IPI was invited to present best practices at the 46th APEC SME Workgroup meeting in Brunei on 27 March 2018 and the 5th ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) meeting in Laos on 5 April 2018.
Lim Ming Khai, Deputy Director shared IPI’s multi-prong approach to catalyse innovation and technology adoption by SMEs through Open Innovation using its online and offline platforms. These included active one-to-one engagements with enterprises and researchers, leveraging its wide international network of technology partners, online technology marketplace platform and B2B-focused international technology event TechInnovation. He also took the opportunity to invite SMEs and Science & Technology Institutions from the member economies to showcase the vibrancy of ASEAN innovation at TechInnovation. A leading technology-to-industry brokerage event in Southeast Asia which brings together international technology providers and seekers to explore collaboration opportunities, TechInnovation will be held on 18 and 19 September 2018.