Technology, Innovation and Enterprise

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.

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About Technology, Innovation and Enterprise (TIE)

Department for Technology, Innovation and Enterprise (TIE) provides strategic overview of industry-linked R&D projects and collaborations in Singapore Polytechnic. TIE seeks to support industrial relation needs through successful commercialisation of R&D. It includes intellectual property management of SP technologies which translates to commercialisable IP, eventually resulting in technology licensing and creation of spin-offs.

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

You can collaborate with us through: Research & Development Technology transfer & commercialisation Consultancy services Training and development Others 

Our Roles

TIC enables Singapore Polytechnic to play the following dual roles.

For Institution:

  1. Develop staff capability in new technologies
  2. Provide an authentic learning environment to train solution-minded students
  3. Benefit Singapore’s workforce through conducting continuing education and training

For Industry:

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

Apart from the TICs, we are segmented into several teams namely:

  1. Planning & Partnerships – supports the TICs and the wider SP research community in project planning, technology transfer and commercialisation and provides administrative support for internal and external grants;
  2. IP & Legal – supports the TICs and the wider SP research community in IP Management and Legal matters;
  3. Operations – supports the TICs in project and budget management; and manages Innovillage and supports the TICs on infrastructure & IT matters.
 

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.

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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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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Hydrating Cream
Hydration plays an important role in maintaining the metabolism, enzyme activity, mechanical properties, appearance and barrier function of the skin.

Singapore has a tropical climate that prevails throughout the year. Battling with the constant switch between high humidity, hot outdoor weather and dry in-door cold air-conditioning environment decreases the skin response to external changes. Hence, decreases the hydration level in skin attributing to the overall skin barrier recovery to delay, and premature aging. In our research work, a formula of moisture cream is developed.
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i-VISION and vehicle licence-plate recognition
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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Middleware for Co-bot and Machines Integration

With Industry 4.0 bringing sweeping changes across industries, the integration of disparate components and existing machines have become critical due to the presence of proprietary legacy systems. This invention offers an intermediary communication for the different standalone machines to communicate and perform synchronised functions. In particular, this middleware was developed to integrate robotic and automation elements allowing different machines to communicate through the middleware console.

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EMI Shielding Paint 
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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Nano Glass Coating for Energy Saving Applications
The invention is a nano glass coating which can be applied directly onto glass panels, and can be used on glass surfaces with complex shapes. The coating is able to reject more than 90% of Ultraviolet radiation and Infra-Red radiation above 1400nm wavelength while allowing the transmission of at least 60% of the visible light to be transmitted through. This allows the reduction of the total solar energy transmission by more than 50% as compared to untreated clear glass, and an additional 8% reduction when compared to commercially available solar films.
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Rapid Diagnosis of Dengue Infections 
We have developed a platform technology using Carbon Nanotube (CNTs)–based labels as a POC diagnostic tool for dengue infections. Since their discovery, CNTs have been of great interest for a wide range of applications, including diagnostics. This approach has good potential as a platform technology for rapid, sensitive and low-cost POC diagnosis of infectious diseases.
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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 
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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A Tremor Compensation Device
This invention relates to a handheld or portable device that can compensate for involuntary hand tremor. The device will 1) detect its own motion, 2) distinguish between the intended motion and the tremor, and 3) compensate for the tremor of the tip of the tool (such as a soldering iron, and a writing utensil) attached to the hand-held device. It allows a user with involuntary hand tremor to engage in such as writing, drawing and soldering.
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Active-assisted Arm Brace
This invention relates to a device that is designed to assist with upper limb rehabilitation, and allows the clinician to diagnose and make objective assessment on the rehabilitation progress. The device utilizes biofeedback and intelligent controls to help patients undergo both assisted and passive muscle stretching, and allows clinicians to make objective assessment of each therapy session by providing real-time diagnostic information. The invention has potential to be adapted for home-based upper limb rehabilitation usage.
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