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We are a one-stop design and solution center for SMEs.

A centre dedicated to supporting Singapore's SMEs from the ideation stage to the design and engineering stage, allowing them to become product owners and venture into higher value markets.

The Innovation Factory is located within the Jurong Innovation District (JID) and is supported by more than 500 researchers and scientists in SIMTech and ARTC.



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The Innovation Factory is a national platform supported by EnterpriseSG, led by SIMTech, A*STAR with the aim to accelerate the design thinking and innovation journey, and the transformation of ideas into commercially viable products that are ready for market adoption.

The Innovation Factory plugs the current gaps in companies looking to develop new products and introduces design and engineering expertise in industrial design and product design, to catalyse innovation and scale up to production. We help companies find better ideas faster, define and prototype novel product and business concepts, gather data on viability and profitability based on evidence-based decisions and build a balanced innovation portfolio across your intended markets and new horizons. The Innovation Factory also provides a co-working space for companies to tinker and ideate, with equipment and software tools for prototyping.

The one-stop design and solution centre for Singapore SMEs.

To support SMEs from ideation to design and engineering stage, and migrate them to product owners in order to venture into higher value markets.

Core Capabilities

  • Innovation Mission and Strategy Sprint
  • Opportunity mapping, trend, and competitive analysis
  • Consulting and designing the path to innovation-lead business growth 
  • Ideation workshops
  • Product Design
  • Service Design


  • Scope and execute projects by leveraging a network of subject matter experts and design partners
  • Provide our members a best-in-class R&D lab infrastructure for design, engineering and application development.


Consultancy Projects 
Our cross-disciplinary team with varied interests, skills and expertise offers companies professional advice for designing and developing a product. We work with a wide range of companies coming from different industry sectors, thus understand that every project is unique and we strive to fill in the gaps to ensure all requirements are met.

Design and Development Projects
When engaging companies, our team of consultants will discuss the Go-To-Market strategy of the intended solutions with problem owners, assess the viability of market adoption of the intended products or services, and approve projects for execution.  The team will also conduct rigorous technical design reviews at different gates of the projects.

Ideation and Design Workshops
Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving with a strong emphasis on user empathy, collaboration, creative ideation, co-creation with rapid prototyping and stakeholder feedback. The purpose of the design workshops is to provide opportunities for companies to embrace empathic tools to develop insights about the users. We partner with distinguished trainers to provide Design Thinking, Design Standards, user-centric and/or similar workshops and training. 

Design Lab

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Tailored to the demanding and unique needs of every customer and any potential customers, we design and provide solutions in the fields of Embedded Systems and Product Design. The design and development of products and solutions leverage some or all of the core technical competencies developed and owned over the years. Our domain expertise is in industrial design, with core competencies in electronics hardware, mechanical design and development, simulation tools, embedded firmware and communication software protocols. Combined with flexible outsourcing business models and project management experience, we are ready to provide excellent design services, consultancy and engineering support to our customers.

Build Lab

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The Build Lab is developed to address the engineering needs of Additive Manufacturing (AM) engineers, and allows users to investigate, understand and learn more about their manufacturing processes. Leveraging on best in-class 3D printers, companies can spend time in the Design Lab with simulation technology to reduce trial and error tests and find build configurations that succeed. Our team combines years of experience in AM and we aim to tailor AM technology that can be effectively integrated into your process chain and spearhead your innovation journey.

IFinity Lab

Ifinity Lab

The IFinity Lab offers a premium environment to support members on their business needs such as meetings, project discussions and networking. Members will get exclusive use* of the IFinity Lab, which is equipped with the necessary support to facilitate and drive discussions.

*Usage of the IFinity Lab will be given in order of priority: A*STAR management, Platinum members followed by Gold members.

Materials Lab

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The materials lab will allow companies to delve into a web of knowledge in materials, and the ability to realise potential in innovative ways through the exploration of 3D sensing, displays, AR/VR and mixed media solutions. Value-added services like design consultation, customised solutions, software integration, computer vision applications and other optical solutions are also offered.

Move Lab


We can tinker with differentiating capabilities in robotics and automation technologies. For mobility, we can find solutions in 2D and 3D lidar-based navigation, and lost recovery from vision. In manipulation, users can explore automation innovations in the areas of polishing, deburring, spraying, as well as shared control and vision with tactile feedback. For robotic systems, we can explore opportunities in manipulation, mobility, perception, intelligence, automation and mechatronics.

Sustainability Lab

Sustainability Lab

The Sustainability Lab will showcase carbon management capabilities to support the industry in their journey towards net zero. Industry partners and key stakeholders will be able to understand our R&D capabilities through the digital and physical technology showcases. The lab will also serve as a testbed area to collaborate with partners across A*STAR, universities, and the industry. This will enable stakeholders to improve their resource efficiency, and transit towards a sustainable and circular economy.