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TechInnovation 2023 showcases more than 100 latest technologies and innovations in sustainability, health and well-being and AI in healthcare from our partners in Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Slovakia, and Thailand. Enterprises interested in these technology offers can register at to meet these technology providers and arrange for your 1-1 business meeting.

Superior Probiotics and Prebiotics for Gut Health and Immune Support
Probiotic bacteria play a pivotal role in stimulating T cell-dependent immune responses, offering protection against bacterial infections, and addressing various gut-related conditions resulting in the healthy gut health. This technology features specially designed formulations using meticulously selected microbial probiotic strains with exceptional attributes and natural bioactive compounds with prebiotic and functional properties to enhance gut health and bolster immune support. In particular, the formulations feature a functional, prebiotic ingredient that promotes beneficial gut bacteria and prepared from mulberry through a patent-pending process.  With a team of specialists capable of customising probiotic functions to specific needs, they are able to select, isolate and culture advanced probiotic strains, as well as conduct pharmacological activities for functional claims. Depending on customers’ needs, e.g. facilitating growth of gut beneficial microorganisms, prevent infections, or reduce inflammation in the digestive system, the team can customise the blend of ingredients. 
A Smart Insole for Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulceration
High blood sugar in diabetes can gradually block blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the feet and leading to foot ulcers caused by pressure, nerve issues, and poor circulation. Traditionally, these problems are detected with the monofilament test, but it is not preventive and can miss early signs of ulceration. We offer two innovative technologies for real-time diabetic foot monitoring: 1. A high-resolution sensor pad has 2,500 pressure sensors to monitor underfoot pressure accurately in a static position. 2. A smart insole, designed for real-time monitoring, alerts users to potential ulcer risks by detecting high- pressure areas. It not only provides alerts but also offers guidance on reducing pressure.  Both these technologies can be an affordable alternative and incredibly user-friendly. By taking a proactive approach to diabetic foot care, the technology providers hope to prevent the development of foot ulcers and related complications, positively impacting the lives of millions worldwide.
Gut Microbiome Assessment for Enhancing Healthspan
Within one’s body, approximately 100 trillion microorganisms, mainly bacteria, coexist. Surprisingly, these microorganisms outnumber the number of cells in the body by a staggering 300-fold. These tiny inhabitants play a crucial role, producing both beneficial and harmful metabolites that your body cannot generate. Essentially, they function as a concealed vital organ within you. Research indicates that the majority of these microorganisms, about 95%, reside in your gut, where they exert a significant influence on approximately 70% of your immune system and are closely linked to the development of 90% of non-communicable diseases. Consequently, the gut microbiome stands as one of the most remarkable scientific discoveries of the past decade. Unlocking the secrets of one's unique gut microbiome composition holds a key to health monitoring, predicting medication effectiveness, and tailoring treatments. Notably, the gut microbiome closely correlates with dietary and lifestyle choices and can be modulated to prevent health issues rather than merely correcting them. However, the lack of comprehensive knowledge and databases in Southeast Asia represents a significant gap in this field. Bridging this gap promises to yield invaluable insights and drive future healthcare breakthroughs.
Multiple Inputs Based Intelligent Irrigation System
Developed a cutting-edge IoT-based Irrigation System, uses proprietary algorithms and a suite of integrated hardware to intelligently optimize watering schedules based on various inputs like soil moisture levels, raining status, weather forecasts, plant species, and soil moisture needs. This smart irrigation system has been built to address the common issue of water waste and poor irrigation management in agriculture, horticulture, and landscaping sectors. Potential users for this technology are large-scale farmers, landscapers, gardening centres, municipalities managing public parks, and property management company seeking smart community solutions. This innovation aims to revolutionize irrigation management by providing an efficient, data-driven irrigation system that not only optimizes watering for different plant species but also significantly reduces water consumption and system maintenance needs.
Automated Edible Insect Protein Fractionation Process
The production of insect protein powder is currently a batch process that is labor intensive and has issues with product consistency upon scale up. This technology uses automation to upscale the edible insect (House Cricket; Acheta domesticus) protein fractionation process. This will allow for the processing of 1 ton of the cricket raw material per hour and produce 3-4 tons of the protein powder per day. It is a scalable, zero-waste process that reduces overall operation costs (taking time, labor, energy into account) by roughly 30%. It is also applicable to other insect species and can be customizable to produce insect protein products according to customers’ needs. The cricket protein powder has a higher quality, consistency and safety than other insect protein products and meet international standards for global markets. It is an alternative to meat and plant-based protein and contains naturally higher nutritional values (70% protein content, complete amino acids, BCAAs, dietary fibre, and micronutrients). High value by-products are also obtained from the main process including oil and chitin that can be used in cosmetics and supplements.
Biointelligence Platform and Enabler for Personalised Health and Wellness Journey
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally, responsible for 74% of deaths worldwide. It is predicted that, by 2060, total deaths of NCDs per capita will increase by 52%, while those of communicable diseases decline. However, more than half of the deaths are preventable with lifestyle adjustments. Personalised healthcare and wellness have the potential to help people live longer, healthier lives, and to reduce the burden of chronic diseases. As technology advances, drawing connections between genetic data and personal insights is becoming more  prevalent. The use of genetic data ranges from lifestyle change and intervention to disease prevention. This Thai startup offers a biointelligence platform, founded to equip health professionals with comprehensive genetic information regarding patients’ or users’ predisposition to serious disease risks, which could be prevented or detected earlier. Together with an enabler platform for personalised health and wellness journey, they are able to provide tailored solutions for improved health and wellness, starting with the use of genetic data. The technology owner is seeking partners in Singapore, such as supplement manufacturers, wellness clinics, and wellness tourism, to co-develop personalised solutions that integrate the use of genetic data to help people live longer and healthier lives.
3D-printed Surgical Devices and Porous-based Implants For Optimal Bone Integration
This cutting-edge technology is setting new benchmarks in global healthcare with its focus on precision and personalized surgical devices and porous-based implants, particularly within the domain of oral and maxillofacial procedures. One of the primary challenges in contemporary surgical treatments has been the pervasive reliance on standardized devices. Such generic solutions often lead to prolonged surgical durations and extended recovery periods. In contrast, this innovative technology offers a resounding solution by providing 3D-printed surgical devices meticulously tailored to fit individual bone anatomies. The hallmark of these devices lies in their enhanced porous design, which significantly accelerates bone ingrowth and thus curtails healing times. Drawing from extensive clinical evidence, these devices have consistently demonstrated marked improvements in surgical outcomes. The underlying prowess of this technology hinges on advanced design principles and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. By implementing a two-scale porous-based topology optimization approach, these medical devices are engineered to ensure anatomical conformity, robust mechanical stability, and optimal biological compatibility. As a result, they not only promote accelerated bone ingrowth but also ensure the mechanical integrity and longevity of the device. Poised at the crossroads of design excellence and medical proficiency, this technology is on track to redefine global healthcare standards.
Fully Bio-based, Biodegradable and Compostable Bioplastics
The use of bioplastics has grown rapidly in recent years as consumers and businesses become more aware of the environmental benefits of these materials. However, there are still some challenges that are inherent to bioplastics such as high costs in comparison to fossil-based plastics and that not all bioplastics are derived from bio-based sources, biodegradable or compostable. These materials also face processing limitations and lower mechanical properties which often results in the combination of fossil-based polymers being added to improve these properties. This technology aims to address these factors to increase the adoption of bioplastics in more applications. The technology is a new bioplastic material that is fully bio-based and compostable. Based on a reactive processing technology combining polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) with other biopolymers and bio-based polymers, the resultant blend provides unique properties such as biodegradability (soil or water) and compostability (industrial and home). The material blends can be designed for processing using standard plastic processing technologies and modified for a wide range of mechanical properties. The technology owner is interested in co-development and out-licensing opportunities with Singapore plastic processing companies looking to develop new products/applications with bioplastics.
AI Platform for Auto Defect Classification, Equipment Automation, and Root Cause Mapping
In precision manufacturing, the ability to maintain optimum efficiency and accuracy is of critical importance. This AI Platform addresses these challenges by utilizing proprietary self-improving AI models for Automatic Defect Classification (ADC). This innovative solution incorporates AI Equipment Automation and Root Cause Mapping and provides a comprehensive system that significantly enhances production efficiency. The system seamlessly integrates Equipment Risk Analysis into existing alert mechanisms thus reducing downtime and increasing yield. At its core, it operates as a robust AI platform, featuring a user-centric interface for Machine Learning Operations (MLOps). This promotes recipe-free inspection while maintaining compatibility with a broad range of third-party software. The technology is modular and provides smooth productization of multiple AI solutions thereby increasing the effectiveness of defect inspection and analysis, assisting in equipment error recovery, and providing insights for process optimization. The technology offers an attractive solution for manufacturers across different industries interested in increasing their production efficiency and improving product quality.