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3 startups on the pros and cons of licensing IP from Singapore institutions

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To many entrepreneurs, the words “commercializing IP” (intellectual property) may seem foreign. However, there are many benefits to doing it, as I discussed previously in another article. But what does it really look like to go through this process? I spoke with three startups who have commercialized IP from institutions and asked them for their insights. […]

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These 3 startups are solving the manpower problem in Singapore’s food industry

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Ask any Singaporean restaurateur or hotelier about the challenges of running a food and beverage (F&B) business and they will all lament on a major concern—limited manpower. This is despite the 2,500 F&B outlets that have adopted lean manpower measures since 2011, a spokesperson from Spring Singapore told me. (Spring is the government agency that works closely […]

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All you need to know about commercializing an IP from a Singapore institution

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As the Singapore tech ecosystem advances in scientific innovations (or “deep technologies” in tech speak), it becomes more imperative for entrepreneurs to discover the value of integrating science-based intellectual property (IP) into their business models. But where does an entrepreneur start in considering science IPs, especially when a founder has no scientific background? For starters, there are readily available […]

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7 Singapore institutions you can shop for IP at, in time for new S$1b fund

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Singapore recently received a major boost in funding with a US$718 million (or S$1 billion) fund to commercialize globally competitive technologies. This is on top of its RIE2020 program, a US$13 billion five-year R&D fund that “seeks to support and translate research into solutions that address national challenges, build up innovation and technology adoption in companies, and […]