What is it about?
A total fund of up to $250,000 will be awarded which must be used to develop the IP into a working prototype, for product development, and/or perform market studies. This is a competitive grant in which proposals are evaluated based on technical, commercial feasibility, and the capability of the team by a review panel. An option for equity will be implemented to the receiver of the award.
Selected start-ups will receive dedicated mentorships, co-working space, and a regular 1 on 1 meeting with the Centre Director as part of the mentoring to meet project milestones.
Including but not limited to
- How large is the market and how fast is it growing?
- Does the project have a clear market development roadmap?
- Does the business have potential to be scalable?
- How different is the technology compared to what available in the market?
- Does the project have a clear technology development roadmap?
Capability of the Management Team
- Technical Capabilities of development team
- What relevant skills do the team members possess?
- What roles will the current team members play?
Rules & Regulations
Funds will be disbursed through
Awarded teams will be invited to sign a Term of Acceptance
Only SUTD IPs are eligible to apply for SUTD Gap funding
SUTD VIE reserves the right to make any changes on any guidelines and submission templates
Gap Funding is for SUTD faculty members and researchers to apply:
- A principal investigator from SUTD
- Researcher from SUTD
- One team member as Entrepreneurial Lead
- May include 1 or 2 other team members
Call for proposal for the GAP Funding will be opened to SUTD faculty members and researchers in the first quarter of the year.
Submit your completed project proposal, team CV, and Technology Disclosure form to email@example.com.
An email confirmation will be sent to notify that your proposal has been received. If you did not receive any confirmation email, please check in directly with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon submission, VIE will assess the project eligibility. Shortlisted start-ups will be invited to submit their pitch deck and to be evaluated by a panel based on its technical feasibility and commercialization potential. Successful applicants will be directly contacted by VIE via call or email.
Research Commercialisation Projects
AirQ platform is a smart and cost-effective solution for air quality and environmental monitoring. The AirQ device is small, portable and low-cost. It provides real-time and location-specific air quality and environmental data via the AirQ Dashboard and Smartphone App.
Advance data analytics techniques have been developed for data calibration and data-driven services. The AirQ solution can be used for schools and childcare centres, facilities management, smart lampposts, smart buildings, and other use cases.
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) currently require clinical Uroflowmetry assessment to diagnose and track for treatment and recovery. Current Uroflowmetry assessment at specialist clinics require patients to void ‘on-command’ (in a foreign environment), limiting efficacy of clinical assessment.
Auroflow is a solution that determines uroflow data from audio recordings collected while voiding, in the home context, which is more natural for the patient and allows frequent and regular assessments to be made. Integrating a suite of hardware, software and mobile app, we then support clinicians with improved patient monitoring in the home, providing a new paradigm in remote urology care.
Tensile Ventures is a start-up that develops aesthetically unique, free-spanning membrane structures. Leveraging research from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) the company creates design tools and unique structures with digital simulation and design tools.
Using a patent pending Membrane Tensegrity Shell structures and in-house design-to-fabrication workflow, we work with established partners to produce highly customizable shelters for events, recreation, and other applications.
The rapidly escalating global CO2 levels arising from essential economic and human activities result in dangerous global consequences. Major efforts in decarbonization focus on point source carbon capture. CarbonBits aspires to contribute to decarbonization in urban spaces through distributed direct air capture. Not deterred by the considerably more dilute carbon concentration outside of point sources, CarbonBits views that “every bit” of carbon counts.
The De-Carbonizer, a 1st generation low footprint device that captures and releases CO2 on demand has been developed. Our product is based on a proprietary material which requires less space, less energy and is versatile enough for ready integration into urban or confined spaces. This pioneering technology seeks to expand the circular carbon economy by closing the loop between capture and utilization. The possibilities for this technology are endless – including air quality management, urban farming, carbon trading and much more.
Mimicare aims to develop a system to assist physiotherapists, patients, and their Next-of-Kins (NOKs) with the rehabilitation process. From market research and interviews, we discovered that the lack of patient compliance is a common problem in rehabilitation. High treatment costs and the high workload of therapists also add to the problem facing therapists, patients, and NOKs in rehabilitation treatment.
As such, we aim to create a wearable foot pressure monitoring and comparison system to help in patient compliance, reduce treatment cost by reducing treatment frequency, and reduce the workload of therapists through patient progress tracking.
ezyMRI provides a point of care MRI solution to head and other extremities. It is compact, movable, and low-cost. We aim to decentralize MRI scans and offer MRI to under-resourced areas.
Puriogen is a size-based cell purification instrument, which is specifically developed for cell washing and cell isolation. It allows rapid sample processing (i.e., 1 ml sample within 5 mins), high-resolution cell sorting with size difference down to 0.5 m, low cell loss (i.e., < 5%) and up to 5 times cell concentration. In addition, the size-based cell purification can produce uniform single cell suspension and minimize cell clumping.
Puriogen is a benchtop and centrifuge-free cell sample preparation tool for all kinds of downstream analysis such as flow cytometry, molecular detection and single cell sequencing.
Sales of counterfeit goods total $2.8 Trillion yearly, causing 100,000 deaths worldwide. Utilizing nanotechnology and the physics of metasurfaces, we have developed machine-readable security tags that are engineered on the nano-level rendering them nearly impossible to duplicate. MetaTag offers the next-generation anti-counterfeiting platform leveraging optical metasurfaces.
SEAL (Self-Evolving Adaptive Learning) offers Adaptive Learning as a Service (ALaaS) for personalised learning automation. We provide a full set of APIs and development tools to support the adaptive learning backend for learning management systems.
Silence Laboratories is a young company based in Singapore and founded by PhDs and alumni from MIT, USA, SUTD, Singapore and IITs, India. We envision a world with effortless, intelligent and context-aware security.
SL has designed unique and first of its kind multi-modal multi-factor authentication frameworks to support ultra-fast and hassles free authentication. The framework has found niche use cases in seamless two-factor authentication for logins, verifications of passengers and riders in urban mobility and infrastructure access authentications.
We aim to make smartphones a ubiquitous digital passport in the digital realm. No need to remember, type or store secrets- just walk into the digital realm and we will do the rest, silently.
At Spinoff Robotics, we aim to optimize industrial operations through research-grade autonomous aerial robotics solutions. We specialize in configurable tethered aerial robots for more efficient high-altitude inspection and cleaning operations. Combined with advanced autonomy, we are positioned to help enterprises automate repetitive manual processes across varied GPS-denied environments.
Our unique tethered solution offerings make possible hours of extended flight operation, fluid ejection, and dedicated datalink for real-time defect detection and mapping.
The perfusable knit (PK) is a flexible and customizable knitted platform that can store, transfer, and release liquid materials contained inside. The liquid materials are in a part of the knitted structures, and thus enable us to carry, use and release them in and with textiles.
PK allows for the fabrication of meter-scale multi-material perfusable textiles combining a varied array of yarns with elastomeric tube using industrial knitting machines.
This technology will present a new avenue of “wearing liquid” and will provide unprecedented opportunities in apparel, personal care, hygiene and logistics industries with textile-based materials integrated with advanced liquid-handling ability.