Bridging Minds and Building Networks
Beating disruption at TechInnovation 2018 Whether you are a business owner looking to stay ahead of the curve of an inventor with the next big thing, meet your match at TechInnovation 2018 Amid a business landscape rife with disruption, enterprise owners cannot afford to rest on their laurels. While a product, service or business model may be viable in the present, there...
Getting Smart about Intellectual Property
Know which IP strategy works for you  Ideas and inventions can have immense commercial value, but not all intellectual property (IP) are alike. Find out which type of IP is most suitable for you.      When someone trespasses on private property, the owner of the property calls the police, and the trespasser is fined or sent to jail for...
To Innovate, Why Not Collaborate
Tips for collaborative innovation  Collaboration is one of the flagship strategies of open innovation for business growth   More than 15 years ago, American organisational theorist Professor Henry Chesbrough noticed a shift away from the old paradigm of siloed research and development (R&D) towards a different model of innovation that was more borderless and fluid. He coined the term ‘open innovation’...
A Shout-out to the Crowd
Unlocking the power of crowdsourcing Accessing new ideas and innovations at lower cost is possible with crowdsourcing. Tap on IPI's Online Marketplace to reach the right crowd.   It’s been said that “two heads are better than one” and “many hands make light work”. These phrases allude to the power of crowdsourcing—a combination of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’—whereby a person or organisation...
Igniting Innovation: Phyllis Ong of Armstrong Industrial
How a local SME is still going strong after 45 years  Focus on building creative, capable and adaptable teams to reap the benefits of open innovation, says Phyllis Ong of Armstong Industrial Corporation Limited.  Imagination and ambition put the first man, Neil Armstrong, on the moon. Singapore-based Armstrong Industrial Corporation Limited (Armstrong Industrial) was founded in 1974 with similar gumption, albeit in...
Nuts and bolts - Detecting & Dealing with Disease
The tech side of medicine Whether you need to develop a vaccine in record time or detect a pathogen in a patient sample, these three TechOffers have got you covered.   Like a police squad on patrol, our immune system is constantly on guard against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes, bacteria, viruses and fungi can slip past or overwhelm the body’s defences, resulting in...