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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.

Optimise Utility and Industrial Asset Management with Predictive Analytics Technology
The company has developed a data analytics and machine learning platform technology that could be customised and scaled for specific needs in the utility and industrial asset management space. The company possesses not just technology expertise in data science and machine learning but also domain expertise in the energy and utility sectors. The technology is developed upon an inhouse Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can be deployed in less than 24 hours.  Understanding that each company would have specific requirements, the technology is therefore built with customization. While almost every aspect of the system can be customized, the company primarily offers two types of customization – dashboard customization and algorithmic customization. Dashboard customization is a front-end customization that involves data manipulation for visualization. Algorithmic customization can be machine learning algorithm, mathematical algorithm, or process algorithm. The company does not operate in a “define and build” methodology as they believe in the importance of customer success. They work with customer on the agile methodology and allow customer to modify the project requirements on the get go. The development work does not usually end at the stage, as the company would still work with customer on regular basis to understand how they can be better served. 
Plant-based, Serum-Free Growth Medium Supplement for Cultured Meat
A Turkish company has developed a novel growth medium supplement as a potent alternative to conventional foetal bovine serum (FBS) used in meat culturation and production. The novel plant-based serum is derived from microorganisms and will greatly reduce the cost of cultured meat production including for fish, beef and chicken. The patented technology and is targeted at meat producers as well as pharmaceutical companies that are currently using FBS technology for cell proliferation and differentiation in cancer research.    
A Distributed Ledger Technology Application to Manage Food Supply Chain
Food tracking and traceability systems can utilize Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Internet-of-Thing (IoT) sensors to streamline the workflow of food supply chain management. Such a traceability system mitigates the complex business processes and speeds up the workflow of working through multiple business owners along the nodes in the value chain. This Technology Offer is a DLT application that can be used to manage the food supply chain. The technology aims to obtain transparency, ease of transactions and speed of delivery, synchronization, tracking and security. As an example, IoT sensors can be attached to livestock to obtain information about them from the source, and is uploaded to the ledger data of the node. When the livestock is shipped to the manufacturer, shipment tracking data can be uploaded. The transport is thus done with trackable ownership, possession and telemetry parameters such as location, temperature, humidity and activity. The manufacturer then processes the livestock, weighs the meat, packs and labels them. The label has a unique cryptographic QR code or NFC tag that links to the data citing the origins of the meat. The packaged meat is then shipped to the distributors, and eventually reaches the buyer. The final buyer can access a complete record of information and trust that the information is accurate and complete.
Computer Vision and Video Analytics System for Plant Growth and Disease Detection
Crop production is one of the major sources of income in the world and more than half of our population depends on agriculture for livelihood. Crop cultivation is a tedious and laborious process. Crops infected with disease would be devastating to the farmer. One of the major concerns is the lack of knowledge and manpower to identify disease crops at an early stage to prevent the spread of infection to healthy crops. This Technology Offer is a fast and accurate, artificial intelligence (AI)-based computer vision system that can detect plant disease. This system is more reliable and scalable than the traditional, manual methods in detecting plant disease. It uses video analytics, which has an advantage that the algorithms automatically analyse large collections of images and identify features that can be used to categorize images with minimum error. Images of plant leaves are digitally pre-processed to get clear, noiseless enhanced leaf images. These enhanced images are then used for analysis to detect diseases. Generally, plant leaf image color and texture are unique features, which can be used to detect and analyse the diseases.
Therapeutic Inhibitor for Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-associated Cancers
EBV is a ubiquitous human herpes virus, which spreads through saliva. EBV infects over 90% of the human population and can establish life-long persistence in the host. Most people get EBV when they are young, but they will not experience any symptoms until they get older. There are about 200,000 EBV-associated cancer new cases per year. Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is one of EBV associated cancers which is endemic in a few areas including Southern China, Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Arctic. The highest NPC incidence rate is found in Southern China including Hong Kong. The association of NPC and EBV is nearly 100% in endemic areas. Unfortunately, more than 80% of the new NPC cases are diagnosed in stage III or IV, while the survival rate of stage IV NPC is only 38%. Early detection and treatment would help to increase survival rate. This invention is a new EBV-specific targeted agent which selectively kills cancer cells without affecting any normal cells. The uptake of this drug can also be traced by the fluorescent signal that can be used for cancer cells imaging. Currently, there is no single agent that can both image and kill NPC cancer cells at the same time.
Cancer Catcher - Early Detection of Circulating Tumour Cells
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide and about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. Chance of survival is greater if tumour is diagnosed when it’s still confined to the organ of origin (stage I). Survival rates decline when tumours are getting larger and spreading regionally (stages II, III) or even distantly (stage IV). For example, 93% of colon cancer patients are alive five years after the disease is diagnosed, but this number drops to only 11% if the cancer is diagnosed late and has spread to other organs. Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs) are cancer cells shed from primary tumours into the bloodstream. They can be considered as an indicator of the presence of tumours during early cancer stage. However, the blood-based or liquid biopsy detection of cancer has always been challenging due to the heterogeneity and small size of CTCs. There is an urgent clinical demand for a more efficient cancer-detecting method.  Our technology offers early cancer detection for patients, tracking cancer metastasis, cancer relapse, and giving prognostic information by making use of our patented nanoparticles for CTC catching. This technology enables surgeons to identify the cancer cells location precisely and navigate the whole isolation process in real-time under magnetic manipulation. Besides, combining our technology with the current commercially available CTC detection kit, the sensitivity of cancer detection could be significantly improved by 20 folds when compared with the existing technology. 
On-demand Shared Transport and Route Optimization Systems
The company powers some of the most successful on-demand shared transport systems across the world. Its technology reinvents a fixed route bus into a dynamically routed system that continually redesigns itself based on real-time passenger demand. The algorithm works to ensure the highest patronage for buses, while providing a high-quality shared experience for passengers. The system is highly configurable to ensure it can adapt to different geographies, densities and also citizen behaviours around the globe.
Potent Anti-bacterial Plant Oil for Skin Health and Ailment
Manuka essential oil, not to be confused with manuka honey, is extracted from the leaf of the New Zealand Mānuka super plant. It has strong gram-positive antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties making it a potent, natural, botanical healing agent. It has traditionally been used for practical and medicinal applications. The Manuka oil has effective properties on gram positive bacteria skin infections and others such as fungal infections, cold sores, ringworm, rhinitis and, inflammation. Compared to tea tree oil, the Manuka oil is 12 times more effective against P. Acnes, 2.7 times more effective against S. Aureus, and 1.7 times more effective against A. Strep.   This Manuka essential oil comes from a New Zealand company leading the development, production, and sustainable supply of Mānuka Essential Oil. It can be formulated into various skin, hair, and oral, and pet care products.
Better, Faster, Greener Phytochemical Extraction Technology and Plant Health Ingredients
This is a sustainable & efficient extraction core technology that supports column-less extraction method and zero-waste processing method. The column-less extraction method is a liquid-to-liquid, non-ethanol base methodology that optimise yield of bioactives from botanicals. This technology allows for a continuous cyclical production of bioactive extracts and has been validated at one tonne production scale. It has demonstrated benefits of higher bioactive purity, shorter extraction time and lower extraction cost. Extracted ingredients are Halal-certifiable and therefore accessible to a higher proportion of the global population. The technology has already been used to provide R&D services to customers with phytochemical extraction needs. The extraction expertise uses a process to extract the volatile components of botanicals and/or food waste (e.g. okara, wet distilled grains, coffee spent etc). After extraction of non-volatile bioactives, reaping benefits of the process, two or more products yield with minimal or even zero waste generation. This methodology is also able to valorise food waste materials into higher value nutritional products. This technology addresses two market challenges: The current issue of high cost of plant-based functional food and supplements – an issue that is predominately caused by the current standard of extraction column chromatography, a complex, energy intensive extraction method. High level of food waste in the food processing industry. By extracting nutrients from these ‘nutrient packed waste, we can transform these ‘waste’ into health ingredients minimising amount of food wastage, at the same time valorising food waste.