Ideas to Assets: Connecting Markets through IP

4 - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Level 5, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore


 Wed 5 September 2018

Time:  09.00am - 12.20pm

Venue:  Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Level 5


About the Programme

IPOS is pleased to present a special programme for young designers and entrepreneurs. Hear from senior business leaders on how they have taken their enterprises to the ASEAN market successfully through IP and innovation. Find out from the IPOS team and a local designer on how to gain a competitive edge through IP such as designs, patents and brands.


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Programme Outline

5 SEP 2018 | Wednesday

8.00am – 9.00am

(Venue: IP Market Place)

Registration, Networking and Morning Coffee

9.00am – 10.30am

(Venue: GFIP)

Plenary 3 – The ASEAN Market: Connectivity in Innovation and IP

As one of the world’s fastest-growing market, ASEAN’s middle-income consumers are expected to exceed half a billion people by 2030. Spurred on by the phenomenal growth and prospect of the ASEAN market, innovative companies in the region are doubling efforts to transform their ideas and IP into commercially successful products and services. IPOS-International’s 2018 technology foresighting report on the state of innovation in ASEAN reveals that the total number of inventions from the region saw an annual growth of 12.5% between 2008 and 2013. With the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community, the impetus is now greater than ever for the region’s most innovative markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to deepen connectivity in innovation and IP. This panel of ASEAN enterprises will shed light on the importance of fostering connectivity in innovation and IP to achieve exceptional business outcomes.  



    10.30am – 11.00am

    (Venue: IP Market Place)

    Morning Tea Break

    10.50am – 12.20pm 

    (Venue: IP Market Place)

    Creating Your Competitive Edge Through IP

    Singapore’s design sector had doubled the contribution to our GDP over the past decade, from $1.1 billion in 2004 to $2.2 billion in 2015. That year, the Design 2025 Masterplan was launched and one of the strategic thrusts focused on strengthening the competitiveness of design firms. Get practical tips from our speakers on how to protect your work. Can you protect a design after it has been published online? Do handmade items enjoy protection? If you are commissioned to do a design, who then owns the rights? As budding designers faced with the challenge of creating innovative and distinctive products, learn how to use the various types of IP to create your competitive edge.   

    Know Your IP 

    • Alfred Yip, Director, Patents, Designs & Plant Varieties, Principal Patent Examiner, IPOS
    • Daryl Ong, Trademark Examiner, IPOS

    IP as a Valuable Asset 

    • Bibi Ho, Chief Air Maker, Airmotion Laboratories

    Q & A 

      12.20pm  End of Programme