One of the three central pillars of NUS Enterprise, the NUS Industry Liaison Office (ILO) is a key element in the University's drive for industry engagement, partnerships and the promotion of startup businesses.
Entrusted as NUS’s Technology Transfer Office, the roles and duties of ILO are:
- To protect, manage and promote the University's Intellectual Property
- To provide industry, faculty and staff with the highest quality service and guidance on matters relating to Intellectual Property management and commercialization
- To promote technology transfer and commercialisation of the University's innovations and expertise
- To encourage research collaboration between academic research and industry
Aligning its work closely to NUS’s vision of becoming a global learning enterprise, ILO fosters University collaboration with industry through a variety of sponsored research and joint R&D projects across numerous scientific disciplines.
At the same time, ILO helps to facilitate the translation of new discoveries and inventions by NUS researchers into useful products and services through the licensing of these technologies to either existing companies and / or new startup ventures.
Combined with industry knowledge, a growing professional network and extensive legal expertise in Intellectual Property Management, ILO is well situated as a significant and critical part of Singapore’s technology transfer community.
Research to Market Platform (R2M)
The R2M Platform is an NUS Enterprise initiative to foster an open ecosystem, network and dialogue between the Singapore University research community and industry. Here you can find incipient as well as mature technology opportunities from NUS and our partner institutions. Explore the resources that the R2M community can bring to your business, investment or startup venture at http://R2M.nus.edu.sg.