FAQ

What does ETPL do?

ETPL is the commercialisation arm of the A*STAR, supporting it in transforming the economy by driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes. We work closely with our industry partners to translate inventions and intellectual capital into marketable products, processes and services.

For more information About ETPL, please click here.

How do I work with ETPL?

ETPL collaborates with industry & A*STAR research institutes to identify new technology areas early in the research value chain to co-develop innovative products and services.

We also actively promotes entrepreneurship within the researcher community by supporting our budding technopreneurs from A*STAR’s Research Institutes who desire to spin-off their inventions.

We also establish a robust intellectual property position for A*STAR technologies and we welcome enquiries from companies interested in taking a licence on these technologies. We also welcome general enquiries from companies interested in alternative ways of working together.

If you would like to make a general enquiry, please use the ‘feedback’ feature on any webpage or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg

Where do I find what are the technologies available?

Please browse our portfolio of technologies using this link: Tech For Licensing.

What is A*StartCentral (ASC)?

A*StartCentral (ASC) by ETPL is strategically located at JTC Launchpad@one-north. Being a first-of-its-kind open innovation platform, it aims to incubate and accelerate the growth of deep-tech startup ecosystem, especially those in the Medtech and Lifescience domains.

ASC builds upon the foundation of an open innovation community to foster cross-pollination and interaction amongst researchers, corporates, startups, investors and entrepreneurs across diverse disciplines.

With a focus on the people, to support budding researcher-entrepreneurs through their entrepreneur journey, programmes and services are carefully planned alongside our open innovation community building. ASC also boosts a facility offering such as wet lab and prototyping labs which occupied a space of over 10,000 square feet.

For more information on A*StartCentral, please click here.

What is Diagnostics Development Hub?

The Diagnostics Development Hub or DxD Hub is a national initiative to accelerate the transformation of IPs into clinically validated diagnostic devices that are ready for market adoption.

For more information on DxD Hub, please click here.

How do you help startups?

ETPL promotes entrepreneurship within the researcher community by supporting our budding technopreneurs from A*STAR’s Research Institutes who desire to spin-off their inventions. This may also include engaging experienced entrepreneurs who are keen to be part of the startup process.

Young start-ups especially those in the deep-tech space start on a journey with high failure risk, high capital needs, and a long timeframe. Through A*StartCentral, we aim to help early-stage start-ups overcome these challenges and short-cut their entrepreneurial process by offering a suite of programmes and services alongside our community of partners. ASC also offers facilities such as wet lab and prototyping labs, all these occupying a space of over 10,000 square feet.

For more information on assistance provided to startups, please click here .

We welcome general enquiries from scientists or entrepreneurs intending to startup to contact us to discover ways of working together.

Please use the ‘feedback’ feature on any webpage or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg .

How do you help SMEs?

We are highly experienced, having conducted hundreds of licence deals with businesses ranging from start-ups, SMEs to major industry players.

SMEs have sought our assistance in co-developing new products and services with them. We have also assisted numerous in gaining new capabilities which helped in their business growth.

If you are keen to find out more about the technologies we offer, please browse our portfolio of technologies using this link: Tech For Licensing .

If you would like to understand more about how we can collaborate for business growth, please go to ‘ Working with us ’ and ‘ Licensing ’ for more information.

We welcome enquiries from companies interested in using A*STAR technologies and capabilities to co-develop new products and services with us. We also welcome general enquiries from companies interested in alternative ways of working together.

If you would like to make a general enquiry, please use the ‘feedback’ feature on any webpage or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg .

What are your licensing terms?

More information on Licensing can be found using this link: Licensing . We welcome enquiries from companies interested in taking a licence on these technologies. We also welcome general enquiries from companies interested in alternative ways of working together.

If you would like to make a general enquiry, please use the ‘feedback’ feature on any webpage or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg .

How much do I have to pay?

License fees can be structured in many different ways and are subject to multiple variables. We would prefer to have a discussion with you instead. Do drop us an email with your contact details at tech-offer@etpl.sg and we’ll get in touch with you.

Do you look for partners or collaborators?

Yes.

ETPL collaborates with industry & A*STAR research institutes to identify new technology areas early in the research value chain to co-develop innovative products and services. (Please see link on ‘ Working with us ’.)

We also work with investors to help translate ideas into ventures. (Please see link on ‘ Partnerships ’.)

We welcome enquiries collaborators interested in co-development or venture creation. We also welcome general enquiries from partners interested in alternative ways of working together.

Just use the ‘feedback’ feature on any webpage or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg to start a conversation.

How do I contact ETPL?

You may call us at +65 6877 4599 or email us at tech-offer@etpl.sg . You could also visit us at 1 Fusionopolis Way, #19-10 Connexis North Tower, Singapore 138632.

For more information, please refer to our ‘ Contact Us ’ page.