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A*STAR to launch Singapore's first open innovation lab

13-Sep-2016 (Tue)


A*START Central was opened in March by ETPL, the commercialisation arm of government science and research agency A*STAR. The 980 sq metre facility will officially be launched on Sept 21 as part of the inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (Switch). Dr Sidney Yee, executive vice-president of A*STAR's incubation and startup management division, said that A*StartCentral has since its March opening been focused on building a critical mass. It seeks to kickstart the growth of the nascent medtech and biotech sectors here, and the big goal is to foster a robust, sophisticated medtech and biotech community.

Information extracted from coverage on The Business Times, 13 September 2016