Innovation Advisors Programme

The Innovation Advisors Programme developed by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in their innovation efforts and accelerate their growth.

Enterprises that aspire to adopt innovation to improve their existing businesses or build new ones can engage and seek guidance from a pool of Innovation Advisors – experienced industry professionals with strong technology expertise and business acumen.

A subsidiary of ESG, IPI is supporting the roll-out of the Innovation Advisors Programme to help participating Singapore SMEs accelerate their innovation and product development journey.


  • Be guided by the Innovation Advisor with a proven track record of new product innovation and management expertise in growing businesses
  • Tap on the Innovation Advisor’s knowledge on market opportunities, consumer trends and connections to new technologies and partners, and enable the development of new products and services through innovation
  • Overcome innovation challenges of new product development like regulatory requirements, product development cycle, new manufacturing processes etc.
Innovation Advisors will partner and support enterprises to identify market-led innovation opportunities, and facilitate connections to relevant technology and business partners in specific sectors. Some of these sectors include:
  • Food Innovation
    Enterprising food companies can gain insights into market trends and access opportunities to innovate and commercialise new food products.

  • Medtech
    Local medtech companies can get a boost in their commercialisation journey, bringing medical innovations from lab to market.

  • Future Mobility
    Enterprises operating in the mobility space can learn how to capture growth areas in Connectivity, Autonomous vehicles and Electrification.
Alok Mishra Prof Ignatius Rasiah Dr Ong Mei Horng
CEOProfessorAdjunct Professor
Value AdditionInstitute of Engineering LeadershipFood Science and Technology Programme
Former Vice President, Strategic CapabilitiesFormer Vice President for Breakthrough ResearchFormer Chief Scientific Officer
Johnson & Johnson Medical Asia PacificMedtronicF&N Ltd
Dr Rebecca Lian Derek Sharples  
Business AdvisorIndependent Non-Executive Director 
Enterprise SingaporeAvation Plc 
Former R&D Centre HeadFormer Chief Executive Officer 
Nestle ChinaAirbus Helicopters Southeast Asia