Inaugural National Lean LaunchPad Kicks Off – Lean Launchpad Singapore
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Inaugural National Lean LaunchPad Kicks Off

Date: 18/08/2017

Inaugural National Lean LaunchPad Kicks Off

Modelled on the NSF I-Corps programme, Lean LaunchPad Singapore (LLP Singapore) was launched in 2013 by NUS Enterprise.  With the pilot successfully completed, the programme is now scaling up nationally over the next 5 years. This marks a new milestone as other Singapore Institutes of Higher Learning come together with NUS to create a national platform combining educational efforts, entrepreneurial talents and building a shared resource pool of technology commercialisation capabilities to facilitate the commercialisation of technologies out of academic research.  The programme, funded by the National Research Foundation, aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem at the national level.

New LLP satellite nodes will be established in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Technology and Design and Singapore Management University. 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 inaugural cohort commences on 18 August 2017 and has close to 100 participants forming 22 teams grouped into four domain tracks. These teams will go through 10 weeks of customer discovery guided by in-depth industry mentors to help teams validate their market potential for successful commercialisation of their technological innovations. The programme will offer a new grant of SGD10,000 to enable selected teams to further explore and conduct market validation in overseas markets.

The final presentation day will be held on 23 October at The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise, iCube Building.