Singapore Seeks Ideas, Answers to Tackle Key Sustainability Challenges
IPI to give Sustainability a boost through new Innovation Challenge As the world’s population races towards a predicted 10 billion by 2050, our environment is coming under more stress. Climate change is a systemic problem. Its effects will hit every firm directly or indirectly. Increasingly, citizens will push governments to drive tougher regulations to safeguard the environment. Enterprises need to...
Igniting Innovation – An Interview with Amy Chung of Containers Printers
Keeping up with the consumers With almost four decades of open innovation under their belt, Containers Printers has successfully enhanced their products through collaboration with contacts in and outside of Singapore. An oddly specific but surprisingly common occurrence in households across the world is the childhood folly of cracking into a Danish cookie tin, expecting to find delicious buttery goodness...
In Singapore, Open Innovation Comes of Age
IPI to facilitate open innovation for businesses in Singapore Enterprises that partner with problem solvers with cross-industry expertise are fast-tracking innovation and creating new pathways to growth. Open innovation – a trend that has seen businesses adopting a more inclusive and collaborative approach - will undoubtedly help to ease the global economic dislocation experienced this year.   For small businesses...
Nuts & Bolts—More Than Just Skin Deep
New and improved technologies for the beauty, healthcare and wearable tech industries. As the largest and fast-growing organ of the human body, our skin is more than a mechanical barrier that protects our bodies from the rest of the world. It allows us to sense our environment, regulate our body temperature, and—with the help of technology—give us a window into...
Dare to Dream: Accelerating Innovation through IoT Solutions
Innovation Challenge 2018 co-organised by IPI, Enterprise Singapore and the Centre of Innovation for Electronics & IoT has helped four Singapore start-ups fast-track their goals. We speak to them to find out how the competition has transformed their businesses.   SpaceAge Labs Deepak Pitta Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder   What's unique about your business? SpaceAge is revolutionising how companies...
Kazakhstan Meets Singapore – An Unusual Partnership to Bridge Gaps in Science
A blind woman is walking along a street, slowly approaching an obstacle ahead. As she gets closer, the device hanging from her neck emit a high-pulse click, which reflects off the object. Trained in human echolocation, the returning echo activates a visual processing area in her brain, providing her with information such as the shape, material and distance, which she...