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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.

Amphibian Collagen: A Sustainable-Derived Biomaterial with Multi-functional Capabilities
Collagen is a structural protein prevalent in the connective tissues of all organisms, and is the building block of biomaterial that is essential in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Through a patented extraction method, a novel Type I Amphibian collagen has been valorised from discarded skins, an agrifood waste stream and processed into a medical grade collagen biomaterial. The extracted pristine native amphibian collagen possesses unique properties, combining attributes associated with aquatic and land-based collagen sources, giving the extracted collagen more versatility than conventional sources of collagen. The Type I Amphibian collagen possesses a higher biocompatibility and water solubility as compared to mammalian sources of collagen, with a better thermostability profile, than marine sources of collagen. The technology provider has demonstrated the medical application of this extracted collagen by developing a range of specialised wound dressings, specifically designed for the management of chronic wounds. These dressing will significantly improve clinical outcomes and increase the rate of chronic wound closure.  The technology provider is looking for partnerships or collaborations to transform this pristine collagen into medical products. Additionally, with a pristine collagen extract, hydrolysing them into smaller fragments (collagen peptides) that can be customised to the needs of the partnership or collaboration, for the medical/cosmeceutical/nutraceutical industry. 
SeaLLMs - Large Language Models for Southeast Asia
Despite the remarkable achievements of large language models (LLMs) in various tasks, there remains a linguistic bias that favors high-resource languages, such as English, often at the expense of low-resource and regional languages. To address this imbalance, we introduce SeaLLMs, an innovative series of language models that specifically focuses on Southeast Asian(SEA) languages. SeaLLMs are built upon the Llama-2 model and further advanced through continued pre-training with an extended vocabulary, specialized instruction and alignment tuning to better capture the intricacies of regional languages. This allows them to respect and reflect local cultural norms, customs, stylistic preferences, and legal considerations. Highlights: The models' attunement to local norms and legal stipulations—validated by human evaluations—establishes SeaLLMs as not only a technical breakthrough but also a socially responsiveinnovation. SeaLLM-13b models exhibit superior performance across a wide spectrum of linguistic tasks and assistant-style instruction-following capabilities relative to comparable open-source models. SeaLLMs outperform mainstream commercialized models for some tasks in non-Latin languages spoken in the region, meanwhile, SeaLLMs are efficient, faster, and cost-effective compared to commercialized models.
Carbon Dioxide Removing Additive for Textiles
As rapid global warming accelerates, the need for increased sustainability efforts has become a critical societal challenge. While individual lifestyle changes can contribute, their impact remains limited without broader systemic shifts. This places significant pressure on industries, particularly the fashion & textiles sector, a major contributor to climate change responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonising this industry is therefore crucial to achieving a sustainable future. This technology enables textiles and fabrics to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from air. The patent-pending material functionalises textiles to capture CO2 present in air which is sequestered into a harmless mineral during the laundering process. The resultant mineral which is environmentally safe is then washed away, leaving the textile recharged to remove CO2 once more. With this technology, decarbonisation of the textiles industry can be achieved through the decentralised action of consumers utlising functionalised carbon removing products. The technology owner is interested in working with interested companies in the fashion industry value chain to test-bed this new material for carbon removing apparel and fabrics.
Digital Twin Platform for Quick Conversion of Point Cloud Data to BIM
3D scanning by employing technologies like LiDAR, laser scans, TOF cameras and photogrammetry is an essential step in the process of making digital twins for the construction and built space sectors. This data is then meticulously processed, often manually, to form the 3D models for integration with Building Information Modeling (BIM) platforms and creation of accurate digital twins. The 3D models, by themselves or in conjunction with the realised Digital Twin, also help in different planning and monitoring tasks during the entire lifecycle of a building from construction to maintenance.  Obtaining the 3D cloud data from scanning and its conversion to a model is an involved process. The technology presented here eases both these processes by providing diverse options for scanning and enabling AI assisted conversion of the data obtained  to a 3D model capable of being used with BIM.
Automating Medical Certificate Submission using Named Entity Recognition Model
The technology presented is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model developed to extract essential information from scanned medical certificates. The trained model can extract pertinent details from medical certificates issued locally in Singapore and can help companies streamline their medical leave management  process by automating the approval of medical leave requests. The extracted details can also help in seamless integration with a company's existing workflow. The technology enables prompt and precise handling of leave requests and thus reduces administrative workload, processing time and errors introduced due to manual entry.
Modular, Easy-to-use, Cloud-based Bioreactor for Advanced Bioprocessing
This biotechnology pertains to a modular cloud-based bioprocessing system designed to streamline and enhance the cultivation and analysis of biological cultures. Addressing the complexities and constraints of traditional bioprocessing, this technology simplifies operations, making advanced bioprocessing tools accessible to a broader range of users. It has shown its versatility across various segments including educational institutions, research labs, biotech and bio-manufacturing companies and even within the food service industry, providing an efficient, flexible, affordable and scalable solution for growing biological cultures.
Long-Life, Broadband and Heat-Free Near-Infrared (NIR) Light Source
Near-infrared (NIR) light, part of the electromagnetic spectrum just beyond visible light, has various applications, particularly in vital sensing and food analysis. However, existing technologies for generating NIR light present certain limitations. Traditional halogen lamps can emit a continuous spectrum from visible to NIR wavelengths but pose challenges such as considerable heat generation, short lifetime, and difficulties in light distribution control. As a modern alternative, near-infrared LED arrays offer advantages such as no heat radiation and long lifespan. However, they are not suitable for applications requiring a wide wavelength range due to a lack of continuous output across the entire NIR spectrum. The wavelength intensity variation of NIR-LED arrays also affected the consistency of sensing and analysis. To overcome these challenges, the technology owner has developed a unique NIR phosphor as a heat-free light source with a wide spectrum range, enabling degradation-free analysis. Especially in food analysis, prolonged exposure to a halogen lamp may damage food. In addition, the long lifetime of this NIR source reduced the need for frequent replacements, leading to cost savings. Moreover, it can irradiate broadband NIR light from a single source, enabling easy light distribution control and wavelength axis alignment and reducing wavelength intensity variation within the irradiation plane. These advantages ensure consistency and accuracy in sensing and analytical applications. The technology owner is seeking R&D collaborations with industrial partners interested in integrating this advanced NIR light source into their applications.
Water-based Barrier Coatings for Paper Packaging
Paper packaging is a versatile material used for a wide range of products. Its widespread adoption is due to its renewable and relatively low-cost resource along with environmental benefits such as recyclability and biodegradability. While paper packaging offers several advantages, some drawbacks of the material include porosity and the lack of barrier properties against moisture, oil, and grease. To overcome these limitations, conventional coatings such as polyethylene (PE) or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been employed to impart the required barrier protection. However, during the paper recycling process, it is difficult to repulp the coated paper due to several factors and results in reduced recyclability of such packaging materials. The technology on offer is a water-based coating formulation that can be applied onto paper packaging surfaces to act as a barrier against grease, liquid water, and water vapour. The coating imparts barrier protection functionalities, improving the paper’s resistance to grease, liquid water, and water vapor significantly. Use of bio-sourced constituents in the coating also improves product sustainability. As the coating’s constituents are repulpable, recyclability of the paper packaging can be achieved. With increasing awareness of reducing packaging waste, the deployment of this technology will offer companies a recyclable paper packaging with notable barrier properties. The technology owner is seeking for R&D co-development, test bedding and IP out licensing opportunities of this technology with interested companies.
Nano Delivery Technology That Improves Consistency and Longevity of Fragrance Sprays
Fragrance and deodorising sprays for home care, fabric care and pet care applications often suffer from inconsistent and shortlived performance. This Nano Delivery Technology encapsulates fragrances, essential oils and other odourous compounds into nano sized biodegradable capsules that can anchor themselves efficiently to fibres and hairs, while regulating the release of the encapsulated compounds over prolonged time periods. The encapsulation process takes place at room temperatures, using low energy methods, that preserves the integrity of the actives. The technology is designed as a ready-to-use adjuvant allowing manufacturers to nano encapsulate the actives independently and easily using their existing process and production equipments.