新加坡，2018年9月4日 — 新加坡知识产权局（IPOS）近日宣布多项与创新利益相关者合作的新项目，以巩固新加坡的知识产权和创新枢纽地位。新加坡知识产权局将与保险业巨擘Lloyd’s Asia和新加坡国立大学持续与终身教育学院（NUS SCALE）合作，以新方式与新技能协助企业增长无形资产，实施知识产权的商业化。泰国最大工业集团Siam Cement Group(SCG)通过SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.与新加坡知识产权局签署协议，使用新加坡知识产权局促进业务增长的服务配套。新加坡知识产权周是亚洲最具有声望的知识产权会议之一，这三项谅解备忘录将于2018年度新加坡知识产权周活动里签署。
去年设立的马卡拉创新基金（Makara Innovation Fund）让新加坡知识产权局为创新型企业提供资本以扩大规模。然而，知识产权和无形资产驱动的增长呈现了新类型的风险，需要以不同的方式管理。新加坡知识产权局与领跑专业保险和再保险市场的Lloyd’s Asia合作，着手解决创新型企业对知识产权保险的需求。凭借Lloyd’s Asia的全球网络和专业保险知识，本区域的企业可期待新的知识产权保险，来加强它们开拓国际市场的信心。
Lloyd’s Asia区域经理Angela Kelly女士说：“目前，无形资产在许多公司的企业价值占比相当可观。企业可用知识产权保险来保护这些高价值资产，减轻侵权的风险，包括支付日后的讼事费用。2016年，有5万余商标和7千余专利于新加坡注册。随着亚洲企业持续发展创新点子和解决方案，本区域的知识产权保险潜力将相应增长。”
新加坡金融管理局 (Monetary Authority of Singapore) 发展与国际助理局长黄耀龙表示：“新加坡知识产权局与Lloyd’s Asia的合作，将加强新加坡领跑亚洲专业保险的地位。知识产权保险的发展，充分反映我们的保险业在不断创新，为亚洲企业提供更好的风险管理解决方案。”
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. We manage Singapore’s IP registries and develop its IP regime, train people in IP skills and expertise and build Singapore’s innovation ecosystem to support our future economy. We deliver on our commitments through our core values of integrity, professionalism, team work and by investing in our greatest asset – our people. More information on IPOS can be found at www.ipos.gov.sg.
Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market. With expertise earned over centuries, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers in more than 200 territories, the Lloyd’s market develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress. Backed by diverse global capital and excellent financial ratings, Lloyd’s works with a global network of over 4,000 insurance professionals to grow the insured world – building resilience for businesses and local communities and strengthening economic growth around the world.?
About NUS SCALE
The NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) was launched in June 2016 to support the national manpower development needs with high-quality and industry-relevant adult education & training programmes. Drawing on the strengths and multi-disciplinary expertise of 16 other NUS faculties and schools, backed by advanced research and strong industry links, NUS SCALE provides differentiated opportunities for professionals and organisations to be equipped with the latest knowledge and skills demanded in today’s digital economy. NUS SCALE programmes are guided by the Singapore government’s Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs), with a focus on eight emerging skill areas identified under the SkillsFuture Series, namely Data Analytics, Finance, Tech-Enabled Services, Digital Media, Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Advanced Manufacturing and Urban Solutions. Delivered with technology-enabled blended learning approaches, NUS SCALE programmes are designed to enhance both learning experiences and outcomes. Visit scale.nus.edu.sg for more information.?
SCG, a leading business conglomerate in the ASEAN region, has committed itself to conducting business in line with good corporate governance and sustainable development principles throughout 100 years. The Group's longstanding tradition of learning, adjustment and development in all areas has enabled SCG to survive the wave of crises and challenges and earn widespread recognition as a role model for other businesses, both locally and internationally.
SCG was established in 1913 following a royal decree of His Majesty King Rama VI to produce cement, the main building material for infrastructure projects that greatly contributed to the progress of the country during that period. Since its founding, SCG has grown continually and diversified into three core businesses, namely SCG Chemicals, SCG Cement-Building Materials and SCG Packaging.
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Winners of WIPO-IPOS IP Awards 2018
1)IPOS Award for IP Champions – Most Transformative
This award is given to the company who is recognised for a disrupting business model or industry.
Winner: K-One Industries Pte Ltd (江壹工业私人有限公司)
With a vision to provide sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to global industries, K-One has been innovating and transforming its business model since 1997. To date, it has patented more than 12 innovative inventions, products, processes or technology, among which have benefitted the environment or businesses by sparing millions of trees from being cut down, or reducing storage, production and transport costs for companies. From its very first innovation the eco-slim condom packaging in 2000 and eco-flat contact lens packaging in 2005 to its revolutionary eco-mobile dishwasher in 2014, K-One has transformed tremendously over time, disrupting industries along with it. While it was unable to leverage on its first innovation because its IP was unprotected, K-One has since strengthened its IP position and strategies. Its eco-mobile dishwasher which features state-of-the-art technology that cuts water and electricity usage by 50% while washing twice the number of dishes is already gaining traction worldwide.
2)IPOS Award for IP Champions – Most Innovative
This award recognises companies for creating new products or services not seen before.
Winner: Creative Technology Ltd (创新科技有限公司)
A worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, Creative has been exploring new frontiers since the creation of its Sound Blaster in 1989 which has sold over 400 million units. Since then, Creative has amassed technologies and know-how in the audio space, owning more than 1000 patents including 748 utility and 276 design patents and over 1400 registered trademarks. For its latest innovation, the Super Xi-Fi chip, Creative has poured in over 20 years of engineering R&D effort to break new ground. Super X-Fi is a headphone holography technology that brings the human listening experience with headphones to a whole new level of realism. First, it creates an advanced head and ear mapping and then uses an artificial intelligence engine to merge it with the acoustics of a 3D space to create a personalised synthesized SXFI? acoustic map.
3)IPOS Award for IP Champions – Best Commercialisation Strategy
This award recognises the company who has best utilised their IP to drive profit or growth.
Winner: Structo (速科特私人有限公司)
A relative newcomer to the market, Structo is a Singapore-based dental 3D printing solutions provider founded by a group of NUS Engineering graduates in 2014. Structo designs, develops and builds 3D printers, resins and software tailored for dental applications, all made in Singapore. Working closely with industry leaders and pioneers to address specific dental needs, Structo’s printers, materials and software have already been deployed in some of the world’s largest dental laboratories. Having realised the limitations of existing 3D printers which were slow and covered only small areas, Structo invented the MSLA technology to achieve record-breaking printing speeds at lower costs without compromising quality. It also invented the Velox ecosystem which decentralizes, streamlines and automates the entire 3D printing process. It currently holds several patents and registered trade marks, in addition to designs, trade secrets and copyright.
Blue Capital Pte. Ltd.: Recognised for its game-changing marine and offshore infrastructural technologies that are never before seen in the industry.
Lucence Diagnostics Pte. Ltd.: Recognised for its advanced invention in fast and non-invasive cancer blood tests with just a single draw of blood.
Osteopore International: Recognised for its first-of-its-kind bioresorbable implants that facilitate natural tissue growth after surgery.
4)IPOS Young Achievers Award
This special mention recognises young enterprising innovators.
Winner: Qanemate Pte Ltd (鸠杖)
Qanemate’s invention is a portable, interactive and smart mobility device for seniors using QR codes and NFC chips, which is attached to a cane or umbrella and thereafter clipped onto furniture. First invented when its young Founders saw an old lady fall to the ground and injure herself while trying to pick up her fallen cane, Qanemate envisions to be a social enterprise to empower elders with safer and smarter mobility and make Singapore a fall-proof nation. Qanemate’s business model is to offer these inventive devices on its CSR platform where corporates can sponsor and work closely with non-profits to assemble and add an artistic touch to them. It owns one patent and four trade marks, with international applications in process. So far, more than 500 prototypes have been given out for needy elders at healthcare institutions mainly through physiotherapists.
5)WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy
The WIPO IP Enterprise Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding recipient of the IPOS Award for IP Champions. The objective is to recognise an organisation that has made imaginative use of IP in their business activities.
Winner: Creative Technology Ltd (创新科技有限公司)
Creative Technology is the most outstanding recipient among the three IPOS Award IP Champions. Its Super X-Fi innovation has not only emerged as the most innovative but is also impactful and disruptive to the consumer audio market. Creative Technology’s Super X-Fi promises to turn any headphone into a surround sound setup at the price point of USD $150. This innovation has helped Creative shoot up to the top of the Singapore Exchange’s gainers list on Monday 5 March 2018 and boosted the value of its stock to the highest it has been in a decade.
6)WIPO Users’ Trophy
The WIPO Users’ Trophy is awarded to a particular user of WIPO’s IP services. These services include the Patent Cooperation Treaty System (for patents), the Madrid System (for trade marks), the Hague System (for registered designs) and the Lisbon System (for appellations of origin), together with the services of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. The Trophy recognises the early adoption or innovative use of these services. The WIPO Users’ Trophy is awarded at the discretion of WIPO.
Winner: MediaTek Singapore Pte Ltd (联发科技股份有限公司)
MediaTek is the world’s fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company and powers more than 1.5 billion devices a year. It leads the market in chipset technology for Smart TVs, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD), Android tablets, feature phones, Optical and Blu-ray DVD players, and is the number two globally in mobile phones. At MediaTek, its technology is built with humans in mind to enhance and enrich life, making the world a more inclusive place. Its chips and technology are already likely part of your everyday life, and can be found in 20 percent of homes globally, with nearly one of every three mobile phones being powered by MediaTek.?
Panel of Judges
1.Professor Hang Chang Chieh, Executive Director, National University of Singapore (NUS) - Institute for Engineering Leadership
2.Mr Lester Chan, Chief Executive Officer, Fund Singapore
3.Mr Mark Lim, Director/Chief Legal Counsel (Hearings and Mediation), Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
4.Professor Dr-Ing Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, Chief Executive Officer, Fraunhofer Singapore
5.Ms Charmian Choong, Deputy Director (Enterprise Capabilities Division), Enterprise Singapore (ESG)