NAMIC Summit: 3D Printing in Healthcare

NAMIC is holding a one day summit/networking event on 21st July 2017 on 3D printing for the healthcare industry. The programme will include four key themes:

  1. A broad overview of the Singapore healthcare sector and how technologies such as additive manufacturing or 3D printing will transform the sector.
  2. Additive Manufacturing in Surgical Applications: specialist case studies on bone, organ, new applications.
  3. Regulatory and Quality System Considerations for Additive Manufacturing: regional regulatory panel.
  4. Start-up Innovation Spotlight: presentation and success stories by innovative start-ups

For further information on the event, please visit the website: NAMIC Summit on 3D Printing in Healthcare

Intellectual Property (IP) 101

Join us for an interactive session on Intellectual Property (IP) 101 to gain understanding and appreciation of the different forms of Intellectual Property and the methods through which they could be protected. This session is jointly organised by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Namazie & Co., NDR Medical Technology Pte. Ltd. and the National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC).

Designed for medical practitioners embarking out on the journey of research and development in medical technology, Katherine Kan from Namazie & Co will provide attendees with the practical knowledge of IP protection in the form of patents, know-how, trademarks and copyright.

NHIC will also give an overview of the funding opportunities available via NHIC Innovation to Protect (I2P) grant.

The details of the session are as follows:

 Date: Thurs, 29th June

Time:  1-2pm.

Venue: Tower B, Level 1. Learning Centre, Room Kaizen 3

Contact: On arrival, kindly please contact Joseph (9822 8401) or Renyi (9726 3249). Staff access will be required through the Learning Centre entrance

Car Parking: KTPH Basement Car Park.  Nearest parking lots are in the Tower B area. Complimentary ticket is available from KTPH.

Seats are limited and available on first come, first served basis.

 

About Namazie and the Speaker (Katherine Kan)

Namzie & Co. is an Intellectual Property & Technology law firm. Founded in 2001, it serves clients who require specialized legal services and solutions to protect and commercialise their Intellectual Property assets in Asia. The firm’s clientele includes a rich mix of multi-national corporations, local and foreign law firms, research institutions, technology start-ups, small and medium enterprises and individuals, both locally and internationally, across diverse industries.

Katherine Kan is a legal associate with Namazie & Co. and advises clients on trademark protection, copyright enforcement and data protection matters. Her practice includes structuring and advising on commercial transactions that involve intellectual property. Katherine’s practice also includes the drafting and negotiating of various commercial contracts, such as licensing agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements and sponsorship agreements. She has worked with international conglomerates and domestic SMEs from various industries, such as food & beverage, real estate, entertainment, hospitality, education, manufacturing, publishing, fashion, retail and information technology. She has also published several articles on IP and Technology law internationally and domestically.

NHIC Funding Featured in SPRINT

NHIC funded project ‘Mobile Interactive Supervised Therapy’, a smartphone-based platform aimed at improving medication adherence in tuberculosis treatment was featured in the 2016-17 annual report by Singapore Programme of Research Investigating New Approaches to Treatment of Tuberculosis (SPRINT-TB). The platform will be tested with TB patients in selected countries in the region in 2017.

SPRINT

The full version of the annual report can be found at http://www.sprinttb.org/.

Briefing on Innovation Partnerships and Capability Development for Healthcare Innovations

NHIC is partnering with the Singapore Business Federation and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster to conduct a complimentary partners’ briefing on Innovation Partnership and Capability Development Programmes, to help companies develop sector capabilities through Healthcare Innovations and Additive Manufacturing Technologies. In addition, the speakers will speak on the funding streams for innovation to support projects and tackle unmet sector needs. See link below for details:

Briefing Session with NHIC and NAMIC

 

 

Launch of “Innovation to Startup” (I2Start) Pathway scheme

The National Health Innovation Centre Singapore, in collaboration with SPRING Singapore, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Innovation to Startup” (I2Start) Pathway scheme. This is an accelerated funding pathway to provide Singapore’s clinician scientists with a platform to develop a medtech innovation and then commercialise it via a startup company route.

The I2Start Pathway brings together two successful grant schemes: the NHIC Innovation to Develop (I2D) and the SPRING Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (TECS), to streamline the funding support.

We are seeking highly driven clinician-led project teams planning to start a medical device company. The team submits a single proposal to NHIC, and a joint NHIC-SPRING evaluation panel will assess the healthcare impact, market and business potential of the applications. Successful applicants will be awarded the NHIC I2D grant of $250K to the host institution, alongside a Letter of Intent from SPRING to support the continuation of the project via a start up vehicle, under their TECS grant.

 Interested applicants should contact your NHIC Healthcare Cluster Manager for the I2D-I2Start grant application template. The next closing date is Friday 7th April 2017.

For further details on the I2Start Pathway, please contact your NHIC Healthcare Cluster Manager or email enquiry@nhic.sg.

Healthcare Cluster

NHIC Cluster Manager

SingHealth

Sharron Bennett

NUHS

Modukuru Naga Kishore

NHG and JHS

Michael Ho

EHS and AHS

Joshua Lim

 

Intellectual Property (IP) 101 Session

Join us for an interactive session on Intellectual Property (IP) 101 to gain understanding and appreciation of the different forms of Intellectual Property and the methods through which they could be protected. This session is jointly organised by Eastern Health Alliance Centre for Innovation, Namazie & Co. and the National Health Innovation Centre Singapore (NHIC).

Designed for medical practitioners embarking on the journey of research and development in medical technology, Katherine Kan from Namazie & Co will provide attendees with the practical knowledge of IP protection in the form of patents, know-how, trademarks and copyright.

NHIC will also give an overview of the funding opportunities available via NHIC Innovation to Protect (I2P) grant.

The details of the session are as follows:
Date: 17 March 2017, Friday
Time: 12 – 1.30pm (Registration will commence at 11.45am)
Venue: Changi General Hospital, Centre For Innovation
Lunch refreshment will be provided to registered attendees. Seats are limited and available on first come first served basis.

Register today by emailing your respective Research Office with the following details:
Name:
Organisation:
Department:
Email:

About Namazie and the Speaker (Katherine Kan)

Namzie & Co. is an Intellectual Property & Technology law firm. Founded in 2001, it serves clients who require specialized legal services and solutions to protect and commercialise their Intellectual Property assets in Asia. The firm’s clientele includes a rich mix of multi-national corporations, local and foreign law firms, research institutions, technology start-ups, small and medium enterprises and individuals, both locally and internationally, across diverse industries.

Katherine Kan is a legal associate with Namazie & Co. and advises clients on trademark protection, copyright enforcement and data protection matters. Her practice includes structuring and advising on commercial transactions that involve intellectual property. Katherine’s practice also includes the drafting and negotiating of various commercial contracts, such as licensing agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements and sponsorship agreements. She has worked with international conglomerates and domestic SMEs from various industries, such as food & beverage, real estate, entertainment, hospitality, education, manufacturing, publishing, fashion, retail and information technology. She has also published several articles on IP and Technology law internationally and domestically.

Innovation to Industry (I2I) Scheme to Launch in April

NHIC is to launch the Innovation to Industry (I2I) funding scheme in April 2017. This co-development scheme is designed to support the transition of a successfully completed I2D project towards the market with the committed contribution of an industry partner. Projects supported by I2I are expected to lead to a licence on commercial terms from the institution to the industry partner (or spin-off vehicle) at the completion of the funding.

The funding is up to $250,000 over 12 months and application is by NHIC invitation only. For further information, please speak to your I2D Project Manager.

NHIC Announces 2017 Closing Dates for I2D Grant

NHIC has announced the closing dates for the three I2D grant calls in 2017. The dates for I2D pre-proposal submissions are:

Friday 7th April, 5pm

Friday 4th August, 5pm

Friday 1st December, 5pm

For further information on how to apply for an I2D grant, please our I2D grant page and How We Work, or contact NHIC to speak with your Healthcare Cluster Manager. See our Showcase section for funded I2D grants to date.