ETPL works with Industry & A*STAR research institutes to identify new technology areas early in the research value chain to develop application driven, multi-disciplinary projects and drive these with commercialization outcomes firmly in mind. In the hope of precipitating these projects into their next lap of marketable commercial applications, ETPL provides gap funds to inject resources, like manpower and funds for further development and testing.
Gap funding for co-development is applicable for A*STAR technologies where:
Potential licensees takes up A*STAR technologies
These technologies still require further research and/or development efforts for them to be commercial ready
Potential licensees are willing to collaborate with ETPL and the research institutes in co-development efforts
An example of such a project is “Silicon Photonics Productization via Commercial Foundry Line Establishment” where ETPL worked with a commercial foundry to qualify and validate our research institute’s silicon photonics portfolio.
Another example is SME ZWEEC Analytics’ co-development with A*STAR on the Fish Activity Monitoring System(FAMS), which was presented with the Honour Award for Applied Research at the 2012 International Water Association (IWA) Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards (PIA) on 3 July 2012. PIA is a prestigious global competition which recognizes and celebrates innovation and excellence in water engineering projects around the world.
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