Innovation enablers are organisations within the startup ecosystem that facilitate co-innovation between startups and corporates. Innovation Enablers leverage on their networks, platforms, programmes or events to bring problem owners and problem solvers together.
The IEN aims to bring together active innovation enablers in order to aggregate corporate co-innovation opportunities and provide a platform for corporates and startups to drive co-innovation. These innovation enablers play an important role to facilitate co-innovation, supporting corporates that are just starting out their innovation journey and working closely with innovation labs for startups and technology scouting.
Founded on 16 August 2019 and supported by Enterprise Singapore
Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Ltd
Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is the National Voice for Singapore Startup Ecosystem. ACE focuses on five pillars that are crucial for any ecosystem: Startups, Corporations, Institutes of Higher Learning, Risk Capital, and Public Sector. As the driving force behind Singapore as an Innovation Island, ACE is creating a virtual and physical space where ideas, knowledge, and capability are transformed into value efficiently.
Established in 2003 by the Ministry of Trade & Industry, ACE is supported by the Singapore government under the patronage of Dr. Tan See Leng, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Manpower, and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.
For more information, please visit https://www.ace.org.sg
A*ccelerate Technologies Pte Ltd
A*ccelerate is the commercialisation arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), supporting it in transforming the economy by driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes. We aim to be the one-stop co-innovation partner of choice to grow business in Singapore and beyond through translating inventions and intellectual capital into marketable products, processes and services. Our teams of IP, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals harness new technologies, increase the value of intellectual property and incubate cutting-edge business ventures to create commercial impact.
We pride ourselves on being people and enterprise-oriented, with insights and results that place us with world-class technology transfer organisations globally. Together with industry leaders, mentors, catalysts and the A*STAR research community, we work to build a cohesive ecosystem for Innovation and Enterprise. We are dedicated to accelerating Mind to Market.
Agorize is the leading global platform for Open Innovation and talent engagement challenges. Founded in Paris in 2011 with offices across Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and Canada, Agorize has supported over 200 international companies in furthering their innovation strategies by connecting them with our community of 5 million innovators through Open Innovation challenges. Through our software as a service (SaaS) tool, we can tailor-make innovation competitions and business challenges dedicated to fostering innovation and sourcing talent.
Our ambition is to become the missing link between large corporations and talented innovators: students, developers, startups and employees. Because the best ideas can come from anywhere.
Startup Challenges (Pure online / Online to offline) - Spot top startups around specific problem statements to potentially pilot / invest in / accelerate / collaborate with
Business Student Challenges (Pure online / Online to offline) - To spot top talent to hire and ideas to potentially further develop.
Hackathons (Pure online / Online to offline) - To spot top tech talent to hire & prototypes to potentially further develop
Internal Staff innovation challenges (Pure online / Online to offline) - Spot top ideas to further develop and upskill your staff
Innovation Platform - An end to end SaaS solution to support the running of innovation challenges. From sharing the brief, helping participants form a team, supporting the creation of deliverables, support, vetting, and mentoring
Cosmetics, aviation, banking, manufacturing, beverages, government agencies, and health
AIRmaker was established in 2016 as a seed stage venture fund to invest in IoT (Internet-of-Things) startups focused in the Digital Health and Smart Cities segments.
ImpacTech provides bespoke programs for organizations, who want to drive practical change and growth, by harnessing tech-innovation. Among our services: Acceleration Program, Innovation Challenge, Venture Building, Innovation Excursions Trips (e.g. to Israel and Thailand), Workshops and tailored Incubation Bootcamps.
ImpacTech was founded in 2015 and operates in Singapore (HQ), Thailand, Japan, and Israel.
Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
Overseas Innovation Excursion
Energy, Life Science, Edu-Tech, Agri-Tech, Health and Nutrition, Aging Population, Mobility and Transportation, other Impact driven innovation
IPI is an innovation catalyst that creates opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.
As a subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore, IPI accelerates the innovation process of enterprises through access to its global innovation ecosystem and advisory services.
Open Innovation Services: Technology Scouting, Technology Landscape Study, Innovation Challenges
Innovation Advisors Programme
Open Innovation and Technology Commercialisation Training Workshops
Food, Healthcare, Chemicals, Infocomm, Manufacturing, Built Environment, Sustainability, Trade and Logistics
KPMG Digital Village
KPMG Digital Village’s mission is to help corporates act and think like technology companies. This means bringing speed and agility to the corporate digital innovation journey. Our human-centred design approach is at the heart of how we co-design solutions that are truly unique and co-innovate for results that let you outpace the competition. The impact? Measurable outcomes that show how we make innovation work.
Business Model Innovation and Innovation Strategy
Government, Financial Services, Logistics and Supply Chain
Padang & Co
Padang & Co is an innovation catalyst for large enterprises – we enable them utilise a range of innovation tools to solve big problems and develop opportunities in ways that are faster, more agile and cheaper. We nurture communities of interest, and mobilise energy and capabilities of tech startups to collaborate with these enterprises and other ecosystem partners.
In that way, we help shape the Future of Work. Padang & Co is the architect of LEVEL3, the pioneering Enterprise-led Coworking model launched in 2017 in partnership with Unilever Foundry, and CATALYST, an innovation hub for Medical and Health Tech startups, and clinician-innovators.
Corporate Innovation, Scouting, Innovation Challenges , Acceleration and Pilot management programmes, Hackathons
Enterprise-led innovation hubs
HackHire, talent sourcing and matching
Food & AgriTech, Smarter Cities, Health, Sustainability, Data and AI
IMDA Open Innovation Platform (OIP)
The Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is a virtual platform that connects and matches challenges of Problem Owners to a pool of Problem Solvers. The OIP accelerates digital transformation and expands innovation capacity in our ecosystem; Problem Owners benefit from access to a large community of Solvers with multi-disciplinary tech expertise, while Solvers on the OIP have access to potential customers and co-innovation opportunities.
PIXEL is a 25,000 sqf innovation space at One-North that provides the Infocomm and Media (ICM) industry with facilities, expertise and programmes to ideate, experiment and build customer-centric digital experiences for the future. PIXEL brings together diverse and unique community at the intersection of tech, media and design: content creators, tech innovators, immersive media companies, and games. PIXEL offers four key capabilities that support the development of customer-centric digital experiences - Design Thinking, User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX), Immersive Experiences and Digital Storytelling. We host regular thematic mixers, workshops and masterclasses in these four areas, where our community learn, network and get inspired by each other. Innovators can also tap on mentors and experts for advice in developing their digital solutions.
ICMG Pte Ltd
ICMG Pte Ltd is a corporate innovation accelerator in Singapore working towards becoming the leading corporate innovation accelerator. We focus on co-creation of purposeful innovation in the world and create a sustainable business by co-creating with clients and different stakeholders.
ICMG Innovation Platform and Innovation Immersions
Corporate Innovation Program – Innovation Challenges / Innovation strategy
SDG Corporate Innovation Lab - Sustainable Development Goals, Digital Transformation
Smart Cities, Electronics, Food and Beverages, Packaging