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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.

Advanced Materials For Sustainable Agriculture
The company helps growers and farmers become more efficient and sustainable in their practices by innovatively solving insect, weed, and diseases problems. Through applying its proprietary controlled release technology, the company converts a wide range of commercially available actives such as fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, and pesticides into solid, ready-to-use, self-metering dosages that release actives only as needed. When applied, these products enable an overall operational cost reduction of 15-20%, reduce actives consumption by 2-3 times, and reduce application rates by 3-4 times. The company seeks to co-develop such products with growers and farmers. Once tested and ready for commercialization, it will undertake the local product registration (if required), as well as the manufacture and supply of the products directly to the growers and farmers at a pre-agreed price.
Proprietary Probiotic Strain of Bifidobacterium longum for Infant Health
Early life complications and chronic health conditions among children continue to rise over the years. Accumulating evidence shows that microbes residing in the human body play important roles in infant development and  immunity system maturation, starting from the first 1000 days and transcendence in later life. The development of healthy gut microbiota during early life, with a predominance of Bifidobacterium spp., offers an extraordinary window of opportunity for neonatal health development and disease prevention. Aberrant bifidobacterial colonization affected by factors including gestational age, delivery modes, and feeding types may lead to gut disorders, allergies, and obesity later in life. Consumer recognition of the need to maintain healthy gut microbiota during early life for lifelong well-being is getting stronger and they are seeking probiotics to support infant health. Infant nutrition products are increasingly fortified with probiotics, including bifidobacteria, which are gaining traction worldwide. However, not all bifidobacteria are the same. A leading Japanese dairy company has developed a premium line of probiotic strains that are highly compatible with the human gut. These strains are natural inhabitants of the human intestines and more superior in physiological functions critical for infant health. Among them, the proprietary strain of Bifidobacterium longum is a well-documented probiotics with proven clinical benefits to infant's and children’s health. The company is seeking collaborations with infant nutrition, dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers that are interested in enhancing their product offerings in forms of R&D collaborations or cocreations to develop novel products incorporated with this proprietary B. logum strain.
Proprietary Postbiotic Strain (heat-killed Lactobacillus paracasei) for Immune Health
Consumers today are much more proactive in preserving their health with natural approaches. They have turned their interests into functional food and beverage as they opt for prevention over treatment. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed consumer attitudes towards health and immunity, hence the impact on health consciousness is long-term. With growing awareness, consumers are connecting the dots between gut health and immune health. As such, appetite is growing for products such as functional food and beverage that contain probiotic ingredients to support the gut and immune system. However, not all probiotics are able to withstand the rigors of the manufacturing process for a wide range of functional food and beverage formats. A leading Japanese dairy company has developed a postbiotic ingredient that resolves formulation challenges. The proprietary postbiotic ingredient is a clinically proven heat-killed strain of Lactobacillus paracasei that possesses excellent immune-enhancing activity. It can be incorporated into a wide variety of products irrespective of their processing method or form. Since it is an inactivated strain, it is easy to use in accomplishing innovative formulations. The company is seeking collaborations with food and beverage product manufacturers that are interested in enhancing their product offerings with additional health benefits in forms of R&D collaborations or cocreations to develop novel functional food and supplement products incorporated with this proprietary L. paracasei strain.
Photonic Device with Integrated Coupled Gratings
The silicon photonics market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.4% from USD 1.0 billion in 2020 to USD 3.0 billion by 2025. The increasing demand for high bandwidth and high data transfer capabilities is the major propelling factor. The data carrying capacity of a transmission medium may be increased using multiplexing, which involves combining a plurality of signals into one signal over a shared transmission medium. Examples of multiplexing techniques may include time division multiplexing (TDM), wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), frequency division multiplexing (FDM), orbital angular momentum multiplexing, polarization division multiplexing and modal divisional multiplexing (MDM). Transmission of digital binary information, in basic terms, can be encoded in any optical signal’s amplitude, wavelength, phase and space. Most technologies in the market can perform either wavelength or mode division multiplexing at any one time but not both at the same time. In the aforementioned technology, the technology owner unleashed a new technology by utilising waveguide modes to increase the amount data transmission capacity. This enhances network resources utilization and optimizing network performance.  
Low-code Blockchain Platform for Decentralised Application Development
While interest and demand for blockchain-related technologies continue to gain popularity and spurs the exponential growth in adoption of blockchain in areas such as payment, documents and digital identities, not just in finance, but in industries such as logistics, supply chain as well. Many emerging areas that rely on blockchain as a core technology, such as Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Decentralised  Autonomous Organisation (DAO) lack the manpower needed to sustain budding development, this lack of technical skillset required for blockchain development is the primary hurdle to successful blockchain application development - less than 1% of the tech workforce is skilled or competent in blockchain-related development. The characteristic of blockchain technology, which enables a permanent record of digital information such that it cannot be modified by any single entity renders it well suited as a digital ledger of online transactions. As such, blockchain is a core technology for many emerging areas such as Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO). This technology offer consists of a platform tool and a set of zero-configuration REST APIs that abstracts away the complexity of blockchain technology and enables any developer to easily build blockchain-based applications or integrate blockchain functionality into their existing systems. Intended as a low-code platform, it addresses the skills gaps traditionally required for blockchain development and deployment and allows companies to realise their blockchain ideas, enhance business operations and expand solution offerings.  
Enabling Rapid Machine Learning Development and Operations (MLOps)
While data may be at the heart of every Machine Learning (ML) application, the variety of ML tools, frameworks, and libraries each necessitates different configurations, unique dependencies, and skillsets. Managing this variety of components in the ML pipeline is as time-consuming and complex as data collection and preparation itself, and is a challenge for small-to-medium enterprises that are trying to build new ML applications. Containerisation has been a popular way of packaging an ML application, with all its necessary libraries, frameworks, and dependencies into a reuseable container - minimising the pain points associated with setting up new computing instances each time an ML application needs to be executed. In this manner, multiple microservice containers can be orchestrated to execute on-demand, each providing a small slice of functionality that is linked to the next. This technology offer is a unified container orchestration platform that orchestrates the end-to-end Machine Learning pipeline; from data preparation to model deployment. It aligns with the iterative nature of developing AI applications and simplifies the process of provisioning the computing infrastructure needed to support model development and deployment. This technology is purpose-built for small-to-medium businesses with limited tech manpower and resources as it allows such organisations to collaborate internally (through re-useable/re-playable development workspaces) via on-premise computing infrastructure, or on public cloud platforms.
Maximising Cell Cultivation With Low Cost 3D Scaffolding
The current clean meat technologies grow lab meat with conventional 2D cell culture. However, the conventional cell culture technique has an overall low yield of cells, as the cells are restricted to growth on surface areas.  A new 3D scaffolding method has been developed to overcome this problem with the use of microcarrier beads that provide cells with additional surface area to attach onto and proliferate. The microcarrier beads are suspended in the cell culture thus maximizing the 3D volume of the cell culture, leading to an increased yield. A microcarrier type has been identified to yield the highest number of porcine cells. The conditions of the cell culturing process have been optimised to improve the cell viability in a 3D environment Companies interested in cell-cultured meat development could consider using this method to grow cell-cultured meat at a larger scale with a potentially lower cost of production. The technology developer is seeking companies that are keen to scale up lab-grown meat applications. 
Spatial-Social-Economic Urban Analytics
Many existing smart city solutions only show the impact of urban development, but few show the impact that urbanisation imposes on daily activities and long-term outcomes such as population obesity and job availability/accessibility. In short, such solutions show the activities e.g. large crowds are visiting the neighbourhood park, that are happening in real-time (what), the location (where), and the time that they occur (when), but do not have the ability to include data that makes it possible to explain the reason for such activities (why). In order to bring about any intervention or identify missed opportunities, understanding the reason behind such activity is vital. This technology utilises data on city infrastructure systems to help users understand how and where the built environment creates a set of physical constraints that influence what planned and unplanned activities are possible, and in turn how this influences long term outcomes including health and climate change. This technology imports, translates and combines datasets into spatialised models which are used to generate analytics outputs. These outputs include a comprehensive explanation of the way streets, pedestrian networks, public transport and land use interact with each other. In this manner, socio-economic and/or demographic datasets can be linked, enabling people and places to be combined in a single analytical model.
Digital Contracts Management System for Construction
Typically, contractors undertaking work in the construction industry handle numerous project finance claims and contracts concurrently. The current limitation of such administrative work is that it takes place in a traditional pen-and-paper form or in multiple stand-alone applications e.g. Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF etc. As such, updates are not timely, the resulting processing is slow, and the project progress claim cycle is entirely subject to human error.   This technology offer is a contract management system that assists contractors in the management and administration of project progress payment claims, payment certifications, project budgets, payment acknowledgements and tax invoice generation in a digital manner via a web platform. This software tool benefits all construction stakeholders, from main contractors to sub-contractors by providing access to real-time project financial information and digital traceability that is crucial to meeting their contractual obligations. The solution is a singular, integrated and secure platform for all aspects of construction administration and leads to improved productivity, while facilitating end-to-end up-to-date data visiblilty.