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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.

An Intelligent Energy Management Solution for Buildings and Facilities
The proposed energy management solution is capable of measuring, monitoring and managing devices for better energy efficiency performance, extending building equipment lifespan using predictive-based fault checks, and automating maintenance work orders for cost savings. The software solution seats on an IoT platform and server hosted by the technology owner. It integrates with the existing building management system (BMS) via common communication protocol. It collects and digitalises information such as energy consumption, occupant comfort level (i.e. room temperature, humidity, weather), as well as equipment operation status. The collected data is then analysed by a proprietary data analytics engine which entails a set of expert rules, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and train-and-respond (TR) algorithms. The final output is then displayed on a dashboard, which provides information including building performance evaluation (energy saving, equipment health, thermal comfort), as well as actionable maintenance suggestions in detail. This information help building owners, facilities management and property developers derive cost savings, increase efficiency and reduce manpower needs. The solution has been piloted in the technology owner’s own building and another commercial building in China, achieving >15% reduction in overall power consumption (year on year). The technology owner is seeking industry partners to collaborate through various modes including technology licensing, R&D collaboration, customisation for pilot tests of the solution in commercial/industrial buildings.
Melanin Derived From Black Soldier Flies
Melanin is a black bio-pigment widely found in the skin and hair. It is typically extracted from the ink sacs of squid and cuttlefish only in minute quantities due to the complexity of the extraction process or produced synthetically at high production costs. Melanin has proven electrically conductive, photoacoustic, photothermal and therapeutic properties and is completely biodegradable and biocompatible. This material has been investigated in the fields of: Organic electronics as a battery or semiconductor Biomedical science as a photoacoustic/contrast agent in bioimaging modalities, as a photothermal agent in photothermal therapy (PTT), as an anti-tumour agent, and as a bioadhesive The company has developed a proprietary method of extracting melanin of high purity from black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens). With black soldier fly farms fast becoming a major addition to the agricultural industry, the availability of melanin is also consequently increased at a lower cost compared to other commercially available sources. Depending on the final application, the properties of melanin extracted may be customised or modified to the desired properties.
Digital Hygiene Map System for Indoor Space
Studies have shown that sharing of indoor space is a major infection risk for Covid-19. Cleaning and disinfection of shared public places such as shopping malls, libraries, etc., has become the frontline in the fight against the virus. While the sharing of indoor space is still inevitable in the post-pandemic state, new tools will be required to help visualize and manage the hygiene level of shared indoor space in the context of Covid-19. This Technology Offer is a lightweight, browser-based, readily deployable digital hygiene map system for indoor space hygiene management, which can be easily integrated into other related platforms. The digital hygiene map represents the hygiene level of places as a heatmap overlaid on top of a floorplan. The heatmap is modelled using multiple inputs, for example, human traffic count in spatial and temporal domain, time passed since last cleaning/disinfection, etc. In this way, the estate manager or cleaning supervisor can have an instant overview of where the potential non-hygienic hotspots are. Cleaners or disinfection robots can be sent to clean up the place in a pre-emptive way.
Analysis of Gene Expression Data
Omics technologies are advancing rapidly and dominating discovery-based studies for biomarkers. These methods can deliver above 10,000 readings per sample, thus generating a large amount of data, which can be overwhelming for the non-data specialist researcher. A Danish biotechnology SME offers in-depth data analysis of gene expression data with the aim to make advanced data analysis easily accessible for all sizes of enterprises and researchers, fueling and focusing the search for new biomarkers for diseases and better treatments. Currently in beta testing, the company seeks new collaboration partners from Europe and North America in terms of companies or organisations within the field of biotechnology or biomedicine that provide data on either gene or protein expressions. The SME is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance or research agreements.
Ultrathin and Flexible Printed Batteries for Smart Labels, IoT and Medical Wearables
The technology offer presents ultrathin, flexible, safe and high-performance zinc batteries. The patented High Conductivity Polymer Electrolyte (HCPE) is stable, rechargeable, printable to a solid-state. Therefore, it does not need a sealed container. Furthermore, the HCPE allows for low internal resistance, and hence maximizes power. As the chemistry is based on zinc rather than lithium, it avoids the safety issues that have plagued many lithium technologies, such as soil and air contamination when extracting lithium. The expensive casing could be another issue for lithium technology. Since the batteries are printed, they can be produced in most shape and size to meet specific project design needs. This technology offer can provide a safe, disposable and label-like power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers and medical patches. It is making inroads to becoming a de facto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products.
Non-invasive Diagnosis of Internal Combustion Engine Performance
Engine malfunction can cause sluggish performance, excessive fuel consumption and safety issues. While routine maintenance is scheduled, the engine remains vulnerable to have new problems during the time interval between services. Without addressing them in a timely fashion, they can lead to problems.  The ideal solution is to monitor the engine performance in frequent intervals for early detection of flaws. However, it consumes time and cost. Our invention addresses this need. The approach is proactive, non-invasive, cost effective and time saving.  This approach uses a triaxial accelerometer, which can either be a low cost standalone unit or one embedded in a smart phone, to measure the vibration of a vehicle in all three directions when the engine is idling at constant speed. The vibration spectrum records information of engine performance and the condition of vehicle chassis components. Measurements will be made frequently to form a database for future measurement to be compared with. Any deviation indicates flaw and the onset of potential problems.   The evaluation procedure is clean and fast. The collected data will be sent to the database for comparison and analysis. The program can detect abnormalities or small vibrations of the engine and suspension system during operation to improve vehicle performance. Maintenance service will be carried out as needed to correct the problems before causing severe consequences. This not only helps users record the daily performance data of the engine, but also reduces the down time of the vehicle due to inspection and hence saves the costs.
Geological Mapping via Ocean Plate Stratigraphy Model for Exploration Cost Reductions
A Russian University has developed a new technology in the domain of geological mapping of Pacific-type folded belts. This technology allows improvement of the quality of geological mapping by applying the model of Ocean Plate Stratigraphy (OPS). The technology is intended to help in reducing the costs associated with geological exploration of natural resources by excluding/reducing amount of surface and subsurface exploration in areas known not to contain certain mineral resources. 
Remote Photoplethysmography for Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring
This technology offer is a remote photoplethysmography (rPPG)-based solution for contactless vital signs monitoring. rPPG technology measures a user’s health vital signs by using reflected light from the user’s face. For context, traditional photoplethysmography (PPG) commonly found in wearable devices such as pulse oximeters and smart watches utilize light sources projected onto the skin’s surface and a receptor in contact with the skin, capturing reflectivity information that corresponds to an individual’s heartbeat. rPPG enables this process to be conducted remotely via the visible light around the subject. Simply put, this technology enables the measurement of vital signs just by analysing a video feed of the user’s face. The processing of the video can be done in real time, or done on a pre-captured video file. There is no need for any other sensors to be placed in contact with the user. The vital signs that can be captured via this rPPG technology today includes Heart Rate (HR), Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Respiration Rate, and Oxygen Saturation (SpO2). Stress level can also be derived from HRV. The applications of rPPG are boundless, from wellness applications, and medical applications, to non-healthcare related industries such as security applications, education applications, and automotive applications.  For instance, rPPG technology can help improve the medical accessibility in remote locations and for people belonging to resource-constrained groups. Using rPPG can improve the reliability of telemedicine and hasten the digitalisation of the medical industry. rPPG equipped security systems can be used in deception or liveness detection applications.
A Productive Approach to 3D Print Validated Customised Orthopaedic Seats
Lower back pain is a common ailment in the community. Such ailment is associated with our seating lifestyle. Customising orthopaedic seats is one of the main approaches to address this problem. Additive 3D printing is a potential low-cost and faster alternative approach to make customised orthopaedic seats. However, there is no known prominent commercial entity that provides 3D printed orthopaedic seats. A customizable mathematical model can facilitate the 3D printed seat.