EG1603 / EG2603 Technopreneurship and Incubation Programme
Do you want to solve real world business problems?
Do you want to be hands on?
Do you want to improve the world using technology?
The Technopreneurship and Incubation Programme (TIP) EG1603 is a hands-on, competitive, experiential learning module that is ideal for students to gain insight, confidence, and basic capabilities about the theoretical and practical aspects of technopreneurship. It is setup as a competition to emulate the competitive nature of industry and intensify the learning. Students will form teams to find and validate real world problems, and devise practical and implementable solutions and business plans for these problems.
Bootcamps will introduce students to all facets of starting up their venture to bring the solution to market. Throughout the programme, student teams will be assisted by seasoned mentors from the industry and serial entrepreneurs.
This programme is open to BEng students.
Please note that to be awarded the credits for EG1603, you must attend all workshops and pitch successfully at IdeaLaunch. Please check beforehand that you are able to commit to the workshops by viewing the schedule below.
The programme will culminate by all teams presenting to a panel of industry professionals and university staff. Selected teams will continue on to EG2603, where they can prototype, demo and potentially commercialise their solutions.
TIP is organised in conjunction with the technopreneurship competition InnoVenture (www.innoventure.com.sg) and is organised by the Institute for Engineering Leadership (http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/IEL)
|(1)||Maker Workshop 8hrs (Saturday, 9 Sept 2017)||This is a hands-on 1 day bootcamp that will introduce students to the prototyping facilities at NUS, allow them to get their hands dirty by using the various machinery in small workshops and help them in their design for practical solutions.||EG1603||2|
|Design Workshop 4hrs (16 Sept 2017)||Following on from the Maker Workshop, we encourage you to attend the Design Workshop intended to help you brainstorm and start tinkering with solutions for the problem statements. Specific technical and industry mentors will also be available so that you can actually get feedback on the spot.|
|Business Workshop 4hrs (14 Oct 2017)||The Business Workshop picks up from the customer discovery and will focus on (financial) business concepts that are essential for successful product design. A product that merely adheres to the customer requirements, but is not within the financial means of the customer is a failed product. The workshop is extremely hands-on as teams will be actively working together at the whiteboard while mentors are readily available to help you. Participants will tackle business questions such as:
At the end of the bootcamp, students will have to tools to develop and validate a complete business plan.
|How to Pitch Workshop||This workshop focuses on preparing the team for IdeaLaunch. Participants will learn the contents and process of a 7 minute pitch. Teams will be given the time to start on their pitches. The workshops are extremely hands-on as teams will be actively working together at the whiteboard while mentors are readily available to help you.|
|IdeaLaunch||Phase 1 of InnoVenture cumulates at IdeaLaunch. All teams will pitch to a panel devised of the company representatives and 2 other judges coming from industry/university. Selected teams will advance to the 2nd phase of InnoVenture and receive prototyping grants.|
|(2)||Prototyping & Demo Day||Selected teams from EG1603 advance to EG2603. The focus is on the prototyping and testing of the devised solutions and business models in the market. The final deliverable will be actual working prototypes that are demonstrated to the judges. The teams have the opportunity to continue on to commercialization.
Teams are to work with a prototyping budget to purchase supplies and build their prototypes. Workshop space will be provided. Mentors will work with the teams to improve their business plans and help commercialize the solutions.