Technology Adoption Program
(TAP)
Technology Developer (TD) Fund

By: Malcolm Chua, Head,TAP
Dated: 24th Feb 2014
Scope
• TAP Key roles
• Overview
• Objectives of TD fund
• Eligibility Criteria
• Project examples
• Proposal Gathering
• ...
Our Mission Statement
To boost the productivity of local companies,
especially SMEs, through the adoption of
innovation an...
Our Journey thus far
Our traditional sectors

Marine

Aerospace

Precision
Engineering

Construction

Retail

Our new sect...
Key roles for TAP
Companies
No available Technology
TD Funded projects

Available Technology
Technology matching

Technolo...
Overview
Under mandate of National Productivity and Continuing Education Council
(NPCEC), TAP is to fund Public sector per...
Objectives of TD fund
Technology Developer Fund

Mass Adoption by SMEs

Outreach

Ready-To-Go
Packages

TD Fund
Public Sec...
TD Fund Eligibility Criteria
1.

Applicant must be from a Public Technology Developer (Research Institutes,
Institutes of ...
Project Examples
Dynacut - turning [SIMTech]
Problem statement: Local machining companies are in shortage of
highly traine...
Project Examples
CalSoft - Pressure meter calibration software [NMC]
Problem statement: Many Calibration laboratories that...
Proposals Gathering
Two approaches:
1. Top down approach: A industry wide problem statement
identified by TAP team and a g...
Summary
For projects with:
• Technology ready to translate to deployable
solutions
• Productivity improvement solution
• R...
Thank You

Pg 13

Updated: 16/04/2012
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Technology Adoption Program (TAP) & Technology Developer (TD) Fund - A*STAR

  1. 1. Technology Adoption Program (TAP) Technology Developer (TD) Fund By: Malcolm Chua, Head,TAP Dated: 24th Feb 2014
  2. 2. Scope • TAP Key roles • Overview • Objectives of TD fund • Eligibility Criteria • Project examples • Proposal Gathering • Summary Pg 2 Updated: 16/04/2012
  3. 3. Our Mission Statement To boost the productivity of local companies, especially SMEs, through the adoption of innovation and technology. Pg 3 Updated: 04/03/2014
  4. 4. Our Journey thus far Our traditional sectors Marine Aerospace Precision Engineering Construction Retail Our new sectors Food Manufacturing Pg 4 Updated: 04/03/2014
  5. 5. Key roles for TAP Companies No available Technology TD Funded projects Available Technology Technology matching Technology Implementers Public Sector • • • Technology Developers Private Sector • System Implementer Research Institutes Universities, Polytechnics, ITEs Centres04/03/2014 Of Innovation Updated: • • • Research Institutes Centre of Innovation Institute of Higher Learning Six priority sectors: Aerospace, Construction, Food Manu, Marine, PE and Retail
  6. 6. Overview Under mandate of National Productivity and Continuing Education Council (NPCEC), TAP is to fund Public sector performers such as A*STAR RIs, Universities, Polytechnics, COIs and ITEs on productivity improvement projects under Technology Developer (TD) Grant. The intent is to fund Public sector institutions to translate existing technologies to deployable solutions and subsequently transfer the solutions to end-user companies. Pg 6 Updated: 16/04/2012
  7. 7. Objectives of TD fund Technology Developer Fund Mass Adoption by SMEs Outreach Ready-To-Go Packages TD Fund Public Sector Performers Productivity improvement solutions Public Sector Performers to draw on their existing capabilities to translate them to a deployment-ready solution. The developed solutions should lead to: • raise productivity of a process by 20%. • mass adoption by companies. Pg 7 Updated: 16/04/2012
  8. 8. TD Fund Eligibility Criteria 1. Applicant must be from a Public Technology Developer (Research Institutes, Institutes of Higher Learning, Centres of Innovation, etc). 2. Preferably, a minimum of 20% productivity improvement expected for relevant business activities after project implementation. 3. A group of a local companies, should be benefit from the developed solution. At least 50% of the participating companies must be SMEs Main Deliverables • Working solution ready to be deployed commercially and for adoptions by companies. • Outreach event with TAP team to create awareness to the industry on the developed solutions. Pg 8 Updated: 16/04/2012
  9. 9. Project Examples Dynacut - turning [SIMTech] Problem statement: Local machining companies are in shortage of highly trained engineers and still depend on trial and error approach for solving machining problem such as machining vibration, which often limits their productivity. Solution: Dynamic simulation and optimization technology to quickly provide optimal cutting condition. Productivity improvement expected: 20% [Machining time reduction] Company adoption expected: 20 companies Pg 9 Updated: 16/04/2012
  10. 10. Project Examples CalSoft - Pressure meter calibration software [NMC] Problem statement: Many Calibration laboratories that calibrate pressure meters uses the Dead Weight tester in calibrating pressure meters. The operator go through tedious and complex manual calculations to determine right amount of weight to use and the associated uncertainty of the calibration. Solution: Calsoft© automates the tedious and complex calculations necessary and takes into consideration environmental and other factors in undertaking calibration using the dead weight testers. Productivity improvement expected: 30 to 50% [Calibration time reduction] Company adoption expected: 12 companies Pg 10 Updated: 16/04/2012
  11. 11. Proposals Gathering Two approaches: 1. Top down approach: A industry wide problem statement identified by TAP team and a grant call would be issued. 2. Direct approach is proposed where COIs, IHLs and RIs can approach A*STAR with solutions to known industry problems. Grant call is optional. Pg 11 Updated: 16/04/2012
  12. 12. Summary For projects with: • Technology ready to translate to deployable solutions • Productivity improvement solution • Ready for mass adoption Pg 12 Updated: 16/04/2012
  13. 13. Thank You Pg 13 Updated: 16/04/2012

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