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Commercialising Innovations for Public Officers

12 Mar 2020

Programme Synopsis

Learn to commercialise your innovations at a one-day interactive workshop!

Packed with practical activities and hands-on exercises, the workshop will also be supplemented with case studies, narratives, and more.

Deep dive into IP commercialisation in this highly-interactive session, covering topics such as:

  • Defining your product – what have you got and why would someone want it?
  • Is there a market and how big is it?
  • Interviewing your customers
  • Translational funding – how to win it
  • Making money
  • Getting money to make money

Programme Schedule

12 Mar, 2020 - 12 Mar, 2020
9.00am - 5.00pm (Registration opens at 8.30am)
IP Academy
1 Paya Lebar Link
#11-03 PLQ 1 Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide the following knowledge and skills to participants:

  • Understanding your product – what you have and why
  • Identifying and understanding the markets for your product
  • Identifying Supply Chains for your product
  • Identifying Singapore Funding Sources and how to write successful translational bids

This course is only open to Singapore Civil Servants and Public Officers.

Speaker / Trainer Profile

Dr Nessa Carey
Nessa Carey PhD is an internationally accredited Registered Technology Transfer Professional and a highly experienced trainer in the innovation field. She has designed and delivered training all over the world including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Brazil and Portugal. For 3 years she was the International Director for PraxisAuril, Europe's largest network for professionals working in technology transfer. Her training clients in the UK have included a number of leading academic institutions. Nessa has an extensive track record of direct experience in innovation. After leaving her academic position at Imperial College London, where she is now a Visiting Professor, she spent almost 15 years in the biotech and pharmaceutical field, identifying new innovation opportunities in both the university and industrial sectors. She now runs her own consultancy, and her clients have included some of the leading UK universities. Nessa is a non-executive director for University College London-Business, one of the world's most successful university spin-out and licensing arms. She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for 2 UK biotech companies.

Programme Outline 



Training Methods

9.00 am

Introduction and setting expectations

Trainer presentation and delegate discussions

9.30 am

Defining your product – what have you got and why would someone want it?

Interactive trainer presentation

Individual and group work on developing product hypotheses

10.30 am

Tea break

10.45 am

Is there a market and how big is it?

Scene-setting by trainer

Group exercises using top down market analysis

11.30 am

Customers and end-users

Interactive trainer presentation

Practical exercises in identifying supply chains and your place within them

12.15 pm

Interviewing your customers

Practical exercises and templates for obtaining bottom-up feedback

1.00 pm


2.00 pm

Translational funding – how to win it

Group discussions on Singapore funding sources

Trainer-led advice on writing successful translational bids

2.45 pm

Making money

Interactive trainer presentation on business models

3.30 pm

Tea break

3.45 pm

Getting money to make money

Compare and contrast session on e.g. seed investors, VCs, non-equity funding etc

4.30 pm

Recap and close

Reviewing what we’ve learnt, setting personal action plans, course evaluation

5.00 pm

End of Day

(N.B. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, details of the course may be subject to change.)


Nabilah Haron
Tel: +65 6330 8687
Pearlyn Yap
Tel: +65 6331 6567