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About 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.  

Since its launch in Sep 2016, A*StartCentral has attracted A*STAR spin-offs, licensees and promising companies which have emerged from across other research institutes and abroad. For instance, Open Innovation Challenge in Healthcare was first of its series that ETPL has organized with National Healthcare Group, SPRING and Biotech Connection Singapore. This is just one of the many programmes that ASC operationalize for ETPL to bring A*STAR technologies closer to market needs.  

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