About TIE

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Comprising Technology & Innovation Centres (TIC) and Technology Development Centre, Department for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise (TIE) provides strategic overview of industry-linked R&D projects and collaborations in Singapore Polytechnic. It aims to jumpstart the development of technology-based entrepreneurial companies among SP staff and students.

Vision

To lead SP Technology Group to be Human-centric in the areas of “Improving Quality of Life” and “Human Advancement” in technology and innovation excellence benefiting people and society.

Mission

To unify SP Technology Group in Innovating and Creating technologies to be Human-centric and to chart SP Technology Roadmap and Strategy Plans to fulfil this objective for contribution to the Industry and SP’s internal teaching and learning.

Partners

We welcome all forms of collaboration with industry partners. You can collaborate with us through:

  1. Research & Development
  2. Technology transfer & commercialisation
  3. Consultancy services
  4. Training and development
  5. Others

To promote multi-disciplinary and cross-functional projects with the industry, TIC work closely with the other technology centres within SP.

Technology & Innovation Centres (TIC)

Technology & Innovation Centres (TIC) promotes multi-disciplinary & cross-functional projects between Singapore Polytechnic and its business and industry partners. It positions Singapore Polytechnic as the source of technology, innovation and information for the business and industry partners. In the long run, this will enable the business and industry partners to move up the value-chain.

AMTC

AMTC


Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC) integrates advanced materials, industrial chemistry and nanotechnology R&D activities.

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ARICC


Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Centre (ARICC) carry out R&D work in the areas of Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control.

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ARTIC


Applied Research and Technology for Infocomm Centre (ARTIC) mission is to accelerate the digitisation of SMEs in Singapore through the transformative adoption of advanced ICT, IDM and IOT technologies; and to provide our students opportunities to work on industry projects and research.

CBLS

CBLS


Centre for Biomedical and Life Sciences (CBLS) aims to develop a vibrant applied R&D culture and support technology development in the biomedical and life sciences.

FIRC

FIRC


Food Innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC) aims to be a one-stop centre for food enterprises by technical expertise in new product and process development including packaging, shelf life evaluation, market testing and automation solutions.

Licensing

Technology Development Centre


Technology Development Centre was established to meet the needs of R&D stakeholders in SP as well as supporting industrial relation needs.

Incubator

TIC play an important role in incubating very early stage technology-based startup businesses.

Innovillage, an area earmarked as a place in Singapore Polytechnic to incubate startups, provides an entrepreneurial business environment that fosters collaboration and sharing among young companies.

TIC provide the technical know-how to realize the ideas of startups. It could provide consultancy services, design services, prototyping and development resources to fledgling companies which require young companies to invest up-front in equipment and resources.

The network of TIC provides entrepreneurs access to resources under terms that are designed to minimize cash flow pressures and facilitate rapid growth.

Our Roles

TIC enable Singapore Polytechnic to play the following dual roles.

For Institution:

  1. Develop staff capability in new technologies through applied R&D
  2. Assist academic schools to improve existing or develop new courses
  3. Provide opportunities for final-year students to work with researchers and staff in the Centre
  4. Promote multi-disciplinary & cross-functional R&D projects

For Industry:

  1. Develop new products & processes
  2. Provide resources and capabilities to accelerate such developments and to improve their quality
  3. Identify applied research projects
  4. Create technology transfer and commercialisation opportunities
  5. Assist industry move up the value chain

Advanced Materials Technology Centre (AMTC)

AMTC engages in translational R&D in specialty chemicals / functional materials / paints and coating / skin biology & formulation science / green building materials / materials recycling.

Background

AMTC was set up in 2008, to integrate speciality chemicals – personal care – functional materials – green building materials – materials recycling R&D activities. AMTC builds on established excellence in relevant R&D and education in School of Chemical & Life Sciences, School of Architecture & the Built Environment, School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering and Singapore Maritime Academy.

AMTC provides the interface between R&D and industrial applications. The work is done in close collaborations with government agencies, enterprises, local & overseas research institutions / universities and professional associations.

AMTC allows commercial companies access to state-of-the-art fabrication and analysis equipment. The Centre aspires to transfer technologies developed to industry through collaboration, consultation and licensing.

Students will also benefit from being trained in skills and competencies required to support specialty chemicals, personal care and healthcare, building and construction, aerospace engineering, precision engineering, marine and offshore etc.

Mission

For Industry:

  1. Develop novel technologies and solutions
  2. Provide resources and capabilities to accelerate such developments
  3. Identify applied research projects
  4. Create technology transfer and commercialization opportunities
  5. Assist industry move up the value chain

For Institution:

  1. Develop staff capability in new technologies through applied R&D
  2. Assist academic schools to improve curriculum
  3. Promote multi-disciplinary R&D Projects
Vision

To be a world – class technology innovation centre (TIC) in speciality chemicals – personal care – functional materials – green building materials – materials recycling.

Objectives

  1. To carry out high-quality proof of concept type R&D projects, consultancy projects and to foster a strong relationship between Enterprise- Education-Research.
  2. To collaborate with local and overseas research institutes and universities in R&D work.
  3. To provide a focus for staff and students to conduct development and innovation works in speciality chemicals – personal care and health care – functional materials – green building materials – materials recycling.
  4. To benefit Singapore’s workforce through providing continuing education and training.
Research Activities Highlight

Specialty Chemicals

  • Aqueous-based Multifunctional Green Organic Coatings for Copper Protection
  • Ammonia Odor Free Palladium-Nickel Alloy Depositing Solution
  • Aqueous Based Corrosion Resistant Coatings for Marine Tools Application
  • Green Technology for E-waste Recycling
  • Waste Papers Recycling Chemicals Treatment Process Development
  • Aqueous-based Surfactants Scarce Multifunctional Detergent for Automotive Application

Active Ingredient Materials

  • Natural Materials for Skin Care, Hair Care, Foot Care & Perfume Application
  • Encapsulation of Natural Materials for Personal Care & Healthcare Benefits
  • Modification of Natural Materials Into Surfactants
  • Formulation of Personal Care, Home Care & Perfume Products
  • Sensory and Consumer Studies
  • Shelf-life Testing Services

Paints & Coating

  • Environmentally Friendly Antifouling Coatings
  • VOCs Free Surface Tolerant Anticorrosion Coatings
  • Heat Barrier Paint for Energy Saving
  • Solar Heat Absorbing Paint for Energy Saving
  • Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Paint
  • Micro-arc Oxidation Coatings for Lightweight Alloys
  • Non-Destructive Techniques for Coating Inspection

SP-STK Applied Materials Engineering Centre

  • Metallic Powders and Bulk Metallic Glass by Gas Atomization
  • Protective Coating for Erosion & Corrosion Resistance
  • Specialty Metal Alloys Powders for Additive Manufacturing
  • Metallic Paste Formulation for Materials Joining
  • Advanced Functional Ceramics by Spark Plasma Sintering

Building Materials & Clean Technology

  • Smart Window to control heat independently from light
  • Heat Barrier Coating Solution on Glass for Green Building Applications
  • Low-cost Aerogel Super Insulator for Reducing Ambient Temperature and Noise
  • Metallic Paste Formulation for Materials Joining
  • Efficient and Green PV Module Recycling Technology Reclaims with High Yield All Valuable Materials in High Purity

Urban Sustainability & Solutions

  • Smart, green and sustainable self-healing concrete
  • Phase change materials for energy management of building architecture
  • Engineered structural timber for sustainable building
  • Ultra-high performance concrete with carbon fibre reinforcement
Research Facilities

Materials Characterisation
Building Materials & Clean Technology
Anti-Fouling Test Platform
Materials Analysis
Materials Characterisation
Building Materials & Clean Technology
Anti-Fouling Test Platform
Materials Analysis
Personal Care
Rheological Studies
Materials Processing
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Rheological Studies
Materials Processing
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Consultancy

  • Government supported projects
  • Industry sponsored projects
  • Testing services
  • Customised training courses for industry

Advanced Robotics & Intelligent Control Centre (ARICC)

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ARICC aspires to be a centre of excellence for R&D work in the areas of Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control.

Objectives

The Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control Centre (ARICC) aspire to be a centre of excellence for R&D work in the areas of Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Control.

ARICC aims to carry out research and development work in these areas through collaborative work with prestigious local and overseas universities and institutions by embarking on consultancy projects and initiating innovative projects in Singapore.

The Centre’s objectives include:

  • Undertaking the design, development, testing and commissioning of robots and intelligent systems for research, industry and education.
  • Promoting R&D training of technologists in the areas of robotics and intelligent systems.

Technology areas/Industry of focus: The Centre focuses on building up capabilities and expertise in areas such as humanoid robotics, service robots, educational robots, multi-agent collaboration, machine vision, real-time control, intelligent systems etc.

Our Vision

A leading R&D centre in robotics and intelligent systems that provide outstanding contributions to science and technology, advanced solutions to the industry and excellent opportunities to education.

Our Mission

The ARICC’s core purpose is to research and develop the key technologies and build up the capability and expertise in robotics and intelligent systems for the benefit of humanity.

Our ARICC Value

  • Adventure and advance in research and development;
  • Responsibility and reputation in R&D, education and industry service;
  • Innovative and intelligent solutions;
  • Care and concern for our customers, partners, staff and students;
  • Cooperation and collaboration for outstanding and excellent achievements together.

Applied Research & Technologies for Infocomm Centre (ARTIC)

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ARTIC mission is to accelerate the digitisation of SMEs in Singapore through the transformative adoption of advanced ICT, IDM and IOT technologies; and to provide our students opportunities to work alongside on industry projects and research.

Identity of ARTIC

ARTIC seeks to advance new educational foundations with the integration of emerging infocomm technologies

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Focus Areas

  • Mobile Applications for Industry Productivity
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Augmented Reality

GRL – Games Resource Lab establishes new paradigms in gamification to augmented learning capabilities

IoT – Internet of Things lab conceptualises innovative applications in healthcare analytics with the fusion of advance microelectronics nodes

EML – Enterprise Mobility Lab capitalises on the latest mobile technologies to enhance enterprise and industry productivity

Centre for Biomedical & Life Sciences (CBLS)

cbls logoCBLS mission is to develop a vibrant applied R&D culture and support technology development in the biomedical and life sciences so as to enhance teaching and learning in SP. CBLS promotes collaborative efforts among researchers with complementary backgrounds, skills, and expertise in interdisciplinary and translational biomedical research.

Key Focus Areas

  • Novel in vitro diagnostic tests with emphasis on molecular diagnostics, point-of-care diagnostics, bioimaging and next generation sequencing
  • Product development and systems integration for medical and scientific devices.
  • Organic synthesis of chemicals and small molecules dyes for incorporation into medical diagnostic devices.
Focus Areas

cbls1  Molecular Diagnostics
  • Real time PCR
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
cbls2  Rapid Diagnostics
  • Lateral flow
  • Carbon nanotubes technology
  • Graphene oxide technology
  • Near Infra Red Dyes (NIR)
  • Telediagnostics
cbls3  Tissue Diagnostics
  • Multiphoton microscopy imaging
  • Theranostic nanomaterials

Food innovation & Resource Centre (FIRC)

The Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) was launched in 2007 as a joint initiative between Singapore Polytechnic and SPRING Singapore. We were established to provide food enterprises with technical expertise in new product and process development including packaging, shelf life evaluation and market testing.

Our dedicated pilot plant, application laboratories, test kitchen and sensory suite are helmed by a core team of experienced professionals who work with clients to develop exciting new variants, solve manufacturing issues and adopt new practices for an increasingly sophisticated food and beverage market.

Background

Based within the FIRC facilities, we have test and development kitchen, sensory booths, pilot plants and a range of laboratories. Together with highly qualified staff and convenient location, we offer the industry an avenue to find solutions to their needs.

Our comprehensive services include consultancy, equipment for lease, training and advisory support.

The services offered are designed to assist food enterprises in developing innovative food products to meet the changing demands of consumers, which will give sustainable competitive advantage to the company.

Food enterprises can also look forward to a state-of-art test facility which they can tap on to develop new and innovative products quickly in response to emerging global trends.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a one-stop technology and resource centre for food enterprises.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a centre of excellence in food innovation.

Our Focus

Our focus is to provide consultancy services in product and process development as well as equipment, packaging and training services.

FIRC's Objectives

  • To play a pivotal role in establishing Singapore as a strategic Food Hub in close collaboration with industry and government agencies.
  • To leverage on our science and technology capabilities to develop food innovations to capture new markets.
  • To strengthen the nexus between applied R&D and business.
  • To enhance the quality and relevance of education and training programmes in food science & technology.

Visit FIRC site for more information here.

Technology Development Centre

tdc logoTechnology Development Centre was established to align its services to meet the needs of R&D stakeholders in SP as well as supporting industrial relation needs through successful commercialisation of R&D. It includes intellectual property management (IPM) of SP technologies which translates to commercialisable IP, eventually resulting in technology licensing and creation of spin-offs.

Our Vision

To lead SP Technology Group to be Human-centric in the areas of “Improving Quality of Life” and “Human Advancement” in technology and innovation excellence benefiting people and society.

Our Mission

To unify SP Technology Group in Innovating and Creating technologies to be Human-centric and to chart SP Technology Roadmap and Strategy Plans to fulfill this objective for contribution to the Industry and SP’s internal teaching and learning.

Technology Development Centre

Technology Development Centre are segmented into several teams namely:

  1. Technology Enterprise – supports the TICs and the wider SP research community in technology transfer and commercialisation;
  2. Innovation management – supports the TICs and the wider SP research community in administrative support for internal and external grants;
  3. Project Management and Operations – supports the TICs in project and budget management; and
  4. Systems & Resources  – manages Innovillage and supports the TICs on infrastructure (i.e. space and F&E) & IT matters.

Licensing


Innovative products from SP that can help your business grow further.

Technopreneurship


Innovative products from SP that can help your business grow further.

Applied R&D


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IP Management & Templates


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Licensing

Singapore Polytechnic partners industry players by collaborating in projects, as well as through offering technology licensing opportunity. Take a look at some of our technology licensing opportunities now.

Technologies Area

Biochemistry

Multistage Photocatalyst Wastewater Treatment System – Licensed AOXYL Water Pte Ltd

Our technology is a Multistage Photocatalyst Wastewater Treatment System that is capable of exhibiting highly effective degradation of persistent toxic substances (like organic compounds) in industrial wastewater, through the use of a novel photocatalyst process.

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Biotreatment of aqueous solutions contaminated with hydrocarbons– Licensed non-exclusively to Vopak Terminals.

The application of biofilm technology to specifically target the hydrocarbon components in the industrial wastewater stream from a petrochemical plant has been successfully demonstrated in the lab and in the field…

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Bioremediation of oil contaminated soil

Bioaugmentation with microorganisms shortens the period required for biodegradation to achieve yields that are superior in terms of the types of target compounds being broken down as well as the time duration taken…

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Low Energy Method for Producing Biodiesel

Our technology utilizes a low energy air bubbling process – where air bubbles surround the oil molecules – which not only enables a preferential reaction, but also prevents competition for the base catalyst. This leads to an enhanced rate of biodiesal formation, thereby aiding in the separation of biodiesel from glycerin and gives rise to a higher throughput in biodiesel yield.

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Food

Low GI Kueh Bahulu formulation for Haemodialysis Patients

People who have Chronic Kidney Disease require a special diet that is low in sodium and phosphorous levels, low to moderate potassium levels, appropriate protein intake and potentially restrictions in fluids intake. Our Kueh Bahulu formulation is a familiar snack item which meets all the above criteria, and contains sufficient protein and is Low GI, which helps diabetic patients manage their blood sugar levels.

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Layered Cake with Jam Suitable for Haemodialysis Patients

People who have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) require a special diet that is low in sodium and phosphorous levels, low to moderate potassium levels, appropriate protein intake and potentially restrictions in fluids intake. Our Layered Cake with Jam formulation meets all the above criteria, and contains sufficient protein and is Low GI, which helps diabetic patients manage their blood sugar levels. Trials have also been conducted at a local hospital and CKD patients have found the product to be highly palatable.

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Low Glycemic Index Banana Chocolate Cupcake (without fructose)

The Low Glycemic Index (GI) banana chocolate cupcake recipe is formulated to providing people with a tasty, low GI snack which does not induce spikes in postprandial glucose levels, and is suitable for people with diabetes and does not contain added fructose which is known to adversely affect plasma lipids.

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Low Glycemic Index Brownie (without fructose)

The Low Glycemic Index (GI) brownie recipe is formulated to providing people with a tasty, low GI snack which does not induce spikes in postprandial glucose levels, and is suitable for people with diabetes and does not contain added fructose which is known to adversely affect plasma lipids.

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Low Glycemic Index Soy Pudding

The Low Glycemic Index (GI) soy pudding recipe is formulated to providing people with a tasty, low GI snack which does not induce spikes in postprandial glucose levels. The low GI soy pudding also contains inulin (prebiotic), is low in fat content and does not contain added fructose. It is suitable for people with diabetes, health conscious individuals and people who likes to make soy pudding at home.

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Multistage Photocatalyst Wastewater Treatment System – Licensed AOXYL Water Pte Ltd

Our technology is a Multistage Photocatalyst Wastewater Treatment System that is capable of exhibiting highly effective degradation of persistent toxic substances (like organic compounds) in industrial wastewater, through the use of a novel photocatalyst process.

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i-VISION – Licensed non-exclusively to Epvis Pte Ltd and Smart Technology Solutions

i-VISION is an application that sits on a surveillance system of CCTV cameras and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and gives it ‘intelligence’ by monitoring actively within the entire camera view. It transforms ordinary passive system into an active one.

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Carbon materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Carbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphite, graphene, et al., were used in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). We introduced these carbon materials as counter electrodes for the DSCs. The efficiency is comparable to that of platinum counter-electrode based devices but much lower cost, which exhibit a new way to commercialization.

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EMI Shielding Paint –Licensed to Stratbiz Global Pte Ltd

The invention is the preparation of an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding paint. When coated on the interior and exterior surfaces of non-metallic small articles or large installation enclosures, it provides EMI protection. The paint developed is environmentally friendly, chemically stable, light weight and good corrosion resistance.

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Dengue Virus Detection Kit

Our technology is able to simultaneously amplify, detect and differentiate 4 serotypes of dengue viruses using multiplex real-time TaqMan reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in a single tube reaction, thus allowing rapid detection of the specific serotype of the dengue virus.

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Anti-Chafing Cream

Chafing is skin irritation that occurs where skin rubs against skin, clothing, shoes, or other materials. Chafing sometimes refers to red, sore skin that has been irritated by something rubbing against it. Our special formula creates a smooth velvet surface for protection purpose and effective in preventing the chafing problem. For existing condition, it would also temporarily lessen the irritation. Anti-chafing cream is available in cream formulas. Ideal for use every day.

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Handheld Solid Dispenser Using a Motor-Driven Auger – Licensed exclusively to Xentiq Pte Ltd

This portable solid dispenser (Fig 1) will help facilitate solid materials weighing. It makes use of a motor-driven auger for solid dispensing with a consistency of more than 97%.The ergonomic design of our prototype allows users to avoid contamination and …..

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Collaboration Opportunity

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Solar power has received increasing attention over the past decades in order to replace the environmentally damaging and diminishing fossil fuels. Due to easy, low cost and environmentally-friendly fabrication, dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is much cheaper than traditional silicon PVs and produces power ‘all day every day’.

IP Management

The following legal templates are provided here to help SP staff in drafting the various types of agreement and are for internal use only. Please contact tie@sp.edu.sg for any queries relating to the use of the different legal templates. The information provided here is not legal advice, and should not be treated as such. The information on this website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. SP makes no representations or warranties in relation to the information on this website. For matters involving:

Description

Department approval needs to be sought from

Licensing of SP IPs Department for Technology, Innovation & Enterprise
SP space utilisation and risk management Department of Estates & Development
For insurance matters Department of Finance
For deposit of original Memorandum of Collaboration & Memorandum of Understanding Department for Technology, Innovation & Enterprise

IP Policies

Presentation Slides for Student Projects Updated: 25/1/2011

Contract Templates

R&D Proposal Template

For preparing an internal R&D grant proposal submission.

Memorandum of Collaboration

For a School/department level collaboration with an external party

Memorandum of Understanding

For a SP level collaboration with an external party

Technology Disclosure Form

For filing of an IP invention with SP, either as a potentially patentable IP or know-how/ trade secret.

Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

A 2-way non-disclosure template where both parties are both disclosing and receiving confidential information.

SP Pro-Disclosure NDA

A 1 way Non-disclosure template with terms favouring the disclosing party.

SP Pro-receiver NDA

A 1 way Non-disclosure template with terms favouring the receiving party.

Contract Research Agreement

A contract  R&D template for entering into a definitive and binding contractual relationship with an external party.

Please contact TIE at tie@sp.edu.sg. Subject=SP Legal Templates for a copy of the above templates.

If you wish to know more, please contact TIE at tie@sp.edu.sg

Patent Search Links

Technopreneurship

Technopreneurship = Technology + Entrepreneurship. Merging technology prowess and entrepreneurial skills is the real source of power in today’s knowledge-based economy.

If you wish to know more about technopreneurship, please contact TIE at tie@sp.edu.sg.

Successful Spin-Off from SP

Technopreneurship
Stella Specialty (S) Chemicals Pte Ltd is the most recent spin-off from SP. Stella currently has four main products licensed from Singapore Polytechnic through Innomart Pte Ltd, namely Self Assembly Monolayers (SAMs)-based chemicals coating solution, electroless copper plating solution, high precision electroless nickel (EN) plating solution and organic coating solution for copper protection. For more information, please visit Stella Specialty (S) Chemicals Pte Ltd.
 

Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Multiplier
SP is appointed LED multiplier with the objective of assisting SMEs to:

  • Become Manpower-lean
  • Develop a stronger Singaporean core
  • Build a higher quality workforce

Industry Development, Enhancement and Advancement Programme for SMEs (IDEAS) is an inaugural program between Singapore Polytechnic, Workforce Singapore and Agilent.

Joint Media Release

IDEAS Video

Factsheet
If you wish to know more about IDEAS please contact TIE at tie@sp.edu.sg.

SP Care

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The new SP Care is coordinated by a management committee whose members are from the various schools and technology centres, forming a truly institute-level platform. Adopting a rotating chairperson system, the roles of the managing committee was to oversee the healthcare technology development and innovations in SP, as well as to provide strategic direction for healthcare innovations to ensure alignment to technology roadmap.

A Facelift for SP Care

As an effort to consolidate SP’s healthcare innovations, we have recently launched a new initiative – the new SP Care. The new SP Care is a refresh of the previous SP CARE (Centre for Applications in Rehabilitation Engineering) which customised rehabilitation solutions through the engineering schools for the past 21 years.

The new SP Care pulls together a multidisciplinary team across SP, integrating our various healthcare capabilities within the various academic schools, and technology centres to focus on supporting Active Aging through healthcare technology innovations. These competencies are User Insights, Rehab & Assistive Technology, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Vision Science, and Food & Health.

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The new SP Care is coordinated by a management committee whose members are from the various schools and technology centres, forming a truly institute-level platform. Adopting a rotating chairperson system, the roles of the managing committee was to oversee the healthcare technology development and innovations in SP, as well as to provide strategic direction for healthcare innovations to ensure alignment to technology roadmap.

Our Mission

How We Function

SP Care Website

For more information, go to SP Care Website.