Solving problems with research
What’s unique about NUS GRIP is that it brings together the most brilliant minds to solve industry problems with top research innovations, in commercially viable and financially sustainable ways. From soil that can conserve water to an IoT platform that taps on a constellation of nano-satellites to streamline operations, check out the magic that is our portfolio start-ups and discover the next unicorn from amongst them.
Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic. AuroraFood is passionate to bring their 30+ years of research to combat diabetes. With their glycaemic lowering technology, they have built a platform to transform sweet indulgences to become healthy and diabetic-friendly. JoieJoy Baking Mix will be the first product in the market with a slower sugar release without any sugar alternatives added. Aurorafood enables everyone to enjoy a sweet moment without guilt or health concerns.
Water seepage in concrete poses a great risk to long term durability of buildings and infrastructure. Repair works are often expensive, and disrupts the routine functions of the buildings. BiocharCorp’s innovation involves application of engineered biochar, prepared from waste biomass, as admixture in cement mortar and concrete. Their technology reduces permeability of the concrete, makes it water-tight and improves its durability performance under different exposure scenarios. Biochar-concrete is a low carbon material technology with lower demand of cement and sand, and provides a means of sequestering carbon in future constructions.
CBE Chemicals converts waste carbon into activated carbon, therefore making financial profit while creating positive environment impacts. There are two main advantages of their product, CarbonSP. First, their technology is proprietary, allowing maximum efficiency in the process resulting in lower price offered for the same product quality. Second, sustainable supply from waste carbon producer, ensuring stable supply and raw material price.
Ecobinder provides advanced material solutions for energy storage. Its first product, ECOBINDERTM, is a water-based battery binder targeted at replacing the conventional PVDF-based binder which is toxic and costly to manage. ECOBINDERTM is suitable for various types of electrode materials such as NMC, LTO, and graphite, and has shown great potential in achieving high performance. Ecobinder is also involved in developing other battery components, to create greener and more affordable energy storage solutions.
Enlipsium has developed Enlit, a new material for X-Ray detection that is in a class of its own. It can be produced with greater efficiency, requiring as little as a day to manufacture compared to the 2 weeks production time of traditional crystal materials. On top of that, Enlit is flexible, with no restrictions in sizes, enabling a whole new range of X-Ray applications. All of these benefits come without compromising on image quality and X-ray sensitivity. Join us now in shaping the future of X-Ray!
Nanomaterials are promising to make the next generation building blocks for semiconductor industry. However, the current workflow for nanomaterial development suffers from the poor output resulted by samples transferring between equipment and the absence of real-time monitoring. Fronka’s FR1000 system equips customers with the ability to do in-situ electrical, optical and optoelectrical measurements on nanoscale electronics when fabrication and modification are conducted. The integrated system with smart software will surely empower nanomaterial development with broader material range, higher output and more efficient turn around.
Magloy Tech is founded by a team of material scientists from NUS to radically enhance the orthopedic fracture fixation procedures with a disruptive bioresorbable magnesium alloy technology produced by their proprietary green manufacturing technique. Current generation of implants is inadequate to provide the optimal solution, and secondary surgery is often required to remove the implants from the body, with enormous physical, emotional and financial trauma to the patient, and increased hospital time and procedural complications for the orthopedic surgeons as a result. Magloy Tech’s unique magnesium alloy fully dissolves in the body without adversely affecting the patient.
Matchapreneur aims to revolutionize how employers engage job seekers at career fairs, to recruit the best candidates. Matchapreneur is a one-stop mobile platform to align information sharing between organisations and job seekers, with AI-backed interactive features to direct suitable candidates to the organisations’ booths, and help job seekers land on-site interviews. Career fair organisers can easily leverage Matchapreneur for live engagement and intelligent data analytics to receive feedback about their event.
MOS (Membrane Oil Sep)
MOS (Membrane Oil-Sep) is a Singapore-based company with the vision to eliminate the global environmental issue of oil pollution. Its first product, ZerOil, is an affordable membrane designed specifically for oily wastewater treatment. This membrane is capable of tolerating high concentration of oil in wastewater and is a patented technology in Singapore and the United States. With this technology, MOS hopes to fulfil its mission of delivering superior solutions to the issues posed by oily wastewater.
Existing online Condition Monitoring systems for motors tend to detect some of the critical anomalies only at high severity levels, resulting in higher operational and maintenance cost. Additionally, multiple monitoring systems are required for a single equipment, further decreasing the affordability. REOMEx Technologies provides a unique, single and holistic monitoring system for various critical anomalies of a motor with our proprietary technology which detects fault at an early stage and provides multi-signatures based efficient maintenance schedule.
RightCode boosts productivity and collaboration in software development teams by helping programmers maximise their coding efficiency through the use of machine learning and natural language interpretation algorithms. RightCode generates pertinent code snippet recommendations within an integrated development environment (IDE) to help programmers get unstuck. RightCode also helps teams stay synchronised through easy collaborative documentation of best-practice code patterns.
SafeLight is a hygiene-tech company that reduces the risk of microbial contamination in hygiene-sensitive environments through continuous visible light disinfection (VLD). Compared to current technologies that can only be used episodically, Safelight’s systems can provide round-the-clock protection against microbes. SafeLight can enhance hygiene in several environments such as food processing, healthcare, public transport, child-care and in homes. The systems are sensor-enabled and designed to evolve into a smart solution.
RootChain by Synectify is a ‘Trust-as-a-Service’ counterfeit detection solution. Leveraging internet-of-things (IoT) and Blockchain technologies, RootChain creates a verifiable virtual representation of any physical product. This enables the brand owner to minimise losses from counterfeiting. It also collects granular consumer interaction data that can help product managers optimise their supply chains and boost customer engagement.
UnoMove’s novel visual processing and control technology enables fully autonomous robotic navigation without the need for high-definition maps or expensive LIDAR sensors. Simple low-fidelity floor plans and low cost cameras are all that is needed to help robots navigate visually like humans. UnoMove will deploy this technology to make robotic autonomy more feasible for a wider variety of consumer and industrial applications.
Vir-Pop provides virtual populations coupled with IMmersive, Personalized and Adaptive Conversation Technologies (IMPACT) for realistic virtual conversations. They enable more naturalistic digital communication across domains ranging from medicine to social sciences and beyond, augmenting each user’s experience through a plethora of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep tech-driven platforms. Vir-Pop partners with field experts to develop customisable modalities for educational and training purposes. Their flagship product, Virtual Integrated Patient, aims to add value to the medical education landscape.
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer. 80% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at late stages, with resulting high mortality rate. The current gold standard diagnostic tool, the CT scan, is non-specific in differentiating benign from cancerous tumors in the early stages, leading to a high false positive rate.
Breathonix offers a solution to detect lung cancer at early stages. This is achieved by analysing volatile cancer biomarkers in exhaled breath using our proprietary device. In our pilot trial with NUH, we successfully identified unique breath prints of lung cancer and detected early stage cases. Our vision is to become the global leader in noninvasive breath tests for diseases.
Growing cells is a key component in cell therapy, cosmeceuticals, and clean meat. In vitro cell culture requires a suitable environment for cells to grow. With current solutions, growth of critical cells are slow, and the processes complicated and expensive. Cellivate products enable difficult cells to attach and to grow 100-200% faster than products in today’s market.
Dravam is a flow solutions provider specialising in the maritime and oil & gas industries. Their aim is to provide data-driven insights into fuel quality, pipeline corrosion, boil off/condensates, deposits and pressure surges for conventional marine fuel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and more. Dravam’s Intelligent Multiphase Engine (DIME), built on an AI platform, is the resultant product of over seven years of industrial scale multiphase testing in the NUS Multiphase Flow Test Facility - the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. The start-up provides real time solutions by integrating input sensor data with DIME to generate actionable data, which augments transparency of bunkering operations, and increases work efficiencies.
FathomMammo is an AI Assistant developed by FathomX, that analyses mammograms to assist in early detection of breast cancer. Through the use of deep learning technologies and clinically validated parameters, the assistant is able to detect abnormal lesions, estimate one’s risk of developing breast cancer, and automatically generate a radiology report for use by clinicians. The AI technology is able to improve both the efficiency and accuracy of existing methods, hence reducing the burden on clinicians on the ground.
The prevalence of myopia is at about 50% in developed countries and up to 80% in Asian populations. Decades of research by the scientific team has found a strong correlation between an optimal amount of natural light and the prevention of early onset of myopia, as well as reduction of its progression. Our solution, component of a combination treatment, is a monitoring tool powered by AI to help parents to ensure their children receive the right amount of natural light, including the intensity and frequency. This information can help children achieve a better lifestyle for better myopia management. Our kit is powered by an AI algorithm, which is trained with the data gathered over the years, over multiple studies.
With a mission to create a safer everyday ride for two-wheeled riders, Hamlit is building the world's first machine learning-based blind spot danger notifier. Hamlit uses advanced hardware sensors and proprietary software algorithms, helping riders avoid road accidents.
KleenSoil commits to provide sustainable and customised solid waste remediation solutions for construction, mining, environmental and waste management industries in the global market. KleenSoil has developed a suite of patented and readily customisable formulations which can seal and inactivate heavy-metal contaminants in soil and solid waste for on-site remediation.
Microtube offers the thinnest and most stretchable fiber sensor to capture motion and force. Using patented technologies, they have developed the most comfortable gaming glove controller to create immersive experiences in a mixed reality world.
MuSigPro is an online singing contest platform powered by SingAmoreTM , the state-of-the-art AI “judge” to evaluate singing quality. This platform provides singers, from amateurs, aspirants to professionals, a way to measure their singing talent against others. The platform also allows music bands, musicians, or anyone else to launch customisable singing competitions to showcase and promote great music and find passionate fans.
Hamlit is the world’s first AI-based Driver Safety Assistance device created especially for Two-Wheelers. It constantly senses a vehicle’s surroundings and warns of any Blind Spot and Collision dangers, through intuitive light notifications on the helmet. It uses AI to customise the notification behavior according to driving styles and traffic conditions, so that riders only act when required. Just attach to a bike, connect the app and enjoy a safer ride.
The protective outermost layers of the human skin naturally render most personal care products ineffective. Nusmetics’s innovative delivery platform, MicrobeeTM, with spikes of tailored depths and sizes, is designed to bypass this barrier by momentarily opening up selfsealing microsized channels on the skin’s surface. By mixing it with skin and hair care products, MicrobeeTM can increase absorption into the skin by up to 10,000 times, tremendously enhancing efficacy. Nusmetics focuses on advanced materials and novel delivery systems to revolutionise beauty and healthcare. Our mission is to transform skin and healthcare solutions, leveraging microneedle technology for ease of use, safety and high efficacy.
OcuVizTM from Ocular Labs is a complete hardware and software screening solution for the detection of major blinding diseases. It increases access of at-risk groups to eye healthcare by empowering primary care physicians to detect eye diseases before symptoms appear. OcuVizTM is able to automatically position the optics and lighting to capture specific regions of interest in the eye. The images captured by OcuVizTM are then segmented, and features are extracted for analysis using AI to generate a report. As our database grows, so would the AI software’s ability to diagnose eye diseases.
Polybee is building small-sized autonomous drones for pollination in those sectors of agriculture where the only way to do it is by hand. Their first two markets are indoor vertical farming and hybrid seed production. With high precision, autonomous flight and visual data collection at a high resolution, their goal is to leave nothing to chance when it comes to pollination. In the future, Polybee aims to build autonomous solutions for markets like date palms where natural pollinators just don’t make the cut.
Microbial contamination is a severe public health problem for food and water safety. It is extremely challenging to monitor and detect the wide range of pathogenic microbes (e.g. bacteria and viruses) within a 24-hour time span. SinGENE has developed a Machine learning assisted Automatic Pipeline System (MAPS), a work flow and an online platform for microbial contamination identification within hours. SinGENE provides reports with critical benchmarking, quantitative quality index, and microbe data visualisation.
Singrow is a start-up using cutting-edge agrotechnology to grow premium fruits and crops. Their current key innovations include the first white strawberry variety developed in a tropical country, a faster indoor hydroponic strawberry cultivation method, and a strawberry-specific hydroponic system. These has allowed them to grow premium strawberries using less energy and within a shorter time. Over 90% of strawberries in Singapore are imported from overseas. Singrow will be launching their first Singapore-grown fresh strawberries with the highest sweetness, in local and regional retail markets.
Sky Trek’s SkyLock technology allows drones to performance precision landings with accuracies within ±2cm with specific orientation headings. With this ability, drones can land on small landing zones, both stationary and moving. This ability is being developed to enable ship-shore aerial delivery services for items under 5kg.
SoleMetrix is a sports technology company that combines wearable technology, machine learning, and data analytics to provide precision metrics and actionable insights for coaches and athletes. Their technology solution is a portable shoe-mounted wearable device backed by stateof-the-art algorithms for calculating advanced gait metrics not currently possible on traditional wearables. These metrics can be used for preventing or reducing sport injuries, empowering coaches with analytics for improving training and team management, and providing personalised actionable feedback to athletes.
Soynergy has a biotechnology platform to transform food by-products into high value functional food via enzymatic and microbial processing. It unlocks the nutrients such as soluble dietary fibre, antioxidants and free amino acids, giving a new lift to low-value or expensable food by-products. Okara, a by-product from soy milk and tofu production, is often discarded. Manufacturers have to spend substantially to manage the waste. Soynergy converts okara into a nondiary probiotic drink and soy fibre powder suitable for vegans, which will be distributed globally.
UpperMed is an advanced medical technology company dedicated to Save Time, Save Life, by providing better medical care to patients in hospitals. In the intensive care unit (ICU), delayed diagnosis of acute kidney injuries can lead to lifelong dialysis or even death. Our product, the UrodiusTM, can help nurses by providing continuous monitoring of the urine output of ICU patients, to allow for diagnosis of acute kidney injuries at an early stage. UpperMed - Save Time, Save Life.
With billions of sensors installed and connected to the internet, conventional methods to provide power to sensors will soon be unable to keep up to the demands of a data-rich society. A more efficient and sustainable alternative to plugin or battery-powered options is required. WaveBoost believes that wireless power delivery will be the next breakthrough. This energy technology start-up aims to cut power cords and remove batteries to provide wireless power solutions to sensors. By harnessing Radio-frequency energy, WaveBoost’s technology can enable remote power charging for sensors, eliminating the hassles associated with complex wired infrastructure or frequent battery replacements, to achieve sustainable sensor operation. WaveBoost is well positioned to deliver quality wireless power solutions and enable truly wireless systems.
Zoe Botanicals is a phytonutrient technology company that focuses on harnessing health benefits from edible tropical botanicals, through scientific research and discovery. Their goal is to address global health concerns, starting with diabetes. Having screened over 300 edible botanicals, they have identified top promising plants with high anti-diabetic efficacy. However, with most anti-diabetic compounds susceptible to stomach acid, the effect is diminished. Zoe Botanicals has developed a natural gel protection technology to incorporate into botanicals, providing for higher efficacy with zero side-effects. Beyond diabetes, Zoe Botanicals endeavours to delve into weight management and antiageing markets.
Prognotron™ from Aruvii aims to tackle industrial asset downtime, energy wastage & resource underutilization. Prognotron™'s Al-powered engine provides predictive analytics, health monitoring and fault diagnostics capabilities for industry specific applications. This engine at its core utilizes ensembles of optimized deep learning and machine learning models for robust prediction. Its cross-platform dashboard interface delivers actionable insights and intuitive visualizations crafted for distinct user roles. Prognotron™ makes your data work for you!
As the world moves towards more digital video content, Quality-of-Experience (QoE) in video streaming is crucial to video content providers, such as YouTube and Netflix. Current web players use one CDN (Content Delivery Network) at a time. Our first product MSDASH leverages multiple CDNs in parallel for high quality streaming with minimum rebuffering. As a result, MSDASH is able to achieve 50% higher QoE than single server systems and 30% higher QoE than and other solution in the market.
BeeX dramatically reduces the cost of offshore and underwater inspections with their Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs), which allows for more degrees of freedom than any other competitors. BeeX's bespoke machine learning algorithms and software stack enable better perception even in murky waters and multi vehicle operations, helping users to obtain critical information about anomalous areas in the most cost and time efficient manner.
We use modern mapping technology as a tool for creating marketing and advertisement solutions in a digitally alive environment. Through 3D reconstruction, augmented reality, and GPS features, large physical spaces are transformed into interactive landscapes. Our high-resolution, geo-located maps are especially useful in environments like sports and tourist venues. As a B2B2C company we generate revenue either through sponsors, the venues themselves, or both. Additionally, we will leverage data that we collect through our platform to improve brand value for our clients, i.e. sponsors and venues.
Craft Health utilizes latest advances in 3D printing to simplify healthcare and enable patients to customize their medicines or supplements into a single pill.
Personalized. Each individual will be able to tailor-make their medicines to suit their lifestyle.
Simple. We drastically reduce the number of pills to consume.
Safe. We re-design the pill production process through our proprietary technology and perform rigorous testing and validation in order to demonstrate the safety of our products.
Our mission is to make neonatal jaundice care and management simpler yet comprehensive. Our flagship product, the PTmaster™, is a simple-to-use and novel neonatal phototherapy machine, that adjusts its intensity based on continuous monitoring of bilirubin levels and providing new-barns' status in real time, non-invasively. Other than treatment, monitoring is also within our scope. BiliScanner™, a pen-size bilirubin meter, measures bilirubin levels accurately, even during phototherapy treatment, reducing uncertainties and eliminating the need for additional blood tests.
Developed with instant plug-load identification mechanism, real-time control and electrical monitoring, ENBED's Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) provides high-fidelity intelligence to building controls. Coupled with its software infrastructure, SEOS can uniquely identify plugged in loads and correspondingly map manufacturer's information, electrical ratings, ownership, cost, health history - a plethora of metadata, SEOS can be used to provide plug-load energy management solutions, demand response mechanisms and inventory management solutions among others.
50% of worlds energy is getting wasted as low-temperature heat. H2C is a deep-tech startup from NUS focusing on harnessing low-temperature heat and converting it into cooling and power. Utilizing low-grade waste heat leads to increased energy efficiency and profitability while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The existing technologies for harnessing low-grade heat are complex, expensive and they cannot utilize very low temperature heat (<100 ºC) in an effective way. Our patented technology converts this abundantly available low-grade heat into cooling and power in a system which is compact, less expensive, efficient, effective and easy-to-operate.
Counterfeit seeds are an enormous and growing problem, which have lower quality and yield as compared to original seeds. Seed companies lose business and reputation. Currently, most anti-counterfeit measures focus on seed packaging. Heseed's technology produces a 'watermark' at the seed level - proving the authenticity of each seed and which company "watermarked" it. Our proprietary technique is rapid, dry and chemical-free. Heseed 's authentication technology arose from its priming method that increases the speed of seed germination by 40% to 200% for key vegetable crops and provides more abundant and profitable harvests for farmers.
HiCura's automatic spinal landmark identification system together with a real-time needle insertion system will greatly assist clinicians to precisely determine the exact location where a drug needs to be delivered. Our immediate application is focused on epidural administration where one in every three procedures faces an error and has the potential of causing severe harm. Our product has been extensively tested through clinical trials on 141 pregnant women at KK hospital, and demonstrated an accuracy of more than 92% for first time success rate for epidural delivery.
Libbie is the first AI/IOT driven tool, integrating lab functionalities optimising research workflow, thereby creating a safer, more efficient "hands-free" work environment. By using voice activation, coupled with an extensive suite of analytics, we are digitizing and creating key insights from the end users that will facilitate the creation of 'smart labs'. Our one-of-a-kind information retrieval, data capture and information flow makes our solution unparalleled.
Our innovative process, Solidified Natural Gas (SNG, patent pending), allows for safe, costeffective and long-term storage of natural gas. By storing natural gas in the form of icelike compounds such as gas hydrates at 0 degree C. It eliminates the risks associated with handling of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas at high-pressures. In addition, SNG's capital cost is less than 50 % of the cost of current natural gas storage and transportation solutions Our customers are natural gas producers, power generation companies, distributors, industrial users and energy hub companies.
Water is essential for plant growth. Farming accounts for 70% of global water extractions and soil-based farming requires frequent watering. Under water-limited conditions, plant growth is usually affected, resulting in reduced crop harvests. Our innovation, InnoGroTM, is a superabsorbent hydrogel that is derived from a by-product of the food production industries. This patented hydrogel has great water holding power, with a swelling capacity of 150 times. It acts as a mini-reservoir, retaining water nearer to the roots for longer periods of time, thus saving on water and watering frequency. InnoGroTM is highly useful as a soil supplement in both agricultural and horticultural sectors.
NuSpace vision is to provide affordable global loT connectivity. 85% of the world is not connected. This is preventing widespread adoption of loT technology. Existing solutions rely on expensive satellites that are designed for high data rate applications that result in high cost when used to transmit loT data. Nanosatellites are palm sized satellites that are relatively cheaper to produce allowing a constellation to be deployed economically. NuSpace builds nanosatellites which are optimised for loT applications, allowing low cost loT connectivity services to be offered.
SenseMor has developed a technology that enables energy harvesting, sensing and motion control in three-dimensional space. Developed using a highly durable and flexible sensing patch based on triboelectric mechanism, SenseMor's first application is an intuitive, ergonomic drone controller. The array sensing pad is exceedingly robust with long battery life and enables the creation of high performance controllers for drones and AR/VR. These next generation controllers are naturally weather resistant and impervious to abuse and harsh environment.
Sharpen.ai is fintech startup, specialized in Al and data-driven approach to generate alpha (trading signals) for institutional investors. Our solution provides an unbiased, systematic trading signal through proprietary machine language, and state-of-the art Natural Language Processing (NLP), to incorporate market sentiments and option leaders voice into the decision marking process. Together, as a system, our solution provide unparallel trading, real-time advantage in an otherwise risky investment market.
Teredo Analytics aims to provide a comprehensive insight into the overall health status of oil, gas, water, and pharmaceutical pipeline networks. Timely and periodic pipeline inspection is necessary to prevent leakage. However, current pipeline inspections methods are laborious, time-consuming, and only detect existing leaks. Through machine learning and analysis on a plethora of data collected using our in-line inspection device, we strive to detect any detrimental pipeline caused by the environment, wear and tear, and aging.
TuSense developed a non-invasive specimen collection device for pneumonia patients. Our product offers a painless and rapid solution for specimen collection compared to existing cumbersome and invasive methods. It is a cost-effective, disposable, easy-to-use specimen collection and storage device. The collected specimens can be processed by existing technologies in diagnostic laboratories to identify the culprit organism that causes pneumonia.
Our revolutionary algorithm is able to analyse text like a human, spotting categories and concepts, and making connections, quickly and unbiased, unlike a human reader, The system is able to analyse without fatigue and judgement. Once the user decides on what to focus on, the algorithm will be able to isolate relevant information, and suggest related ideas. Our software can do weeks' worth of work in just a few hours, is 100% transparent in its decisions, and brings a level of precision and objectivity to the task that no human could hope to match.