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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.

Green Plastics from Carbon Dioxide and Renewable Feedstock
To date, the current primary feedstock for plastic production is oil, which accounts for more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emissions per year. Hence, there has been an increasing demand for green plastics, which are plastic materials produced from renewable sources. This technology offer is a synthesis method of green plastics from carbon dioxide (CO2) and renewable feedstock. The green plastics produced are non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs) and can be actively tuned to be anionic, cationic, oil-soluble and cross-linkable which enables a wide range of applications. These NIPUs are non-skin irritant, have high bio-content and can possibly be made to be bio-degradable. This technology owner is looking for partners in various industries such as personal and consumer care, coatings and lubricant additives (to name a few) for further co-development of the solution. The technology owner is keen to license this technology as well.
Smart Thermal Sensor
This technology offer is a low cost, smart thermal sensor with proprietary thermal imaging technology. The thermal sensor has edge AI capabilities comprising on-board computer vision algorithms, enabling advanced applications such as human tracking, hotspot tracking and fall detection. The technology has native low resolution so it is privacy non-intrusive and works in all lighting conditions, making it the technology to go for when it comes to monitoring of people, animals, hazardous hotspots and assets in all those spaces where privacy and/or cost are a concern.
Intelligent Body Pose Tracking for Posture Assessment
Most existing training applications offer good programmes for guiding users to achieve individual fitness goals, some even come with guided video workouts led by professional trainers. However, such applications lack or have limited capability to assess whether the correct posture is maintained during exercise - poor posture can reduce exercise effectiveness and may even cause injury, e.g. arched back during push-ups. This solution is a synergistic combination of video/image processing, human pose recognition, and machine learning technologies to deliver a solution that addresses the twin challenges of accurate count and correct execution of exercises in an automated manner, without having to wear any additional hardware/sensors. The software-only solution is able to advise users on the correct execution of repetitive movement sequences, e.g. sit-ups, and push-ups, and is deployable on a wide range of affordable camera-enabled hardware devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, and it can be easily integrated into existing applications to enhance functionality. It is applicable to the sports and healthcare industry to help users perform exercises correctly and effectively in an unencumbered manner.
Platform for Blockchain-based 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 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 abstract 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.  
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. 
Autonomous Materials Handling System
This technology offer presents an autonomous materials handling system. The technology could reduce manual labor requirements and increase working efficiency. The solution consists of a Lidar Elevator Stand (LES) system, which will trigger the autonomous actuators (e.g., trolley puller, tray return robots) via the robot command center whenever no goods (e.g., trolley, tray, and stock) is detected in the designated area. Currently, the technology has been demonstrated in autonomous trolley return solutions. Generally, trolley replenishment requires deploying manual labour to monitor the available quantity at the trolley bay and replenishing it by physically operating an electric trolley puller to transport the new stack of trolleys. Therefore, the system was developed to solve the problem by triggering an autonomous trolley puller to replenish the new stack of trolleys whenever the trolley quantity is depleting. The system can be further customized and repositioned based on clients’ requirements.
Estimated Time of Completion (ETC) Prediction for Last-Mile Logistics
The proliferation of e-commerce, ride-hailing and food-delivery services have fueled the need for more accurate and reliable estimation of delivery times. The current common estimation of delivery time is based on Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) which relies on route distance that is calculated between the origin and the desired destination. It only considers the duration from pick up to drop off, and does not consider the additional time needed for preparing and offloading the goods. This technology offer is a Machine Learning (ML) model that is able to calculate the stop duration (job completion duration), which together with the ETA, provides the Estimated Time of Completion (ETC). This ML model is for Singapore use only.
Phytonutrient-based Remedial Fluid for the Management of Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars
After a skin injury or surgery, a scar may form as the wound heals. In this body's repair mechanism, the myofibroblast cells produce new collagens and they form an extracellular matrix (ECM) to repair a wound. Over time, most scars become flat and pale. However, in some abnormal cases, the body produces excessive collagens. The excessive ECM formation and deposition of these scar tissue will result in raised scars such as hypertrophic scar and keloid scar. These raised scars may leave lifelong marks on the skin. Although the raised scars are not dangerous or life-threatening, they create aesthetic concern, restrict physical movement and may also lead to itching, tenderness, pain or even depression and anxiety. The currently available scar removal products such as silicon patches and topical products may cause skin irritation, which has led researchers to look for safer and more effective solutions. The present technology is a series of phytonutrient-based remedial fluids, which can be used as a general topical agent or complemented with a nano sprayer for the management of raised scars. The product developed from this technology is a safe, non-invasive and convenient approach to suppress hypertrophic and keloid scars. The technology provider is looking for collaboration opportunities to co-develop skincare products incorporated with this series of plant-based remedial fluids for scar management, collaborators for conducting clinical studies to evaluate effects of the current prototypes as well as other partnership mode including IP licensing. 
Sub-Skin and Gut Microbiome Health Analysis by Smartphone App
Conventional diagnostic imaging of the skin involves the use of dermatoscopes. Dermatoscopes use skin surface microscopy to examine dermal and sub-dermal tissues to diagnose skin problems. However, these devices can be costly and provide a limited view of the immediate skin surface. This limitation meant that dermatoscopes have to be used in direct contact with the patient's skin. Because of this, they can only be used to image patients in the same physical location as the clinician conducting the examination. The overall result is that only a tiny portion of the global dermatology patient-base can be reached cost-effectively and efficiently. Telemedicine and telehealth network operations are rapidly developing ways to address patients broadly and at lower costs for them and their care providers. Yet, such tools neither deliver desmatoscope-like functionality nor improved it in way that it allows patients' skins to be examined and analysed during an online medical consultation with a general practitioner. In order to facilitate remote skin disease diagnosis, the use of software is required to acquire and share images in real-time and ideally, by the patients themselves. This software enables patients to take their medical sub-skin images with their mobile, tablet or laptop cameras, and securely share it with doctors. Crucially, dermatoscopy images can also be used with the technology to improve diagnostic accuracy. This technology is intended to position itself as a technology which when scaled-up, could allow for products that can enable optical biopsy and phototherapy.