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.

LLP Singapore focuses on helping teams discover and validate the commercialisation potential of their innovation and aims to enhance the pipeline of early stage technologies through the form of commercially viable products, licensed technologies and high-tech spin-offs.

Through 10 weeks of experiential learning in market discovery based on the lean methodology, LLP has impacted researchers, PhD / MBA students and entrepreneurs where 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.

LLP graduating teams are eligible to apply for a travel grant of up to SGD$10,000 to support further market validation and pursue market opportunities overseas.

  • 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.