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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.

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.
Video-level Assisted Data Labelling for Industrial Applications
Existing publicly available datasets, such as COCO, are built from the ground up to be general-purpose and therefore lack domain specificity. When such public datasets are used to train deep learning models for industrial use-cases and applications, e.g. detection of electronic components, they often result in sub-par performance caused by the disparity between objects typically found in industrial environments and data residing in public datasets. This disparity requires significant effort in pixel-level supervision (annotation), where each pixel, per frame, has to be annotated manually to make up for the difference in training data to improve model performance This solution is a deep-learning-based technique for instance segmentation in industrial environments intended to reduce the effort cost of annotation from pixel-level to video-level. With instance segmentation, the goal is not just to detect and localise objects within a scene, but also to determine the different classes and number of instances (or recognising more of the same type objects as different). This aids scene understanding and the resulting model can be deployed for productivity measurement or process improvement. Incremental learning is used to ensure that only the parts of the model that need to be updated with new data are changed, thus reducing the amount of time taken for re-training and model updates.
No-code User Interface (UI) Guidance and Walkthroughs
With the rapid pace of digitalisation, many existing systems and processes are becoming increasingly complex. Many users find themselves struggling to achieve their desired outcomes due to a wide variance in digital proficiencies; what is intuitive to one user may not be intuitive to another. Simply put, it is not possible to build a User Interface (UI) that is completely intuitive for every user profile i.e. no one-size-fits-all interface. Similarly, many Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs) and user guides are poorly maintained or are written in a manner that is too generic with little to no consideration of a user's role or level of proficiency. This technology offer is a no-code solution that can be deployed on websites to provide just-in-time (JIT) tutorial-style overlays which bridge the gap between digital workflows and human usage. These customisable overlays serve as guided walkthroughs to simplify employee onboarding and/or provide external users with a curated customer experience (CX). With this solution, highly re-useable, step-by-step Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), user manuals, and interactive guides can be easily created to provide clear, simple instructions for end-users to receive assistance when needed, this in turn, improves their understanding of proper software product usage and provide a painless user interface experience.
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.
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. 
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.