Igniting Innovation—Jason Humphries of Good Pharma Dermatology
Open innovation is not just skin deep  By partnering with Singapore's National Skin Centre, Good Pharma Dermatology was able to quickly bring an itch-reducing moisturiser to the market.  Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin. For those suffering from dermatological conditions, itch is a common symptom which take a toll on quality of life and even result in a loss...
Nuts & Bolts - Coatings for Cleanliness and Clarity
Functionalising surfaces with novel materials There's no sugar coating it - dirty walls and windows are unsightly. These three TechOffers could help keep buildings spick and span.  The gecko’s foot is often referenced as an inspiration for self-cleaning materials. Minute structures on the reptile’s soles and toes allow it to adhere to vertical surfaces, but unlike tape that has fallen on sand,...
Debunking the Myths of Open Innovation
The barriers to open innovation are lower than you think Here are five common misconceptions associated with open innovation and why they are untrue. Coined by American organisational theorist Henry Chesbrough in 2003, the term ‘open innovation’ (OI) became a rallying call for enterprises to look beyond their four walls for ideas and expertise. Yet, sixteen years on, some business leaders still...
Nuts & Bolts - Machine See, Machine Do
Giving sight to machines  Making sense of pictures, videos and objects is no simple feat for machines, but these innovations are making it possible.      Humans are visual creatures—more than fifty percent of the human brain is directly or indirectly involved in processing visual information. While often taken for granted, our sense of sight influences how we make decisions,...
Lighting the Fuse of Innovation
Innovation highlights from EmTech Asia 2019 Passion and partnerships are like a fusion energy reactor for innovation, said Dr CJ Meadows at the EmTech 2019 conference. Thinking outside the box is easier said than done. Encumbered by preconceived notions about how the world operates, we sometimes fail to see how a problem may be approached from multiple different angles and end up...
Schemes to Help your Business Grow in 2019
Get a leg up from the government  Singapore companies can tap into a range of government schemes and incentives to help them ride out the uncertainty and thrive in 2019.    As a small economy heavily influenced by the winds of global trade, Singapore faces an uncertain economic outlook in a year marked by the possibility of a trade war...