Background – Lean Launchpad Singapore
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Background

COMMERCIALISING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS

 

Successfully piloted by NUS Enterprise in 2013, the Lean Launchpad Singapore (LLP Singapore) programme is modelled after the highly successful US National Science Foundation I-Corps programme, now widely adopted by leading universities in the US.  The programme has been adapted for the local context by Professor Wong Poh Kam (Director NUS Entrepreneurship Centre) who leads the national LLP Singapore programme.

Over the past 4 years, NUS Enterprise has conducted 8 LLP programme runs with over 100 technology teams from NUS and other Institutes of Higher Learning, comprising more than 400 participants which includes researchers, professors, PhD and MBA students and entrepreneurs. Participants have demonstrated changed mindsets with positive impact in new knowledge gained & increased confidence in identifying which of several different pathways to commercialisation to pursue. Teams could move on to further technology translation, Proof of Concept development, packaging for licensing, or starting up a company.

With Singapore’s increased investment in R&D, LLP Singapore aims to enhance the pipeline of commercialisable technologies and directly impact commercialisation outcomes through the form of commercially viable products, licensed technologies and high-tech spin-offs.

  • FIRST IN ASIA

    First in Asia, adapted from the NSF I-Corps Programme, focused on commercialising deep technologies in Infocomm Technologies, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Life Sciences & Biomedical.

  • LEARN IT THE LEAN WAY

    Work with Business / Entrepreneurial Leads to validate your assumptions as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

  • 10-WEEK PROGRAMME

    10-week experiential learning programme with real hands-on learning in the commercial world.

  • EXPERT GUIDANCE

    Get the expert guidance of experienced faculty members, industry mentors and entrepreneurs.