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TechInnovation showcases hundreds of the latest technologies and innovations in 'Sustainable Urban Living' from partners in Singapore and beyond. This event features a unique blend of content-rich conferences, exhibitions, and business networking over three days, and attendees can explore urban solutions, agriculture and food, and health and wellness, all underpinned by themes of innovation, artificial intelligence, digitalisation, and sustainability.

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Low Carbon Refrigeration Technology for Sustainable Buildings
Refrigeration and cooling account for a significant fraction of total energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission of urban buildings. Conventional vapor-compression refrigeration technology uses GHG refrigerants, e.g., chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HFC) with high global warming potential (10-300 times of CO2) and they are difficult to be recycled. The coefficient of performance (COP) of vapor-compression refrigeration is 3-4, and it is difficult to be further improved. For the above-mentioned reasons, the existing vapor-compression refrigeration faces challenges to meet the requirement of energy saving and carbon neutrality, and it should be gradually substituted by more environmentally friendly refrigeration technologies. To overcome this challenge, a zero-GHG-refrigerant and 100%-recyclable solid-state elastocaloric refrigeration technology based on phase-transition shape memory alloys has been developed by a research team based in Hong Kong. Compared to other refrigeration alternatives, the elastocaloric refrigeration completely avoids the use of GHG refrigerants and has very high cooling power and efficiency with a material COP of up to 30. The elastocaloric refrigeration is realised by cyclic compression of nickel-titanium  shape memory alloy (SMA) tubes, where the martensite-to-austenite phase transformation absorbs a large amount of heat from the surrounding environment. By optimizing the tubular structures, the first-generation elastocaloric refrigeration prototype achieved a total cooling power of 218 watt and a temperature span of 75 ℃, which are the highest among existing elastocaloric cooling prototypes. In addition, the COP of the prototype is expected to be about 8. The research team anticipated that a cooling power of 1000 watt will be achieved by this year and 2000 watt in the coming year. They are seeking co-development partnerships with metal manufacturers or device manufacturers based in Singapore to support the scale up of their prototypes.
Medical Simulation Model for Vessel Puncture and Catheterisation
Medical simulators are currently utilized in medical education across the globe due to their remarkable resemblance to human traits. The requirement to maintain patient safety and accessibility are particularly important in the healthcare sector. As a result, simulation is used more often in general education classes and professional training programs. This technology is of a training model for vessel puncture and catheterization and can be used as substitute to a soft cadaver. This model can be used in medical education and training for procedures that require the puncture and catheterization of a neck vein and/or a peripheral blood vessel. The technology is beneficial for medical education because it decreases the risk of dangers such as a perforated carotid artery, causing a pulmonary rupture, and a perforated aorta, causing complications from puncture and catheterization, due to lack of experiences and skills of the one performing the procedure. Education on the model will increase confidence, accuracy, and understanding of users, so that they become more skilled before a real practice with a patient, thus preventing complications to occur from vessel puncture.
Time Reversal Technology For Pipelines Condition Assessment
Urban pipeline systems are vital, large, long-lived, complex, largely inaccessible, and aging, fraught with deficiencies and inefficiencies that result in massive losses of water resources and energy use. Thus, they present an enormous challenge to making cities sustainable, adaptive, and carbon neutral. This pipeline condition assessment technology is pioneered by experts who have leveraged advances in research and engineering science to deliver unique and optimal performances. The technology introduced the use of Time Reversal (TR) for defect detection and condition assessment of pipelines. In fact, TR technology is reliable, cost-effective, and has a long-range capability. It possesses the unique feature of providing high resolution while being non-intrusive and non-disruptive. The TR technology can detect existing leaks, bursts, blockages, malfunctioning devices (e.g., air valve), pipe wall strength condition, and harmful transient. The software provides the following functionality: Active testing: Actively probing the system to control the resolution of localization Passive testing: To detect bursts and harmful transients Real time monitoring: To assesses system dynamics and demand patterns On-demand and automatically generated reports On demand sensor control and sensor expansion Flexible & High sampling rate
Advanced Efficacy-Enhancing Delivery Systems for Healthcare Products
Delivery systems of bioactive molecules play an increasingly important role in improving human health, serving as important tools for improving the efficacy and safety of a wide range of products, including cosmetics, drugs, gene therapy vectors, and food. The technology on offer is a patented, advanced delivery system adept at transporting a wide range of bioactive molecules, making it highly valuable in both the cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical sectors. This technology is a specially modified polymer, generating a three-dimensional nanogel structure when simply dissolved in water. The resultant material encompasses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties, ensuring its versatility and biocompatibility. In comparison to traditional liposome methods, this technology's self-assembling property expedites product development and obviates the requirement for expensive infrastructure or specialized tools. When combined with desired ingredients in water, the technology offers enhanced encapsulation for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) molecules, addressing common issues of diminished bioavailability and instability in various healthcare products. In the cosmeceutical realm, it proves particularly effective for delivering active ingredients, facilitating skin penetration while simultaneously enhancing skin hydration due to its unique base components. Beyond its cosmetic applications, the technology holds immense potential in the pharmaceutical sector. Its unique structural attributes make it a promising candidate for delivering mRNA and gene therapies. The technology owner is interested in co-development projects, out-licensing and IP acquisition opportunities with Singapore-based personal care, healthcare, and pharmaceutical companies.
Plant-based Film to Reduce Bovine Mastitis
Bovine mastitis is a common and costly inflammatory condition of the udder in dairy cows, typically caused by bacterial infection. This disease negatively impacts milk production, quality, and animal welfare. This innovative technology offers a solution in the form of a post-milking dipping film. This environmentally friendly film provides long-lasting moisturisation and effective protection against bacteria, reducing the incidence of mastitis in dairy cows. Made with safe and green chemicals, it is easy to use and has the potential to reduce bovine mastitis by up to 20%. The technology provider is actively seeking R&D collaborations to develop new applications for pets or other animals or increase product efficiency.
Innovative Heat Sink / Heat Storage Component Made of Aluminum Foam and Phase Change Material (PCM)
The continuous growth of the demand for primary energy, predominantly derived from fossil sources, is causing severe environmental problems. However, over two-thirds of this energy is immediately dissipated as waste heat, released into the environment without any utilisation, such as during electricity production, combustion engines, and metallurgy. Paradoxically, instead of harnessing such excess heat, additional primary energy sources are used for heating purposes in buildings. Furthermore, the waste heat might pose a high risk of overheating, resulting in frequent failure of high-powered electrical and electronic devices.  This technology addresses the issue by capturing and storing the heat in a special heat sink or battery. The stored energy can be easily transported (by land transport without pipelines) and utilised at specific locations when required. The waste heat with lower temperature can be re-used, leading to substantial savings in primary energy. When integrated into the packaging of heat-generating devices (e.g., battery chargers, power electronics, etc.), excess heat is efficiently absorbed without a significant increase in device temperature. The absorbed heat is gradually emitted into the surroundings as the device's power diminishes. Charging the package with heat can maintain the optimal working temperature during cold season, enhancing the overall performance. The ideal collaboration partners include manufacturers of thermal batteries, heating or cooling systems, and components that generate high levels of heat, such as chargers and electronic devices. Potential partners also encompass companies involved in the production of waste heat, seeking viable alternatives to supply to suitable customers.
Wearable Soft Actuator-Sensor System for Muscle Assessment
This innovative wearable device, integrating an actuator and a sensor, addresses a pressing issue in the field of neuromuscular disease diagnosis and management. By enabling in vivo measurements of muscular elasticity and employing machine learning models for disease severity evaluation, it offers an objective and accessible solution. The wearable conforms to the human body, facilitating quantitative assessments by correlating elastic moduli with voltage amplitude, thereby eliminating the subjectivity of traditional assessments. It significantly enhances accessibility, breaking down barriers to muscle assessment, and introduces a remote monitoring capability that allows continuous tracking of muscle health during rapid joint stretches. This technology serves medical professionals, patients with neuromuscular diseases, and rehabilitation centers by providing a reliable tool for improved diagnosis and personalized treatment plans. In summary, this wearable device represents a transformative approach to assessment of muscle-related pathophysiological conditions, offering objectivity, accessibility, and remote monitoring, ultimately enhancing the quality of care and treatment outcomes.
Ready-To-Use Texture-Modified Food Premix
When developing new texture-modified products, the R&D process in achieving the desired texture is often time-consuming and expensive. Companies may also face limitations due to the minimum order quantities of individual ingredients required, as well as challenges in protecting formulation leaks from OEMs. To address these concerns faced by the industry, a Thai startup has developed a range of ready-to-use texture-modified premixes that can be directly incorporated into different food and beverage products to alter their textures. Additionally, they can provide customisation services to develop unique formulations that perfectly match the desired textures and nutrition profile for specific needs. The startup is open to collaborate with different organisations, including food manufacturers, food additive suppliers, OEMs and R&D laboratories, to create customised products.
Action Observation and Motor Imagery-based Brain-Computer Interface for Stroke Rehabilitation System
Arm and hand impairment is the major problem usually found in stroke patients, which extremely affects their quality of life. Moreover, motor rehabilitation using conventional physical therapy is ineffective in stroke patients who have severe to moderate arm and hand impairment due to inability to perform voluntary movement. In order to help these patients regain arm and hand function, we have researched and developed brain-computer interface system for motor rehabilitation in stroke patients. This system can help stroke patients learn how to do voluntary arm and hand movement by using only their thoughts or brain signals; additionally, it can also enhance neural plasticity that is the key concept in stroke recovery. Finally, we aim to distribute this technology to the department of rehabilitation in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and home use.