PIPS Future Themes Workshop – Tools to Accelerate the Design of Manufacturing Processes – October/November 2020

The 5-day workshop was facilitated by Mr Andrew Rutter from rutterdesign. Subject Matter Experts from the core members and Extended Team dialed in from the US, Europe and Singapore to participate in the fully online workshop which focused on exploring gaps and tools to accelerate the design of manufacturing processes within the pharmaceutical industry. The Extended Team members also shared their expertise and capabilities in this space to address and bridge the identified bottlenecks. Although the workshop mechanism was via an online platform, it did not hinder the participants from robust discussions where the norm was challenged from various angles. The output of the workshop will be synthesised subsequently to form problem statements in preparation for the future of PIPS.

PIPS Emerging Themes Workshop - October 2019

PIPS Emerging Themes Workshop

The objective of the Emerging Themes Workshop is to identify new areas and themes which are important to the pharmaceutical industry within the next 5 years. The thematic areas, for e.g., factory agility, processing technologies, etc, which have been surfaced will then be crystallised into workstreams for further exploration. Facilitated by Mr Andrew Rutter, Senior Director, Primary Engineering Platforms, GSK, the workshop attracted 30 local and international participants from GSK, MSD, Pfizer, EDB, ICES, ARTC and I3. Overseas participants flew in from UK, US and Ireland. In addition, site leaders from GSK, MSD and Pfizer were present at various segments of the workshop to share their views and experience.

PIPS Digital Factory Workshop - October 2019

PIPS Digital Factory Workshop

The Digital Factory Workshop was facilitated by Dr Antonio Feraco, Managing Consultant Industry 4.0 and Vice President Digital Service, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The objective of the workshop is to convene subject matter experts across GSK, MSD and Pfizer to crystallise problem statements in the context of digitisation efforts, challenges and ambition within the plants to achieve a Digital Factory. The workshop was attended by 35 local and international participants from GSK, MSD, Pfizer, EDB, BMRC, BTI and ARTC. Overseas participants flew in from UK, US and Ireland. Extended Members (with some flying in from Europe) were invited to attend the last segment of the workshop to understand the crystallised problem statements and share how they could contribute.

PIPS Plant Cleaning and Plant Operations Workshop - July 2019

PIPS Plant Cleaning and Plant Operations Workshop

Organised in the domain of Plant Operations, the workshop was a platform for industry partners to share their challenges and thoughts in the context of cleaning and operations with the end goal of crystallising compelling problem statements for addressing and resolution. 

PIPS Workshop - October 2018

PIPS Workshop

Well attended and strongly supported by over 100 industry leads and subject matter experts, the workshop was organised to congregate service and technology providers, potential extended members and the local research community. The event also showcased research achievements of the community which had been seeded by the projects through the PIPS platform.

PIPS Innovation Day - October 2018

PIPS Innovation Day 2018 was facilitated by Mr Steven Pang, Managing Director, Life Sciences Lead SEA, Accenture Pte Ltd and Mr Sid Haralalka, Principal Director, Innovation Lead Industry X.0 SEA, Accenture Pte Ltd at Accenture’s Innovation Hub. Bringing together 45 participants across GSK, MSD, Pfizer and A*STAR, it was a day focused on exploring the art of the possible for digital and data analytics and visualisation. With pre-workshop interviews in the lead-up to identify priority areas, the day comprised sharing of a detailed case study, live demonstrations and immersive design thinking – resulting in the generation of more than 100 pain-points, 80 solutions and 14 prioritised use cases for PIPS. All the output has been packaged into a microsite for sharing across PIPS. Please refer to the microsite here.

Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) - October 2018


As an integrated transformative platform to showcase innovative ideas and business cases, ITAP brings together a conglomerate of manufacturers, government agencies, industry partners and businesses ranging from MNCs to SMEs. Along with our industry partners, PIPS officially signed the membership agreement during the event, hence marking the start of a fruitful and synergistic partnership.  

PIPS Talent Development Workshop - July 2018

PIPS Talent Development Workshop

For the pharmaceutical industry to continue on an upward trajectory, a steady stream of talent has to be discovered, nurtured and grown within. With this impetus in mind, the workshop was organised to solicit and consolidate ideas and mechanisms on how to launch the talent development platform in direct relation to the resources and needs of the public sector, industry partners, academia and government agencies.

PIPS Data Acquisition and Visualisation Workshop - June 2018

PIPS Data Acquisition and Visualisation Workshop

The workshop was organised to congregate stakeholders from the public sector, industry partners, academia and government agencies to identify key overarching challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry and how Singapore can leverage our strengths to address the gaps to further align ourselves.

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