Initiative to boost innovation and entrepreneurship launched

To support Singapore’s drive towards an economy based on innovation and
knowledge, NTU Singapore has
launched a new initiative to boost its innovation capabilities and speed up research

Through its NTU Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NTU I&E) initiative, the
University will ramp up its educational programmes to nurture entrepreneurs and
create a more conducive environment for mentoring and supporting students, faculty
and alumni looking to turn their ideas into market-ready products.

The initiative was launched by NTU Acting President and Provost Professor Ling
San and Guest-of-Honour Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade and
Industry, and Culture, Community and Youth.

At the event, plans were unveiled for the new NTU Innovation Port – a physical and
digital one-stop centre for all things innovation-related, located at the North and South
Spines of the University’s main campus. The centre will serve as a common space for
the NTU community and external partners to discuss start-up and innovation ideas, as
well as assist industry partners looking to collaborate or license technologies.

NTU I&E encompasses both the revamped NTU Entrepreneurship Academy
(NTUpreneur) – which will provide entrepreneurship education and cultivate an
entrepreneurial mindset in students – and the University’s existing innovation and
enterprise company NTUitive, which is focused on commercialising innovations and
incubating start-ups.

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