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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
Flexible Printed Battery as a Sustainable Power Source
With a projected market size of close to US$300M in 2025, printed thin film batteries are emerging as ideal candidates to power the next-generation wearables, medical and electronic devices. Unlike conventional batteries, printed thin-film batteries offers form-factor freedom, flexibility, providing power at sub-milimeter thickness and potentially cost effective to manufacture. Typically, zinc-manganese has been the chemistry of choice for printed batteries thanks to its low cost, high safety and ease of processing. Printed battery is manufactured by depositing conductive ink as a thin-film of paste onto a flexible polymer substrate (e.g., PET or heat-resistant polyimide films) by screen printing technique. Developed by an SME, the proprietary printed battery technology consists of layers of zinc anode, manganese dioxide cathode, electrolyte, separator, current collectors and sealing materials. The final battery is about 0.7 mm thick. While the energy capacities and size/shape could be customised depending on the use cases, the printed battery is best suited for applications at a power consumption of less than 50 mW. The technology owner may provide an initial assessment of the feasibility in using printed battery as a power source. If feasible, the technology owner may support in further brainstorming to optimise the power requirement and battery capacity for potential use cases. With a full grasp of the technical requirements, co-development activities including prototyping, battery integration with the final product (where applicable) will follow. For selected final products, the technology owner may serve as the original equipment manufacturer or original design manufacturer for the technology seeker.
Culturing Methods of Homogenized Organoids for Mass Production and Automation
Traditional methods of culturing organoids are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and limited in their ability to produce large quantities of organoids with consistent quality and characteristics. This technology enables the production of homogenized organoids of consistent quality. It utilizes specialized conditions to facilitate mass production and automate the cultivation of organoids derived from various tissues and organs, including the liver, kidney, lung, and brain. The IP addresses a need in the marketplace by providing a more efficient and cost-effective method of producing organoids. This technology reduces the time and cost of producing organoids while improving the reproducibility and scalability of the process. This can accelerate drug discovery and development, improve the accuracy of toxicology testing, enable the development of personalized medicine, and eventually replace the need for animal testing in the long-term vision of drug development. The technology provider will be producing the desired organoids as the end product with a further aim to enable a platform service for toxicity and efficacy testing when fully commercialized. The identity of the organoids will be validated by expression of relevant biomarkers. The end users of this technology are likely to be pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, academic research institutions, and clinical laboratories. Overall, the technology has the potential to transform the way organoids are produced and used in the biomedical field. The technology owner is actively seeking for R&D collaboration to allow integration into existing protocols and testing with institutions, biotech companies and Contract Research Organizations (CROs).
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.