Innovation Advisors Share Perspectives in Roundtable Dialogue
IPI’s Innovation Advisors (IAs) and Peter Ong, Chairman of Enterprise Singapore had an interactive and engaging exchange of views and insights at the roundtable organised by IPI on 2 November 2021. The IAs shared their experiences in helping local companies across various industry sectors, including food and healthcare, and also ideated on how the innovation ecosystem could double down to support...
IPI Shares Cross-border Open Innovation Practices with Korean Technology Transfer Community
IPI Head of Innovation and Technology Dr Sze Tiam Lin recently delivered a keynote address at the 2021 Technology Licensing & Commercialisation Annual Conference organised by the Korea Association of University Technology of Transfer Management (KAUTM), a network organisation of technology licensing offices of Korean universities. Speaking to more than 580 in-person and virtual conference participants on 6 October 2021,...
A New Vision for Health and Wellness
Smart and digital technologies including wearable sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and telehealth software are transforming healthcare systems and delivery across the world, a trend that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. On the third and final day of the recent TechInnovation 2021, experts shared their insights on the implications and opportunities of this healthcare shift, in keynote and thematic...
Designing for A Better Tomorrow
Many hands make light work, as the proverb goes. At the recent TechInnovation 2021 event, IPI and DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) launched the second edition of Design Think-Tank, a networking and open innovation platform for firms, organisations, designers and innovators. “Businesses have traditionally tackled issues by resolving them in-house or engaging external stakeholders. With the Design Think-Tank, we aim to spark...
The Future of Food
The world will have nearly 10 billion people by 2050, a population total that will require 56 percent more food compared to that of 2010. With global food systems already making up about a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions, moving to more sustainable food production, delivery and consumption is critical. To shed light on this issue and potential...
Going Green for A Sustainable Future
Climate change is speeding up, with deep and widespread cuts to greenhouse gas emissions needed in the next few decades to prevent the worst of its devastating impact. To showcase how cities and nations can thrive while minimising their carbon footprint, the recent TechInnovation 2021 dedicated its first day to keynote and thematic sessions with the theme of “Green and...
TechInnovation 2021 Goes Fully Digital With Focus on Collaboration, Innovation, and Sustainability
The 10th edition of TechInnovation presents an array of opportunities to catalyse technology transfer and partnerships for business growth. 28 September 2021, SINGAPORE - TechInnovation 2021, IPI’s flagship technology matching event, commences today as a fully digital event that runs for 24 hours a day from 28 to 30 September 2021. It brings together international technology providers and enterprises to...
TechInnovation 2021 Virtual Exhibition to Showcase Sustainable Energy, Food, and Healthcare Solutions
IPI’s flagship technology brokerage event will spotlight the latest global sustainability solutions from 28 to 30 September 2021. 21 September 2021, Singapore -- Climate change is greatly impacting cities, creating challenges in terms of infrastructure, carbon footprint, food production, and health. It is crucial that we harness technology to make the transformational changes we need to overcome the impact of...
Smart Supply Chain Roundtable Explores Technologies that Can Transform the Industry
The pandemic has disrupted global supply chains in the past year and a half, impacting how businesses operate and meet changing consumer behaviours. For instance, consumer shopping has shifted towards e-commerce, with expectations for faster deliveries. In order to respond to supply chain challenges rapidly and thrive in the new norm, the supply chain industry is stepping up on digital...
TechInnovation Returns from 28 to 30 September 2021
Speakers announced for the 10th edition of IPI’s premier technology matching event 27 August 2021, SINGAPORE— IPI’s flagship event, Techlnnovation returns for its 10th edition as a digital event which will run for 24 hours a day from 28 to 30 September 2021. It will enable exhibitors and attendees across all time zones to virtually participate and network with each...
Agrochemical Roundtable Explored Innovations to Sustainably Enhance Farm-to-Fork Capabilities
Modern agriculture is evolving with the use of agrochemicals, like fertilisers and pesticides, to improve crop yield and retain the quality of the produce. However, excessive use of agrochemicals could result in chemical leaching and disrupt the natural ecosystem. At the Agrochemical Roundtable organised by IPI and Enterprise Singapore on 24 August 2021, local technology owners and researchers shared various...
Insights into the SME Journey at IPI Roundtable
IPI hosted Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Tan See Leng and SME leaders from various industries at the IPI Roundtable on 20 August 2021. Moderated by Wong Lup Wai, CEO of IPI, the roundtable centred on drawing business, technology and innovation insights through the lens of Singapore SMEs. The participants at the roundtable comprised SME leaders from Par International, Good Pharma...
Agritech Roundtable Explores the Potential of AI and Data-Driven Technologies
As Singapore strives for greater food resilience, local food producers and manufacturers are exploring different innovative technologies in automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics to attain higher efficiency and generate better yield with lesser resources. Recognising the huge potential for the agriculture sector to grow by tapping into new technologies, IPI and Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA) jointly organised...
Aquaculture Innovation Webinars Dive Deep into Future Trends and Technologies
The road to securing a sustainable food future calls for innovative solutions and ideas across the food industry and affiliated sectors that support it.   Following the well-received AgriFood Innovation Webinar in September 2020, co-organisers IPI, Innovation Norway and Trendlines Group regrouped with a new partner, Aquaculture Innovation Centre in 2021 to explore how countries can achieve food security and...
Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge to Drive Abu Dhabi-Singapore Collaboration
The Abu Dhabi-Singapore Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge, co-organised by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and IPI, was launched on 6 May 2021. The challenge provides new opportunities for innovative start-ups and SMEs in Singapore to partner the Abu Dhabi City government and leading corporates to co-develop and pilot scalable solutions that create more liveable and sustainable...
Technology Sharing Session Highlights the Potential of Long-Range Wireless Power Transfer Tech
There has been an increase in emerging technologies in wireless power transfer to support more effective implementation in manufacturing factories and smart buildings. The technology sharing session, organised by IPI and local energy start-up TransferFi on 27 April 2021, examined the features and potential for long-range wireless power transfer (WPT) technology to be applied across different industries from manufacturing to...
IEOs Committed to Support Innovation and Enterprise Development under RIE2025
The 8th IEO Forum held on 21 April 2021 brought together leaders from local Innovation and Enterprise Offices (IEO) and enterprise development agencies to discuss new developments and initiatives that support innovation and enterprise (I&E) development in Singapore. In his welcoming remarks, Prof Tan Sze Wee, Assistant Chief Executive, Enterprise division of A*STAR, expressed his appreciation for such a platform...
Plastic Recycling Forum Explores Innovative Solutions in Singapore and Finland
Plastic pollution is one of the world’s fastest-growing environmental issues. Increased awareness and legislation have accelerated the demand for plastic recycling solutions and also brought about new opportunities for innovation across the plastic value chain. At the Emerging Technology Forum on Plastic Recycling jointly organised by IPI and Helsinki Business Hub on 15 April 2021, Singapore and Finland industry experts...
Capturing Food Trends in 2021 with IPI Innovation Advisors
With the aim of helping local food manufacturers and food service providers gain and maintain a competitive edge in a dynamic food and beverage (F&B) industry, IPI and Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) co-organised a food innovation seminar titled “Innovate and Pivot: Capturing the Food Trends in 2021” on 14 April. Participants from local food businesses gained insight from industry...
IPI Recognised by Haier as its Global Innovation Partner
IPI and Haier has maintained a strong partnership since both parties first connected at TechInnovation 2015. Over the years, the IPI team has worked closely with Haier to explore potential research collaborations with its international network of technology partners. In recognition of IPI’s contribution as one of Haier’s global innovation partners, Haier Singapore Innovation Center Deputy General Manager Stacey Wang...
IPI Rebrands to Reflect Role in Innovation
New brand reinforces IPI’s mission in creating opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries through innovation 7 December 2020 - SINGAPORE – IPI, a subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore (ESG) has repositioned their value proposition and revealed a new brand identity as Innovation Partner for Impact at the opening of its flagship technology brokerage event TechInnovation 2020.  “The new brand identity...
IPI Year in Review 2019/2020
The past year has been an eventful one. Despite the challenging market conditions, the IPI team proactively engaged the industry to catalyse innovation and completed 85 techology matches and assessment projects, meeting full-year expectations.  Much was done to orchestrate and scale up co-innovation opportunities between innovators and corporates. In addition, we also rolled out our Innovation Advisors Programme, an important...
Deepening Singapore-Australia Relations to Bring Research to Life
  Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that kin8 and IPI formalised in October 2019, IPI Senior Director Dr Sze Tiam Lin was invited to offer insights on how to create real world impact through technology translation and commercialisation at the Australian management consultancy’s webinar on 11 November 2020. Speaking to a virtual crowd comprising mainly innovators and researchers based...
IPI Presents the Emerging Technology Forum on Difficult-to-Treat Industrial Wastewater
As part of IPI’s efforts to share market and technology insights and pave new partnership opportunities in the industrial wastewater management space, IPI organised the Emerging Technology Forum on Difficult-to-Treat Industrial Wastewater on 6 November 2020. Ethan Siew, Technology Manager, Energy & Environment presented his findings on the market opportunities available for industrial wastewater treatment, despite the disruption by COVID-19...
Experts Discuss the Future of the Retail with Digital Tech
As more consumers shift into digital retail post-COVID-19, an influx of digital solutions that prioritise consumers’ safety and convenience have emerged. IPI organised the “Imagine the Future of Retail Tech” webinar on 4 November 2020, and assembled industry experts in the retail and digital technology fields – Trakomatic, ViSenze, EZ-Link, Vizury and Integrated Retail. The speakers shared how enterprises in...
IEOs Band Together in the New Normal
The 7th Innovation and Enterprise Office (IEO) Forum conducted in-person was abuzz with a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie when it took place on 15 October 2020 after a hiatus brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of Singapore Management University’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and co-chair of the IEO Forum for 2020, Hau Koh Foo, welcomed 40 representatives...
IPI Tech Expert White Paper Gives Insights into Product Framing and Prototyping
Product framing and prototyping are key stages of product design. Successfully executing them can set the rest of the development process on the right track, reducing the likelihood of costly pitfalls and complications down the line. This white paper gathered insights from two of our technical experts on product design. Jeremy Sun, Design Director of Orcadesign Consultants, offers insights and...
IPI and the NUHS CIH Collaborate to Strengthen Healthcare Innovation Ecosystem
IPI and the Centre for Innovation in Healthcare (CIH) signed a collaboration agreement to promote healthcare innovation partnerships in Singapore on 30 September 2020. The collaboration, signed by IPI's Head of Intermediary Dr Sze Tiam Lin and NUHS CIH's Centre Director Professor Lawrence Ho, aims to leverage the networks of both organisations to accelerate the adoption of healthtech solutions and...
Tackling Global Food Challenges at AgriFood Innovation Webinar 2020
Organised by IPI, Republic Polytechnic, Trendlines and Innovation Norway, the AgriFood Innovation Webinar was held from 22 to 24 September 2020 with notable speakers from Singapore, Israel and Norway. They shared insights on the key trends and opportunities in their respective countries’ agrifood ecosystems to develop a sustainable approach to address food security and improved nutrition in Singapore and the...
Technology Commercialisation Workshop by IPI Goes Digital
Held from 24 to 28 August 2020, the first Essentials of Technology Commercialisation webinar series by IPI brought together a group of enthusiastic learners from institutes of higher learning, tech transfer offices and industry players from Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia for a week of online learning. Participants learnt the basics of assessing commercial potential of new technologies, and the...
Exploring Innovation Opportunities in Indonesia’s Industry 4.0
  Like many economies, Indonesia has been gearing up for Industry 4.0 to boost competitiveness and upgrade its manufacturing capabilities. Since the launch of its “Making Indonesia Industry 4.0” roadmap in 2018, Southeast Asia’s largest economy has been actively promoting technology adoption to its manufacturing sector and collaborating with different partners to exchange information and best practices. IPI had the...
Open Innovation Sharing and Collaboration to Promote ASEAN-Korea Technology Partnership
Cooperation through innovation is vital for co-prosperity and growth – this was a key message that resounded during the Korea-ASEAN IP Transaction and Transfer Fair held on 27 November in Seoul. Organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA), the event aimed to catalyse technology transactions between Korea and ASEAN...
TechInnovation creates new business and technology partnership opportunities
SINGAPORE, 11 November 2019 – TechInnovation 2019 is held in conjunction with the inaugural Singapore FinTech Festival and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SFF x SWITCH) from 11 to 13 November at the Singapore Expo. Organised by IPI, the premier technology-industry brokerage event is in its eighth year and continues to drive open innovation collaboration between technology seekers and...
IPI Shares Market and Technology Insights in Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
Beyond the environmental and social benefits to society, it is undeniable that new opportunities are created with the shift towards a circular economy. One such area is in the lithium-ion battery recycling market where the ubiquitous use of batteries in consumer electronics, electric vehicles and energy storage applications has created a corresponding urgent need to tackle the challenge of waste...
Innovative Food Start-ups Share Food & Beverage of Tomorrow
Driven by consumer demands for healthier, fresher and safer options, food and beverage companies are pushing the boundaries of innovation to keep a competitive edge in a rapidly changing industry. IPI, together with NUS Enterprise, co-organised the Rise of the Food Disruptors: Trends & Innovations event on 17 October 2019 to highlight some of the latest food trends and technologies...
International Partnership to Promote Cross-border Technology Adoption and Commercialisation
Kin8 and IPI have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership on 11 October 2019. The partners will cooperate to promote cross-border technology adoption and commercialisation. IPI catalyses and enables enterprises to grow their business through technology and innovation. An affiliate of Enterprise Singapore, IPI works with companies to source for technologies locally and abroad through...
IEO Forum Continues to Foster Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
The sixth Innovation and Enterprise Office (IEO) Forum hosted by Ngee Ann Polytechnic on 27 September brought together over 70 representatives from the IEO community and invited guest speakers from industry and government sectors. The IEO Forum which is supported by IPI, serves as an active platform for IEOs to share the latest initiatives focussed on strengthening the local innovation...
Updating Local PCB Industry on the Latest IPC Standards and Design Guidelines
The printed circuit board (PCB) has a place in almost all electronic products we see today. Whether it is found in a medical device or a home appliance, a well-designed PCB is critical to product development and can sidestep costly corrections in downstream manufacturing.With the objective of helping local PCB designers and electronics design engineers keep abreast of new standard...
Experts Share Compliance and Regulation Requirements for the Health and Personal Care Industry
The regulatory framework for commercialisation of medical and health products continue to evolve with innovation developments and increasing health and environmental concerns. While these changes present challenges for businesses, they also generate new opportunities. To help local enterprises in the Health and Personal Care industry better understand new regulatory requirements and identify potential opportunities arising from regulatory updates, IPI organised...
IPI and ESG Share Open Innovation Opportunities and Platforms with SICC Members
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and IPI were invited to share about corporate innovation opportunities in Singapore with members of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce’s (SICC) Digitalisation and Collaborative Innovation interest groups on 28 August 2019. The interest groups are formed by SICC’s most active members and enable them to share expertise and connect with new business community and government.Ong Shin Rong,...
Appointment of New CEO
IPI, an affiliate of Enterprise Singapore has appointed Wong Lup Wai as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 September 2019. Former Executive Director, Professor Lam Khin Yong will remain as a director on the Board of IPI.In his role, Wong will lead the strategy and growth of IPI in consultation with the Board of Directors and Steering Committee.Wong Lup...
Inaugural EUREKA GlobalStars Call with Singapore and 7 Participating EUREKA Countries
Singapore, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (UK) announced a joint call for projects through EUREKA GlobalStars – a multilateral funding initiative for research and development (R&D) of innovative products and applications with strong market potential. In the first EUREKA GlobalStars Call with Singapore, joint innovation proposals with a focus on medical technology,...
IPI Shares its Open Innovation Platforms at Lux Executive Briefing Singapore
IPI was part of the speaker line-up at the Lux Executive Briefing Singapore held on 16 July 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands. Themed “Planning for Disruption in a Future of Shared Mobility”, the event featured perspectives of how the shared mobility space is expected to evolve and how companies are building capabilities to integrate mobility platforms of the future.Michael...
Connecting with Local and International Innovators at Innovfest Unbound 2019
IPI engaged entrepreneurs and enterprises alike at Innovfest Unbound 2019, held from 27 to 28 June 2019. At the exhibition, IPI shared how it supports companies in driving growth through open innovation.The annual event drew an estimated 15,000 participants from technology start-ups to large corporates from more than 100 countries. Organised by NUS Enterprise and Unbound in partnership with Infocomm...
Local Industry Connects with Belgian Companies at Networking Seminar
The Belgian Digital Innovations Networking Seminar co-organised by IPI, startups.be and Scale-Ups.eu drew over 50 enterprises from Singapore to explore collaboration opportunities with innovative Belgian companies from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector on 24 June 2019.The audience responded favourably to the line-up of 11 Belgian speakers who pitched a diverse range of ICT technologies such as blockchain applications,...
Building Product Development Capabilities at the Product Innovation in the Age of Industry 4.0 Event
The rise of the fourth industry revolution or Industry 4.0 is changing how products are designed and produced. Businesses stand to gain operational efficiencies and cost savings by adopting new technologies such as additive manufacturing and automation, though the process to get started may be somewhat daunting in the beginning, especially for small and medium enterprises.To give a flavour of...
IPI Year in Review 2018/19
In the last fiscal year, IPI reached several new milestones. We successfully completed 84 technology matches and assessment projects, exceeding last year’s performance. TechInnovation, our annual flagship technology brokerage event, continued to grow in scale and drew over 4,900 participants from more than 55 countries. For more details of the key highlights and success stories in FY2018, please read the IPI...
IPI Shares Innovation Services and Technologies at Supply Chain Innovation Day
The Supply Chain Innovation Day, organised by Supply Chain Asia and supported by IPI, brought together more than 200 participants for a full-day seminar and exhibition showcase of emerging technologies applicable in the supply chain and logistics industry on 17 May 2019. Experts shared how innovations such as autonomous robotics, industry Internet of Things and AI will enable the future...
ESG and IPI Participate in EUREKA Global Innovation Summit
Enterprise Singapore and IPI participated in the EUREKA Global Innovation Summit, held from 14 to 16 May 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom (UK). An international meeting place for businesses and innovation agencies to share knowledge, network, collaborate and secure future business growth opportunities, the summit’s theme was Innovating Across Borders for Business Growth. A funding programme GlobalStars between Singapore, the Netherlands...
Enhancing the Innovation and Enterprise Interface to Transform Business
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director, IPI was invited to speak at an international workshop on technology transfer held on 9 and 10 May 2019 at Sabanci University, in Istanbul, Turkey. The workshop was part of the Innovative Interface Structures Platform, a project to enhance capacity building and skills development within interface organisations supported by the Istanbul Regional Development Agency....
IPI Kicks Off First Open Innovation Workshop
Aimed at providing participants with the know-how as well as tools and platforms to accelerate new products and services to market through technology collaboration, IPI conducted its first Open Innovation Workshop on 25 and 26 April 2019. In addition to small group discussions and hands-on practices, IPI also invited a technology scouting expert from a leading beverage company to share...
Learning about Technology Transfer in IPI's First Technology Commercialisation Workshop
IPI organised its first Technology Commercialisation Workshop on 17 and 18 April 2019. Designed to deepen participants’ knowledge and skills in commercialising new technologies, the programme covered topics such as tools to evaluate the commercial potential of technologies, different go-to-market strategies, and essentials of technology valuation and intellectual property (IP) licensing. Participants were able to glean practical insights into the...
Partners Appreciation at 7th IPI Tech Partners’ Networking Session
Since its inception in 2011, IPI has been working closely with its growing network of technology partners to promote technology collaboration through its open innovation platforms. In appreciation of their strong continued support and to keep partners up to date with its new initiatives and opportunities, IPI organised its seventh Tech Partners’ Networking Session at the Star Loft on 12...
Connecting with Enterprises and Technology Providers at SME Day 2019
IPI exhibited at SME Day 2019, a conference and exhibition co-organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Enterprise Singapore on 4 April 2019. It shared with visitors how it facilitates technology partnerships between local enterprises and technology providers to bring new and innovative products to the market.Held at the Resorts World Convention Centre, SME Day was focused...
Singapore-Finland Collaboration in Smart Building Technology Matchmaking Event
The Finnish Smart Building Technology Matchmaking Event returned for its second edition on 4 April 2019 after a successful debut last year. Co-organisers IPI, the Helsinki Business Hub, the Embassy of Finland in Singapore, Kiradigi and Business Finland assembled a content-rich programme and brought together over 80 participants from Singapore and Finnish companies to explore technology collaboration. Industry speakers from...
IEO Forum Goes from Strength to Strength
The Innovation and Enterprise Office (IEO) Forum supported by IPI has grown to be a vibrant platform for IEOs to share the latest initiatives targeted at building a stronger local innovation landscape through academia-industry technology collaboration since its inaugural session in March 2017. Held twice a year, the IEO Forum in 2019 will be co-chaired by the Singapore University of...
Reducing Product-to-Market Time in Personal Care Product Development
Driven by technology advancements, the personal care industry is experiencing a rapid pace of innovation. From reinvention of conventional ingredients to refining processing methods, brands are increasingly investing in R&D to distinguish themselves from the competition and meet changing consumers' demands. To support businesses in accelerating their innovations to market through collaboration, IPI put together a technology forum on Innovations...
IPI and IMDA Bring Together Technology Providers to Co-develop Innovative Infocomm Media Solutions
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...
Connecting Start-ups to Technical Experts via TechExpert
Start-ups grapple with numerous challenges and the path to success is often gruelling. For many technology start-ups, product innovation and development are particularly important components to gain a competitive advantage in the market. As part of its efforts to engage the hardware and engineering start-ups in Singapore to enhance their product development capabilities, JTC organised an industry sharing session on...
Introducing Open Innovation Services to German Enterprises
Germany and Singapore are ranked among the leading countries poised to gain from emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 based on a recent report from the World Economic Forum. As industrial transformation picks up pace, countries are using new approaches to public-private collaboration to accelerate the transition.The Singapore Economic Development Board organised an outreach event targeted at German SMEs or Mittelstand...
Flexible Thin-film Fast Charge Battery Technology Sharing at Roundtable Session
With the rise of Internet of Things and wearables, batteries have taken on new form factors to meet the different market requirements such as power, flexibility and thinness. At a technology roundtable organised by IPI on 27 November 2018, EJ Shin, Strategic Planning Director of Jenax Inc., presented its latest flexible thin-film fast-charge battery technology solutions to a small group...
IPI Collaborates with HDB on Cool Ideas Enterprise Initiative
The Cool Ideas Enterprise, an open innovation programme targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs and enterprises with solutions that improve the HDB living environment was announced at the inaugural Housing & Development Board (HDB) Innovation Festival on 28 November 2018. HDB in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and supported by Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and IPI, will provide innovators with mentorship,...
Canadian Cleantech Companies and Singapore Enterprises Discuss Partnership Opportunities
The High Commission of Canada, together with IPI and Enterprise Singapore held a networking session on 15 November 2018 to create and promote new opportunities for technology and business collaboration between Canadian cleantech companies and Singapore enterprises. Both countries made it to the top 20 rankings of the Global Cleantech Innovation Index (GCII) in 2017, which scans which countries are most likely...
IPI Shares Open Innovation Practices for IP Creation
IPI was invited to present at the Intangible Assets Workshop organised by IP ValueLab on 16 November 2018. Targeted at in-house employees working with Intellectual Property (IP) assets, the session aimed to equip participants with a basic understanding of identifying, auditing and managing intangible assets to drive business value and growth. Patrick Ng, Principal Technology Manager of IPI, was one...
Singapore SMEs and Finnish Smart Building Companies Explore Partnership Opportunities
The Finnish smart building technology matchmaking event on 29 October 2018 co-organised by IPI and the Helsinki Business Hub brought together Singapore enterprises and Finland’s innovative companies operating in the smart building sector for an afternoon of insight sharing and networking.10 Finnish companies introduced the latest trends and technologies focusing on smart buildings, energy efficiency and digitalisation for the construction...
Introducing Singapore's Open Innovation Platforms at the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Annual Conference 2018
A partner of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Singapore, IPI presented its best practices in using open innovation platforms to catalyse the adoption of technology by SMEs at the annual EEN Conference held in Vienna, Austria on 23 October 2018. Lim Ming Khai, Deputy Director of IPI, shared how SMEs have benefitted from its various open innovation platforms and initiatives....
Emerging Technologies Forum on Printable Cold Plasma
Cold plasma, a non-thermal technology has garnered considerable interest for its potential applications in surface modification, decontamination and even wound treatment. In a recent Emerging Technologies Forum on Printable Cold Plasma organised by IPI on 5 October 2018, participants had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of this upcoming technology. Dr Min Kwan Kim, a lecturer in Astronautics from...
TechInnovation Continues to Build A Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem in Singapore
The event also garnered strong support from the global innovation and enterprise communitySINGAPORE, 3 October 2018 - The seventh edition of Singapore’s premier technology-industry brokerage event, TechInnovation concluded successfully, with over 4,900 participants from more than 55 countries in attendance, a 25% increase from last year’s turnout. The annual two-day technology marketplace brought together technology providers and seekers to explore...
New Collaborations Gain Momentum at TechInnovation 2018
IPI inks Memorandums of Understanding with RB and Innovate UK to drive business growth through technology partnerships and open innovationSINGAPORE, 18 September 2018 – The seventh edition of Singapore's annual technology-industry matching event, TechInnovation kicked off today with several announcements which will promote a vibrant innovation ecosystem in Singapore.Held on 18 and 19 September at the Marina Bay Sands Expo...
Connecting with IP Experts at IP Week @ SG 2018
IPI participated in IP Week @ SG 2018 on 4 and 5 September 2018 where it shared with delegates how it assists enterprises to source and use technology and Intellectual Property (IP) to grow their businesses. The attendees also got a better understanding of how IPI helps facilitate technology collaborations between companies through its different platforms.IP Week @ SG 2018...
TechInnovation expands into Logistics Innovation, Urban AgriTech and Food Innovation
Seventh edition to rally enterprises to Discover, Connect and Collaborate with the global innovation community SINGAPORE, 21 August 2018 – The seventh edition of Singapore's annual technology-industry matching event TechInnovation will be held on 18 and 19 September at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Organised by IPI, TechInnovation 2018 will gather international business and technology leaders, industry...
IPI Year in Review 2017/18
Over the past 12 months, IPI’s greatest sense of accomplishment was in seeing both technology seekers and technology providers mutually benefit from the platforms built by IPI. We successfully facilitated 79 technology matches and assessment projects, surpassing past performances. Our annual flagship technology marketplace event, TechInnovation, attracted over 3,900 participants from more than 40 countries in 2017.For more details of...
IPI Co-organises Tech-Matching Events with EEN Partners at the Singapore International Water Week 2018
Together with its partners from the Enterprise Europe Network, IPI co-organised two technology matching events – the Dutch Water and Circular Economy matchmaking event and a roundtable session, during the Singapore International Water Week. Held in conjunction with the World Cities Summit, the integrated expo provided an opportune setting to reach out to international industry players focussed on water, urban...
Korea Institute of Advancement of Technology (KIAT) and IPI Ink MOU
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) and IPI was signed on 12 July 2018. The agreement aims to promote Korea-Singapore technology transfer and R&D collaboration, through the exchange of technology profiles as well as participation and support in mutual events.KIAT is a quasi-government organisation established under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and...
Reaching Out to the Asian Start-up Community at Echelon Asia Summit 2018
IPI exhibited at Echelon Asia Summit 2018 held at the Singapore Expo from 28 to 29 June 2018. It shared how start-ups can leverage its services to connect and collaborate with its global network of technology partners to grow their businesses through open innovation. Over the two days, IPI engaged in conversations with start-ups, SMEs, corporates, and government agencies from...
Engaging Innovators and Business Leaders at innovfest unbound 2018
Exhibiting at innovfest unbound on 5 and 6 June 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands, IPI connected with budding entrepreneurs, ambitious start-ups and leading corporates seeking new technology partnership opportunities. It shared how it supports enterprises in achieving their innovation objectives for product and service development through open innovation.innovfest unbound is organised by NUS Enterprise and unbound, in partnership with...
IPI Presents at International Forum on Open Innovation 2018 in Thailand
IPI was recently invited to share its open innovation approach to catalyse SMEs’ adoption of technology at the International Forum on Open Innovation, an event held as part of the opening ceremony programme of the Northern Science Park (NSP) in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 25 May 2018. As one of the three regional science parks in Thailand, the NSP aims...
Driving Business Growth: IPI Promotes Open Innovation at ASME Seminar
In today’s innovation driven-economy, emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities to enterprises across industries. On the flipside, the same developments pose significant challenges to other businesses. IPI was pleased to share with participating SMEs how they could pursue a strategy of growth through open innovation at the Blueprinting the SMART Future seminar organised by the Association of Small and...
Best Practices in Managing Open Innovation for SMEs Shared at APEC and ASEAN Meetings
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...
IPI Holds Sixth Tech Partners’ Networking Session in Appreciation of its Partners
IPI hosted its Tech Partners’ Networking Session on 29 March 2018, an annual tradition for IPI to express its appreciation for the forthcoming support demonstrated by its local and overseas technology partners from the innovation and enterprise community, industry associations, government agencies and embassies. In addition, the event provided an ideal setting to update each other on upcoming plans, forge...
IPI Shares Technology Insights at Food Gifts Workshop
IPI was a returning speaker at the Food Gifts Workshop organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA), Focus Network Agencies (FNA) and SPRING Singapore on 8 March 2018. Jannice Peh, Technology Manager for Food & Nutrition from IPI, shared how IPI could support food companies to source for enabling technologies in the area of food gifting innovation. Some of...
Austrian Biotech Delegation Visits IPI to Explore Collaboration Opportunities
IPI played host to a delegation of Austrian representatives from the Erber group, academia, government, industry and media on 27 February 2018. Led by Dr Erich Erber, Chairman of Supervisory Board, Erber AG and EDB Singapore Economic Ambassador to Austria, the delegates were in Singapore to understand the local biotech landscape and explore potential collaboration opportunities with Singapore biotech enterprises....
UK Delegation Visits Singapore
From 29 January to 2 February, 15 UK-based businesses visited Singapore to meet various stakeholders and potential partners in the Singapore urban living sector and better understand opportunities in the market. The visit was organised by Innovate UK and funded by the Global Business Accelerator Programme[1]. As part of this week-long programme, the UK delegation visited IPI on 29 January...
IPI Participates in WIPO International Conference on IP in the New Technological Order
Innovation drives economic growth and competitiveness. As countries embark on growing their economies through investments in technological development, the creation of new knowledge and protection of intellectual assets through Intellectual Property (IP) rights management and commercialisation of IP have become more important on the trade agenda. In tandem with the world embracing new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain,...
Essentials of IP and IP Strategy in Open Innovation
With more companies including multinational corporations (MNCs) tapping on external technology partnerships to grow their innovation pipelines, there is also an increased interest to understand the essentials of IP and how to better manage the open innovation process to protect one’s investments.IPI’s Senior Director, Dr Sze Tiam Lin was pleased to be invited to share at a recent lunch talk...
IPI Hosts IoT Innovation Roundtable
On 8 January 2018, IPI organised an Internet-of-Things (IoT) Innovation Roundtable with an invited speaker from Arm, a multinational corporation providing microprocessor and IoT solutions. Following the fruitful Arm Mbed Cloud training workshop in November last year, Arm was keen to partner IPI for a second networking session to share more of its insights on IoT applications and management.Edo Ganot,...
Arm Mbed Cloud Training Workshop
IPI co-organised the Arm Mbed Cloud Training Workshop with Arm on 22 November 2017. The Arm Mbed Cloud is a complete chip-to-cloud solution, built for the Internet of Things (IoT). Built to manage the complexity of an embedded software ecosystem and connectivity, Mbed Cloud provides end-to-end security and supports various data communication to the cloud.At the workshop, Arm’s team introduced...
Showcase of EU-Singapore Partnership Cooperation Opportunities during EEN Annual Conference
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Conference is an annual event for network partners to connect and share best practices in supporting and promoting business and technology partnership opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). IPI was invited to present on EEN Singapore in an interactive workshop that featured cooperation opportunities between the European Union (EU) and Singapore, at the 10th...
IPI Takes Part in the Inaugural Future Economy Conference and Exhibition
At the inaugural Future Economy Conference and Exhibition (FECE) 2017 organised by the Singapore Business Federation, Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director of IPI presented how enterprises can stay relevant and develop a competitive edge through IP and open innovation. As Singapore transitions to become a knowledge-based economy, he explained the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) and IP strategy to...
IPI Promotes Open Innovation at the Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2017
IPI was at the Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2017 held at Singapore Expo from 25 to 27 October 2017. It shared how it supports Singapore-based enterprises to bridge the gaps in their technology roadmap by connecting them with its international network of innovation partners such as the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). EEN Singapore is a consortium formed by IPI, Singapore...
IPI Participates in World Bank’s Inaugural Global Innovation Forum
The inaugural Global Innovation Forum organised by the World Bank Group was held from 4 to 6 October 2017. The event aimed to facilitate systematic policy dialogue among developed and developing countries, with a focus on addressing the potential of exponential technologies to promote national innovation and entrepreneurship.Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director, IPI was invited to participate in a...
TechInnovation 2017 Sees Record High 3,900 in Attendance over Two Days of Conference Sessions and Technology Showcases
The sixth edition introduced a new Food Innovation conference track and featured a European Pavilion on the exhibition floor   SINGAPORE, 5 October 2017 – The sixth edition of TechInnovation concluded successfully, with over 3,900 participants from more than 40 countries in attendance, a 44% increase from last year’s turnout. The annual two-day technology marketplace is Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event,...
MOU Signing with the Hungarian National Trading House
The Hungarian National Trading House and IPI have enjoyed a close working relationship since 2015 in promoting technology partnership opportunities between Hungarian and Singapore SMEs. The Innotrade Program, recently launched by the Hungarian National Trading House helps Hungarian companies access global innovation. Synergistic with IPI’s role in connecting Singapore enterprises to innovation, both organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...
IPI Year in Review 2016/17
In 2016/17, IPI facilitated over 30 technology partnerships and introduced more than 500 technology offers and needs to the global innovation community.For a closer look at what we have achieved, read our Year in Review 2016/17 here.
Driving Business Growth Through Partnerships and Open Innovation
Enterprises get ready to tap on the latest technologies from around the globe at TechInnovation 2017 SINGAPORE, 19 September 2017 – The sixth edition of TechInnovation opened at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre today. The two-day technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI Singapore, convenes technology providers and seekers from all over the world to explore technology collaboration opportunities...
IPI Shares Knowledge at Vitafoods Asia's Innovation Theatre
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director of IPI was a speaker at Vitafoods Asia’s Innovation Theatre. The segment focused on innovative solutions and technologies in the Asian nutraceutical and functional nutrition industry, and how they would impact the future of the industry. Dr Sze explained how enterprises in the food industry could leverage open innovation to source for technologies and...
Essentials of IP and IP Strategy for Business Growth
As more companies embark on growth strategies leveraging IP development, understanding the types of IP – how they are created, owned, managed or accessing the rights, is crucial for the enterprise. Whether the IP is a patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret, it protects a company’s investment in branding or research and development (R&D). Such protection offers the enterprise sustained...
IPI Presents at Food Gift Workshop
IPI shared with food companies how they could tap into IPI’s platforms for their business and technology needs at the “Promoting Singapore Food Gifts at Changi Airport” workshop led by the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) on 27 July 2017.Recognising the strong food gifting culture in Asia and to capitalise on the growing market opportunities for food gifting, the workshop...
Open Innovation Takes Centrestage at This Year’s TechInnovation
 Sixth edition of Singapore’s premier brokerage event aims to help SMEs collaborate with the brightest minds in key sectors.SINGAPORE, 26 July 2017 – Singapore's annual industry-technology matching event TechInnovation is back. Held on 19 to 20 September at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, TechInnovation 2017 will bring together leading international speakers, industry experts, researchers, tech seekers and investors for...
Self-powered Sensor Technology Forum
On 21 June 2017, IPI co-organised a Technology Forum with 8power, a British start-up company with sensing and measurement technologies for industrial applications. Paul Egan, Vice President of Business Development from 8power, introduced an end-to-end ”Sensing as-a Service” to enable real-time asset intelligence. The featured technology from 8power is a self-powered wireless IoT sensor with potential applications across industries, including...
Strengthening Intellectual Property to Propel Enterprises Forward
SPRINGnews spoke to Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director of Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) Singapore, on intellectual property strategies for businesses. Why is the protection of intellectual property (IP) important?TL: IP protects an enterprise’s investment in research and development (R&D). This protection could translate to having a differentiated product in the market and commanding a premium for it. For enterprises venturing into...
Promoting Spain-Singapore Technology Partnership Opportunities
IPI hosted a Spanish R&D-focused delegation which visited Singapore from 23 to 25 May 2017. Their trip was timed to coincide with CommunicAsia 2017. Led by CDTI (Spain's National Innovation Agency) and PLANETIC (the Spanish ICT-based Technology Platform), the delegation consisted of 10 entities whose fields of work include Smart City solutions, IoT, eHealth and Big Data, amongst others. To promote...
IPI Participates in Southeast Asia's Largest Innovation Festival
IPI exhibited at innovfest unbound 2017, an innovation festival showcasing Asian innovation, at Marina Bay Sands on 3 and 4 May 2017. Over the two days, IPI shared how it matches enterprises with relevant technology partners to bring new and innovative products and services to the market. IPI also took this opportunity to meet and connect with entrepreneurs, corporates, academics,...
IPI Shares how to Bridge Gaps to Foster Industry-University Collaboration at AUTM Asia 2017
IPI participated in AUTM Asia 2017, the regional offshoot of the international AUTM conference with a focus on learning and exploring IP opportunities in Asia and Greater China. Held from 23 to 26 April 2017 in Hong Kong, it was attended by over 400 participants from academic research institutes, industries, entrepreneurs and technology transfer professionals.Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director...
Helping SMEs Uncover Innovation Opportunities at SME Day 2017
On 20 April 2017, IPI participated as an exhibitor at SME Day 2017 at the Resorts World Convention Centre. IPI shared with delegates how it works with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to assist them in discovering new innovation opportunities and match them with suitable technology partners to enhance innovation capability. In the opening address by guest-of-honour, Mr S....
Accelerating Innovation through Open Innovation
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director of IPI, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the TNO Symposium, held on 18 April 2017 at The Meeting Point, JTC Launchpad. In his address, Dr Sze highlighted the importance of embracing technology and innovation to sustain long-term growth for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He gave an overview on how IPI...
IPI Appreciates Strong Support from its Tech Partners at Annual Networking Session
IPI welcomed its technology partners to its fifth Tech Partners’ Networking Session on 31 March 2017. The annual event is a networking platform for IPI’s partner network to interact and share ideas with members of the innovation and enterprise community. There was an enthusiastic turnout comprising of Innovation & Enterprise Offices (IEOs), intermediaries, industry associations, foreign embassies and government agencies.Professor...
Inaugural Forum Aims to Build a Stronger Innovation and Enterprise Community
Representatives from 18 local Innovation and Enterprise Offices (IEO) and supporting government agencies came together for the inaugural IEO Forum organised by IPI on 31 March 2017. The Innovation & Enterprise Offices, formerly known as Technology Transfer Offices, support IP management, commercialisation and start-up activities at the Universities, Research Institutes, Hospitals, Polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education in Singapore.The forum...
Imec and IPI Host Technology and Innovation Seminar
Imec, the international research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and IPI co-organised the Imec Technology and Innovation Seminar on 28 March 2017. At the seminar, John Baekelmans, Managing Director of Imec Netherlands, introduced Imec’s broad spectrum of technology offerings. Peter Lemmens, General Manager of Imec Taiwan, shared Imec’s prototype engineering services and success cases of how innovative...
IPI Shares Insights with MBA Students
On 22 March 2017, Patrick Ng, Principal Technology Consultant from IPI, addressed an overseas delegation of 30 MBA students and faculty members from South Africa’s Wits Business School. Patrick shared with the audience about IPI and its role in enabling enterprises to grow their businesses through open innovation and technology partnerships in the Singapore innovation and enterprise ecosystem.The delegation was...
IPI Participates in AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting
IPI exhibited at The Association of University Managers (AUTM) 2017 Annual Meeting held in Hollywood, Florida from 12 to 15 March 2017. Attended by over 1,700 experienced technology transfer professionals from global research institutions and industry, the event provided a conducive platform for IPI to engage new technology partners and reconnect with existing ones. IPI shared with delegates how it...
ECG Sensing Solution Tech Forum
IPI co-organised a Tech Forum on Electrocardiogram (ECG) Sensing Solution with NeuroSky, Inc. on 23 February 2017. Based in Silicon Valley, NeuroSky is the developer of several biosensor technologies involving ECG and Electroencephalogram (EEG). The highlighted technology was NeuroSky's CardioChipTM ECG biosensor, an integrated chip capable of measuring ECG signals and translating them into insightful health performance metrics for mobile...
IPI Shares Insights at Norway-Singapore Energy Research Workshop
Dr Sze Tiam-Lin, Director of IPI, was a guest speaker at the Norway-Singapore Energy Research workshop organised by the Norwegian Energy Collaboratorium (NEC) on 20 February 2017. Focusing on the topic of ‘Connecting Businesses to Research’, Dr Sze shared with the attendees IPI’s role in helping companies overcome their challenges when embarking on open innovation. In addition, he showcased various...
Transforming Engineering Companies through Open Innovation
IPI had the opportunity to reach out to the local engineering community at the Technopreneurship Development Committee (TDC) Networking Night on 21 February 2017. Michael Goh, Deputy Director from IPI, presented how enterprises can harness open innovation to fill the gaps in their technology roadmap and enhance capabilities. He elaborated on the various platforms offered by IPI to pair enterprises...
IPI Hosts Delegation from Iwaki Cooperation Support Networks Association of Japan
An 11-member business delegation from the Iwaki Cooperation Support Networks Association (ICSN) of Japan visited IPI on 15 February 2017. ICSN is an industry-academia-government association supporting the continued technology and business growths of SMEs in Iwaki, Japan.As part of their exchange trips to Taiwan and Singapore, the delegates were here to explore potential overseas technical collaboration and business matching opportunities...
IPI Welcomes Delegation from Ministry of Science & Technology of Vietnam
On 24 November 2016, IPI received a delegation from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam. Ms Huong Tran Thi Thu, General Director, Assistant to Minister from the Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam was the leader of the 21-member delegation made up of senior policy advisors and makers. The delegates were undergoing their Innovation Management training module as...
Russian-Singapore Business Council Visits IPI
IPI hosted a delegation comprised of 22 senior representatives from the Russian-Singapore Business Council (RSBC), Russian government and industry on 22 November 2016. Organised by the RSBC, the delegates were in Singapore to explore opportunities for mutual collaboration between Russia and Singapore. Sim Kung Kiat, Deputy Director of Infocomm & Electronics from IPI, provided an overview of IPI and its...
IPI Participates in Enterprise X-Change Forum 2016
IPI participated in the Enterprise X-Change Forum 2016 organised by Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Centre of Innovation Electronics & IoT (COI-E) on 11 November. Exhibiting together with about 20 SMEs, IPI shared how it helps to facilitate technology partnerships between enterprises and technology providers in the IoT industry. Enterprise X-Change Forum 2016 was themed “Thriving in an IoT’d World”. It was...
IPI Hosts Delegation from Thailand’s Mahidol University & Ministry Of Finance
IPI welcomed a delegation comprising of 24 senior representatives from Thailand’s Mahidol University and Ministry of Finance on 11 November 2016. Mahidol University, which exhibited in IPI’s TechInnovation 2016, was the lead organisation of this business mission.The aim of the business mission was to learn more about IPI and its role in promoting technology innovations. Dr Sze Tiam-Lin, Director of...
IPI Moderates Technical Seminar featuring EU Energy companies at Singapore International Energy Week
IPI was a key supporting partner in a European Energy Mission organised by the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia at the Singapore International Energy Week. Karen Ng, Senior Technology Consultant, Energy Environment and Manufacturing from IPI, moderated a two-day technical seminar on 25 and 26 October 2016. The event introduced European energy technology companies and their solutions in...
IPI Participates in Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) 2016
IPI participated in the annual Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) held at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, from 12 to 14 October 2016. Promoting open innovation at the three-day event, IPI shared how it connects Singapore-based businesses in the manufacturing industry with technology providers to enhance innovation capability.Organised by Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Sphere Exhibits, MSE 2016 showcased the latest manufacturing trends...
Accelerating Open Innovation: IPI Presents on Platforms for Technology Matchmaking
IPI was invited to speak on the topic of “Platforms for Technology Matchmaking” at the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum organised by Thailand Management Association (TMA) on 18 October 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Themed “Creating the Right Ecosystem: Collaborating to Innovate”, the STI Forum aims to promote the knowledge and concept of Open Innovation as well as to encourage...
IPI Sets a Strong Foundation for Singapore-Norway Technology Partnerships
As part of enabling enterprises to grow their business through innovation, IPI has built links to a global network of technology partners over the years. In October, IPI had the opportunity to further reinforce its ties with partners from Norway through several touchpoints including the Nordic Edge Expo, Norway-Singapore Research and Enterprise Seminar and culminated with a signing of Memorandum...
TechInnovation 2016 Attracted more than 2,700 Participants Seeking Business Opportunities from over 300 Featured Technologies
The fifth edition featured the new Enterprise Europe Network segment and Platform Technologies panel on Smart Nations SINGAPORE, 3 October 2016 - TechInnovation concluded its fifth edition, with over 2,700 participants in attendance, nearly a 30% increase from last year’s turnout. The event also saw 120 exhibitors showcasing more than 300 emerging and ready-to-market technologies. The annual two-day technology marketplace is...
South Korea’s Gyeonggi Technopark and IPI Sign MoU
Following Gyeonggi Technopark's participation in TechInnovation 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding between the technopark and IPI was inked to deepen collaboration ties between the two organisations on 22 September 2016. Established in the Gyeonggi province in South Korea, the Gyeonggi Technopark is a technological park set up by the country’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy to promote the growth...
Enterprise Meets Technology: More than 300 Enabling Innovations Showcased at TechInnovation 2016
Robotic Chef, Thin Film Solar Cells, Free Space Technology and more at the fifth edition of Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event SINGAPORE, 20 September 2016 – TechInnovation’s fifth edition opened at Resorts World Convention Centre in Sentosa today. The annual two-day technology marketplace is Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event that brings together international and local technology providers and seekers to explore...
TechInnovation 2016 Bridges the Gap between Business Enterprises and Technology Providers
International MNCs, SMEs and technology seekers explore fresh ideas for collaboration through open innovationSINGAPORE, 18 August 2016 – Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event, TechInnovation, is set to bridge the gap between enterprises and technology providers. Organised by IPI Singapore, TechInnovation will host more than 70 international speakers, business leaders, R&D heads as well as technology seekers.The conference will be headlined...
DBS Collaborates with IPI and IIPL to Support Innovation in Local SMEs
DBS, IPI and Infocomm Investments (IIPL) launched DBS TechMatch, an initiative to help SMEs embark on innovation projects to address their business challenges. Announced on 15 August 2016, DBS TechMatch will help SMEs connect with the right technology solution provider.“We recognise that there is a gap so we decided to partner IPI and Infocomm Investments to help match SMEs with...
Enterprises and Innovators Set to Forge New Partnerships at TechInnovation 2016
Fifth edition of TechInnovation Aims to Strengthen Collaboration in the Spirit of Open Innovation. SINGAPORE, 21 July 2016 – The fifth edition of TechInnovation, Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event, will take place from 20 to 21 September 2016 at Resorts World Convention Centre in Sentosa. Themed Discover, Connect, Collaborate, TechInnovation is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates from across the world. TechInnovation...
IPI Promotes EU-Singapore Partnerships at Singapore International Water Week
During Singapore International Water Week held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from 10 to 14 July 2016, IPI worked closely with several foreign investment promotion agencies from Europe, such as the UK Trade & Investment, Catalonia Trade & Investment and Business Avenues in South East Asia, to match and facilitate meetings between Singapore-based water companies and visiting companies...
Wireless Power Transmission Tech Forum
IPI co-organised a Tech Forum on Wireless Power Transmission with Energous Corporation on 13 July 2016. Based in San Jose, California, Energous Corporation is a developer of WattUp®, a Radio Frequency-based wire-free charging solution that provides over-the-air power at a distance. Several local technology partners were invited by IPI to understand the solution from Energous Corporation and how it differed...
Insights into Additive Manufacturing Technology and Innovation
There has been growing interest in the developments in Additive Manufacturing as manufacturers are starting to see it as a feasible alternative to traditional manufacturing processes. Last year, Singapore formed a National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) to support the country's 3D printing infrastructure. And most recently, the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) to strengthen the development of public...
Building New Connections at InnovFest unBound 2016
IPI participated as an exhibitor at InnovFest unBound 2016, an innovation and digital conference, from 17 to 18 May 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands. During the two-day event, IPI shared how it worked with the industry to grow their businesses through innovation and technology, reaching out to new connections that ranged from local and international entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors,...
IE Singapore, SMF and IPI Form Tripartite Partnership to Help Companies Access Technology and Business in Europe
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI) jointly launched Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Singapore today. This first self-funded EEN centre in ASEAN gives Singapore companies access to technology know-how, intellectual property and business partners. EEN is the world’s largest business and innovation support platform, set up under the European Commission’s Agency for Small and...
Renewing Ties and Establishing New Links at IPI's Technology Partners’ Networking Session
IPI hosted its fourth annual Technology Partners’ Networking Session at Peperoni Pizzeria at Biopolis on 1 April 2016. It was a significant day as IPI had just concluded its fifth year under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2015 plan in helping enterprises to grow their business through the use of technology and innovation. It also marked the beginning of...
Seminar on Innovation through Fermentation
Fermentation is one of the earliest forms of biotechnological processes and it still remains very much relevant in today's world. IPI was glad to host IP Bridge and Yaegaki Bio-industry Inc of Japan for a session of knowledge sharing on innovation through fermentation, and how technologies are unlocking health benefits of fermented foods on 30 March 2016. Mr Satoshi Konno, Managing...
Bridging the Gap from Lab to Market
IPI was privileged to be invited to speak on 'Bridging the Gap from Lab to Market' to the members of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists Singapore - SCSS before their Annual General Meeting on 23 March 2016.Melvyn Ho, Technology Consultant, Health & Personal Care, IPI shared with the audience how companies could benefit from leveraging on open innovation through intermediaries...
Providing Insight into the Science and Art of Technology and Competitive Intelligence at AUTM Asia 2016
AUTM Asia 2016, the gateway for academic research institutes, industry and technology transfer professionals was held from 16 to 18 March 2016 at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Focused on promoting technology transfer and exploring IP opportunities in Asia, the event was attended by over 300 participants representing 25 countries. AUTM Asia 2016 provided an excellent platform for global and regional technology...
IPI Participates in AUTM Annual Meeting 2016
IPI participated in the annual meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) in San Diego, California. Held from 14 to 17 February 2016, the renowned event is a gathering of global technology transfer professionals from academia and industry, and other experts in the field of licensing and intellectual property (IP). It provided an excellent platform to network, share...
IPI Participates in SME Convention 2016
The SME Convention 2016 incorporating the first Government Procurement Fair was held on 28 January 2016. Focused on providing insight into how SMEs can grow through internationalisation, innovation, leadership and management, the event was attended by some 500 C-level and management executives. Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Director, IPI, participated in the panel discussion on ‘Accelerating Growth Through Technology Adoption’ where the...
Singapore Public Agencies Call for Proposal
The industry along with the public agencies face key challenges such as manpower shortage, increasing need to improve productivity and limited technology adoption. With the tightening of local labour market, there is a need for step-change improvements in the productivity of both private and public entities. Through this call for proposal (CFP), public agencies can collaborate with private enterprises to...
Singapore: a Gateway to Southeast Asia
The entry of Singapore into the Enterprise Europe Network in May 2015 opens a whole new range of opportunities for European SMEs. Made up of 99% of SMEs, the Singaporean business ecosystem is indeed very similar to that of Europe.With the entire country occupying an area smaller than New York City, Singaporean enterprises have long understood the need to look...
Seminar on Robotics: Past, Present & Future
The audience was transported into the fascinating world of robotics in a half-day seminar, titled ‘Robotics: Past, Present & Future’, on 11 December 2015. The event was organised by Automated Micron Assembly Pte Ltd and supported by IPI. Invited speaker, Eimei Onaga, CEO & President, Innovation Matrix, discussed the evolution of robotics, its applications and insights into the future. Mark Onaga,...
France Singapore Innovation Days 2015
The France Singapore Innovation Days (FSID), in its sixth year, was held on 11 to 13 November 2015 in Singapore. Targeting on the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), (Machine to Machine) M2M solutions and Robotics, the event featured startups from France which showcased their technologies in these areas. Three thematic workshops dedicated to French IoT & robotics technologies for...
IPI Hosts Delegation from Russia
IPI welcomed a delegation comprising of representatives from Russia’s government agencies, industry partners and universities on 13 October 2015.  The business mission was organised by the Russian Venture Company (RVC), the appointed project office to launch and support Russia’s new technological programme, the National Technology Initiative (NTI) in 2015. The delegation was in Singapore for a week to establish connections with...
IPI Participates in LES Annual Meeting 2015
To further expand its reach and connection to global sources of technologies, IPI participated in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) US & Canada Annual Meeting 2015 in New York, USA, from 25 to 28 October 2015. Over 1,000 delegates from premier universities, research institutions, leading multi-national companies and government organisations took part this year. Themed “Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation...
LES Turkey – IPI & LES Singapore Joint Workshop on Essential Tools for IP and Technology Marketing
LES Turkey, IPI and LES Singapore jointly organised a workshop on the ‘Essential Tools for IP and Technology Marketing’ on 23 October 2015 at Istanbul, Turkey. The one-day workshop, conducted by Dr Sze Tiam-Lin, Director, IPI Singapore and Council Member of LES Singapore, was well received and attended by over 40 participants representing technology transfer professionals from Istanbul Sehir University,...
Thank You for Making TECHINNOVATION 2015 a Success
IPI would like to thank all the participants who have helped to make this year's TECHINNOVATION the best technology marketplace event yet! Delegates, exhibitors as well as speakers discovered new technologies, connected with new partners and collaborated to bring new ideas to the market over the two days on 22 to 23 September 2015. At the end of the event,...
IPI Participates in Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2015
With a keen focus on giving SMEs in the manufacturing sector support in connecting to innovation partners, IPI participated as an exhibitor in the Manufacturing Solutions Expo. The three-day event was held from 30 September to 2 October 2015 at the Suntec City Convention Centre. Organised by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Sphere Exhibits, the event aims to showcase the industry’s...
TECHINNOVATION Brings Best Innovators Under One Roof, Matches Enterprises To Technology Providers
SINGAPORE, 22 September 2015 – TECHINNOVATION 2015 opened at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre drawing a record number of over 1,800 delegates from 30 countries, almost 20 per cent more than that of the previous year. The annual two-day technology marketplace organised by IPI, aims to connect technology providers and facilitate technology matching and collaboration opportunities across industry...
Fashion Goes High-Tech
IPI, IE Singapore and the Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFf) jointly organised a Fashion & Innovation roundtable discussion to engage local accessories and ready-to-wear designers in order to catalyse adoption of technologies in fashion. This roundtable discussion was part of a series of initiatives under FashionisTech, a programme launched in 2015 by TaFf to enable promising Singapore fashion designers in...
RMIT University and IPI to Cooperate on Technology Commercialisation
RMIT University and IPI have entered into a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19 Jun 2015. Through this MoU, both parties will cooperate to promote cross-border technology adoption and commercialisation.Earlier, a networking session was organised by IPI for RMIT to share its R&D capabilities and technologies for commercialisation with Singapore enterprises. RMIT’s new technologies available for commercialisation include 3D...
IPI participates in panel discussion by SEAS
IPI, participated in a panel discussion hosted by Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) on 28 May 2015. Titled “Accelerating the transfer of Low Carbon Technologies in the USD 2.5 trillion dollar Asian Cleantech Market”, Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Director gave a brief introduction on IPI before sharing on past and recent examples of low carbon technologies that IPI has...
IPI participates in InnovFest 2015
IPI participated as an exhibitor at InnovFest 2015 held on 28 to 29 April at Suntec Convention Centre & Expo. Meaningful discussions took place among IPI, government bodies and industry partners over the two-day exhibition. Showcasing Asian innovation to a global audience, InnovFest unBound is a platform for entrepreneurs, investors, government agencies, senior decision makers and leading researchers to meet...
IPI, LES and A*STAR commemorate World IP Day
Licensing Executive Society (LES), A*STAR and IPI jointly held a seminar on 27 April 2015 to mark the World IP Day. Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Director, IPI, opened the seminar and this was followed by a welcome remark from Ms Sheena Jacob, President of Licensing Executive Society (Singapore), on LES and its mission.Dr Anatole Krattiger, Director of Global Challenges Division,...
IPI’s Third Tech Partners Networking Session
Held at Bodacious Café @Biopolis, IPI hosted its third annual Tech Partners Networking Session on 23 April 2015. The event saw a good turnout by technology transfer offices, intermediaries, technology translators and industry associations. Professor Lam Khin Yong, Executive Director, IPI gave a welcome speech to kick-start the session and shared past achievements of IPI and key initiatives in 2015....
Roundtable on Precision Medicine
IPI organized a roundtable discussion on precision medicine with Prof Edison Liu, President & CEO, Jackson Laboratory, US on 24 March 2015. The event provided a platform for industry and relevant stakeholders to understand the current state of precision medicine in US and the ongoing effort to discover precise genomic solutions for disease to improve human health. The discussion also...
FFG and IPI Sign Partnership MOU
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and IPI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a closer bilateral relationship to promote and support innovation and enterprise development between Austria and Singapore. FFG and IPI will explore ways to assist technology enterprises to grow globally by fostering international partnerships through industrial R&D collaboration, commercialisation of joint projects and providing access to...
Two Small, Smart Countries Doing Tech Together
What does an Israeli company developing a real-time crime-reporting system have in common with an Israeli company developing an obesity treatment? Each is paired with a Singaporean entity through the Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD).Since 1997, 140 joint Israeli-Singaporean industrial R&D projects have been supported and facilitated through this foundation established by the Office of the Chief Scientist in the...
IPI Participates in Inaugural BCA Research and Innovation Workshop
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Director, IPI, was invited as one of the speakers during the inaugural BCA Research and Innovation Workshop on 13 March. During his presentation on “Commercialising New Technologies”, Dr Sze shared the process of commercializing technology. He also presented the challenges faced in turning ideas into a commercially viable technology, as well as opportunities through showcasing successful...
Delegation of Thai University Intellectual Property Managers Visits IPI
A delegation of intellectual property managers from top Thai universities’ technology-liaison office visited IPI for business meeting. Led by Ms Jirapon Luengpailin of Khon Kaen University, the delegation also comprised representatives from Ubon Ratchathani University, Naresuan University and Mahasarakham University. The universities possess expertise in personal care and have developed a range of product prototypes ready for commercialisation. The meeting...
IPI and Taiwan's ITRI Discuss Cooperations
Technology Transfer Centre of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) visited and met IPI to discuss areas of cooperation and partnership between the two organisations. One of the topics discussed was on ways to promote technology transfers between Taiwan and Singapore. ITRI is a non-profit R&D organisation in Taiwan engaging in applied research and technical services. 
A Leg Up for World’s First 3D Foot Scanner
Customer footwear insole startup, Intelligent Mobility (iM) Pte Ltd developed the first-of-its-kind 3D foot scanner with Nanyang Polytechnic in a partnership facilitated by IPI. The scanner shortens processing time by utilising cloud-based servers to relay information and improves accuracy by measuring the imprinted shape of the foot instead of pressure on its gel pad. To date, about 100 scanners in...
One-Stop E-portal for Intellectual Property Registration in Singapore
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and NEC Asia Pacific have launched a new online platform, IP2SG, which consolidates all e-filing processes for patents, trademarks and design applications.  In the past, innovators dealt with three different systems to file different types of IP registrations. Other enhancements include the reduction of red tape by removing 30 percent of the forms to...
TechInnovation 2014 Pairs Industry with International Technology Providers
Premier technology-matching event catalyses technology and business collaborationsSingapore – TechInnovation 2014 opened on 23 September at Marina Bay Sands to its highest attendance record of over 1,500 delegates, almost 50 per cent more than that of the previous year. Organised by IPI, this annual two-day marketplace event aimed to connect international and local technology providers and facilitate cross-border technology matching...
Minister of State for Trade and Industry Visits Matex International
IPI was glad to have Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Mr Teo Ser Luck visit one of its clients, Matex International on 15 July 2014. It was singled out as one of the SMEs that continuously innovates and acquires new capabilities to grow global business through collaborations. Matex International is a home grown SGX-Main board listed Specialty Chemical Company that makes,...
IPI Establishes Partnerships in Turkey
IPI constantly seeks new partnerships with universities & commercial intermediaries both abroad and locally. In May, IPI established a new partnership with Novicor, part of Sistem (the largest business consulting group in Istanbul) in Turkey. As a commercial intermediary, Novicor’s role is to assist universities in Turkey with R&D strategy and technology transfer.  The partnership with Novicor paves the way...
Industry Talk for Members of Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Singapore
The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Singapore (CTFAS) held its Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel, and invited IPI to engage its members in a talk entitled “Reach Out to Exciting New Technologies in the Cosmetic Industry”.  Dr Pauline Tay, who manages the Healthcare division at IPI, intrigued the audience with exciting new-age technologies...
IPI Annual Tech Partners Networking
IPI hosted its annual Tech Partners Networking Session on 4 April 2014. We were pleased to see a good turnout by senior members of technology transfer offices, public and private technology translators and industry associations coming together in the warm and cosy ambience of “Tea Party” Cafe for an afternoon of good food, drinks and plenty of industry updates.Since its...
Singapore Maps Out IP Masterplan
Government has accepted Intellectual property (IP) Hub Master Plan recommendations made by the IP Steering Committee. IP has been recognised as a new growth area and Government intends to roll out initiatives to develop Singapore as a global IP hub in Asia. 1. Intellectual property (IP) has become a key driver of economic growth globally. There is a rise in...
IPI hosts Forum/Networking Lunch for international partner, VTT Finland
Held on 26 March 2014 IPI was pleased to play host to our international partner from VTT of Finland. This by-invitation event was organized to facilitate industry-technology matching on thematic application areas. This is the second networking event organized by IPI for VTT.Represented by Dr Risto Kuivanen, Business Development Manager and Dr Erja Turenen, Vice President, VTT readily provided an...
IPI Represents Singapore at IP Roundtable in Kuala Lumpur
IPI was invited by the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) to participate in a roundtable "IP in the Digital Era - Is It Still Relevant" on 7 Mar 2014. Topics of discussion were issues on IP acquisition, rising cost of seeking IP consultation services and IP knowledge sharing in the commercial and academic arena. IPI was invited by the Agensi Inovasi...
S$7m centre to help SMEs adopt technologies opens
SMEs now have more opportunities to improve their processes and expand business opportunities through the set-up of another Centre of Innovation (COI). Set up in Sept 2013, the Materials Centre for Innovation is the latest among the other six existing centres namely, “food innovation, marine and offshore technology, environmental and water technology, precision engineering, electronics and supply chain management.  Read...
How Tech Gets From Lab to Marketplace
Yissum, the technology transfer company of Hebrew U with hundreds of successes under its belt, is now working on purifying water. If the phrase “A better life through science” hasn’t yet been copyrighted, Yissum, the technology transfer company of Hebrew University, may want to grab it. From medicine to environmental technology to information systems, Hebrew U scientists have developed a...
TECHINNOVATION 2013 Connects Industry and International Technology Providers
TechInnovation 2013 aims to enhance innovation in Singapore-based industries through different forms of collaborations; Successful partnerships for ITE, NYP and NTU. Following a successful debut last year, premier industry-technology matching event TechInnovation 2013 kicked off to an equally rousing start this year at the Suntec Singapore International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Guest-of-Honour Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...
$10 Million to Help Medical and Clean Technology SMEs Commercialise Intellectual Property
SPRING Singapore has set aside $10 million to help SMEs in the medical and clean technology sectors develop technology ideas into products and services through the appointment of three private sector providers or translators (PSTs). Two PSTs,  AITbiotech  and  Sys-Mac Automation Engineering , will identify, develop and commercialise Intellectual Property (IP) for the medical technology industry; while a collaboration between ...
Industry Networking Event with BioSingapore
IPI and BioSingapore organised a joint industry networking session on 26 June 2013 at [email protected] “Aging Population in Singapore – How Ready Are We?”, IPI-BioSingapore joint event provided networking opportunity for companies and technology providers in the Healthcare and MedTech sectors to address the emerging technology needs of the aging population. Invited speakers, Dr Yan Xiang Yang of Lux Research...
Industry Roundtable with CEI
IPI and CEI jointly organised an industry roundtable on 26 June 2013 to leverage on open innovation and 'crowd-sourcing' platform to source for innovative technologies, solutions and external partnerships to seed innovation and business opportunity.CEI Contract Manufacturing Limited ('CEI') is a main-board SGX listed company that provides printed circuit board and box build assembly, equipment design and manufacturing services. This...
A*STAR'S GET-UP Programme Marks 10 Years of Successful Partnership With SMES
IPI participated as an exhibitor at GET-Up 10thAnniversary held  on 14 May 2013 at Resorts World Sentosa.A*STAR’s Growing Enterprises through Technology Upgrade (GET-Up) programme marked its 10-year milestone of strategic partnership today with local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to upgrade their technological capabilities. Since its launch in 2003, the initiative has benefited over 400 companies across the electronic, infocomm,...
IPI Establishes Strategic Partnerships With World-Class Institutions
IPI has recently signed partnership MOUs with Sabanci University, Inovent Innovative Ventures, Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The partnerships give IPI access to their portfolio of innovative technologies and provide them connections to Singapore-based enterprises for technology commercialisation and collaborations. Sabancı University is a private research institution in Istanbul established by the Sabanci...
ASEAN Launches Portal To Facilitate IP Awareness
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has launched an intellectual property portal (http://www.aseanip.org/) to serve as a hub for ASEAN on IP-related issues. The site aims to consolidate IP information for the entire region and “enables ASEAN stakeholders to access relevant IP information,” according to a news release from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). “The increased accessibility...
IPI & NTNU Forge Strategic Alliance for Innovation on World IP Day
The Singapore-based non-profit company IPI and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 26 April, making NTNU IPI’s first Network Partner in the Nordic region. The alliance also gives NTNU, Norway’s main technological university, premier access to Singapore industries that could commercialize the university’s innovative research. The partners chose to sign...
IPI Partners' Networking Evening
TGIF! Chilling out over drinks and canapés, IPI’s technology partners enjoyed an evening of camaraderie at its annual partners’ networking event on 19 April at Biopolis.Since its formation, IPI’s partners have been very supportive and forthcoming in meeting industry needs referred by IPI. Successful projects and activities that were done together with partners and the industry in 2012 were reviewed....
Study Visit on the Best Practices of IP Management of S'pore for Officials from Central Asia Countries
IPI supported WIPO Singapore as a speaker in a workshop entitled Technology Market Research and Technology Valuation on 19 March 2013.The WIPO Singapore Office assists ASEAN member states in a variety of ways. This assistance spans the full spectrum of IP topics and issues. The Office coordinates and participates in a wide range of regional workshops, seminars, study visits and...
Industry Networking Event with VTT
Together with VTT of Finland, IPI held a networking lunch for clients who are interested in roll-to-roll printing technology on 28 February 2013 at Biopolis Matrix.IPI conducted a networking session for companies seeking roll-to-roll printing technology on 28 February 2013. As part of IPI’s regular networking for companies seeking technology, this session focused on companies which were keen to explore...
Industry Networking Event with CSIRO
Together with CSIRO, IPI held a networking lunch for clients who are interested in new technology in materials sector on 28 January 2013 at Biopolis Matrix. IPI held its monthly industry networking event for technology partner and the industry on 28 Jan 2013. Being close to the industry, IPI is able to understand the specific business challenges and needs of...