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Working hand-in-hand with our partners, we identify the pain points and craft concise problem statements to engage our innovation network. Enterprises can explore the technology needs gleaned from global industry sources, or seek solutions and expertise to accelerate innovation.

Seeking Partners to Incorporate Emotion Recognition A.I
An A*STAR spinoff with 5 years and millions invested into R&D, is seeking technology partners for the Eureka Clusters Artificial Intelligence (AI) Joint Innovation Projects. We measure emotions on facial expressions through their algorithm to deliver real time, non-intrusive analytics for various industries. Only one in the world using psychology circumplex model resulting more precise emotion measurements vs 7 basic emotions in the market Enable Real-time processing and analysis for large crowd and individual emotional state. Only individual Single analysis from competitors. Awards winning technology that account for cultural differences with high accuracy especially in Asia emotion Solutions include APIs, SDK, Apps, Cloud platform, Edge/Raspberry Pi Industry verticals used with emotion A.I include: Retail & Hospitality Selves and POS Emotion survey, guest services/butler/concierge measurement. Human Resource Candidate emotion pre-screening analysis and aptitude testing or training Fast-Moving Consumer Goods FMCG Unbiased genuine emotion feedback, Market research and focus group analytics Emotion insight into A/B testing & packaging Healthcare Emotional enabled devices, health companion, remote measurement via telemedicine. Point of interest Emotional insights into visitors in public attractions, reaction to museum artefacts Smart Cities and security Infuse emotion recognition into IoT for Perimeter Security, Access Control, Strategic Sites, Airport Security, Border Control, Sensors & IoTs, Mega Event Security Smart devices / Appliances Humanise devices to be interactive, empathetic and emotion enabled home devices Automotive Fatigue / frustration detection to reduce diver risk, Taxi passenger analysis on in-car ads Education Assist teaching on content receptiveness online, Mood-meter for classrooms or exhibitions.
SEEKING TECHNOLOGIES TO AUTOMATE WAREHOUSE KITTING PROCESS
One of the leading transport & logistics companies with hubs in Singapore is looking for technologies to automate its warehouse kitting process.  In Singapore, its storage consolidation and distribution hubs offer a one-stop logistics solution designed to support a wide spectrum of industries.  The company currently faces the following issues: Turnkey processes consist of multiple manual steps to cater to different customer needs which involve a wide variety of combinations of items for assembly  Each customer’s requirements vary due to different/unique product packaging designs, and there are over 100 combinations of items for assembly Customers also have varying order patterns due to urgency and periodic surges (i.e. product launches). Typical batch of production vary from 3000 to 20,000 pieces per job type with an average around 8,000 pieces per job type. The company is seeking technologies/solutions that can address the following objectives: Reduce production cost Increase workshop capacity (per sqm) Identify work step process of manual activities for process improvement   
Seeking Anti-viral Technology for Food Packaging
Anti-viral technology for packaging would be a significant step forward in increasing consumer confidence when purchasing and handling consumer goods packages. The increasing potential for viral contamination is forcing consumers to be wary of handling products that may have been handled by store personnel or other consumers. Anti-viral packaging technology would allow consumers to confidently choose those products with the least risk of further contamination and eliminate any need for package clean-up when arriving at home.  To offer solutions to consumers’ rising technical and emotional needs, a company is looking for technologies that can be applied to direct food contact packaging, both flexible and rigid, capable of reducing or eliminating viruses and other external pathogens on the packaging surface. 
Seeking Novel Epoxy Solder Paste with Improved Performance Over Conventional Solder Paste
A company is seeking to develop a new epoxy solder paste, with improved performance compared to conventional solder, for feature size <100µm. This new epoxy solder paste is expected to be implemented in applications such as mini/micro-LED, advanced packages SiP, automotive. While existing conventional solder paste technologies is being used in various applications today, they have limited performance in terms of drop test, die shear and adhesion. It gets more challenging when dealing with very small interconnect applications. For example, tin bismuth (SnBi) alloy has been widely used in low temperature reflow applications, but the brittleness is a concern for reliability. The company is thus seeking potential partners to develop a novel epoxy solder paste, as a joint reinforcement paste, that can improve the performance of small feature size (<100µm) applications. The company is open to various modes of collaboration and would like to partner with technology owners that are open to develop their existing technologies based on their requirements.
Seeking Vehicle Route Optimisation Solution based on Global Positioning System Data
A Singapore-based company is seeking means to make use of their GPS data to optimise operational efficiency, e.g. vehicle route for deployment of vehicle to drivers, goods delivery pick-up / drop-off and other use cases.  Each of the vehicles is equipped with an on-board GPS hardware linked to the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) system. The GPS tracks and records vehicle position data since 2014 and the data are kept for 6 years. The data can be extracted into Excel format. The company is open for various forms of collaboration with commercial entities or research institutes, and is able to contribute by supporting the pilot test of the proposed solution with their vehicles and driver resources, providing raw GPS data, co-fund the developmental activities (to be discussed), and co-develop a solution tailored to their needs stated under Technology Specification.
Seeking Technologies to Monitor Skin Health and Improve Skin Resilience
The company is a UK based global cosmetics and skin care developer with established brands in both traditional anti-ageing and skin health categories. they have strong existing research, product development, regulatory and claims compliance and brand and marketing divisions helping to design and create compelling consumer concepts for the future.Their mission is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. They believe that the health and resilience of people’s skin is vital to this and they are passionate in helping their consumers achieve maximum skin health throughout their lives. Poor skin health can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and can contribute to reductions in both healthspan and lifespan. Skin’s trajectory through life is determined by both intrinsic factors such as genetics and hormones and extrinsic factors such as the cumulative exposures it will face due to environment and lifestyle, and the combination of these factors impacts on the performance and perceived health of consumer’s skin. They are looking to source breakthrough innovations in the diagnosis of consumers individual skin needs through analysis of intrinsic and extrinsic factors and providing naturally derived highly effective skin care products that help protect and restore the skin.
Seeking Microbiome-based Technologies For Skin Health & Performance
The company is a UK based global cosmetics and skin care developer with established brands in both traditional anti-ageing and skin health categories. They have strong existing research, product development, regulatory and claims compliance and brand and marketing divisions helping to design and create compelling consumer concepts for the future. Their mission is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.  They believe that the health and resilience of people’s skin is vital to this and they are passionate in helping their consumers achieve maximum skin health throughout their lives. Poor skin health can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and can contribute to reductions in both healthspan and lifespan. There is emerging understanding of the important role that the microbiome plays in the health and resilience of skin, with both the skin microbiome and gut microbiome being implicated. Consumers are beginning to embrace the idea that maintaining a balance between the skin and the microbes that inhabit it is important but are unclear on how this impacts on their individual skin needs and what technologies will be efficacious in this area. The company is looking to source breakthrough innovations in the diagnosis and maintenance/restoration of consumers individual skin and gut microbiome and its contribution to the performance and status of their skin.
Seeking Innovative Learning and Training Solutions for InnovPLUS 2021 Challenge Statements by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL)
Run twice a year by the Institute for Adult Learning Singapore (IAL), InnovPLUS is a competitive grant that address real-life learning challenges faced by organisations, for better Continuing Education and Training (CET) outcomes and delivery. Winners of the challenge will receive the prestigious Award which is worth up to SGD200,000 as prototype development grant. Interested participants can submit an enquiry. An IPI Innovation Manager will contact you for more details.
Seeking Packaging Technologies for Easy Recycling of Spent Bentonite Desiccant
Bentonite clay is an abundant and naturally occurring mineral that results from the weathering and sedimentation of volcanic ash deposits. Its principal ingredient is calcium montmorillonite, a highly adsorbent, chemically inert, and non-corrosive substance. When mined from the ground, then processed and dried into the form of free-flowing granules, bentonite clay attracts and binds water vapour readily within its complex and highly layered structure, making it a highly effective desiccant. The material has many environmental and sustainability advantages because it is abundant, naturally occurring and has small carbon footprint. The company that is responsible for ensuring the quality and shelf life of packaged products face a range of considerations when it comes to sourcing a desiccant that is right for their applications. With the growing interest in circular economy, the company is exploring innovation for the depositing or recycling of used desiccants that are packed in porous bags, single packets, and continuous strips.