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Discover, Connect & Collaborate at TECHINNOVATION 2015

- September 2015, Singapore

For the fourth year since 2012, TechInnovation is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI. It brings together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation.


An open innovation platform for corporations seeking technologies, solutions or partnerships.


A pitching platform for technology provider exhibitors to feature technologies for commercialisation or co-development.

Best Practices

Learn from thought leaders and be inspired by successful enterprises in their innovation journey.

1-to-1 Meetings

Pre-event matching of technology opportunities with enterprises’ needs through 1-to-1 business meetings.

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Learn From These Great Folks


First Day

Start your journey and learn from international thought leaders on embracing new ways of collaborative innovations.

Listen to corporations and technology seekers share their innovation needs and partnership requests at the Crowdsourcing session.

Search for technology commercialisation and co-development opportunities at the Crowdpitching sessions for Infocomm & Electronics, Healthcare & Personal Care, Energy & Environment and Materials & Nanotech.



Welcome Remarks

  • Prof Lam Khin Yong
    Executive Director

Opening Address by Guest-Of-Honour

  • S. Iswaran
    Minister, Prime Minister’s Office & Second Minister for Home Affairs & Trade and Industry

Keynote Presentations

1. Accelerating Product Development through Collective Innovation
  • David Wu
    Director and General Manager
    Flextronics Consumer Engineer Team
2. Creating Innovation, Without an In-House R & D Team
  • Chew Ker Yee
    Vice President, Business Operations
    Wangi Industrial



Industry Seeking Solutions and Technologies

An open and crowd-sourcing platform for companies and corporations to engage the audience from the industry and R&D partners to explore distributed problem-solving practice to seek solutions, technologies and partnerships for innovation and growth. Industry speakers and technology seekers will share on emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in their respective industry and invite solutions, technologies and partnerships in the spirit of open innovation.

  1. Claus J Nehmzow
    Head Asia Pacific, Digital Innovation Organisation
    BP Singapore
  2. Dr Xinming Wan
    Chief Engineer
    Haier Open Innovation Center
  3. Dr Albert Lu
    Chief Technology Officer
    Interlink Electronics
  4. Dr Stefan Hart
    Director of New Ventures
    Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia-Pacific
  5. Dr Gary Fanjiang
    Division Vice-President
    Abbott Nutrition Asia Pacific R&D
  6. Timo von Bargen
    Open Innovation Manager, Group Technology & Acquisition
    Clariant GmbH
  7. Shreerang Nabar
    President R&D
    Pidilite Industries
  8. Dr Suracha Udomsak
    Technology Business Group Head and Research and Technology Director
    SCG Chemicals Co Ltd



Technology & Innovation Opportunities in
A. Infocomm & Electronics

Digital is changing our lives in a multitude of ways. The impact stretched from communications to shopping to social interactions. Capitalize on the benefits that digital will bring, check out presentations featuring latest in Big Data, Business Analytics & Data Mining, Mobility, Social Media, Context-Aware Computing, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Video & Image Recognition, User-Device Interaction, Augmented Reality, Multimedia Processing & Delivery, Learning Technologies, Natural Language Processing, Wearable Computing, Internet of Things, Sensors & Transducers, In-Memory Computing, Green & Sustainable IT, Next-Generation Networks & Communication, Optoelectronics & Optical Systems, Printed Electronics, etc.

Technology & Innovation Opportunities in
B. Energy & Environment

Sustainable design of buildings and environment increase the efficiency usage of energy, water, and materials. Clean and green environment reduces negatives impacts on environment, improving human health. Be at the forefront of Clean Technology and check out presentations featuring the latest in Clean Energy, Power Management, Indoor Air Quality Management, Environment Monitoring Sensors and Systems and Waste Recycling & Management, etc.



Technology & Innovation Opportunities in
C. Materials & Nanotech

Facing intense and growing competition in the global markets, companies have to address the challenge of producing high performance products by relying on better novel materials. With a growing trend in the capitalization of nanotechnology to achieve this benefit and improve your business's competitiveness, join the presentations featuring latest in Nanotechnology, New Materials & Composites, Functional Coatings and Surface Modifications. The session will also cover related Productivity Tools and Manufacturing Processes such as Sustainable & Energy-Efficient Manufacturing, etc.

Technology & Innovation Opportunities in
D. Health & Personal Care

New technologies are constantly in development to help people stay healthy, better diagnose diseases, treat illness and provide a better quality of life. Stay up-to-date with the latest by joining these presentations which will feature Personal Care, Molecular Diagnostics & Biomarkers, Biotech Research Reagents & Tools, Medical Imaging & Informatics, Mobile and Telehealth, Hospital Records and Management Systems, Patient and Elderly-care Assistive Devices, Medical Devices, Materials & Processes for Medical Devices, Medical Device Sterility Assurance Technologies, etc.

Day 1 Ends

Second Day

Continue the journey and be inspired by highly innovative companies in their quest for innovation.

Hosted by SPRING Singapore, take part in a special Crowdsourcing session featuring government agencies and large corporations under the PACT programme share their innovation challenges and seek partnerships with SMEs to develop solutions.

Join the experts at the Platform Technologies & Applications sessions for Robotics and Functional Printing to find out the trends in technology developments, applications and opportunities.



Opening Address

  • Prof Low Teck Seng
    Chief Executive Officer
    National Research Foundation (NRF)

Keynote Presentations

1. Inspiring Well-being and Open Innovation at OSIM
  • Tan Kia Tong
    Chief Technology Officer
    OSIM International Ltd
2. Open Innovation Best Practices at DSM
  • Dr James Bauly
    Marketing Director, Human Nutrition and Health in Asia Pacific



Partnerships for Capability Transformation (PACT)

Administrated by SPRING Singapore, Partnerships for Capability Transformation (PACT) initiative works with Large Organisations (LO) to identify and implement collaborative projects between the LO and local SMEs. The types of partnerships include knowledge transfer from the LO to the SME, capability upgrading of LO's new or existing suppliers, and development & test-bedding of innovative solutions between LO and SME.

  1. Lim Chye Seng
    Deputy Director, Corporate Business Development
    MediaTek Innovation Centre
  2. Dr Richard W Gelling
    Director of Innovation Design and Development, UniLab Consumer Health
    UniLab Inc
  3. Dr Ryan Chaw
    Global External Technology Acquisition - Asia Pacific Hub Lead
    The Coca-Cola Company
  4. Kavitha Karthikeyan
    Business Manager
    3M Innovation Incubator
  5. Dr Nicolas Marechal-Abram
    Scientific Director, Veolia Research & Innovation
  6. Dr Christina Tiong
    Administrative Director, Clinical Research & Innovation Office
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
  7. Tan Chek Sim
    Deputy Director, Technology Research
    Housing & Development Board (HDB)
  8. Lee Siew Mooi
    Director, Planning & Management Department, Technology & Industry Development Group
    Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
  9. Bernard Siew
    Assistant Vice President, Process & System Innovation, Airport Operation Management
    Changi Airport Group (CAG)




Robotics is poised to take off in the next few years driven by advancement in robotics technology, lower cost and lack of human resources due to aging population. Global competitiveness also demanded the use of robotic technologies to drive up productivity and improve labour costs. Attend this session to learn about the megatrends in robotic development and applications; government support in robotic solution adoption and useful robotic platforms that can be adapted for your business.

  1. Robotics: Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?
    Jake Saunders
    Vice President of Asia-Pacific Operations & Advisory Services
    ABI Research
  2. Developing Robotics Expertise and Capabilities in Singapore
    George Loh
    Programmes Directorate
    National Research Foundation (NRF)
  3. Robotising the Nation – Taking the Next Leap
    Liang Qiao
    Senior Manager, Precision Engineering
    SPRING Singapore
  4. Emerging Applications of Robots for Preventive Maintenance of Infrastructure
    Dr Michele Guarnieri
    Chief Executive Officer
    HiBot Corporation
  5. Artificial Intelligence Meets Robotics – Robotics Research and Innovation at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
    Dr Thomas Vogele
    Head of International Business Development



Functional Printing

There is an emerging market interest for “functional printing” devices due to a variety of innovative printing techniques and materials. Unlike conventional printing that only prints graphics; functional printing boosted it by depositing functional materials in a controlled and selective pattern onto different substrates. This has resulted in a number of novel applications like smart labels for food packaging, printable temperature and humidity sensors, UV and time indicators, chemical sensors and touch/pressure sensitive human machine interface sensors.

  1. Functional Printing of Smart Sensors – Challenges and Opportunities in the Food Packaging, Biomedical and Automotive Sectors
    Dr Satish Lele
    Vice President
    Frost & Sullivan
  2. Smart Sensors for Packaging – Food & Logistics
    Marko Arola
    Chief Executive Officer
  3. Smart Labels for Security, Marketing and Logistical Management
    Antony Calo
    Chief Executive Officer
  4. Trend and Opportunities in Automotive Human Machine Interface (HMI)
    Dr Albert Lu
    Chief Technology Officer
    Interlink Electronics Inc
  5. Low-Cost Fully-Additive Air-Processed Printing of Circuits and Sensors
    A/Prof Joseph Chang
    Associate Professor
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Day 2 Ends

For Exhibitors

  • Technology Providers

    University, Research Institute, Tech Transfer Office, Intermediary, MNC
    * Further 50% off for MOU Partners

    Technology Providers *

    1 table, 2 chairs, 1 cabinet, 6 posters (IPI's TechOffer Template)

    27 Mar 2015
    15 May 2015
    26 Jun 2015
    SGD 2,000
    USD 1,630
    SGD 2,500
    USD 2,030
    SGD 3,000
    USD 2,430

  • Capability & Service Providers

    Centre Of Innovation, Technology Translator, IP Attorney, IP Service Provider

    Capability & Service Providers

    1 table, 2 chairs, 2 posters

    27 Mar 2015
    15 May 2015
    26 Jun 2015
    SGD 1,400
    USD 1,150
    SGD 1,700
    USD 1,390
    SGD 2,000
    USD 1,630

  • Technology Providers

    SME, Startup, Incubatee

    Technology Providers

    1 table, 2 chairs, 1 poster (IPI's TechOffer Template)

    27 Mar 2015
    15 May 2015
    26 Jun 2015
    SGD 300
    USD 270
    SGD 400
    USD 350
    SGD 500
    USD 430


Conference Will Be Held At

Marina Bay Sands Expo And Convention Centre

Located in the heart of Singapore's city centre, a mere 20-minute taxi ride from Changi Airport,
and within walking distance to the Central Business District.

Join us at Level 4 Rochelle Ballroom, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre for a 2-day event
to discover new technologies and connect with strategic partners.

Getting Here

By Car

Parking is available at the basement of MBS and at a nearby outdoor carpark.

By Bus

Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre:
97, 97E, 106, 133, 502, 502A, 518, 518A


The nearest MRT Station is the Bayfront Station via the Circle Line. Take Exit D to MBS directly.


Partners play a major role in the success of TechInnovation.

To find out how you can participate, please contact us at techinnovation@ipi-singapore.org

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