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Industry partnerships with SMEs

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.

Projects with Members and Industry Partners

Applied Total Control (ATC) Treatment Pte Ltd

Blue InCube Pte Ltd

Data Terminator Pte Ltd

Delphic Manufacturing Solution Pte Ltd

Ecospec Pte Ltd

Edible Innovations Pte Ltd

Flexmech Engineering Pte Ltd

GIN LEE Studio Pte Ltd

JAH Tech Pte Ltd

JM Vistec Systems Pte Ltd

Line8 Pte Ltd

Makers Idea PTE LTD

Mdesign Solutions Pte Ltd

pFibre Pte Ltd

Product Development Solutions Pte Ltd

SANWA Plastic Industry Pte Ltd

Win.Win Digital Security Pte. Ltd. (“Win.Win”)