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Speed to Market: Helping enterprises A*ccelerate the translation of R&D into economic outcomes

SMS Koh at the official launch of Accelerate Technologies Pte Ltd

SMS Koh (second from left) at the official launch of Accelerate Technologies Pte Ltd, formerly known as ETPL.

Probiotic beer, negotiation AI bots and smart wearables were some of the exciting solutions on display at the latest Innovation & Enterprise event, A*CCELERATE NOW on 9 November 2018.

The event attracted over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, and industry representatives keen to sniff out how they too could benefit from working with A*ccelerate to accelerate technology productisation.

In attendance was Guest-of-Honour, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, to oversee the event and launch the rebranding of A*STAR’s commercialiastion arm, ETPL, to Accelerate Technologies Pte Ltd (A*ccelerate). The rebrand marks a new chapter for A*STAR in delivering impact from research and innovation. A*ccelerate will continue its shift towards accelerating value capture through collaborative innovation and enterprise engagement and play a major role in translating intellectual capital from A*STAR researchers to industry.

SMS Koh highlighted three roles that A*ccelerate will need to deliver in supporting A*STAR researchers from lab to market, supporting local enterprises in innovation and in nurturing innovation and enterprise talent in Singapore. He also expressed his hope for Innovation & Enterprise Organisations (IEOs) like A*ccelerate to lead the way forward and strive to become one of the top commercialisation offices in the world, and create greater impact for our economy and society.

Click here for the full speech by SMS Koh.


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