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PANEL DISCUSSION: COMMERCIALISING CYBERSECURITY TECHNOLOGIES
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LEAN LAUNCHPAD SINGAPORE SCALES UP NATIONALLY
1 July 2017 marks a new milestone for Lean LaunchPad (LLP) Singapore. With new funding from 2017-2022 by the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), Singapore’s Institutes of Higher Learning will work together to create a national LLP platform combining educational efforts, entrepreneurial talents and technology commercialisation capabilities to facilitate the commercialisation of technologies out of academic research. Together, the combined resources will strengthen the innovation ecosystem at the national level.
Modelled after the US I-Corps programme framework, new LLP satellite nodes will be established in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) & Singapore Management University (SMU). Trained in the LLP pedagogy, they will serve as decentralised sites to conduct the programme within their campuses and catalyse the engagement of academic researchers from all publicly-funded institutes to the programme.
The satellite node network will scale up the market potential assessment of more technological innovations, to generate a pipeline of commercialisable technologies that may flow into downstream follow-on programmes.
International Market Validation grant
To access an overseas market, LLP graduating teams are eligible for a grant of up to SGD$10,000 to support further market validation work overseas related to their project. The grant will be administered by the National University of Singapore (NUS), co-funded by the respective institutions and NRF Singapore. More details to follow.
LLP SINGAPORE'S SATELLITE NODES
AT A GLANCE*
* From June 2013 – March 2017
TEAMS AND PROJECTS
TEAMS & PROJECTS
Upon acceptance of the project into the programme, multi-disciplinary teams are formed, combining both technical as well as business minds. Professors, research fellows, research assistants, engineers and PhD students from different faculties will be paired with business students, working professionals and entrepreneurs, guided by a mentor.