Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


A: 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. In its eighth year since its inception in 2012, it has grown to become a leading conference and exhibition in Singapore that focuses on the matching of industry’s needs to enabling technologies.

A: TechInnovation will be held from 11 – 13 November 2019 at Singapore EXPO.

This year, TechInnovation will be held in conjunction with Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH). Together, SFF x SWITCH will form a comprehensive showcase of innovative technologies across 5 key sectors Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, FinTech, Health & Biomedical Sciences, Services & Digital Economy, and Urban Solutions & Sustainability to prime business transformation.

The combined events will bring together global tech ecosystems, comprising entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, innovators and industry professionals. It will serve as a cross-industry platform for greater exchange and learning, deepening of tech capabilities, synergistic application of resources, and partnership development for commercialisation.

A: Details on the programme will be available under the Agenda section at a later date.

The overall SFF x SWITCH programme can be accessed at: https://www.sffxswitch.com/

A: To register as an exhibitor, please send your interest to admin@techinnovation.com.sg. Please register by 23 September 2019 and booths will be available on first come, first served basis.

Conference delegates and trade visitors (free registration) may register at: https://www.sffxswitch.com/register-now. TechInnovation conference is open to all visitors free of charge.

A: Visitors can attend all other conferences held at SFF and SWITCH with a paid Conference Pass.

A: IPI is the organiser of TechInnovation. IPI catalyses and enables enterprises to grow their businesses through technology and innovation. An affiliate of Enterprise Singapore, IPI promotes open innovation, and works with enterprises to source for technologies locally and abroad. In addition, it facilitates technology partnerships to bring new and innovative products and services to the market.

Connected to a global network or technology partners, including the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), IPI is well-positioned to facilitate connections between technology seekers and providers, driving growth and innovation opportunities for Singapore enterprises.

For more information about IPI, please visit www.ipi-singapore.org.

A: Technology providers with available technologies or IP for technology transfer, commercialisation, licensing, research collaboration, joint development etc. should participate in TechInnovation. Technology providers may be from tech transfer offices, research institutes, hospitals, enterprises, corporate ventures, technology intermediaries, SMEs, incubators & accelerators, start-ups etc.

A: It is a pre-event B2B technology matching service for exhibitors seeking partnerships via R&D collaboration, technology commercialisation or licensing to connect with potential collaborators. Technology Matching is not suitable for exhibitors seeking only to selling end products and services.

Exhibitors with technologies to offer and are taking part in TechInnovation, SWITCH or SFF may opt in for the Technology Matching. To sign up for Technology Matching, exhibitors should select “Technology Matching” in the exhibitor contract form.

IPI will use its best efforts to facilitate the technology matching between exhibitors and technology seekers. Technology offers will be published on TechInnovation’s website and may be shortlisted for Crowdpitching.

A: Please write to admin@techinnovation.com.sg and IPI will follow up with you. The registration for TechInnovation exhibitors is now open until 23 September 2019. The Early Bird discounts will end on 31 July 2019.

A: All exhibitors who are taking part in Technology Matching must submit online the complete technology offer (TechOffer) write-ups. The information will be used to assess the suitability of the technology for matchmaking and Crowdpitching purposes. It also enables IPI to help you find the right technology seeker for collaboration. The deadline to submit Techoffers is 30 September 2019.

A: One week after you have submitted the exhibitor’s contract and has opted for Technology Matching, you will receive an exhibitor account from admin@techinnovation.com.sg. You may submit the TechOffers via the account provided before 30 September 2019. All fields in the TechOffer form are required such as the title, summary, features, specifications, technology readiness level (TRL), applications, benefits and illustrations. The information will be published on the TechInnovation website for technology seekers to know more about your technologies. The techoffers will be published about two months before the event.

A: You are responsible for writing your TechOffers in the English language and they will be published as is. You will be provided with a guide on how to write a good technology offer. However, IPI is not responsible for proof-reading and correcting factual or grammatical errors.

If you require TechOffer writing service, IPI can connect you to a service provider. The writing service is chargeable.

A: CrowdPitching is a platform for exhibitors to present their technologies to the audience for commercialisation or collaboration opportunities. Four crowdsourcing sessions in Services & Digital Economy, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, Health & Biomedical Sciences, and Urban Solutions & Sustainability are available.

A: When you submit your TechOffer, you may indicate your interest to present the TechOffer for Crowdpitching. IPI will evaluate and shortlist the TechOffer for Crowdpitching based on innovativeness, impact market needs etc across sectors.

If accepted, exhibitors are given up to 7 minutes at one of the four crowdpitching sessions based on technology category. One crowdpitch per exhibitor is accepted.

If you did not find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@techinnovation.com.sg