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It has insofar been an eventful 2009. An inaugural New Zealand Business Forum was held, a few memoranda of understanding were signed, several exhibitions and conferences were held, and many new initiatives were launched.
This website brings you through the exciting journey in the months of 2009. Also, we have launched an Exploit Tech Blog! Check it out in here.
Second round application is now open!
Second round application deadline : 31 March 2010
The Traineeship in Technology Transfer Management (T3M) is a two-year programme that aims to provide skills training and upgrading opportunities for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents in the areas of Intellectual Property (IP) Management, Commercialisation of Technology and Research, and Technopreneurship.
It is a new initiative to train and equip Professionals, Managers, and Engineers (PMEs) with relevant knowledge and skills in the field of technology transfer.
The traineeship is organised by Exploit Technologies, and funded by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Please click here to view the programme structure.
The first tea reception for potential candidates were held on 28 July 2009, and it attracted more than 100 attendees who were keen to take on the challenge as T3M trainees.
|Keen candidate asks for more information about biomedical sciences division||Full house at T3M briefing session||Enthusiastic participant gets a chance to find out more |
31 Aug - Exploit Technologies and IES signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 3rd IES Charles Rudd Distinguished Lecture (CRDL) to establish a strategic collaboration under the Angel Investment Management (AIM) initiative. This collaboration serves to enhance and accelerate Angel networking activity, and enable startups to have greater access to Angel investors in Singapore and the region. Under the new partnership, IES and Exploit Technologies will collaborate to organise Angel networking events and undertake joint marketing activities to promote investments in local startups.
Singapore-Based Tera-Barrier Films Receives Investment from Applied Ventures to Commercialize Moisture-Resistant Films for Plastic Electronics
25 Aug - Tera-Barrier Films Pte. Ltd., a new spin-off from the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), announced on 25 August 2009 that Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc. has made a strategic investment in the company. The funds will be used for the development and manufacture of a new proprietary, moisture resistant film that can significantly extend the life span of devices such as organic solar cells and flexible displays. Tera-Barrier Films is a portfolio company of Exploit Technologies Pte. Ltd., the marketing and commercialization arm of A*STAR. Tera-Barrier has signed a license agreement with Exploit Technologies to obtain the rights to develop and market products using the breakthrough flexible substrate technology.
20 Aug - The 7th IP Awareness was held on 20 August 2009 at IME. It was was well attended by IME researchers and IDMs, as well as Exploit officers.
The speaker, Daniel R Collopy, J.D. (Vice President and Partner with Ingrassia, Fisher and Lorenz pc), spoke for 1.5 hours to a full house audience on key issues presently facing semiconductor companies in the US and abroad.
Exploit Technologies Launches Exploit Technologies Launches Mentorship Programme to Help Create Jobs, Nurture Entrepreneurs and Grow New Industry Verticals
19 Aug - Exploit Technologies launched the Mentorship Programme on 19 August 2009.
The main objectives of the Mentorship Programme are:
About 80 participants, including both mentors and mentees, attended the event.
The guest speakers shared the benefits, opportunities and value-add that can be derived from a good mentorship programme. This is especially important in current economic climate, where fund raising is tough and investment is fickle.
Exploit Technologies Awards Close to $2M Flagship Funding to IMCB to Develop Antibacterial and Antifungal Compounds
30 Jul - Exploit Technologies announced on 31 July 2009 that an S$1.99 million Flagship Fund has been awarded to a research team at IMCB who will work on the development of antibacterial and antifungal compounds. When ready, the technology could change the playing field for companies in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.
Exploit Tech, together with A*STAR, Plays Host to WIPO Director-General at Fusionopolis
29 Jul - Dr Francis Gurry, Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), visited A*STAR on 29 July 2009. Dr Gurry was provided with an overview of the work at A*STAR, covering its science and research capabilities, as well as efforts committed to commercialise the IP generated. Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of A*STAR, met with Dr Gurry to discuss possible areas of cooperation between A*STAR and WIPO Singapore Office. Dr Gurry described A*STAR’s efforts in R&D and commercialisation as a demonstration of the excellent work done in
National RFID Centre, a Flagship Project of Exploit Tech, Supports Tan Chong International in Setting Up Singapore’s First RFID-Enabled Automotive Hub
6 Jul - Located at Sixth Lok Yang Road, the new TC Nissan Hub features an RFID Enabled Car Inventory Management and Process Optimization System for efficient tracking and management of new cars. With this system, an RFID tag with an associated reference number is attached to each car in the centre for tracking purposes. The system facilitates more efficient workflow during the pre-delivery inspection process and monitors the progress of work to be completed. With new cars being delivered directly from the harbour to the hub and all key facilities available under one roof, customers receive new cars in almost ex-factory condition with mileage reduced by 90%. Fuel wastage and pollution is also minimised.
|TC Nissan Hub opening ceremony on 6 July 2009 || The state of art RFID system|| TC Nissan Hub|
16 to 19 Jun - A*STAR Exploit Technologies and Institute for Infocomm Research had a good run at this year's CommunicAsia. New technologies made their debut, business leads were generated, and the techs received a fair share of the media's attention. This event has also served as the launch pad for Exploit Technologies' blog, which will continue even after CommunicAsia. It has been a bustling week. All worth the effort! A big thank you to all visitors who dropped by our booth; and to the men and women who have worked very hard behind the scene to put together an event that has made an impact!
A*STAR Showcases Twelve Breakthrough Infocomm Technologies At CommunicAsia 2009
16 to 19 Jun - Look out for a technology that enables you to control who can view/edit your pictures after someone has downloaded them off, say, your website or social networking page. Also check out a smart image recognition software that can tell you what an image "means". And not to be missed is a smart search technology, which will give users more than just relevant hits. Stop by A*STAR CommunicAsia 2009 booth and experience how infocomm technologies can enhance your lifestyle!
We are at Booth 3E2-01, Hall 3, Singapore Expo!
Exploit Technologies’ Portfolio Companies Performed Well to Secure S$500,000 Grant under SPRING Singapore’s Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (TECS)
4 Jun - SPRING
14 May - Multimedia production agency Refinery Media announced the launch of Asia’s groundbreaking online reality programme – SUPERMODELME.tv – with an MOU signing ceremony with Exploit Technologies through a press briefing conducted on 14 May, at the
22 Apr - Exploit Technologies launched the International Incubation Initiative, or Icube, at the New Zealand Business Forum on 22 April 2009. Icube seeks to encourage innovation by providing to start-ups of participating incubators greater access to incubators internationally; and to enhance and accelerate the opportunities for start-ups that need international business linkages.
8 Apr - The inaugural Financial Incentives and Grant Fair, organised under the Founders Club Talk Series, received overwhelming response with more than 300participants from start-ups and SMEs that are keen to find out from different agencies on a host of government incentives and grants that are available to help companies ride through difficult times like now.
Read on to find out more about Exploit Technologies' marketing efforts in i-CREATe,RFID World Asia, Unconference, Startup@Singapore Business Plan competition andMPEG-4 SLS roadshows!