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TECH NEEDS

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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 Israel Partner(s) for Co-Development of Customer Digital Engagement Platform
A Singapore software company specialising in games development and food and beverage (F&B) management software is looking for suitable Israeli Partner(s) to collaborate for a Customer Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform to help F&B industry clients aggregate data and generate personalized customer insights.  They are looking to identify a suitable Israel technology partner with existing AI-powered data platform technology, to co-develop a new product line targeting users in the food and beverage (F&B) establishments who are not trained in data science. The envisioned technology will allow for the implementation of personalised content marketing and feedback. This will allow small to medium size F&B and restaurant owners a cost effective technology tool to control their digital engagements. The Singapore company has a clearly defined software roadmap to solve an industry problem and create a solution to allow new digital channels for F&B establishments to tap on and leverage. Part of the proposed core technology is currently being developed.  The Singapore company has existing customers in Singapore and Malaysia who are already adopters of their current restaurant management technology. They have partners who could be interested to co-fund the Singapore side of the project and pilot the initial solution. The Singapore company is on the lookout for suitable Israeli Partner(s) to submit joint R&D project proposals in the competitive Singapore Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (SIIRD) Call. Potential partners must fit the eligibility of the SIIRD call.
Seeking Expertise in Solenoid Valve Design, Characterization and Reliability Programme Development
Solenoid valves are electromechanically operated valves widely used in a variety of industries for fluid control. The seeker is a Singapore-based precision engineering company developing a miniature 12VDC solenoid valve. The company is developing these valves for use in medical devices and are progressing into the detail design and development phases. The company is seeking technical expertise or consultants to help them characterize the design, validate the performance and eventually develop an in-house reliability programme for the testing of these miniature solenoid valves.
Seeking Combustible and Environmentally-friendly Materials
A local Singapore company is seeking innovative materials that is environmentally friendly and easily combustible upon contact with fire, to replace existing technologies being used in their industry. The company is currently using cellulose-based sheets, which can be printed on and easily folded or shaped by hand into 3-dimensional (3D) forms. The material also enables easy combustion, upon contact with fire, producing non-toxic fumes and ash post-combustion. However, it is not possible to mould the current material into 3D forms and structures. This company is thus keen to explore development opportunities and adopt solutions that can be moulded into 3D forms and structures with colour easily applied. In addition, the material should also carry existing properties of current solutions, such as easily combustible upon contact with fire, produce less non-toxic fumes and ideally no ash post-combustion. Solution providers should be open to work closely with the company to test the solution, and further develop the technology to meet the said requirements.
Seeking Proposals for Singapore-Shanghai Joint Innovation Projects (Submit by 30 Apr 2021)
Enterprise Singapore and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (“STCSM”) are announcing the call for proposal for joint innovation projects between Singapore and Shanghai. Singapore- and Shanghai-based companies are invited to submit joint projects that result in the research and development of innovative products and applications, with the end goal of commercialisation. The joint call is open to all technological and application areas, such as: Biopharmaceutical and life science Smart cities development Urban solutions and sustainability
Seeking Joint-Innovation Projects for Eureka Clusters AI Call (Submit by 28 June 2021)
Singapore has joined the 2nd EUREKA Clusters Artificial Intelligence (AI) Call. Through this initiative, Singapore companies can receive support in the facilitation and funding of joint innovation projects in the AI domain with entities from 13 other participating EUREKA countries. The 13 countries are  Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. The call will be open from 1 March to 28 June 2021, with funding decisions to be made by early-2022. The call is open to proposals that apply AI to any of a large number of focus areas, including but not limited to Agriculture, Circular Economy, Climate Response, Cybersecurity, eHealth, Electronic Components and Systems, ICT and applications, Industry 4.0, Low Carbon Energy, Safety, Transport and Smart Mobility, Smart Cities, Software Innovation, and Smart Engineering. The full details of the call can be found at https://eureka-clusters-ai.eu.
Grant Call to Automate the Collection and Pre-processing of Soiled Crockery for Centralised Dishwashing
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) have jointly launched a Grant Call under the Gov-PACT initiative, to encourage greater use of technology and automation, and raise productivity for the collection and pre-processing of soiled crockery for both offsite and onsite centralised dishwashing at hawker centres, food courts and F&B establishments.
Seeking Highly Available and Affordable Alternatives to Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is commonly used in commercial cooking, given its versatility and low cost of production. However, the cultivation of palm oil has come under increasing public scrutiny, due to its negative association with deforestation, which has resulted in the loss of natural habitats and threatened endangered species. As a consequence, consumers are looking for palm kernel oil substitutes. Currently, a number of blends of different premium fats work as substitutes, but all of the available solutions have prohibitive cost structures.  In view of this, a leading snacks company is seeking cost- and functionally-effective alternatives to palm kernel oil. The proposed solution should not be considered as a premium fat and should have a potentially fully scalable supply chain. The alternative can be a single drop in replacement or a blend of ingredients to cover the full functionality of the palm oils currently used.
Seeking Gluten-Free Bakery Ingredients and Technologies
Globally, a growing number of consumers are opting for gluten-free products. This is due to the increasing number of people diagnosed with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and wheat allergies. Or they may choose to eliminate gluten from their diet for other health reasons or as a lifestyle choice. In the US alone, some 3 million Americans have celiac disease and an estimated 18 million have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. However, some gluten-free products are harder to develop than others. This is because gluten contributes unique texture attributes and functionality which are not easily replaced by a single ingredient. Currently there is a shortage of gluten-free alternatives that can mimic all the functionalities of gluten such as volume, texture and appearance.  A company is seeking mutually-beneficial partnerships for gluten-free equivalents. These should be ingredients that can replace the structure, texture and taste provided by the gluten protein network in bakery products, or technologies that can change the protein structure to radically increase gluten tolerance.
Seeking Micro Data Communication Technologies for Food Process Monitoring
Semiconductor technologies can minimise the size power requirements, and when designed for mass manufacturing, the cost structures as well. Such microsensors are generally thought to offer a better sensitivity, accuracy, dynamic range and reliability compared to their larger bespoke counterparts. Another critical benefit is to be able to monitor processes where standard devices can not fit. To allow higher levels of control over product variability, and create more efficient use of energy, people and ingredient resources, a world-leading snacking company is seeking micro data memory loggers or real-time communications for the data collection of multiple variables within the manufacturing process.