A Chat with Prof. JY Pillay, Rector, College of Alice & Peter Tan

The 7th lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series held on 13 November 2014 featured Professor JY Pillay, Rector, College of Alice & Peter Tan. Structured more like a fireside chat than a public lecture, questions from the floor covered a range of interest areas. A key takeaway from Prof Pillay ... engineers can see both details and the big picture ("the woods and the trees") and hence have the potential to deal with complex problems no matter what fields they are in. read more

TakeOff! With TechLaunch

Graduating teams from the TechLaunch module (Semester 1 AY2014/15) pitched their business ideas and products to potential investors and partners at the TakeOff! platform held on 12 November 2014. Six new start-ups were launched that night. As with all modules conducted by the Enterprise Development Lab, students were immersed in real situations dealing with real technologies from NUS. Supported by mentors and the EDL team, opportunities for students to learn in the real world and to embark on entrepreneurial initiatives abound! Keep up with the latest from the Enterprise Development Lab at this link.

InnoVenture 2014 - IdeaLaunch

InnoVenture is the Technopreneurship competition of the Faculty of Engineering requiring students to solve real-life engineering problems provided by real companies. On the 17th of October teams had 1 minute during the Idea Launch Awards Ceremony to present their solutions to distinguished guests, industry partners and fellow
InnoVenturers. Teams stood to earn the chance to be awarded a Prototyping Grant and bring their ideas further along.Catch up with what’s happening InnoVenture 2014 at link.

Sharing Sessions with Engineer Leaders

IEL partnered the Division of Engineering & Technology Management to establish a new module for undergraduates "Experience Engineering Leadership". Special sharing sessions held in UTown on Saturday mornings provided opportunities for the students to interact with engineer leaders from diverse fields. Speakers included Mr. Tan Gee Paw (Chairman, PUB), Mr. Choo Chiau Beng (Senior Advisor, Keppel), serial entrepreneur Mr. Darius Cheung, Ms. Hannah Leong, President of Engineers Without Borders Asia, and Mr. Allan Lim founder of Alpha Biofuels, ComCrop and the Living! Project community. More on the “Experience Engineering Leadership” module at this link.

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

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