Singapore has continuously encouraged collaboration to drive innovation across the local ecosystem. Specifically for the local Infocomm Media (ICM) sector, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) piloted the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) in mid 2018. The OIP is a virtual platform that connects and matches problem statements of enterprises to a pool of technology providers in the ICM industry.

As a partner in IMDA’s 2nd Open Innovation Platform Call, IPI was invited to share about its open innovation services at Innovation Thursday on 14 February 2019. At this session, problem solvers were encouraged to explore engaging in technology partnerships with each other, to address the more challenging problem statements put up by the problem owners. Jonathan Tan, Senior Technology Manager from IPI, explained how technology providers can leverage IPI’s open innovation platforms such as its Online Marketplace to reach out to a wider network of potential collaborators in the ICM sector. Selected companies also pitched their innovations for co-creation opportunities.