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Strategic Intellectual Property (IP) Management for Businesses

CLASSROOM SESSIONS
17 Oct 2019

Programme Synopsis

SMEs are a critical pillar of Singapore’s economy. 99% of enterprises in Singapore are SMEs and contribute to 65% of all employment. With traditional businesses being disrupted by new technologies and new business models, Singapore’s SMEs need to transform to stay relevant. However, the majority are not well placed to transform due to a weak understanding of intangible assets, as well as the value and risks associated with them in this new economy.

This course aims to impart the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to enterprises.  The broad and practical deliverables will equip participants with a good appreciation of the IP assets in their business, and how good management of these assets can unlock new commercial opportunities while reducing business risk.

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Date
17 Oct, 2019 - 17 Oct, 2019
venue
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Management University (SMU)

Speaker / Trainer Profile

Fu Zhikang
IP Strategist
IPOS International

Zhikang is an Intellectual Property Strategist with IPOS International and has led significant projects across diverse industries such as advanced manufacturing, biomedical, healthcare and green technology.

Zhikang has advised a variety of companies from small to medium enterprises to large local enterprises and public agencies on IP issues at various stages of innovation. He specialises in helping businesses to solidify their business plans, articulate the value of their intangible assets and anchor their most strategic business decisions. He provides clear direction and strategy on IP issues that enable companies to scale up and mitigate risks relating to their intangible assets. While providing businesses with the right IP knowledge, he reviews and structures their IP management policies, rights and frameworks. He works closely with enterprises to create a strong competitive edge by leveraging their intangible assets to reap maximum return.

Prior to joining IPOS International, Zhikang was seconded to the National Research Foundation, where he managed two national-level funding schemes to boost Singapore’s innovation ecosystem through impactful research translation and enterprise capability building. Before this appointment, Zhikang was central in developing IP capability, and patent services and products across ASEAN at IPOS. Representing Singapore, he worked closely with ASEAN IP offices on their first regional patent work-sharing programme to accelerate patent applications online. He established another first in assisting Cambodia to re-register granted Singapore patents in Cambodia.

Prior to IPOS, Zhikang was part of A*STAR’s team in charge of developing and commercialising Artificial Cell Membranes as a drug discovery platform. The project culminated in the successful spinoff of ACM Biolabs, operational since 2013.

Alrik Tan
Associate Intellectual Property Strategist
IPOS International

Alrik is an Associate Intellectual Property Strategist with IP ValueLab, proficient in both IP value creation and commercialisation for technological innovations. He first acquired insights into the IP value chain at Illumina Singapore, a biotechnology company that takes its integrated systems for genetic analysis from manufacturing to market.

Alrik had implemented their quality and regulatory system while working as a team. He further expanded his IP expertise at Exploit Technologies (ETPL), the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He accomplished research and development in the field of molecular diagnostics, in collaboration with startups, government hospitals and fellow research laboratories to productise and commercialise their technology.

Alrik holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs from National University of Singapore.

Contact

Fanny Koh
Tel: (65) 6330 8686