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The commercialisation division actively markets and licenses A*STAR technologies developed across its research institutes. The division initiates and maintains close networks with industry partners to understand their unique technology requirements, and matches them with A*STAR's extensive technology portfolio. Partnering with industry players, the investment community and A*STAR's researchers, the division identify and bring leading-edge ideas to market through licensing deals and partnerships.
Planning oversees the functions of Strategic Planning, Operations and Integrated Communications. The team is responsible for policy making, budget planning, industrial liaison development, business development, operational excellence, branding and corporate communications.
Incubation and Startup Management (ISM) Division
The team in ISM is responsible for start-up incubation, fund-raising guidance, business plan coaching and mentoring services to A*STAR spin-offs. Working closely with A*STAR’s budding technopreneurs, the division supports their journey to realizing a venture.
Intellectual Property Management (IPM) Division
IPM manages the Intellectual Property (IP) generated across all A*STAR research institutes. The team provides strategic IP commercialization counsel and conducts IP training programs for the A*STAR community. The division manages and reports on A*STAR’s patent portfolio, including evaluation of technology disclosures, prosecution of patent applications, and maintenance of granted patents.
The Corporate Services Division performs the functions of Human Resources (HR) and Finance. Besides formulating and reviewing HR and Finance policies in accordance to guidelines, it provides HR and Finance advisory services to all levels of staff to facilitate implementation of HR and Finance policies and guidelines.