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A*STAR launched the pilot Innovation Factory led by its Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG).Under this initiative, A*STAR scientists and engineers will help companies, particularly local SMEs, design and create new products through design thinking strategies and manufacturing capabilities, to help them move up the value chain and become more competitive. This will take place in three stages: ideation, design and engineering. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, A*STAR will pull engineering expertise from across its research institutes and our vibrant local R&D ecosystem for these collaborations. Companies looking to reinvent existing products may also find the initiative useful.Fourteen local SMEs from a diverse mix of sectors joined the Innovation Factory as members (list below) today. Under the initiative, SIMTech has kicked off more than ten projects to enable members to discover the value of human centered innovation and at the same time, empathising and co-creating with them to solve their problems.The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association (SPETA) also joined the initiative as strategic partners to help encourage product innovation amongst industry players together with A*STAR.
Applied Total Control Treatment Pte Ltd (ATC), incorporated in 2004 provides a one stop solution for metal finishing services including plating of zinc, nickel, chromium, gold, silver, chrome, various type of anodizing for aluminium, conversion coating such as passivating and phosphating including powder coating and wet painting services. ATC serves serve a broad base of industries including aerospace, telecommunication, oil and gas, semiconductors, bio medical and optical. It has an annual turnover of $8M for surface treatment and $4M for coating services respectively with 170 staffs in Singapore and another 155 staffs in Malaysia. ATC has designed and deployed 260 swab booths to Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) in response to the pandemic. From the various feedback from healthcare workers, ATC is seeking to collaborate with SIMTech's Innovation Factory to develop an improved booth that will be more comfortable for healthcare workers and compact.
Mr Marcus Sia, Singaporean, founder and Managing Director of Applied Total Control Treatment Pte Ltd (ATC), established his Surface Engineering Company in 2004. He has many years of entrepreneur experiences. Presently, Marcus Sia has 6 setups in Singapore and Malaysia, serving more than 300 customers in different industries, eg Aerospace, Medical, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas and other industries. With his experiences, he has expanded the customers base over the years.
Blue InCube was set up in 2017 as a joint venture with Blue Ocean Robotics Denmark. In 2019, Blue Ocean Robotics had a change of their business strategy and we then become Blue InCube Pte Ltd with Blue Ocean Robotics as a collaborative
partner. We are now a 100% Singapore entity with 3 Singaporean shareholders.
Mission StatementBlue InCube Pte Ltd (formerly Blue Ocean Robotics SEA Pte Ltd) is a venture builder based in Singapore with focus in robotics, A.I. and robots data analytics related ventures in SE Asia. The
process to allow innovation to take off needs to be conceptualised, structured, nurtured and brought to market with the appropriate funding to conduct such level of activities
Our 1st internal venture from discovery / create - Claritas Technology was established in 2018 to spearhead the development of nascent capabilities to digitise and automate the building inspection process. Our propriety solution,
powered by advanced sensors, high performance drones and AI-driven analytics, equips building owners and managers with a fast, reliable, and cost-effective means to inspect and ensure building safety with confidence.
We partner with start-up at the innovate stage by introducing partners in our Supply Chain to manufacture the robotics systems - AiTreat Robotics. By creating a robotic system for soft tissue therapeutic treatment, we hope to tackle the
shortage of skilled massage therapists while at the same time providing world-class healthcare treatment and lowering costs for the people. https://www.aitreat.com/
We are currently working with a start up to establish their venture, walk with them on their go to market strategy and their funding programs - SPEEDCARGO Technologies offers a suite of robotics and AI technologies for optimizing
yield and increasing productivity in the logistics industry.
CargoEye = instant, accurate dimensioning
CargoMind = intelligence for cargo sales
CargoArm = automated cargo handling
Blue InCube BusinessWorking with overseas partners to expand their Asia / SEA market presence
We work with the Blue Ocean Robotics Denmark Business Development and marketing team to launch the products in Asia.
We also represent other robotics solution providers in Asia
We conduct the following
In summary, Blue InCube differentiates our self by actively participating, walking the journey with our venture partners while putting our experiences and our business networks and partners to make the journey a smoother one to reach
our commercialisation goal.
35 years in capital equipment business for electronics, semiconductor, industrial and transportation sector with management responsibilities for business development, technical sales / distribution, marketing and customer service support services, manufacturing operations & supply chain management and management advisory. Experienced in green fields set up in Suzhou, China and business operations and management in France and Hungary.
Data Terminator is a Data Leakage Protection Specialist providing certified equipment and professional services for secure electronic data erasure, destruction and IT asset disposal. It is managed by experienced and security-cleared specialists with more than 30 years of IT and security experience.Data Terminator has a wide range of high performance and comprehensive Certified Data erasure software and Certified destruction equipment by the US Department of Defence (DoD) and National Security Agency (NSA). All members of Data Terminator in Singapore team are security cleared to meet the stringent security requirements of the Government agencies.It’s professional data termination services either at customer’s site or at its secure facility is the only one in Singapore to be full compliance to the required standards to give customers complete peace of mind and confidence in security, We are the only provider certified for military-grade sanitisation practice in Singapore. With full commitment to the highest quality and standards, our secure data destruction and IT asset disposal processes are both ISO9001 and ISO14000 certified, meeting the International quality and environmental standards.Data Terminator has been awarded the Cybersecurity Award 2020 – SME (Vendor) Category.
Mr Donald Wee is the Managing Director of Data Terminator Pte Ltd, an information leakage protection specialist company which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to this, Donald served an illustrious 23 years of service in the Ministry of Defence. As a Military Officer holding the rank of MAJOR, Donald was the Head of Military Security Department (MSD) Data Centre with extensive experience in operational and strategic cutting-edge IT security. In the 23 years career with MINDEF, Donald's involved in several key projects, amongst them were the setting up of MSD Data Centre, a secure Archival System for sensitive management project, setting up of System Management Centres in MINDEF/SAF, and implementing solutions on Secure Erasure and Destruction of storage media and critical data. With his vast experience as a senior military security officer, Donald has developed and honed his ability to craft and conceptualize complex IT security solutions for operational and strategic applications and all these helps in establishing high standards of security practices in managing Data Terminator’s operations. Donald is an active Executive Committee member of the Cybersecurity Chapter in SGTech since 2010. He has been awarded the Senior Information Security Professional at the 4th Annual (ISC)² Asia-Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Program, as well as the 2015 Singapore Spirit of Enterprise Award. Donald also contributes actively as a frequent speaker at IT security seminars for Government ministries, Singapore Technologies, Polytechnics and conferences like the GovernmentWare. He holds a Master Degree in Business IT from the Curtin University of Technology in Australia and is happily married with a teenage daughter.
With more than two decades of experience and constant improvement, Delphic Manufacturing Pte Ltd is a specialist in High-Mix Low-Volume precision tooling with our engineering base in Singapore. Focusing on innovative engineering, Delphic has expanded our capabilities to include turnkey automation, sheet metal structures & additive manufacturing by building a knowledge-based work force & a strong innovation culture. Our people centric development has been recognized by Enterprise Singapore & NTUC and we are proud to have been featured in Channel News Asia & MediaCorp for employee training policies. In our journey to improve operation effectiveness, we started to digitalize our manufacturing & back office processes since 2018, to provide our customers with more effective & efficient engineering solutions.
Ecospec is a green technology company that incessantly researches and develops cost-effective environmental solutions for diverse industrial and commercial applications. Founded in 2001, Ecospec has established itself globally as a pioneer and market leader in advanced water treatment and sustainable green technologies, receiving multiple recognitions and worldwide accolades. The fast-paced developments and constant assurance that we are always technically ahead of others, enabled numerous filed technology patents. Amongst which, the ULF (Ultra Low Frequency) technology is one of our most highly regarded technology due to its countless possibilities of applications.Ecospec has envisaged a long-term objective of contributing to green environment, investing millions of dollars into its R&D work, and relentlessly committed to inventions of eco-friendly solutions in protecting and safeguarding the environment. With these values in mind, Ecospec will continue to uphold its global presence as the leader of revolutionary environmental technologies. After more than two decades of industrial experience using its core ULF technology, Ecospec is launching its first domestic product to better the life of humanity.
Mr Chew Hwee Hong is the founder and Managing Director of Ecospec Global Technology Pte Ltd and Ecospec NovelTech Pte Ltd.Mr. Chew graduated with a Diploma in Marine Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic in 1975 and obtained his Chartered Marine Engineer in 1978. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering and Science and Technology UK (FIMarEST).Prior to founding Ecospec, Mr. Chew was the manager for Repair Division in Singapore Shipbuilding & Engineering Ltd till 1979 when he joined the corrosion company DIMET. He spent 12 years in DIMET heading the Cathodic Protection Division for international business and in 1986, he became the first Chairman for Corrosion Association in Singapore, an affiliated section of NACE USA, currently known as NACE Singapore.After leaving DIMET, he set up his own company with businesses in retail, property development and engineering and in 2001 he founded Ecospec, which is an environmental technology and R&D company. There are more than 30 green patents filed or granted so far including the latest technologies and inventions of using low frequency electromagnetic wave for water, oil and emission environment control treatments. After more than two decades of industrial experience using its core ULF technology, Ecospec is launching its first domestic product to better the life of humanity.
Edible Innovations Pte Ltd is the first startup to address the problems of plastic waste and poor urban nutrition with a single product. Every year, Singaporeans throw away 500 million units of disposable cutlery items. We need to work together to bring that number down! Our company has created the perfect solution: CRUNCH Cutlery. Every CRUNCH Cutlery you use is one less plastic cutlery polluting our environment.
Ms Anna Lam is a cooking enthusiast who decided to make her own edible cutlery during the circuit breaker period – an idea she first came across 5 years ago and have been obsessed with ever since!Anna is true multidisciplinarian with experience in F&B, Consulting and Brand Management. After graduating from SMU in 2015, she proceeded to work in BreadTalk Group and subsequently MARS INC as a Regional Analyst Mr Sean Neo is a dedicated sustainability advocate, Sean is a champion of sustainability practices and spends his weekends doing beach cleanups! As the Assistant Sales Manager at Shinpuru Solutions Pte Ltd, Sean is intimately connected with F&B partners and is a great asset for developing B2B network connections. Mr Ezra Chan, having worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture for four years, Ezra is currently a Project Manager at DARAZ (Alibaba Group). Ezra’s experience in finance and business management makes him an asset to the business as we expand and require smart business solutions for financial management.
Flexmech Engineering Pte Ltd was incorporated in 1983 as a machine tools trading house focusing on high end machine tools for the electronic manufacturing houses. We have since grown to a regional manufacturing solutions provider focusing on ultra-precision grinding, honing, drilling & CNC machinery integrated with next generation solutions like Industry 4.0, Automation & Additive Manufacturing. With the second generation of leadership on board, Flexmech aims to bridge global cutting edge manufacturing technologies into Asia for and continuously improve our service commitment & technological offerings to the region, specifically for the Aerospace landing gear MRO services, Automotive Hydraulics, Electronics Mold & Die and Medical device manufacturing.
Mr Tan Ru Jin is Flexmech’s second generation leader, the elder of two brothers taking over from the reins from founder Mr Ron Tan in 2018. Joining the business in 2011, Ru-Jin & his brother Tan Ru-Ding works together as a formidable partnership to lead the company towards a long term business transformation journey, focusing on technology & innovation offerings to stay ahead of the regional competition. His 5-year digitalization plan in 2018, which garnered attention and support from government agencies, has set the foundation of Flexmech’s improving market effectiveness & sustainability. He believes that the future lies in integrating technology, such as Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, with people’s expertise to create an innovative & sustainable business.
GINLEE Studio was founded in 2011 by designers Gin Lee & Tamir Niv. Coming together as designers from two different disciplines, design is, and always will be, at the core of what we do. In a world where garments are churned out rapidly, our laborious process is deemed as luxury in today’s pace of fast fashion. We take immense pride in creating beautiful, thoughtfully-designed pieces that are mainstays in ones’ wardrobe. Equipped with Fashion and Industrial design backgrounds, our passion extends towards 3d elements that not only flatter the female form, but make wearable pieces of art. Good design is both aesthetically-pleasing and functional, and we strive to achieve the perfect marriage between both. Here at GINLEE Studio, we're all about Making Fashion Matters.
Mr Tamir Niv is an Industrial Designer and co-founder of GINLEE Studio, a lifestyle design studio which focus on womenswear currently. Our studio began in 2010 as we search for a way to connect our homes. Localness and doing things that is more meaningful has always been in our heart. Our work tends to be quite textural, and the evolvement of a 2D material onto a 3D form is where our strength lies as a cross disciplinary studio of Fashion and Industrial design. Currently our industry is plighted by overproduction. Decades of pushing customers expectation for newness, speed and encouraging disposability has taken its tolls on our environment and resources. My area of research as a participant of Good Design Research program, is “Make in Shop” as a new business and production model. Taking the craft of pleating as a form of last-mile production, we are exploring various way that pleats can transform the base product. Most importantly as a retailer, we wanted this to fit in organically into a retail environment. That would be to create an Order on Demand business without going back in time to individual made to measure. So no tailor shop. By choosing to localise the production, we have began our quest to modernising the craft.
JAH Tech was established in 2019 in Singapore to spearhead global technology commercialization, licensing and partnership formation for our group of Deep Tech research laboratories. In the past 20 years, the work by these labs covered a diverse spectrum of technology research. JAH Tech holds the commercial rights to a wide portfolio cutting edge technologies and works actively with partners globally to empower these technologies towards a positive, lasting impact in everyday life and environment.
Coming from an Information Systems background, Mr Tan Chong Hui is a veteran entrepreneur with experiences growing start-up companies with regional presence. With the breakthrough technologies from JAH Tech, Mr Tan is confident of making an impact to the world through JAH Tech’s proprietary technologies over the next few years.
JMVS was established in 2004 as a machine vision component wholesaler/distributor in Singapore. As a distributor, we carry over 20 renowned brands in Machine Vision industry globally. Our products include industrial camera, industrial lens, illumination & controls, imaging processing software, sensors, lighting, frame grabber, lighting and lens controller, artificial intelligence and accessories. As a customer-centric SME, our mission is to help our customer resolve challenging product inspection requirements solution. We have ventured into the APAC region which includes Singapore (HQ), Malaysia, Thailand, China and Taiwan. Through the years, sales has expanded across Asia. As competition grew, our differentiation strategy is geared towards providing value-added services such as consultation, customization, software integration, vision solution and vision system to our clients. In addition, we strive to ensure that our clients’ needs/requests are always our top priority and taken care of professionally and efficiently to the best of our ability. Besides, our aim is to establish partnerships with core suppliers to achieve high standards and deliver value-added services to our clients.
Mr Eugene Goh is the founder of JM Vistec System. Since 2004, JMVS was set up to provide imaging solutions for machine vision industries extended from South East Asia, mainly in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China and Taiwan. Through key supplier partnership, pioneering in AI solutions in the local industries and hence, managed to establish world renowned name in the Machine Vision Industries. As our service come in different shapes and sizes, we help customer to develop simple components to complex machine vision application/solutions. We ensure that every client’s needs/requests are our daily mission which push us to excel and expand to the limit of sciences and technologies. We believe in innovation will be the key to achieve sustainable growth which has been cultivated through our corporation. Only in creating value for our customer, do we find gratification in work as our biggest reward.
Line8 Pte Ltd, incorporated in 2014, specializes in customized power track systems for homes, offices, and professional facilities. Line8 currently have 3 full time staff and 3 part-time staffs, with 2 of the full-time staff involve in R&D. It expects to achieve annual sales of $1M in FY20. The company takes pride in their product being developed and made in Singapore with two patents related to safety and receptacle and mechanical locking system.Line8 Pte Ltd was founded by Kenneth Ong with the goal of improving the durability and safety of the power track form-factor. With more than 10 years of experience in the power track business, the Line8 Power Rail System is a great product defined by its integration of its form and function.They are looking at building capabilities in Mechanical design, IoT and Info-comm technologies. The power rail power distribution concept allows users to add, remove and reposition power outlets for convenience, safety, and aesthetic purposes. In the current product offering, both by Line8 or other leading companies, the power rail concept is not a standard, our tap-off units are typically adaptors which will adapt our conventional British/US/EU sockets to the power track key. This pose unnecessary hassle for the user and complexity, inter-connect points and bulkiness to the overall concept. There are opportunities for innovation and improvements can be made to the product.
Mr Kenneth Ong founded Line8 with a couple of product and technical drawings on graph papers. With the goal of improving the durability and safety of the power track form-factor. Being passionate and trained in; Medical Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Photography gives Kenneth insights which bridges across multiple disciplines. With over 10 years’ experience in the power track business, Kenneth embraces that this is the concept for the future. The Line8 Power Rail System is a truly great product which is defined by its integration of its form and function.
Makers Idea Pte Ltd, incorporated in 2016 is focusing on providing Industrial design and product prototyping consultancy as well as engineering services. Makers Idea helps customers realise their ideas into products with comprehensive market research, usability studies and innovative design. Our customers span from start up to SME, MNC and government agency.Makers Idea Pte. Ltd. is founded by 3 passionate product design professionals specialising in their individual field of Industrial, Mechanical and Electrical deign. Having more than 50 years of combined product design knowledge and experience between them, they always believe in the approach of combining science and technology with user centric design to create impactful product. Makers Idea never stops innovating and strive to produce unique solutions together with their customers to archive market success.
As a local consulting firm based in Singapore, we value the need to provide innovative engineering solutions to our clients. Established in 2004, MDesign Solutions offers product design and development services and we have served clients ranging from the medical and healthcare industry to high-tech consumer goods. Our innovation process draws on various resources, combining with our client’s insights to generate innovative products and solutions to deliver excellence and increase the value of our client’s investment. From product ideation, conceptualization, prototyping to manufacturing, our rich network of partners and sourcing capabilities result in on-time delivery with practical solutions.Our strong track record and experiences have led to MDesign Solutions’ team receiving several awards including the coveted President’s Design Award in 2009. We have supported over 120 clients, successfully patented more than 30 products, completed more than 300 projects, and the recent spinoff of Gill™ Mask into a standalone company demonstrates its resourcefulness to deliver complete turnkey solutions. After a decade in small enterprises and another decade in multinationals, Jean-Luc has joined Mdesign Solutions as Managing Director. He is passionate about creating purpose and value and sees Mdesign Solutions as a catalyzer to achieve impactful products.
Jean-Luc has managed multi-million-dollar projects for numerous leading consumer-goods companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Philip Morris International, where he headed teams from ideation to manufacturing. Besides product development, Jean-Luc’s career spans businesses in Europe, US and Asia, and roles in Finance and Supply Chain. Jean-Luc is also the Head of Product at Gill Lab where he drives future innovative product development, quality and manufacturing of the product line comprising sustainable personal protective equipment.He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Entrepreneurship.
pFIBRE Pte Ltd is a resin manufacturing company that makes biodegradable flexible packaging film. pFIBRE offers sustainable, fully biodegradable B2B packaging solutions for circular economies. Unlike other products on the market, pFIBRE products will not break down into micro-plastics or pose a danger to wildlife. Not only are pFIBRE products sustainable, but all their components are also ethically sources, and all producers are treated fairly. pFIBRE aims to be completely transparent about the way it treats both nature and people, and is committed to fair trade, fair wages, and sustainable practices. Wherever pFIBRE operates, we work with the local community to provide great products and services, while at the same time transforming local lives for the better.
Prakruti Kodali has over 7 years of experience in driving growth strategy, business transformation, and innovation management, Prak has taken a plunge into Entrepreneurship to build on her purpose: to make this world a better place for the generations to come. An intense combination of her business acumen and people centricity is bringing pFIBRE closer to organisations craving sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging. Prak’s crazy belief that she can change the world is what makes her push harder and hustle her way through challenges & adversities.
Dinaz earned her PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Monash University in Australia. During her PhD, she specialized in engineering the materials needed to increase the life of the F/A-18 combat aircraft. After a detour through China where she studied Chinese and taught materials and engineering as assistant professor at Beihang University, she moved to Singapore to co-found pFIBRE. A polyglot, lifelong learner, scuba diver and lover of adventure, Dinaz identifies strongly as a global citizen and, as such, believes in globally impactful solutions to challenging problems.
Product Development Solutions (PDS) Pte Ltd is an education, training, and design consultancy company. PD Solutions was founded in 2003 with offices and certified training centres in Singapore, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur.
PDS promotes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise software for all stages of the Engineering Product Development Process. PDS receive design and training support from their software partners like PTC, ANSYS, Moldex3D, Future Facilities, CAESS, Lambda and GeometricPLM. Their main customers are product companies, and companies providing design services, system integrators, research, and educational institutes.
PDS provides software and consulting on the following:
PDS certified trainers conduct regular classes for the abovementioned software tools.
Mr Tay Ming Hui has more than 30 years of industry experience especially in the areas of Product Life Cycle Managements and Mechanical Design. He founded PD Solutions Pte Ltd in 2003 and have grown PD Solutions to be a leading value-added reseller in the region. He was the senior regional director for PTC, a US listed software company, running the South Asia (Asean, Australia, New Zealand) and Pakistan regions for almost a decade. He started his career as an R&D engineer in Singapore Technologies and is one of the early adopters in using 3D modelling software in the regions. Ming Hui has a Master of Science Degree in Material Engineering and Bachelors Degree in Mechanical and Product Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.
SANWA was established in 1977, and our business is providing plastic injection components in the PE industry. The company has evolved from providing low value consumer products to highly precision plastic components, sub-module in the sector of Industrial & energy, Automotive, Office automation & Bio-Medical.Head Quartered in Singapore, SANWA has also started regionalization & has set up manufacturing site in Indonesia, China, Malaysia & India, & has formed fruitful partnership & JV with local partners as well as with the US & Japan in search of diversifying into higher value & new sector of Industry. As next step of transformation for the company, SANWA has joined SIMTEC Innovation Platform to tap on SIMTEC expertise in Product development & hope to be a value partner with the consortium members. SANWA ambition will be to able to produce products that will be relevant to the markets we serve in the near future.
Mr Lim Soon Huat is the General Manager and joined SANWA in 1990, as business development, and currently has progressed as General Manager in SANWA. His roles in SANWA include daily operation and identify areas of technological improvement, market expansion, and overall execution of plant operation as designated. He has over more than 30 years’ experience in the field of plastic molding, tool making, operation, & setting up of oversea plant.
Win.Win Digital Security Pte. Ltd.(“Win.Win”) is an accomplished provider of digital printing and RFID tagging solutions. Established in 1999 in Singapore, the company has grown with its keen focus on the digital printing market and through strong emphasis on innovation together with its global partners. Their products and services are available through their offices in Singapore, China and Vietnam.Win.Win has a proven track record of technology commercialisation. Since 2000, Win.Win has been supplying HP print system to the China government print service bureau for “scratch-and-win” tax receipt printing where over 200 systems were installed in 25 provincial cities of China. Since 2011, Win.Win has been providing a patented barcode printing system for drug track-and-trace in the pharmaceutical-industry supply chain market in China. Their barcode printing solutions have tracked over 10 billion drugs for pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, AstraZeneca, NOVARTIS, MERCK, Roche, Santen. In 2014, Win.Win introduced the first RFID encoding printing production system for RFID source tagging market. Their key customers include many leading MNCs and we are on Avery Dennison’s, TENTAC’s and NAXIS Brand Supporter’s global qualified supplier list. In 2019, they are ranked by DP Information Group as a Singapore SME 1000 company for accomplishments and service.
Mr Sanfran Moh is the founder and CEO of Win.Win Digital Security Pte Ltd. He lived in China for ten years from 1999 to 2009 to develop the Mainland China market. Sanfran is passionate about reaching win-win outcome in his business dealings. His visions and foresight and an acute understanding of market needs keep the company ahead of competition with new technologies and solutions throughout the years.