A warm welcome to TECHINNOVATION 2016. This technology marketplace is the premier industry-technology matching event organised by IPI that brings together international technology providers and industries to network, explore technology commercialisation and initiate business collaboration.
We welcome the strong support from IPI’s network of global technology partners who bring with them more than 300 technologies that span infocomm, electronics, materials, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and environment. Through the exhibition and elevator-pitch presentations, they will be sharing emerging and ready-to-market technology offers for commercialisation and adoption opportunities. By providing access to a large pool of technology from across the world, enterprises will be better able to seek out the best ideas to create competitive and innovative products and services.
A special segment of TECHINNOVATION is where leading large corporations and public agencies share their technology needs through crowdsourcing. Do attend the sessions to find out how you can be part of their value chains.
Innovation is not just for the big corporations. Many SMEs have built their businesses on innovation and grown successfully through making the most of technology. We are pleased that SMEs have chosen TECHINNOVATION as a platform to showcase their innovations and seek collaboration opportunities.
This year, we are also delighted to introduce a new segment featuring the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), the largest business innovation network in the world. Singapore SMEs will be able to discover new innovation and business opportunities and expand their reach through our EEN partners.
Putting together an event like this requires support from many. I would like to thank our partners for making TECHINNOVATION a reality. In particular, we are grateful for the strong support rendered by SPRING Singapore in promoting this marketplace.
I wish all participants find new partners as well as new technologies at TECHINNOVATION 2016.Prof Lam Khin Yong, Executive Director, IPI