Tech Trailblazers: TechInnovation 2023 Spotlights Leading Innovators

TechInnovation 2023
TechInnovation 2023 | Oct 31 - Nov 2

TechInnovation 2023, IPI’s flagship event, returns for an eleventh edition as Asia’s premier technology-matching platform. With technology at the heart of the event, TechInnovation 2023 seeks to connect industry leaders, entrepreneurial innovators, technology seekers and providers to discover new technologies, explore technology commercialisation and collaborate within the global innovation ecosystem.

In 2023, TechInnovation dives into exciting topics like making our planet healthier, preserving our well-being, and applying artificial intelligence to healthcare matters. Themed Sustainable Urban Living, TechInnovation’s exhibition and conference will feature over a hundred groundbreaking technologies that will shape a future that is sustainable and health-focused.

Some of the featured innovations include:

1. Matex: Synbiotics Cleaning Solution

Matex has created an eco-friendly, long-lasting cleaning solution used in some Singapore hospitals by combining a cleaning agent with prebiotics and probiotics (healthy food). They’ve also designed a remote spectrometer, a tool for identifying chemicals in things, which is handy in electronics manufacturing and other industries like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, smart home devices, and food production.

2. HY M&E and IES Ltd: Transforming Building Sustainability

Two pioneering companies, HY M&E and IES Ltd, have created super-smart technology enabling buildings to consume net-zero energy. HY M&E essentially creates a digital twin building to promote eco-friendliness, while IES Ltd has developed software for designing buildings that prioritise decarbonisation, ensuring they have minimal environmental impact by conserving energy.

3. SunGreenH2: Pioneering Green Hydrogen Production

SunGreenH2 has developed special electrolyser materials that enhance green hydrogen production efficiency. Green hydrogen can be used to produce eco-friendly fuel for cars and cost-effective electricity for homes. Customers using their products recently showcased a highly efficient AEM electrolyser in Germany and have also conducted tests on their electrodes, confirming their reliability.

4. Nanolumi: Advancing Medicine and Imaging

Nanolumi has developed tiny nanoparticles to help biomedical practitioners deliver medicine/drugs to the targeted parts of our body to make us feel better. When used in imaging, these particles help doctors to see more clearly into our bodies, which helps determine the right treatment when we are not feeling well. The nanoparticles are customisable to meet certain functionalities, are brighter and elicit faster response time against commercially available bio-imaging particles.

In addition, 14 Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) from the region are joining to share their latest research and development efforts. These include AI-based technology for pose estimation without physical markers, enhancing safety in settings like children’s centres, swimming pools, and public transport by detecting unusual behaviour in surveillance videos. There’s also innovation in solar cells that support plant growth and power generation, suitable for installation on building windows.

Mr. Wong Lup Wai, CEO of IPI, commented, “TechInnovation 2023 will showcase the latest high-tech inventions that can usher in a more sustainable and eco-friendly world, safeguarding our well-being for future generations. Building on the success of IPI’s Innovation Marketplace, TechInnovation invites tech seekers to discover innovative solutions and provides a platform for innovators to showcase their groundbreaking technologies, sparking partnerships and collaborations that will drive positive change.”

Mr. Ted Tan, Chairman of IPI, emphasised, “In our rapidly changing world, we need innovators who can be heroes in both eco and healthcare sectors, improving our cities and the well-being of people. Through TechInnovation, we are giving special recognition to these remarkable minds as they work tirelessly to address critical needs in the market with their marvellous ideas. In doing so, they are contributing to a greener, healthier, and better world for all, here in Singapore and beyond.”


Event Details and Highlights

Dates: Oct 31 to Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands

Day 1: Sustainability

On the first day, TechInnovation 2023 kicks off by exploring the main theme of sustainable urban living through various interactive sessions on business opportunities in sustainability.

  • At the Opening Ceremony, officiated by Mr. Ted Tan, Chairman of IPI, Ms. Lucia Cioffi,Senior VP and Chief Procurement Officer at the Lego Group, will serve as the first keynote speaker, where she will describe the Lego Group’s sustainability journey and its innovative efforts to foster a more sustainable value chain. Followed by Mr. Christopher Robinson, Senior Director at Lux Research, who will take the stage as the second keynote speaker to provide the latest regional insights into sustainability trends.
  • These sessions are followed by a panel discussion on ‘Business Opportunities Driven Sustainable Innovations in Southeast Asia,’ featuring experts from various sectors, such as green building, renewable fuel, battery recycling, green financing, and clean tech. They will share their experiences in using technology to overcome challenges and drive growth in their businesses.

Day 2: Health and Well-being

On Day 2 of TechInnovation, the agenda explores current trends in health and well-being.

  • The keynote speaker, Dr. Sharon Chan, Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS Asia Pacific, will provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving Health & Well-being landscape. She will discuss the pivotal role of innovation in shaping the industry’s future, including strategies employed by corporations like Johnson & Johnson in the realm of innovation, highlighting some of their ongoing collaborative efforts and the opportunities for engagement.
  • Two panel discussions featuring prominent speakers will take place, exploring topics such as preventive healthcare, customised nutrition, mental wellness, personalised healthcare, and the utilisation of technology to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the field. Another session will concentrate on current market opportunities, entry strategies, and the nuances involved in expanding into markets like China, Thailand, Finland, and beyond.

Day 3: AI in Healthcare

The final day of TechInnovation 2023 is dedicated to exploring the role of AI in healthcare.

  • Nanyang Technological University’s Associate Professor Tan Cher Heng, a Senior Consultant with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), will lead the day with a keynote presentation on the future of healthcare and how different ecosystem platers can collaborate and leverage AI in providing better healthcare solutions. This will be followed by a start-up pitching and panel discussion brought by a diverse range of participants, including MNCs, consultants, SMEs, and accelerators. Collectively, they will underscore the pivotal role that AI plays in reshaping the healthcare landscape.

About IPI

IPI is an innovation catalyst that creates opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.

As a subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore, IPI accelerates the innovation process of enterprises through access to its global innovation ecosystem and advisory services. With a strong belief that innovation is key to enterprise growth, IPI provides enterprises with access to innovative ideas and technologies. IPI also facilitates and supports enterprises’ innovation processes, including commercialisation and go-to-market strategies.

TechInnovation 2023 will be held at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, from Tuesday, Oct 31 to Thursday, Nov 2, 2023. More than 5,000 delegates are expected to attend from across the world, from captains of industry to startups.

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TechInnovation 2023 to Spotlight Leading Innovators
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TechInnovation 2023 is happening at Sands Expo & Convention Centre from Tuesday, Oct 31 to Thursday, Nov 2, 2023.

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