IPI Open Innovation Workshop

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    IPI is the ideal partner for your innovation journey

Learn to grow your business with Open Innovation Consider the IPI Open Innovation Workshop (19 - 20 Sep 2019). Or the IPI Technology Commercialisation Workshop (12 - 13 Sep 2019).


IPI Open Innovation Workshop

IPI Open Innovation Workshop is engaging interactive educational

In today's complex and competitive business world, companies that do not innovate risk being obsolete and irrelevant. Instead of relying entirely on internal ideas, open innovation means that companies should make much greater use of external ideas and technologies in their own businesses, while allowing their unused ideas to be used by others.

The workshop on Open Innovation offers innovation/R&D managers in corporates, SMEs or government agencies insights into how open innovation can work for their organisations, and give them access to tools and platforms offered by IPI to accelerate their innovation journeys through collaboration.

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring along your internet-accessible laptops for both days as practical assignments will be carried out during the sessions. Wifi access will be available.

Our Objectives

Intellectual Property

Acquire the basics of Intellectual Property

Technology Transfer

Gain an understanding of technology transfer and IP commercialisation

IP Valuation

Understand the methods used in IP valuation

IP Tools

Leverage tools and platforms to analyse IP

Technology Evaluation

Apply the knowledge in evaluating new technologies

IP Mindset

Nudge your organisation towards an innovation mindset

and more...

19 - 20 Sep 2019 (Thu/Fri)
The venue will be announced soon.

Corporate and SME innovation managers seeking to bring new products or services to market more quickly through embarking on an open innovation strategy.

Officers/Managers in R&D or innovation and enterprise management as well as Tech Transfer Managers who need to review technologies or are promoting/involved in the commercialisation of technologies and IPs.

Special discounted rate of SGD$900 is available for Singapore government agencies, SMEs and public research institutes.


These topics will be covered in this workshop.

Introduction to Open Innovation

An introduction to Open Innovation which covers the concept, various models, tools, measurements and best practices of Open Innovation. In addition, topics on innovation intermediaries and Open Innovation in SMEs will be discussed.

Accessing Open Innovation Networks

The essentials of technology transfer, the roles of innovation or partnership intermediaries and open innovation platforms such as the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) which you can tap on to support your open innovation journey.

Intellectual Property (IP)

Gain an overview of the types of intellectual property rights and understand the fundamental concepts of intellectual property management.

IP Strategy in Open Innovation

Learn the basics of IP strategy and how IP strategy works in Open Innovation. The module will also familiarise you with industry collaboration models and IP ownership as well as considerations for successful IP collaborations.

Open Innovation Tools

Be introduced to patent analytics and software tools which you can adopt in searching technologies and other Open Innovation-related activities.

Challenge-driven Open Innovation

Learn how to draft an effective problem statement or challenge and leverage platforms to pose your problems or challenges.


Here is the outline of our 2-day program.

Day 1 (Thu 19 Sep 2019)

  • Introduction to Open Innovation
  • Accessing Open Innovation Networks

Day 2 (Fri 20 Sep 2019)

  • Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Essentials of IP Strategy in Open Innovation
  • Open Innovation Tools
  • Challenge-driven Open Innovation

Coffee Breaks will be provided


Meet our capable and experienced trainers from IPI.

Dr Sze Tiam Lin

Dr Sze Tiam Lin

Senior Director
Dr Sze is the Senior Director of IPI, an affiliate of Enterprise Singapore set up to catalyse and enable enterprises to grow their business through technology and innovation. IPI promotes Open Innovation, and works with enterprises to source for technologies both locally or from abroad; and facilitates R&D collaboration and technology transfer to bring new and innovative and services to the market.

Under his leadership, IPI has established itself as a leading advocate and practitioner in Open Innovation. IPI has developed numerous platforms to support corporate, enterprise and government agencies in open innovation.

Prior to IPI, Dr Sze held several Senior Vice President appointments at Exploit Technologies (now A*ccelerate), the commercialisation arm of Agency for Science, Technology and Research. He has successfully commercialised technologies ranging from infocomm, manufacturing, semiconductors, materials, chemicals, nanotechnologies to medical devices. Dr Sze is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) with Licensing Executive Society (LES) US-Canada.

Dr Sze holds a Ph.D. and B.Eng in Automatic Control & Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK and attended an executive program in Strategic R&D Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Mr Michael Goh

Mr Michael Goh

Deputy Director
Michael is responsible for the Energy & Environment, Materials & Chemical and Manufacturing clusters at IPI. He has been involved in providing advisory on IP management and technology commercialization.

Prior to IPI, Michael was a Deputy Director at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), where he worked with public agencies to develop IP management capabilities. Before joining IPOS, Michael held various positions in Exploit Technologies (now A*ccelerate), where the last position he held was Assistant Vice President, Science & Engineering Commercialisation. Before joining Exploit Technologies, Michael spent eight years as a project manager of defence-related projects.

Michael possesses a M.Phil and B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST).

Mr Alvin How

Mr Alvin How

Senior Technology Manager
Alvin is a Senior Technology Manager at IPI, where he works with local Materials & Chemicals related enterprises to understand their innovation gaps and connect them to enabling technologies, innovations and know-how from an extensive network of technology partners.

With more than five years of industry experience working as a Senior Chemist in Chemical firms, Alvin has accumulated knowledge in formulating, developing and providing technical assistance for industrial resins, decorative resins and other wood related resins. He has completed numerous studies on chemical compounds, materials surface, polymer systems, and also successfully supported multiple scale-up trials in Malaysia, Thailand and China.

Alvin holds an MBA from Singapore Management University and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the National University of Singapore.

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