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Discover new technologies by our partners

Leveraging our wide network of partners, we have curated numerous enabling technologies available for licensing and commercialisation across different industries and domains. Enterprises interested in these technology offers and collaborating with partners of complementary technological capabilities can reach out for co-innovation opportunities.

3-in-1 Asset Tracker - BLE/Wi-fi/GPS Indoor and Outdoor applications
Nowadays indoor tracking systems require heavy infrastructure set up, and it could be a big challenge when the users simply want to localize their valuable mobile assets. We have developed a 3-in-1 asset tracker, which is able to manage and monitor the assets indoor and outdoor. The device is battery operated that sends geolocation through Sigfox network. The benefits of deploying the device include the improvement of productivity and cost-saving for lost assets replacement. Furthermore, the lifespan of the device is expected to operate for more than 8 years, and thus no maintenance is needed. Briefly, the device detects the signal from the closest BLE Beacons - that are placed on the asset; and sends the identification documents (IDs) to the internet of things (IoT) Sigfox platform (where Sigfox transmission is used as a backhaul when the other connectivity is out of range). This tracking solution can also indicate: If an asset has been immobile for too long (also reports of its location and time) When it has been moved after being motionless If it steps out a predefined area If too many assets are located in the same location
Model-Predictive Control for Smart Building Energy Management
Modern buildings are often equipped with building automation and control (BAC) systems for operational control and monitoring. Conventional BAC systems lack the level of intelligence to coordinate the control of complex building systems to achieve multiple targets (energy efficiency, occupant well-being). Most conventional BAC systems have the core control algorithm in a reactive manner such as on/off control or proportional–integral–derivative (PID) control. Due to the complexity of most modern buildings and their ACMV systems, reactive control can practically never achieve the desired control target based on the past measurement information. In addition, reactive control is typical for single-input systems (e.g., room temperature as a single input for ACMV system) but rarely capable of coordinating multiple systems. These limitations in the current reactive BAC systems could lead to low energy efficiency and unsatisfactory human comfort. The proposed technology offers a model predictive control (MPC) solution that overcomes such limitations by employing a building model to perform optimal, predictive and coordinated control of various building service systems including air-conditioning and mechanical ventilation (ACMV – FCU, VAV, ACB, PDV, etc), lighting (automated dimming) and shading (automated blinds and electrochromic windows), etc. The technology was test bedded in multiple buildings, achieving 20 – 60% of energy savings while greatly improving occupants’ thermal and visual comfort. This could largely disrupt the BAC market to shift to a much more intelligent level with predictive (instead of reactive) control and real-time optimization. A MPC system that is suitable for commercial deployment is now being developed. The technology provider is seeking for industry partners to collaborate through various modes including technology licensing, research project and test bedding in buildings.
3D Coil Winding Technology for Electronic Devices
Three-dimensional (3D) coil winding technology is a significant development in the field of coil manufacturing, enabling the creation of smaller, more efficient, and more complex coil structures. The need for 3D coil winding arises from the increasing demand for compact, high-performance electronic devices in various applications such as medical devices, automotive, aerospace, and communication equipment. These devices require coils that can fit into tighter spaces and operate at higher frequencies. Additionally, there is a growing need for coils with more complex shapes and designs to improve their performance and reduce manufacturing costs. This technology offer is a 3D coil winding method to produce complex coil structures. The method allows for precise control of the winding process, which enables the creation of coils with a wide range of shapes, sizes, and configurations. The technology can also incorporate multiple wires, producing multi-layered and multi-phase coils within the same structure. The technology owner is keen to do R&D collaboration and license the 3D coil winding technology to application developers from various industries. 
Proprietary Tech To Create Low Glycaemic Index Food & Beverage Applications
Diabetes is a prevalent and growing health problem worldwide, affecting 1 in 10 people, with 90% of cases being type 2 diabetes. Congenital diabetes also affects 1 in 6 live births. In the next 20 years, diabetes is projected to increase by 46%. More than half a billion people are affected globally, 400,000 of them are in Singapore and if nothing is done by 2050, there will be one million diabetics patients in Singapore.   The company offers two technical solutions in form of a blended powder format: 1) Low Glycaemic Index (GI) and 2) Low Glycaemic Index (GI) with added protein.   The blend is plant-based, a source of protein, high in dietary fibre and replaces sugar from 20% to 100% in recipes across various food and beverage applications, it is versatile, high solubility, no alternation to original taste.   The solution is primarily targeted at Food Service sectors operators and manufacturers who seeks to penetrate the reduced sugar food & beverage market. 
Spectral Sensing using TeraHertz radiation method
Terahertz (THz) radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that lies in the frequency spectrum ranging between microwaves and infrared light. In the field of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), THz radiation is utilised to inspect materials for imperfections or anomalies. THz radiation can penetrate numerous non-metallic materials and can reveal internal structures that are not visible in natural light or x-ray imaging. THz-based NDT finds applications in a variety of applicatins, including aerospace, electronics, and medical imaging. Each material possesses a unique fingerprint that enables its identification, differentiation, condition, quantification, and quality of materials through spectroscopy. This technology offer is a spectral sensing technique that utilises accessible terahertz technology. It includes a portable device equipped with industrial-grade sensors and cloud-based data analytics. The technology owner is keen to engage in R&D collaboration with industrial partners in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food packaging quality inspection and public safety inspection.    
Wireless Power Transmission Units with Three-Dimensional (3D) Coil Winding Technology
The traditional coiling method involves the use of flat, planar coils that are wound in a circular or rectangular shape around a core material.  These flat coils generate a magnetic field that is used to transfer energy wirelessly from a charging pad to a device that is compatible with wireless charging technology. This technology offer is a three-dimensional (3D) coil winding method that can provide improved and stable magnetic field that results in increased efficiency and flexibility. This technology allows products to be adapted to suit various forms, shapes and sizes, making it a highly versatile option for a range of applications.  The technology owner is keen to do R&D collaboration with application developers from various industries where wireless power transfer is required. Their goal is to further improve this technology and apply it to a wider range of products and use cases.
Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass Side Stream to Plywood Replacement
Plywood is a preferred material used in furniture and home building for its durability since the Egyptian and Roman times. In 2019, the world consumed 165 million cm3 of plywood and was responsible for the creation of more than 3 billion tons of CO2. Applications for plywood are widespread including construction, home, retail, and office interior works and furnishings such as cabinetry, woodworking, renovations, and outfitting. Regulations and protectionism to slow down deforestation plus the tightening of sustainable forestry management lessen the supply of logging for plywood.  As global demand continues to be strong, the search for a viable replacement for plywood has become more pressing. More importantly, it is important to find a non-wood-based replacement with similar performance to plywood. Plywood is desirable because of its superior performance properties. Alternatives like medium-density boards (mdf) and particle boards are made from recycled wood waste. Unfortunately, plywood can only be made from virgin wood and there are no direct replacements for plywood currently. This technology leverages the global abundance of lignocellulosic fibre waste which is the discarded waste material after the harvesting and production of palm oil, rice, and wheat. The technology transforms these lignocellulosic fibre wastes into a direct replacement for conventional plywood.  This provides a sustainable, economically viable, and environmentally friendly solution to the continuing demand for plywood and the resolution to the growing lignocellulosic fiber waste problem in agri-food-based countries all over the world. The technology owner is open to various forms of collaboration including IP licensing, R&D collaboration, and test-bedding with different types of agrifood sidestreams. In the case of palm biomass waste, rice, and wheat straw waste, the technology is ready for commercialization.
Converting Seafood Sidestreams Into Nutritious Foods
Asia accounts for approximately 70% of the world’s seafood consumption, around 69.6 million metric tons. This is more than twice the total amount consumed by the rest of the world.* Commercially, about 30% of the seafood is not consumed, from bones to offals, to skin/shell/scales. These food loss and waste potentially impose environmental and socioeconomic issues.  The technology provider has developed a green chemical process converting seafood sidestreams into food products that are not only high value but also nutritious, addressing Singapore’s demand to increase production of nutrient dense foods. In addition, this method is efficient and cost effective as it requires basic equipment. The technology provider is looking for R&D collaborators and for test-bedding especially with industries who are producing aquaculture food with high nutritional value and interested to utilise their sidestreams more sustainably. * FAO 2018
Liquid-phase Electro-conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Syngas
In recent years, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere have reached unacceptably high levels. The CO2 in the air can be captured but a method of effectively utilising or sequestrating it remains to be found. Therefore, there is a need for a new technology that can cost effectively, and energy efficiently utilise or sequestrate CO2. This technology offer uses a natural, low-temperature, liquid-phase processes to electrochemically convert captured CO2 into syngas, a mixture of hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO). This is highly desired as syngas is the precursor of many useful materials such as plastics, ammonia, methane and methanol and is typically made from fossil fuel.  Any emitters of CO2 could integrate this technology into their plants to both reduce their carbon emissions and increase overall system efficiency.  The projected costs show that the syngas will be able to compete with fossil sources based on price, in many cases, without the need for a carbon subsidy or relying on any value from the oxygen (O2) produced as a co-product. The technology owner is looking for partners in various CO2 emitting industries for further co-development and test bedding of the solution. The technology owner is also keen to license this technology as well.