IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform that connects and matches real business challenges or digitalisation opportunities of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers. For more information, visit: www.openinnovation.sg

Event Schedule

IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) presents.....


THREE Automation 4.0-themed challenges 

offering prizes monies worth $150,000

from A*STAR's Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)!


Want to gain a competitive edge through insider insights about these business challenges?

Join the Innovation Thursday: Automation 4.0 webinar on 2 Dec 2021, from 10am to 12 noon.


For those new to OIP, you will hear how our virtual crowdsourcing platform matches the business challenges of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers like you!

You can dive into the details of the latest Innovation Call 12 challenges here: www.openinnovation.sg/challenges


We look forward to meeting you at this Innovation Thursday!


In light of the current COVID-19 situation, this event will be held online via Zoom to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. You will receive an email confirmation and a link to join virtually upon signing up.


Please send us an email at info@openinnovation.sg if you require assistance.

Date: 2 Dec 2021
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon
Online Seminar via Zoom



For more information about IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP), visit: www.openinnovation.sg 


Dr Andy Lee

Director for New Business & Digital, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

Dr Andy Lee is currently the Director for New Business & Digital in the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) of the Agency for Science, Technology And Research (A*STAR).

Prior to this, Andy worked and managed in various industries ranging from agro-biotech, contract manufacturing, to food & beverage. Andy was trained as a nano-ceramics composite materials scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia.


About the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

The Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) is a contemporary platform built upon strong public-private partnerships. The ARTC is led by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), in partnership with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

ARTC has a membership consortium with over 80 members, ranging from global multinational corporations (MNCs) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ARTC focuses on advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing and serves to accelerate the transfer of innovation from applied research to industrial applications.


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Jeremiah Decosta

VP Manufacturing and Regulatory affairs, MiRXES

As Vice President for Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs at MiRXES, Jeremiah Decosta harnesses smart technologies to accelerate processes in the plants while ensuring quality diagnostics.


About MiRXES

MiRXES is a Singapore-headquartered biotechnology company that translates research discoveries to deliver world-leading multi-cancer early detection. We have research, development, manufacturing, and clinical diagnostic operations in Singapore, USA, Japan, and China.


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Simon Tan

General Manager, Omni Mold Ltd

Simon Tan is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Sunningdale Tech Ltd. He is responsible for Omni Mold Ltd, the flagship precision tooling subsidiary along with four other full-fledge Tooling Design & Manufacturing units of the Group. Over the past forty years, Simon's focus has always been on achieving operational effectiveness, efficiency and excellence through exploration and exploitation of innovative technologies.


About Omni Mold:

Omni Mold company, is a ultra-precision plastic injection mould making company in Singapore. Specializing in ultra-precision, high complex and high cavitation moulds. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with advanced computer software and machine tool hardware. Together with proven track records, system and highly trained staffs, we are positioned to meet the requirements of the most stringent customers in the global arena, in sectors such as Medical, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Nutrition / Food Packaging, Information Technology, Office Automation, Automotive and Consumer Electronics.

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Dr Dennise Tanoko Ardi

Robotics HTPO, A*STAR

As the manager for Robotics HTPO, Dennise synergised efforts in the development and translation of robotics & automation technologies across A*STAR institutes to maximise its outcome through the horizontal technology programme office (HTPO).


About A*STAR's HPTOs:

A*STAR's Horizontal Technology Programme Offices develop R&D strategies in four key areas, offering solutions to address national challenges: "Urban and Green", "Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Informatics", "Health and Medical Technologies", as well as "Agritech and Aquaculture". Robotics Horizontal Technology Programme Office (HTPO) was setup as a hub to lead and coordinate A*STAR activities in the areas of robotics and automation across industry / public sectors.

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Fabian Rosenberger

Manager Grade Development

During the 15 years with Kennametal I held different positions within the Technology Organization linked to new product / process development. My career started with developing and successfully launching several solid carbide drilling products. After 7 years in product engineering I transferred into the Grade Development Team and relocated from European Technology Headquarter in Germany to Corporate Headquarter in Latrobe, PA (USA). Withing Grade Development I was responsible for round tool cutting grades for 4 years before taking over managing responsibility for the team. Grade Development consists of 8 engineers with main task to manage the company’s metalcutting materials portfolio and to develop new materials solution supporting our customers solving their machining needs.


About Kennametal

Through the skill and innovation of our people, we deliver industry-leading tools and technologies that solve customer challenges and enable exceptional performance. Our mission is all about performance for our customers. Our tools and wear-resistant solutions enable customers to run longer, cut faster and machine with greater precision. We aren’t setting the performance standard for our industry...we’re resetting it even higher.

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