Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

­Innovation Advisory Creates New Value through Efficient Upcycling of Spent Grains
David Tan and his team mulled over their revenue for the first quarter of 2020, the lowest in their more than 45 years of business, through a virtual meeting at the start of Singapore’s circuit breaker in April. It seemed like there was no end in sight for the raging COVID-19 pandemic in both local and overseas markets as food...

Impact for SUSTAINABILITY

Supporting Local and Going Green with Tropical Hardwood
With the aim to salvage fallen trees in Singapore and transform them into sustainable products that are valuable, local woodworking and carpentry firm, Roger&Sons kickstarted the Local Tree Project in 2019. The family-run woodworking business is committed to utilising local raw materials to create bespoke furniture and other wooden objects, but the management and handling of tropical trees in Singapore...

Impact for MANUFACTURING

Saving Manufacturing Costs on the Road to Industry 4.0
Manufacturing costs can be reduced by new intelligent systems. A first-of-its-kind software for such uses has been developed by LeanCost International and SMT Technology, which were matchmade by IPI. The sight of Moses Tan hunched over a computer and typing away furiously was nothing new to his peers or family. As a consultant, his work involved advising manufacturing companies on...

Impact for HEALTH & PERSONAL CARE

Harnessing Pandan for Wellness
The fragrant pandan leaf has long been an essential ingredient in Southeast Asian cooking, but it also has detoxification properties to nourish the body and skin. With IPI’s help, Restoration Essence teamed up with researchers to unravel some of the science behind it. Growing up, Sara Soong would watch her mother and grandparents grind and pound plants and herbs in...

Impact for FUTURE MOBILITY

When Self-driving Vehicles Speak to You
MooVita and Sioux Technologies are exploring ways to improve communications between autonomous vehicles and passengers. Brought together by IPI, they aim to help Singapore become a smart nation. A box-like vehicle revs its engine as an elderly passenger announces his destination to a large screen on the dashboard. He then settles into his seat and enjoys the journey as the...

Impact for SUSTAINABILITY

More Money, Less Waste: Eco-friendly Oil Bleaching Process Boosts Revenue
GIIAVA’s partnership with NUS, sparked off by IPI, aims to repurpose low-grade vegetable oil for higher value-added uses, which increases revenue yet benefits the environment. Dr Yashodhan Bhawe stood in front of several large tanks, looking puzzled. He was expecting a straightforward scale-up for a new vegetable oil upgrading process, but things turned awry when “big masses of blobs” were...