Impact for FOOD & NUTRITION

Blending Tradition and Technology
Scaling up food solutions for growth With expert advice from IPI Innovation Advisor Dr Ong Mei Horng, HarriAnns Nonya Table found innovative ways to enhance its heritage food product portfolio and strengthen its market position during the challenging pandemic period. For small business owners looking to scale up their companies, there never seem to be enough hours in a day...

Impact for TRADE & CONNECTIVITY

Creating Growth while the Planes are Grounded
Generating value through innovation Amid one of the worst downturns in aviation history, IPI Innovation Advisor Derek Sharples helped CW Aero Services to implement new business strategies, restructure internal processes and emerge stronger. As borders closed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in 2020, the aviation industry saw one of its worst years yet. Global passenger traffic plunged by...

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...