TechInnovation 2021 goes fully digital with focus on collaboration, innovation, and sustainability

SINGAPORE, September 28, 2021 – TechInnovation 2021, IPI’s flagship technology matching event, commenced today as a fully digital event that runs for 24 hours a day from 28 to 30 September 2021. It brings together international technology providers and enterprises to accelerate the commercialisation of emerging technologies, seed licensing opportunities, and to foster open innovation collaborations.

At the Opening Ceremony, Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore called upon SMEs to tap into innovation, technology, and intellectual property (IP) to stay relevant and competitive in these challenging times.

“It is increasingly important for our enterprises to collaborate, innovate, and seize opportunities. TechInnovation is one such platform for businesses to network and co-develop technological solutions and it enables SMEs and start-ups to learn best practices, cross-pollinate ideas and explore new collaborations,” he said

In highlighting some of the partnerships[1] that have materialised out through IPI and TechInnovation over the few past years, Dr Tan also assured Singapore enterprises that the Singapore government has dedicated resources to build up a strong innovation ecosystem with a comprehensive suite of levers for the industry. 

2021 marks the 10th edition of TechInnovation as well as IPI’s tenth anniversary. This year more than 160 exhibitors including 11 national innovation agencies and technology consortia, and more than 2,000 participants from across the world are participating in the event. Over 400 technologies from 20 countries will be showcased at TechInnovation. 

The theme of TechInnovation 2021 is “A Sustainable and Resilient Future”. Over 50 leading industry thought leaders in technology and design-led innovation have been invited to speak. They will discuss how to use sustainable technologies to meet current challenges, such as the ways in which cities can overcome the impact of climate change, build a more resilient food future, and transform the way we look at health and wellness post-pandemic.

Among some of the sustainable city solutions being exhibited include technologies to recover precious materials from electronic waste streams, smart energy storage systems, new approaches that tackle environmental and food waste and enabling solutions in healthcare.