Nuts & Bolts—Keep Clean and Carry On
Germs be gone!  Maintaining good hygiene involves more than just washing hands; this month's TechOffers show new ways to keep germs and diseases at bay.    Set foot into any clinic and you might find that the air inside has an astringent, almost unpleasant smell. Part of that smell comes from the alcohol that clinics use to disinfect and maintain...
Carving a Niche — An interview with Koh Kok Sin of the Food Innovation and Resource Centre
Cooking up fresh ideas Food enterprises in Singapore can tap into the expertise and resources of the Food Innovation and Resource Centre to develop innovative solutions to their problems.   It might not be the most obvious place to look for innovation, but the aisles of supermarkets are packed with successful food technologies. Extensive research has gone into making food...
Nuts and Bolts – Innovation Will Find a Way
Navigating the world of tech  See how these three TechOffers bring sensor and positioning systems to the forefront    From fingerprint scanners to navigation kiosks, an increasing number of electronic devices are being deployed to manage facilities and indoor spaces. Many of these devices carry sensors that detect changes in the environment, which can be used for detection or in...
Igniting Innovation—Chew Ker Yee of Wangi Industrial
The clear benefits of open innovation   Collaborating with research institutions has helped precision optics company Wangi Industrial to deepen their competitive advance, says Vice President Chew Ker Yee.      You might not realise it, but you probably interact with products from Wangi Industial every day. Everything from smartphone screens to fingerprint scanners at airports make use of their special...
Innovation made EPIC
Taking the time to craft a good problem statement and prioritising good communication can help co-innovation between large corporations and start-ups succeed.  To stay competitive, many companies—even established ones—are actively seeking to bring new ideas into their purview. Roche Diagnostics, for instance, spent over US$10 billion on research and development in 2018 alone, said Wendy Bao, executive director of Roche Diagnostics.Bao...
Partnering for Growth: Dream Big, but Start Small
At RIE Industry Day 2019, a panel of experts shared their insights on how businesses can effectively tap on partnerships with public research institutions to stay ahead of the curve in Industry 4.0.   First invented to pump water out of mines in the late 17th century, the steam engine became the hallmark of the first industrial revolution, a transformative...