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Strengthen in-house capabilities with our technical experts

Enterprises searching for the technical expertise to enhance or complement their in-house capabilities can widen their network and tap into a pool of experienced technical experts from different sectors and domains. Businesses can consult and engage our tech experts to solve technical challenges that are encountered in various stages of their product development journey.   


Dr Sowrirajalu Bhuvana

Senior Manager (Technology)


Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI), Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Dr Sowrirajalu Bhuvana is Senior Manager for Technology at EWTCOI. She specialises in new material based membrane development, membrane based processes for various applications such as water treatment, waste volume reduction, solvent recovery, air filtration, etc. She also possesses expertise in bio-nanocomposites and nanomaterial based product development. She has helped many companies to develop and apply membranes for specific applications. Dr Bhuvana holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry and has authored more than 20 refereed articles and patents.
Dr Ong Mei Horng

Adjunct Professor


National University of Singapore (NUS)

Dr Ong Mei Horng is currently Adjunct Professor for the Food Science, Technology Department at NUS, and supporting the IPI Innovation Advisors Programme as a freelance consultant/mentor for Food & Beverage MNC, start-ups and SMEs. She has over 28 years of FMCG industry experience and know-how, having worked in food and beverage companies like Nestlé, Mars, Cadbury, F&N and Vitasoy, in Europe, Oceania and Asia. Dr Ong is also a certified Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) assessor for digital and advanced manufacturing. Prior to this, she was the Director in the FMCG Cluster at Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre and led in the development and implementation of A*STAR's R&D strategies. She developed the FMCG membership consortium ecosystem with local and global companies to facilitate public-private partnerships in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. She was also the principal investigator responsible for designing and curating the world's first Next Generation Hyper-Personalisation Line for Future of Manufacturing (FoM) to offer Industry 4.0, digital, automated and intelligent systems for the food sector. She was Chief Scientific Officer of F&N Ltd, where she focused on R&D and Manufacturing strategies by building R&D/Technical Teams, delivering innovative and sustainable products/services and developing advanced processing, affordable, quality, health and technology platforms. As a recognition for her contribution for food research and industries, Dr Ong was elected as a council member for Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology 42nd Council in June 2018. She was an active member of the Singapore Standard Development.
A/Prof Yen Ching Chiuan

Associate Professor


National University of Singapore (NUS)

A/Prof Yen Ching Chiuan is a Dean's Chair Professor in the School of Design and Environment, an Associate Professor in the Division of Industrial Design, Co-Director of the Keio-NUS CUTE Centre, Deputy Director of NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing, and was the founding Head of Division of Industrial Design. He also holds a joint courtesy appointment with the Interactive & Digital Media Institute at NUS. Having authored more than 60 international and national refereed articles, A/Prof Yen possesses the ability to combine theoretical thinking and design practice for education purposes. He has worked with companies such as ASUS, BMW Designwork USA, DELL, Estee Lauder, Jurong Health, OSIM, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Swarovski, and Tupperware. A/Prof Yen’s research interests lie in design methodologies, for which he champions a "pluralistic dimension" of design study and research. His supervision in design has received more than 50 international or regional design awards in the past 10 years, including, the Braunprize 2007, Luminary Award, Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2006, iF award 2008 and James Dyson Award, 2012.
Lionel Chok

Creative Technologist



Lionel Chok has been actively involved in creating digital content for television, cinema, the web, mobile and theatre since he started his career back in 1995. With 20 years in the industry, he obtained a master’s degree in Creative Technology; specialising in augmented and virtual reality to stay ahead of technology advancements. He produced London's first ever 360 Virtual Reality Dance staged at Middlesex University and also Singapore Inside out (London), a VR experience for the touring exhibition by Singapore Tourism Board. Lionel runs his very own start-up, iMMERSiVELY, which specialises in immersive technologies, producing applications and solutions for businesses, including AR and VR content and technology development, and 360° content production. He is also a contributor for VR content at Forbes Asia.
A/Prof Jack Wong



Asia Regulatory Professional Association (ARPA)

A/Prof Jack Wong has over 20 years of experience in regulatory, quality, clinical trial and pharmacovigilance in Asia, for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, nutritional, consumer healthcare and biological products. He has received awards on improving processes, including reducing 20% of time required for a product launch, and grooming people to contribute to their fullest ability. A/Prof Wong plays a leading role among all the regional regulatory professionals in the Asian Harmonisation Working Party (AHWP). He has developed the first Asia Regulatory Affairs Certificate course, which has been held since 2007 with over 2800 students from the industry, government and universities. A/Prof Wong is the founder of ARPA, which was established in 2010 with over 3600 members to date. He also wrote the first Asian regulatory book, ”Handbook of Medical Device Regulatory Affairs in Asia: Second Edition”. A/Prof Wong has a Six Sigma Black Belt certified by International Association For Six Sigma Certification (IASSC); the license as a Qualified Auditor of ISO 13485, Japanese Regulations for Medical Devices; and qualifications as an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor by British Standards Institution (BSI).
Jeremy Sun



Orcadesign Consultants

Jeremy Sun heads an award-winning strategic design and research consultancy. Together with his team, he has been empowering clients' business through innovative strategies and product/service solutions. He has also been on both ends of design awards, as jury and as an award-winning team lead, with international accolades. Jeremy has been leading Design Thinking, ethnography research and innovation programmes for Fortune 500 companies and Singapore government agencies, guiding the stakeholders to reframe challenges, create compelling visions and propositions, and craft innovations that resonate with their target audiences. Since 2001, Jeremy has been active in design education and promotion through lecturing in various design institutions and international design camps, training and mentoring the new generation of designers and innovators. He has also lent his experience and insight to help sculpt Singapore's master plans in the creative industry.
Domenico Balassi


Personal Care

Elit Consulting Pte Ltd

With over 30 years of experience in the luxury cosmetics, skincare and personal care industry in Europe and Asia, Domenico Balassi possesses a deep understanding of the industry on a local and global scale. He is now part of a team of consultants, located in Singapore and Milan, that provides companies with support to expand their businesses between Asia and Europe through different segments, such as advising on product regulatory and registration, designing the right strategy and finding the best opportunities. Domenico offers a single point of contact for manufacturers and brand owners in Singapore to help facilitate their product registration in the European Union.
Dr Loke Wai Mun

Managing Director

Personal Care


Dr Loke Wai Mun has accumulated substantive academic and industrial expertise in functional food/nutraceutical product R&D and validation. He has authored more than 30 scientific articles in international peer-review journals, and has involved in the design and development of numerous innovative functional food and nutraceutical products. He held a lectureship and R&D position in Food Chemistry and Human Nutrition at Nanyang Polytechnic. In 2013, Wai Mun set up the Centre for Functional Food & Human Nutrition at Nanyang Polytechnic, and has since worked with many local food companies to validate and develop novel functional food products. As a convenor with the Singapore Standard Development Office, he created guidelines for the Singapore food industry to design and develop functional food products. In 2017, Dr Loke started Innovprof to bring forth his R&D capability to the functional food industry. He obtained his PhD with distinction in Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, and continued his postdoctoral training at the National University of Singapore.
Prof Gan Woon Seng

Director, Smart Nation Lab, Centre for Information Sciences and Systems


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Prof Gan Woon Seng is Professor of Audio Engineering in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in NTU. He is also Director, Smart Nation Lab, Centre for Information Sciences and Systems. His research has been concerned with the connections between the physical world, signal processing and sound control, which resulted in the practical demonstration and licensing of spatial audio algorithms, directional sound beam, and active noise control for headphones. Prof Gan's research interests include directional sound beam (AUDIO BEAM SYSTEM), active noise control, adaptive signal processing, psycho-acoustical signal processing, and spatial/3D audio processing. He has published more than 300 international refereed journals and conferences, and has translated his research into 6 granted patents. He is skilled in Matlab, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processors, Embedded Systems, and Signal Processing.
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