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 Amid the data-driven nature of today’s clinical practice, herbal medicine is typically seen as outdated—like old wives’ tales that lack scientific basis.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,...
Turning Emerging Companies into Big Successes
What it takes to grow a semiconductor start-up IPI Innovation Advisor Chok Yean Hung offers sound advice and an understanding of market trends to help semiconductor start-ups on journeys of growth and innovation. Globally, there has been a surge in demand for electronics during the pandemic and the semiconductor industry is expected to reach roughly US$469.4 billion by 2021 as a...
Designing Sustainability and Building Experiences
Sustainable design: the key to unlocking a greener future Ecological design can create greener spaces, reduce waste and transform businesses as we discovered at TechInnovation 2021. Glass canopies that let in natural light, solar panels that provide power to the campus and lush rooftop greenery maintained by water-saving drip irrigation—the National Gallery Singapore connects people with art in a sustainably designed...
How Singapore’s at the Heart of Food Innovation
Innovation spearheading Singapore’s food sector As a proud nation of foodies, Singapore has also invested heavily into its food innovation sector, welcoming global MNCs, supporting local SMEs and pioneering future developments. Different as they may be, both pre-wrapped frozen chocolate cakes and oven-fresh bakes are delicious essential products in a growing food sector. With revenue expected to reach almost S$339...
Igniting Innovation — An Interview with George Heng of SenzeHub
Innovating towards independence Embracing open innovation has helped SenzeHub to develop useful and commercialisable solutions in the form of healthcare wearables. Like most developed countries around the world, the citizens of Singapore can expect to enjoy a high life expectancy. These added years, however, are also driving a dramatic demographic shift. In 2020, 15% of the population was aged 65...