Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


A: TechInnovation 2021 is a digital event that will take place over 3 days from 28 to 30 September 2021. 

A: Details on the programme will be available under the Agenda section at a later date.

A: To register as an exhibitor at TechInnovation, apply online at www.techinnovation.com.sg.Please note that registration ends on 6 August 2021 or when the digital booths are fully booked, whichever is earlier.

TechInnovation is a free event for attendees. Registration for attendees will commence in June 2021.

A: TechInnovation is organised by IPI, which 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.

For more information about IPI, visit www.ipi-singapore.org.

A: There are 2 packages available: Basic Package for SMEs & Startups to feature up to two (2) Tech Offers, and Standard Package for organisations with a larger technology portfolio to feature up to twelve (12) Tech Offers. For more information on the packages’ benefits and pricing, please email us at admin@techinnovation.com.sg.

A: Registration for exhibitors will close on 6 August 2021 or when the digital booths are fully booked, whichever is earlier.

A: To register as an exhibitor, apply online at www.techinnovation.com.sg. Select the exhibitor package of your choice and submit details about the technology offers that you wish to exhibit. The person who submits the form will be the main point of contact for all administrative matters.

A: Each digital booth would have a webpage on the TechInnovation website, where exhibitors will display their company information, technology offer listings and descriptions.

A: Your company’s name, profile and website URL will be shown at the digital booth. You may create and upload images and/or videos at your own cost. Once your Tech Offers are submitted and approved, they will be displayed under your digital booth.

A: TechInnovation is a marketplace and brokerage event that promotes technology commercialisation and collaborations between technology seekers and technology providers.

TechInnovation is not a trade show. Hence, the exhibiting of products and services for sale without technology transfer or collaboration is not allowed.

A: Technology Providers make available technologies or intellectual property for technology transfer, commercialisation, licensing, research collaboration, joint development, etc. They include SMEs, startups, researchers, inventors, university tech transfer offices, research institutes, centres of innovation, incubators/accelerators, corporate ventures, technology intermediaries, innovation agencies and enterprises

A: For Basic Package, you will get up to two (2) exhibitor login accounts. For Standard Package, you will get up to ten (10) exhibitor login accounts, subject to IPI’s approval. The exhibitor login accounts allow exhibitors to access privileged functions in the virtual event system, e.g. submit Tech Offer, arrange meetings and manage leads, so the number of available accounts is strictly limited.

A: Your exhibitor accounts will be available after your application is accepted. With the exhibitor admin account, you may then assign the remaining exhibitor accounts to your other personnel.

A: After your exhibitor application is accepted, the event organiser will get in touch with you for contract signing, billing and payment. The payment methods will be advised by the event organiser.

A: All exhibitors must submit the full technology offer (Tech Offer) write-up through their account for every technology to be exhibited. The information will be used to assess the suitability of the technology for exhibiting, matchmaking and Crowdpitching purposes. It also enables IPI and our supporting partners to help you find the right technology seeker for collaboration. The deadline to submit Tech Offers is 13 August 2021.

A: You may submit the Tech Offers online once your exhibitor application is accepted, and before the deadline on 13 August 2021. All fields in the Tech Offer form are required, such as the title, summary, features, specifications, technology readiness level (TRL), applications, benefits and illustrations. The information will be published on the event website for technology seekers to know more about your technologies. The earlier you submit the Tech Offers, the sooner they can be published.

A: You are responsible for writing your Tech Offers in the English language and they will be published as is. You will be provided with a guide on how to write a good technology offer. However, IPI is not responsible for proof-reading and correcting factual or grammatical errors. If you require Tech Offer writing service, IPI can connect you to a service provider. The writing service is chargeable.

A: Crowdpitching is a platform for exhibitors to present and pitch their technology to the audience for commercialisation or collaboration opportunities. There are three themes for TechInnovation 2021 – Green & Sustainable Future; Sustainable Food & Nutrition and Health & Wellness.

A: When you submit your Tech Offer, you may indicate your interest to present the Tech Offer for crowdpitching. IPI will evaluate and shortlist the Tech Offers for crowdpitching based on innovativeness, market needs etc across various sectors. If the Tech Offer is accepted, IPI will contact the exhibitors to record a presentation of up to five (5) minutes based on the theme. The presentation template and digital backdrop will be provided. One crowdpitch per exhibitor is accepted. The deadline to submit Tech Offer is 13 August 2021, in order to be considered for crowdpitching too.

A: Submit your Tech Offer by the deadline on 13 August 2021. IPI will evaluate and shortlist the relevant Tech Offers for crowdpitching. You will be informed by end August if your Tech Offer has been accepted for crowdpitching. The earlier the Tech Offer is submitted, the higher your chances of getting a slot to present your Tech Offer and engage the audience for collaboration opportunities.

A: : TechInnovation is a free event for attendees. Registration for attendees will commence in June 2021.

A:TechInnovation 2021 is a digital event that will take place over 3 days from 28 to 30 September 2021.

You will obtain your login account to access the TechInnovation 2021 event platform upon registration. Your account will have access to all webinars, meeting bookings and video meetings upon login.

A: Tech Matching is a unique feature of TechInnovation. It is a personalised service provided by IPI in matching the technology offers (Tech Offers) of the exhibitors to the technology needs (Tech Needs) of the attendees at TechInnovation. IPI uses best effort to match these Tech Offers and Tech Needs before facilitating a virtual B2B meeting between the exhibitors and attendees. The virtual meetings will be available nearer to the event day.

A: Exhibitors and attendees who are participating at TechInnovation are eligible for Tech Matching. For Tech Matching to be effective, exhibitors must submit Tech Offers to the system and attendees must tell us their Tech Needs or the expertise they are seeking for upon registration.

A: You may browse the Tech Offers stated under each exhibitor’s page or search for them in the Technologies page. If you are interested to find out more about a Tech Offer, you may make a meeting request with the specific exhibitor after logging in to your account. Once the exhibitor has accepted your meeting request, both parties will receive a confirmation email with the selected date, time and link for the virtual meeting. The meeting tools will be made available in August 2021.

A: When you login to the exhibitor’s account, you may browse the Tech Needs that are shared by the attendees if they have enabled the feature. If your Tech Offer addresses the attendee’s Tech Needs, you may make a meeting request with the specific attendee. Once the attendee has accepted your meeting request, both parties will receive a confirmation email with the selected date, time and link for the virtual meeting. The meeting tools will be made available in August 2021.

A: The meeting tools are built within the TechInnovation platform. You do not need to use any external software or application for these virtual B2B meetings.

A: The lead exhibitor and exhibitors can manage their own meeting schedule. When a meeting request is made by an attendee, the exhibitor who submitted the Tech Offer will receive the meeting request.

 

If you did not find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@techinnovation.com.sg