SPARKS Lite SEP 2017
Dr Chan on Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Singapore Gets Smart


In the 31 August 2017 issue of Nikkei Asian Review, they focus their attention on Innovation in Singapore. Find out how Singapore has moved from trade hub to innovation hub, and gain further insights in an interview with Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, Professor Wong Poh Kam.


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Interview with Prof Wong


The Inaugural National Lean LaunchPad

Entrepreneurship and Innovation In Singapore and beyond


NUS Enterprise CEO Dr Lily Chan shares the next big thing in entrepreneurship and innovation - from building an innovation ecosystem in the fields of deep technology, providing support and access for expanding start-ups to access new markets, to catalysing and aggregating the start-up community beyond local shores.


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Prof Wong on Impact Investing

National Lean LaunchPad

The Lean LaunchPad Singapore programme launched in 2013 has educated over 400 participants on commercialisation of their technological innovations. This round marks a new milestone as the programme scales nationally, to strengthen the innovation ecosystem at the national level.

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WateROAM gives back


Their simple and affordable water filtration system has given those without access to potable water a quick and portable solution. On 7 August, co-founder Lim Chong Tee, as part of the Red Cross, headed down to southern Philippines to provide relief to displaced civilians in the Marawi conflict.

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Your Burning Questions
Fire your questions on start-ups and entrepreuneurship, and get answers from NUS Enterprise start-ups, mentors, and staff.

Q: “What is the start-up ecosystem like in China? What are the challenges of starting up in the Chinese market? What are the help and resources available to do so?”

— NUS FoE Alum (07")

A: China has a very well developed and pervasive start-up ecosystem, especially in the mobile and internet domain. Driven by the demands of its huge domestic market, China is now generating and driving some of the world’s top innovative solutions and business models in industries such as fintech, sharing economy and digital learning. Quite a number of start-ups have attained Unicorn status in the last few years. However, start-ups in China face the challenges of unstable government policies. A policy change could severely affect or even threaten the existence of a start-up or services that they provide.

To get started in China, one could tap onto the start-up launch pads provided by NUS Enterprise or IE Singapore. Most importantly, one has to keep the eyes open and feet grounded!

— Associate Professor Steven Zhou, Chairman, MXR Corp

Associate Professor Zhou is the founder and Chairman of NUS spin-off, MXR Corp – a company that develops interactive tangible mixed reality technologies and applications that merge physical and virtual worlds, focused on the fields of education, training and publishing. The company started in Singapore in 2004, and subsequently moved to Suzhou, China, in 2010. The company is currently based in the NUS Enterprise incubation facility located in NUS Suzhou Research Institute (NUSRI), with subsidiaries in Singapore and Beijing.

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Entrepreneurial Link: Singapore x Indonesia
Entrepreneurial Link: Singapore x Indonesia



L’Oréal Innovation Runway Finale
L’Oréal Innovation Runway Finale



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29 Sep Startup Weekend Singapore Mega
21 Oct SIA App Challenge

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