Lapner-X wins a shot at developing a market-ready product

Team Lapner-X, which devised a cost-effective prototype offering simulation of the keyhole surgery process as well as feedback on the student's performance, won this year's InnoVenture Challenge organised by NUS' Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL).
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University students get creative in addressing practical problems

Seven finalist teams showcased their solutions to real-life industry problems at the inaugural InnoVenture Challenge which was organised by the Institute for Engineering Leadership at NUS. read more

NUS researchers develop tele-rehabilitation system

HomeRehab is a start-up leveraging on this exciting new technology. The start-up team graduated from TechLaunch 2013, a module conducted by NUS’ Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL). The team aims to revolutionize the physiotherapy industry by enabling therapists to see 3x more patients and speeding their recovery. read more

NUS students solve real-life industry problems

IT’S “D-Day” for some 160 NUS students at the NUS University Town taking part in InnoVenture Challenge’s Demo Day on 24 March. Seven teams showcased their solutions to real-life industry problems identified by Housing and Development Board, Nestle, JTC Corporation and National University Hospital. read more

Putting back the bounce in manufacturing

There may be some truth in people coming up with great solutions only when it is almost too late. But it is better to have prescience and take action early. Reacting quickly is important, said Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge at the Q&A session of his public lecture organised by the Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) at the NUS Faculty of Engineering. read more

The InnoVenture ideas launch: design, create, disrupt!

Halloween Day (31st October) was a scare-fest in more ways than one for student teams competing in the Faculty of Engineering’s inaugural InnoVenture 2013, a Technopreneurship Learning Platform for students by students. read more

EQ bootcamp for engineering

A group of NUS engineering students spent the first Saturday of the recess week taking a dive into aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ). Through short lecture sessions and numerous activities, students were introduced to a framework structured on understanding and taking action along three important pursuits: Self-awareness, Self-management and Self-direction read more

Lightning & Lightning Protection

Dates: 7 - 9 July 2014

Frugal Innovation Lab is an unique action-learning experience that assembles cross-disciplinery teams of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D students from the Faculty of Engineering, School of Business and other NUS faculties into focused teams for 13 weeks to solve real world problems. Teams must design and prototype solutions for validated emerging market challenges. The intention is real prototyping to demonstrate value. mot paper exercises.

Frugal Innovation Lab TAKE-OFF! is the platform where these teams will showcase their solutions and business models.

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From Discovery to Application: Managing the Innovation Process

Dates: 6, 12 - 14 August 2014

This program aims to equip those involved in creation, application or management of R&D output with a foundation of the fundamentals of innovation management. Covering areas such as organising for innovation, creating value from innovative output and intellectual property (IP) management, this course provides a unique opportunity to obtain insight into the innovation process in order to realize strategic & business goals and to derive real value from innovation. The unique opportunities and challenges of managing innovation in emerging markets will also be addressed.

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Subsea Control (Module 2)

Dates: 2 - 5 September 2014

The subsea control course provides an opportunity for in-depth learning on how subsea production control systems are designed, from fundamental engineering principles, whilst allowing valuable insights into practical engineering, manufacturing and operational factors that can make a major impact on the success of a subsea project. The program would suit engineers, supervisors, managers and support personnel who are either working directly in subsea systems engineering, drilling or maintenance operations.Standards in design practices.

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Game-Changing by Disrupting Strategically

Dates: 11 - 12 September 2014

In the mid 1990’s, Clayton M. Christensen first coined the term “Disruptive Technologies” and subsequently “Disruptive Innovations”. Since then, business gurus have explored business and technological innovations that have unexpectedly created new markets or value networks. Hindsight is always 20-20. Mere understanding of the effects of disruptive innovations in other companies does not provide one with the know-how and skills to identify, plan for or apply such game-changing innovations in one’s own organisation’s business strategies. This program provides participants with a foundation of the concepts first outlined by Christensen and explores various models and strategies to seize new opportunities for their organisation (the elusive “white space”). One of the things that we will explore is how Singapore’s unique geographical and economic positioning, organisations can set themselves to first launch into emerging markets then extend into the developed markets as severe innovations.

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Structural Concrete Design to Eurocode 2

Dates: 24 - 25 September 2014

This 2-day program is aimed at providing the participants with the knowledge and skill in designing concrete structures to Eurocode 2 (EC2) provisions. The program covers the basis of design, design for action effects, structural detailing, design for second-order effects in compressive members, and design using strut-and-tie models. It would be of interest to both practicing engineers and academic members in Singapore and the neighbouring countries, where the Eurocodes are replacing the British Standards in design practices.

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Human Factors Engineering & Ergonomics

Dates: 9 - 10 October 2014

This program teaches technologists to design systems that take advantage of what humans are good at versus machines.

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Subsea Construction and Operational Support (Module 3)

Dates: 28 - 31 October 2014

The design of subsea systems is significantly affected by operational considerations and can radically change a system’s configuration. Key considerations that must be taken into account in a subsea system design include vessel availability, design for weather window, reduction in number of operations, elimination of construction risk and the ability to perform an early production start-up. This module considers key operational aspects that will be encountered in everyday offshore operations, and will look specifically at technologies that are used in subsea operations that are essential to understand their use and limitations. It also aims to fill the knowledge gap between an office based Subsea Designer and an Offshore Operations competent engineer. This module should help participants to become familiar with the main issues that would be encountered in subsea operations.

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Forensics Engineering for Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineers - Technical and Legal Issues

Dates: 4 - 6 November 2014

Construction failures often led to litigation process which could have serious consequences for developers, consultants, contractors and individuals in terms of structural rehabilitation and loss of business or life. Successful diagnosing of cause of failures, assessing its consequences, and presenting the findings convincingly are important to this process. Investigation of such failure will provide necessary lessons to be learned by construction professionals so that recurrence of such failures could be eliminated or minimized.

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