chief Operating Officer, IPI

Click here to download more details about the Module Outlines.

Day 1

Introduction to Open Innovation

Day 2

Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and IP Management

Day 3

Understanding and Accessing Innovation Networks

Day 4

Essentials of IP Strategy in Open Innovation

Day 5

Essential Tools and Platforms to Support Open Innovation and Challenge-Driven Open Innovation


  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Applications received after the registration deadline will be considered based on space availability.
  • As this is a hands-on webinar, participants are advised to identify some technologies or problem statements as materials to prepare for the practical sessions.
  • Please prepare laptops or electronic devices that has internet access for the group discussions and practical assignments.



Dr Sze Tiam Lin
Chief Technology Officer, IPI


With more than 20 years of experience in commercialisation of new technologies and IP management, Dr Sze leads the IPI team in addressing technology and innovation needs of enterprises from the industry in areas spanning across Infocomm Technology & Electronics, Energy & Environment, Materials & Chemicals, Health & Personal Care, Manufacturing, amongst others.

Prior to IPI, Dr Sze was the Senior Vice President at ETPL (now A*ccelerate), the commercialisation arm of Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He worked on commercialising new technologies and, being a pioneer, contributed to several best practices in industry-research collaboration, licensing, technology and market intelligence, IP management and strategy, and licensing professional skills and training.

Dr Sze is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a council member of the Executive Committee of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), Singapore. He holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Engineering in Automatic Control & Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK and received an executive education in Strategic R&D Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.



Michael Goh
Chief Operating Officer, IPI


Michael Goh is Chief Operating Officer at IPI. He leads a multidisciplinary team of innovation managers who work with enterprises to source for technologies both locally or from abroad; and facilitate partnerships to bring new and innovative products and services to the market. 

Michael is passionate about sharing his knowledge in intellectual property (IP), IP management and commercialisation gained over 15 years at IPI and previous work experience with Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and ETPL (now A*ccelerate). He has spoken at innovation events as well as conducted training workshops on technology commercialisation and open innovation.

Michael graduated with a Master of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology.