12 Sep '16, 9pm

A*Star to launch Singapore's first open innovation lab

FOR six months now, a first-of-its-kind "open innovation lab" and tech incubator in Singapore has been quietly in play, wooing startups in the medtech and biotech sectors. A*START Central was opened in March by ETPL, the commercialisation arm of government science and research agency A*Star. The 980 sq metre facility will officially be launched on Sept 21 as part of the inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (Switch). Sidney Yee, executive vice-president of A*Star's incubation and startup management division, said that A*START Central has since its March opening been focused on building a critical mass. It seeks to kickstart the growth of the nascent medtech and biotech sectors here, and the big goal is to foster a robust, sophisticated medtech and biotech community. In a recent interview with The Business Times, Dr Yee said that for now, the government will t...

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