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Good Design Research - Resource Partners

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Strengthen your Good Design Research projects by collaborating with Resource Partners

Have a proposal in mind, but need extra help to develop your Proof of Concept? Whether it’s boosting your technical capabilities, finding sustainable sources or enhancing accessibility and reach, we have a list of resource partners for you to tap on.

GDR Resource Partners

Company Name & ContactExpertise

AIRLAB at SUTD

air@sutd.edu.sg

A multidisciplinary research laboratory focusing on architecture, science, arts, digital design, and manufacturing. 

Services include:

  1. Concept Design
  2. Prototyping and Concept Development
  3. Proof of Concept and Implementation on-site

MOWIN

ianton@mowin.digital

Developed a conversational AI technology, ALEF, that overcomes language and communication barriers through automation. Supporting over 30 languages, ALEF can optimise your audio/video content to reach wider audiences more effectively, through an automated process.

Services include:

  1. Audio/Video Content Synchronisation on Major Platforms (eg. Youtube, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn)
  2. Subtitling, Transcription and Translation Automation
  3. Audio and Video Localisation Automation
  4. Audio Customisation from a Massive Collection of Background Music
  5. Brand Keywords Customisation
  6. Other Localisation Services

Nextevo

hi@nextevo.one 

A Singapore-based sustainability-focused start-up with operations in Thailand and Indonesia. They produce end applications from footwears to apparels and furnishings made from pineapple leaf fibers (PALF).

Services include:

  1. Material customisation opportunity
  2. PALF product supply – Ready-to-Spin PALF; and PALF-blended yarns
  3. Expertise in eco-fiber material knowledge
  4. Expertise in sustainable market trends
  5. Global marketing opportunities

Trampolene

contact@trampolene.org

A non-profit organisation specialising in technological solutions that empowers the social sector. Their mission is to build a caring and inclusive society with equal
opportunities for everyone.

Services include:

  1. Validation of ideas through user research and design-thinking workshop
  2. Conducting research within the social sector
  3. Development of prototypes and defining testing metrics
  4. Creation of a Minimum Viable Product
  5. Live product support

Protoking

info@protoking.com 

A one-stop solution hub for various prototyping needs, bridging the gap between design and manufacturing. After understanding your project objectives and requirements, their expertise lies in identifying the best approach that is both cost and resource efficient for your product development.

Services include:

  • Aesthetic Prototypes
  • Functional test Prototypes
  • POC (proof of concepts) Prototypes
  • Beta Prototypes
  • Pre-production Prototypes

Meka

contact@mekainnovation.com 

Working across industries, Meka supports your prototyping needs across design, engineering and 3D prototyping capabilities. They also offer various partnership models like co-development, equity or paid partnerships to suit your project needs.

Services include:

  1. Concept design and prototyping
  2. Prototype fabrication
  3. Small volume manufacturing for testing
  4. Large volume manufacturing for rollout

Siemens AMTC

govindan.manickam@siemens.com

A competence centre providing guidance, support and training for industrial grade Additive Manufacturing and other advanced technologies. They can support the development of your prototypes with design and/or fabrication. In the long term, they also have the
capability to commercialise prototypes by developing a viable manufacturing process.

Services include:

  1. 3D Printing (Metal)
    • Material Type: Stainless steel, Titanium, Aluminium, Inconel and other common metals.
    • Ability to personalise and customise prints
    • Functional, and/or aesthetic parts
  2. 3D Printing (Polymer)
    • Possibility of exotic materials with various qualities such as flexible, soft, high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion-resistant, ESD safe etc.
    • Ability to personalise and customise prints.
    • Functional, and/or aesthetic parts
  3. 3D Printing of Sand and Ceramics (from July 2021)
  4. 3D CAD Design
  5. Virtual Simulation of Prototypes (structural, acoustics, temperature, flow dynamics tests)
  6. 3D Scan and Reverse Engineering
  7. Training and consultation for all of the above.

ADI Designs Pte Ltd

leonardus@adidesigns.asia 
enquiries@adidesigns.asia 

ADI is a tech prototyping company based in Singapore. ADI has expertise in robotics, animatronics, wearable tech, augmented reality, medtech, agriculture, AI and IoT. 

Services include:

  • Design and Tech Consulting
  • Product Design
  • Electronics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Apps and Game Development
  • Tech Prototyping

Growth-X Consulting

derekchiang@smu.edu.sg

A student-led consultancy club in Singapore Management University (SMU), managed by SMU-X, that partners local and international clients in projects. Using their problem-solving skills and diverse expertise, Growth-X student consultants aim to provide actionable solutions to their clients’ business challenges.

Services include:

  • Consulting and research services for a range of projects* such as pricing strategy, business expansion plans and product launch strategy
  • Growth-X student consultants will undertake the following:
    • Establish the project scope and deliverables
    • Provide bi-weekly project updates and discuss key findings
    • Present agreed deliverables such as presentation deck and report

*Average project duration of 8-10 weeks

Design Factory @ Singapore Institute of Technology

designfactory@singaporetech.edu.sg

Design Factory @ Singapore Institute of Technology (DF@SIT) guides businesses to find unique value propositions in new business models, products, and services through a human-centred and multidisciplinary approach to design innovation and experimentation.
 

Services include:

  1. Design and strategic facilitation
  2. Design thinking and co-creation
  3. User research and insights
  4. Design ideation, sketching and visualisation
  5. Software design and prototyping (from initial wireframing to interactive web-based prototypes)
  6. Industrial design and prototyping (from CAD to digitally fabricated rapid prototypes)

Innovation Factory @ SIMTech

Rayner_Ng@simtech.a-star.edu.sg


Darren_Ong@simtech.a-star.edu.sg
The Innovation Factory is a national platform led by SIMTech,
A*STAR with the aim to help companies, particularly local SMEs and start-ups seeking to design and create new products, to move up value chains and become more competitive. The Innovation Factory introduces design and engineering expertise in industrial and product design to catalyse innovation, transform ideas into commercially viable products that are ready for market adoption and even transition products to mass production across different markets.
 

Services include:

  1. Consultancy Projects
  2. Industrial Design and Engineering
  3. Product Design and Development
  4. Research and Strategy
  5. Industry Workshops
Please download our brochure here.

Interested to apply for the Good Design Research Grant?

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