Commercialising Technological Innovation

Piloted by NUS Enterprise as the first entrepreneurial education programme for researchers, the Lean LaunchPad Singapore programme was launched in June 2013 to help research scientists and engineers turn their inventive technologies into commercially viable products and feasible business ventures.

Modelled on the US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme and taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, the programme is adapted for the local context, designed as an evidence-based innovation platform for the commercialisation of deep technologies.

Unlike the traditional structure of lectures and case studies, the pedagogy of Lean LaunchPad Singapore promotes experiential learning through the search and discovery process and cultivates entrepreneurial thinking.

As a participant, your learning will center around three key principles:

  • Customer discovery
  • Business model development
  • Agile engineering

Each team of participants is anchored around a proprietary technology with a real opportunity to convert it into an exciting investable business. You can expect to receive expert guidance from experienced faculty members, industry mentors and entrepreneurs.

After 10 weeks, teams will graduate with a clearer sense of how to develop your technologies into commercial products and identify concrete commercialisation pathways forward.

Watch this video to find out more about how you can learn to commercialise your research and inventions with the Lean LaunchPad Singapore programme.

You can find out more and register for the programme on the official Lean LaunchPad Singapore website.

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