After a successful first round of roadmap exercise, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)’s Medical Technology Industry Group (MedTech IG) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) organised a second round of roadmap exercise to bridge the gaps in the first roadmap.
6 September 2018 – “Learning how to understand how technology evolves, using tools like a technology roadmap, is what you need more than anything to ride on top of the tsunami instead of being crushed by it.” - Peter Diamandis
The group of more than 30 researchers, technologists and representatives from government agencies came together for this roadmap exercise.
After a successful first round of roadmap exercise, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)’s Medical Technology Industry Group (MedTech IG) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) organised a second round of roadmap exercise to bridge the gaps in the first roadmap. Held at SMF Building on 4 September 2018, the session brought together more than 30 Medtech researchers, technologists, and representatives from government agencies to identify the technologies needed to fulfill the solutions that were identified in the first exercise.
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Before they begin the exercise proper, researchers and directors from research institutes and schools presented their studies and the technologies they have developed. One of the studies presented by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) was using nanofibres to help reduce fat absorption. Stendard, a company that help companies adopt international standards through digital solutions, also presented their solution on how to simplify standard adoption.
Participants broke into two groups and brought in their expertise to address each solutions that were identified previously. One of the technologies identified that will address the solution of cheaper, rapid prototyping was to build a medical 3D printer for implants, thereby lowering cost and time required to produce the prototype.
“I am happy to see how AStar is getting the industries involved in this exercise. With the combination of researchers and industries, we get a better outlook of the industry, and thus can plan a better roadmap for this industry, moving it in the right direction.” Said one of the participants of both exercises, Ms Winnie Sim from Neuvital Pte Ltd.
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