Moving MedTech to Market
Professionalising processes to attract investment With a keen understanding of the medtech ecosystem, IPI Innovation Advisor Prof Ignatius Rasiah helps companies take their technology from research to market-ready products. With the goal of advancing innovation while bettering lives, medtech inventors have brought us 3D printed prosthetics, advanced pacemakers that can regulate heartbeats, health monitoring apps equipped with artificial intelligence (AI)...
Fighting Pathogens with Antimicrobial Technologies
Healthcare facilities are susceptible to the spread of infections, but developments in antimicrobial technologies are working to wipe the danger of harmful microorganisms out. Each time a patient visits a clinic, emergency room or other care facility, they place their trust in the hands of healthcare professionals—not just to provide quality care for existing ailments, but to also  prevent new...
Unleashing the Potential Power of Energy Harvesting for IoT Devices
Reviewing the rewards of sustainable power beyond batteries As the number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to grow, innovators explore energy harvesting as a promising solution to ensure power availability to the IoT devices, hence prolonging their useful lives. From connected home hubs and smart thermostats to the plethora of industrial and agricultural devices, IoT has infiltrated almost...
Designing a Menu for the Future
An appetite for change Technological advances and design thinking approaches offered food for thought at TechInnovation 2021 as experts discussed the future of Asia’s agricultural sector. Humans have an inseparable relationship with food that is deeply embedded in our culture, health and environmental footprint. However, mass producing an extensive array of fresh produce or processed food for billions of people...
Sparking Sustainable Food Developments at IPHatch 2021
Empowering the food and tech startups through open innovation At TechInnovation 2021, MNCs and SMEs came together during the IPHatch session to learn how strong leadership, upskilling, and meaningful collaboration can lead to sustainable and successful innovation. Designed to address the growing threat of climate change, solutions like energy storage systems, efficient irrigation methods and green transportation systems prove that...
Making Traditional Medicine Mainstream
Taking herbal remedies to the lab  As experts pursue evidence-based research and develop regulatory standards, traditional herbal medicine moves towards more mainstream clinical use. Amid the data-driven nature of today’s clinical practice, herbal medicine is typically seen as outdated—like old wives’ tales that lack scientific basis. However, as wellness and wellbeing continue to gain popularity and interest from around the world,...