A*STAR To Launch An Open Innovation Lab To Foster A Robust Medtech And Biotech Community

Published: Sep 14, 2016

The lab christened as A*START Central, was opened in March by ETPL, the commercialization arm of government science and research agency A*Star. Scheduled to inaugurate on September 21 as part of the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (Switch), reportedly it already has 10 medtech, biotech and Internet startups on board.

The lab will be seen collaborating with partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society. This stands out as the private sector is unlikely to pitch in given the high costs and uncertainties involved and, a great initiative from government in taking lead in encouraging startup activity in these two sectors. Sidney Yee, executive vice-president of A*Star’s incubation and startup management division, said,

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