Technology to Business Hub

About the Tech hub

About the Tech hub 

This Hub is part of the core Technology Hubs under the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It focuses on developing staff and students’ capabilities in technology entrepreneurship by introducing them to the entrepreneurial process of discovering, evaluating, and exploiting the opportunities with existing and/or emerging technologies into potentially viable businesses.

The hub provides a practical platform to translate technology-based ideas into business. For students, they can apply the CDIO framework and Design Thinking methodology as innovation tools to conceive and design potential products/services. In the course, students are introduced to basic business functional skills such as business developing strategy, market validation, founding team, human capital, company administration, financial management and etc, and to exploiting the projects/services into possible viable businesses. With the hub, students can continue to work on fund raising techniques to seek potential investors for their products/services and learn about how to pitch their businesses to potential investors.

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Capabilities and Technical Services

The Technology to Business (T2B) Hub serves as a centre to link up anyone with ideas, test out their ideas, and commercialise the ideas. The hub welcomes industrial collaborations and can provide technical consultations, trainings, project development and prototyping services to them.

For engineering support, the hub works together with seven other technology hubs from the School of EEE specialising in different technologies:

  • Aerospace Engineering Hub
  • 5G & AIoT Technology Hub
  • Robotics, Automation and Control Hub
  • Power and Sustainable Energy Hub
  • Semicon and Electronics Hub
  • Biomedical Engineering Hub
  • Autonomous and Transportation Systems Hub

T2B also has the support of alumni and industry technopreneurs. They serve as students’ coaches/mentors, to provide the necessary advice and support to help them address technical and business challenges related to the projects. Students will also have the opportunities to work with them on projects that can be commercialized.

Programmes and Project Showcase

Students are given opportunities to participate in selected Overseas Programmes. Some projects to translate technology-based ideas to commercial viability proofing are also listed below.

1   Overseas Entrepreneurship Immersion Programme

Nine EEE students participated in the Overseas Entrepreneurship Immersion Programme (OEIP) to Bangkok in 2023. Objectives of the trip:

  • To allow SP students and staff to gain regional entrepreneurial exposure and cross-cultural learning beyond the classroom through interaction with Thailand’s students entrepreneurs and educators;
  • To provide opportunities and exposure for students to be introduced to Thailand’s Economy, Start-up and Tech eco-system;
  • To strengthen the development of students’ social capital relationships and build overseas networks via networking sessions with start-up communities;
  • To support staff in their scope of work such as teaching curriculum, projects and mentorship through I&E exposure; and
  • To provide networking opportunities

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This programme is coordinated by Singapore Polytechnic International.

2    Penta Hack! 2023

Students won second prize in Penta Hack!, a competition organised by AI Student User Groups from all 5 polytechnics. The winning project is an AI based assistive technology tool to aid ADHD and Dyslexia children in their linguistic and holistic development with 3 solutions:

  • An Engaging Gesture Based Assistive Educational Tool to facilitate multi-sensory engagement for children with ADHD and Dyslexia.
  • A Gamified Gesture Based game control for children with ADHD and Dyslexia to play any online educational game in the world that uses W A S D keys.
  • An inhouse developed educational GPT chatbot that will give personalised answers.

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3 Prudential Young Trailblazers Competition 2021

Semi Final:

Prudential Young Trailblazers Competition 2021

4 River Hongbao Hackathon Entrepreneurship Competition 2021

Top 3 and Most Innovative Award:

River Hongbao Hackathon Entrepreneurship Competition 2021

Creative Workforce

Create a platform aims to match avid learners to relevant industry experts with options like “Do to Learn” and “Pay to Learn”.


The hub works with the following partners:

Tech hub partners

Tech hub graduates

Courses and seminars

The hub can conduct tailor-made courses and continuing education training (CET) courses or seminars on topics such as:

  • Technology to Business
  • Digital Solutioning Skills
  • Engineering Realization
  • Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs
  • Memory Techniques for Entrepreneurs
  • Technopreneurship

Contact Information

Fauziah Othman

Fauziah Othman
Manager, Technology Development
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone: 6772 1494

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