Technopreneurship and Incubation Programme (TIP)

Technopreneurship and Incubation Programme (TIP)

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 business 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.

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. Winners will be awarded grants for prototyping their solutions. Schedule of the programme is outlined in the table below.

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)

NO.ACTIVITYDESCRIPTIONMODULEMCs
(1)Business Bootcamp 2x 8hrs (Saturdays) 2 Business Bootcamps will introduce students to all facets of validating and devising practical solutions: How do I find and identify real world problems? Who is my Customer? What is my Value Proposition? What is the best business model? How do we setup our team? What basic financial measures will help me to evaluate my business opportunity? At the end of the bootcamp students will have the tools to develop and validate a complete business planEG16032
Product Development Workshop 1x 8hrs (Saturday)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!
IdeaLaunchStudents will present their solution designs and business plans to a panel of industry professionals and university staff.
(2)Prototyping & Demo DaySelected 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.EG26032

Mr Randall Sie, Institute for Engineering Leadership: r.sie@nus.edu.sg

EG1603 is conducted in Semester 1s of each academic year and students will be informed via email when the next registration is open.

Technopreneurship and Incubation Programme (TIP)