Industry Day - Innovative Solutions to Energy and Water

Friday, Nov 28, 2014, 08:30 am
1 CREATE Way, 2F CREATE Tower, Singapore 138602 Singapore







Opening Keynote

  • “ My Life As An Academic Entrepreneur ”

    • By Prof. Subbu VENKATRAMAN, Chair of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “The Hebrew University- From Research to Application”

    • By Prof. Isaiah ARKIN, Vice President of R&D, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Keynote on Energy /Material

  • "Developing Strategic Technology Options"

    • By Ms Lorraine SEETOH, Asia Manager, Research & Innovation Solvay Ventures

  • "Remote Area Micro Grid Applications with LOAD FOLLOWING Technology and Rechargeable zinc air"

    • By Mr Masa CHIU,, Business Development Manager, Daily Life Renewable Energy


Keynote on Industry-Academia Collaboration - Future Needs

  • “Bridging the Gap Between R&D and Commercialization”

    • By Mr Yehuda Yarmut, CEO of TechBridge Ventures, Singapore

10:40- 11:10


Coffee Break & Poster Presentations 


11:10- 12:25

Project Presentations – Energy Thrust (10mins+3mins Q&A)

  • “High Performance and Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics and Functional Coatings” 

    • By Prof. Shlomo MAGDASSI, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel           

  • “Saving Energy Today with Low Cost and High Performance Electrochromic Coating”

    • By Assoc. Prof. LEE Pooi See, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Ultrafast charging lithium-ion batteries lasting 20 Years”

    • By Assoc. Prof. CHEN Xiaodong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • "MAGCOOL: Green, Energy Efficient, Low Cost Magnetic Cooling”

    • By Assoc. Prof. R.V. RAMANUJAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Saving Energy with Smart Windows Enabled by Thermochromic Coatings”

    • By Dr LONG Yi, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12:25 -13:30


Networking Lunch and Poster Presentations


13:30 -14:20



Keynote on Water/Materials

  • “Toray’s Advanced Water Treatment Membrane Technologies”

    • By Mr Syoichiro GOTO, General Manager, Toray Singapore Water Research Center

  • “Innovation on Wastewater Reuse and Recycle”

    • By Dr Adil M. DHALLAa, Director of GE Singapore Water Technology Centre

14:20- 15:35




Project Presentations - Water Thrust (10mins+3) Part 2

  • “Bughunter: Electrochemical Lateral Flow Immunosensor Detection to Bacterial Contamination and Biopen: A Glow Alert System to Monitor Water Toxicity” 

    • By Prof. Robert MARKS, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

  • “Cleaning Up Oil Spill/Organic Contaminants With Highly Efficient and Recyclable Carbon Aerogels”

    • By Prof. ZHANG Hua, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Bamboo-deTox: Bamboo Remediation Of Polluted Water “

    • By Prof. Robert MARKS / Prof. Ariel KUSHMARO, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

  • “Colorimetric Reading Toxic Components In Aqueous Solution”

    • By Assoc. Prof. CHEN Xiaodong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Multifunctional and High Performance Microbial Fuel Cell for Waste Water Treatment and Energy Generation”

    • By Assoc. Prof ZHANG Qichun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Networking Coffee Break




B2B matching meeting on site



Additional Poster Presentations

  • "Solid State Hydrogen Peroxide Materials: Oxygen Generators, Biocides, and Oxidizers" 

    • By Prof. Ovadia LEV, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • “Printable CIGS Solar Cells”

    • By Prof. Subodh MHAISALKAR, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Printable and Flexible Thermoelectric Devices”

    • By Assoc. Prof. HNG Huey Hoon, NanYang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Functionalized-UCNPs as a next generation platform for detection, bio-imaging and NIR-controlled drug-release towards cancer cells”

    • By Assoc. Prof. ZHANG Qichun, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • “Highly Sensitive, Low Power and Miniaturized Biosensor for Water Pollutant Detection”

    • By Prof. Ibrahim ABDULHALIM, Ben-Gurion University, Israel





(NTU-HUJ-BGU Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management Programme)

This program focuses on developing specifically tailored nanomaterials for efficient and effective technological innovations in both energy and water industry sectors. Combining the expertise of research from 3 leading institutes: Nanyang Technological University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, this collaborative research program aims to address the need for efficient technological management of both energy and water by developing specially tailored nanomaterials. Besides achieving its scientific and technological objectives, the program will also strive to promote the emerging energy and water industries in Israel and Singapore by establishing start-up companies and licensing technologies to existing companies. See more at:


About TechBridge Venture

A joint venture established by Nanyang Technological University and 360ip . We are a Private Sector Translator (PST) approved by SPRING to support Singapore SMEs in technology development and commercialization.

By combining the strengths of two world leading organizations with deep technical and commercialization expertise, the joint venture aims to help companies create a sustainable competitive advantage by identifying, developing and commercializing technologies from our extensive Intellectual Property ("IP") portfolio.

TechBridge Ventures will offer our clients access to NTU’s world-class experts and state-of-the-art research facilities, IP and support, in addition to 360ip’s direct investment funds as well as its technology advisory services and commercialisation management, to maximise commercial outcomes. They can also leverage on 360ip’s, and its parent company Battelle’s, international network of research institutions and partnerships with more than 200 research institutions and organisations worldwide.

Key focus areas of TechBridge Venture includes Cleantech, Energy and Materials, including Nanotechnology and bio-materials.