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Discover new technologies by our partners

Leveraging our wide network of partners, we have curated numerous enabling technologies available for licensing and commercialisation across different industries and domains. Enterprises interested in these technology offers and collaborating with partners of complementary technological capabilities can reach out for co-innovation opportunities.

AI Powered ToF Sensors for Smart Fall Detection
The demand for improved healthcare, coupled with increasing life expectancy and a growing elderly population, alongside resource constraints, necessitates the implementation of a 24/7 remote monitoring system equipped with an accurate risk prediction process. This process should forecast potential risks for individuals, enabling early detection and remote alerts to promptly alert healthcare providers and individual caregivers, thereby enhancing the well-being of those under care. A Japanese technology owner has developed a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor technology, characterised by executing a risk prediction process to predict risks for the monitored individuals based on presence range and posture.  Unlike conventional camera-based systems, the proposed technology emphasises the privacy of the monitored individual by abstaining from capturing actual photos or images. Through the implementation of a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, it can discern whether the individual under observation is absent from the bed, lying flat on it, sitting at its edge, or lying on the floor next to the bed. A web-based user interface had been developed to provide healthcare professionals various degrees of warning, e.g., patient at safe zone, gray zone, caution zone or bed edge zone. The technology owner is looking to work with healthcare providers, agencies or developers providing housing for the elderly, or technology companies for test bedding trials, as well as research and development collaborations to customise the technology for specific use cases.
Novel Thermoplastic Materials for New Application Development
The technology on offer are high value-added plastic materials that exhibits unique properties such as excellent sliding properties, anti-abrasion properties, releasability, anti-fouling properties and gas permeability or gas and moisture barrier properties respectively. With superior these properties, these materials are suitable for use in the development of different applications across manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Additionally, these materials have potential as alternatives to fluoropolymers such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). PTFE, widely used in many cases due to many valuable properties, has faced stricter regulations in Europe, particularly regarding perfluorooctanoic acid and substitute substances used in its manufacturing. This has driven the need for alternative materials. The technology owner has successfully demonstrated the use of these materials for automotive and consumer products and is interested to work with partners from other sectors such as food, healthcare, electronics, and construction on joint R&D projects to create novel applications.
Ultra-thin, Flexible and High-Quality Sheet Type Speaker
With the spread of smart home appliances, the demand for diverse audio notifications is rising. Traditional dynamic speakers and buzzers in consumer electronics, often built with rigid or bulky frames, are difficult to mount on curved or irregular surfaces and fit into compact spaces, thus reducing design flexibility. These components are also vulnerable to environmental damage such as dust, moisture, and shock, requiring additional protective measures that increase costs. Acoustically, buzzers can only emit single-frequency sounds, while dynamic speakers suffer from sound congestion and rapid frequency attenuation when embedded within devices. Despite offering better sound quality, dynamic speakers are more expensive than buzzers. To address these challenges, the technology owner has developed an ultra-thin, flexible, and cost-effective sheet type speaker that combines the advantages of both dynamic speakers and buzzers. This speaker produces high-quality sound across a broad range of frequencies. Its thin and flexible profile allows for seamless integration into various devices, significantly expanding design possibilities and fostering creative implementations. Additionally, its robust environmental resistance improves durability and reliability for long-term use in smart home appliances. This cost-effective solution also enables manufacturers to incorporate superior audio features without a significant price increase, paving the way for integrating sound as a key value-add in consumer electronics to enhance the user experience (UX). The technology owner is seeking R&D collaboration with industrial partners interested in incorporating this sheet type speaker into their products and applications.
Revolutionizing PGM Recycling: Efficient Recycling of Platinum Group Metals
Platinum group metals (PGMs) are critical raw materials essential in diverse industries, including automotive catalytic converters, jewelry, glassware, petrochemical refining, electronics, and healthcare sectors like pharmaceuticals and dental implants. Primarily sourced through the mining of PGM ores, they constitute about 70% of the global PGM supply, with South Africa and Russia accounting for 85% of this production. This concentration in supply can lead to price gouging and market monopoly. Recycling PGMs from waste not only mitigates the supply shortfall but also reduces environmental impacts compared to mining. However, conventional recycling methods are energy-intensive, requiring temperatures around 1500°C, and involve costly downstream processing to treat waste. Furthermore, the high processing temperatures result in high-value raw materials being burnt and releasing harmful toxins. The technology owner has developed a novel biorecovery method that incorporates and modifies a series of biochemical and biological processes into a streamlined 3-stage process as opposed to the multi-tiered stages of current conventional methods used in industry. It offers the following advantages over the competition: Energy Efficiency: consumes 6x less energy than traditional methods Cost Effective: 3x cheaper in operation cost High Yield: capable of recovering multiple PGM simultaneously with high yield even from low-grade waste Sustainability: support company decarbonization goals by offering a truly green and sustainable recycling manner for spent catalyst
Tailor-Made Vertical AI-driven Platform: Enhancing Corporate Decision-Making and Operational Efficiency
With the recent trend of digital transformation in government and corporate sectors, there is a specific focus on creating solutions that utilize AI to enhance decision-making, streamline operations, and foster interaction across various platforms. The challenge however involves leveraging private data to train AI models that are not only efficient but also secure and capable of handling complex, industry-specific tasks, thereby promoting operational efficacy and strategic growth. This technology utilizes an advanced AI-driven platform, designed to facilitate digital transformation and provide intelligent content creation with resource optimization services through the processing, analysis, and application of multimodal data to meet the needs of specific industries. It capitalizes on private data to train specific AI models, enhancing decision-making capabilities and operational efficiency. The platform encompasses AI digital humans, intelligent terminals, and targeted AI management systems, aiming to streamline interactions and manage diverse tasks across various industries with a focus on customized, real-time solutions. This approach promises a significant boost in productivity and operational effectiveness through data-driven insights and AI integration.  
Passive Radiative Self-Cooling Paint
As the earth gets warmer, the cooling of living and working spaces requires more energy. Governments are enacting standards for eco-friendly buildings in response to increasing concerns about rising energy use and carbon emissions. A novel “self-cooling” solution can help buildings and automobiles to cool down without heavily relying on air conditioning, leading to greater energy savings. The technology offer is a high-performance passive radiative cooling paint (PRCP) using emerging nanomaterial technology. Different from conventional paint, this cooling paint combines high solar reflectivity with high thermal emissivity. Hence, the paint can reflect incoming solar radiation and emit thermal radiation simultaneously, achieving effective cooling even under direct sunlight.  The technology owner is interested in R&D collaboration and test-bedding with commercial and residential building owners, property developers and construction companies. The technology is also available for out-licensing to paint developers and manufacturers.
A Novel and Natural Anti-Pathogenic Formulation.
The core technology is of a formulation that is an effective natural water based iodine multi-pathogenic solution that is designed to destroy various pathogens quickly. Although, the active ingredients are present at low levels, this formulation has been successful demonstrated from anecdotal evidence to provide protection. The product has been favourably shared by our global consumers on various media platforms. The IP involves the creation of a formulation that is novel in having a different and versatile broad spectrum ability to destroys different pathogens and their accompanying cellular survival structures simultaneously and quickly. It functions using diverse mechanisms of action via oxidative and complexation reactions. Additionally multiple prongs of attack leave little time to mount or develop resistance mechanisms, potentially hindering chances of resistant strains emerging.  It is anticipated that it would be widely used in a variety of settings for personal care and health care applications. Users to date have reported its successful application on a wide range of use cases e.g. for oral use, skin care, wound healing and as disinfectants. We are seeking partners to carry out test-bedding our various consumer claims in clinical trials, as well as carry as R&D collaboration to further explore new applications. We are also seeking partners who would be able to quickly manufacture and distribute our formulation. 
Smart Fistula Needle For Safe Fistula Cannulation And Other Vascular Procedures
Many vascular procedures such as central venous catheter insertion, dialysis catheter insertion, arterial angiograms, etc requires a skilled personnel to complete the task. A fistula used for example, in haemodialysis, is a direct connection of an artery to a vein. Once the fistula is created it is a natural part of the body. When the fistula properly matures, it provides an access with good blood flow that can last for decades. The gold-standard for access is an AV fistula. The success of an AV fistula procedure and vascular cannulation procedures depend on the skill of the medical professional. Potential difficulties during the procedure include: Multiple venepunctures attempts before successful cannulation Accidental puncture of the front vessel wall due to deep insertion Accidental puncture of the opposite side of the vessel wall while inserting the needle further upstream Inadvertent punction of the opposing vessels. Endovascular surgeons, therefore, need an improved device for penetrating the vessel wall during cannulation procedure. This technology is of a smart needle which can reliably gauge the intravascular position of distal end of the needle and detect vessel wall penetration. The device protects against needlestick accidents and accidental back walling of fistula wall.​ It avoids accidental puncturing of the opposing vessel wall and prevents accidental back-walling during the cannulation procedure by automatically deploying a smart sensing stylet after successful needle puncture of vessel wall. The technology owner is seeking for medical device manufacturers, clinical collaborators, and independent dialysis centres to conduct first-in-human studies.
Keratin Templates Derived from Hair and Feathers for Biomedical Applications
We have developed a variety of keratin templates for the healthcare sector namely sponges as tissue fillers, gels for wound healing, sutures and films as cell carriers. These keratin templates can be derived from keratinous wastes such as human hair and chicken feathers, which currently do not have significant commercial value and contribute to environmental pollution through disposal via incineration or landfills. Our technology involves the extraction of keratins from the organic waste streams mentioned, and fabricating various forms using solubilized keratins as the raw material. These materials have been shown to be cell compatible and evoke minimal host tissue response in animal studies. The templates we have developed represent a new class of alternative biomaterials which are functional and sustainable.