The ‘External Closed Innovation’ Model of Innovation at Rolls-Royce

Professor Ric Parker, CBE, FReng Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce plc (retired) with members of the audience.   IEL Distinguished Speaker Series, 25th October 2016 By: Andre Theng, Student Reporter Our world today is becoming increasingly open. This extends even in corporate innovation with open innovation practices becoming increasingly adopted. In open innovation, companies […]

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Leadership Lessons from Mr Quek Gim Pew, Chief Defence Scientist, Ministry of Defence

Leading with Purpose Leadership Lessons from Mr Quek Gim Pew, Chief Defence Scientist, Ministry of Defence @ the Saturday Sharing Session on 22nd October 2016 Organised By Institute for Engineering Leadership Article by Andre Theng, Student Reporter Adapting and Learning Mr Quek was inspired by his secondary school teacher, and as a student, was deeply […]

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Innoventure 2016: Nursing efficiency to health

Nurses attending to a patient at National University Hospital (Source: National University Hospital) Explore Engineering – National University Hospital 16th September 2016 Over two days, students participating in InnoVenture 2016 made visits to two wards to better understand the workings of the hospital and the problem statement at hand. The visit, held on 13th and […]

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Innoventure 2016: Innovation at the heart of one of the world’s busiest ports

A group photo following the visit with Elton Fong (right) and Pi Rui (4th from right)   Explore Engineering – PSA International 10th October 2016 The towering quay cranes and hulking ships that appear the size of skyscrapers are just about visible in the distance from the National University of Singapore. Yet few students have […]

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A People-Centric & Can-Do! Leadership Style

A People-Centric & Can-Do! Leadership Style Leadership Lessons from Mr Lim Soon Hock, Founder & Managing Director, PLAN-B ICAG Pte Ltd and Chairman, Halogen Foundation Singapore @ the Saturday Sharing Session on 17 September 2016 Organised By Institute for Engineering Leadership Leadership Mr Lim explained that his leadership style is a collaborative one. In this […]

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InnoVenture 2016

  InnoVenture 2016 is here! 1st bootcamp taking place on 20 Aug 2016! What is InnoVenture? InnoVenture is a competition for budding technopreneurs, to come together, form teams and challenge themselves to create innovative solutions that solve real world problems. The competition is a way to experience what it takes to ideate, work with industry, lead […]

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Book traces Singapore’s research

Co-editors (from left) Mr Thampuran, Prof Hang and Prof Low with The Singapore Research Story A book which chronicles the course of Singapore’s research from its independence in 1965 was launched on 15 April. Titled The Singapore Research Story, it is co-edited and co-authored by Professor Hang Chang Chieh, Executive Director of NUS Institute for Engineering […]

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Managing Complex Situations in Emerging Economies and More Challenging Markets – Event Coverage

Managing Complex Situations in Emerging Economies and More Challenging Markets 9th Lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series Speaker: Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Hyflux Ltd By Ellora Chua, Student Reporter   On Staying Competitive In an age of rapid transformation, it is imperative for businesses to be competent in […]

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Create your own value!

Create your own value! That was the key message shared by guest speakers Mr Peter Ho, Co-founder and CEO of Hope Tecknik, and Mr Bernard Siew, Vice President, Process & System Innovation, Changi Airport Group at the MT2001 Saturday Sharing Session held on 2 April 2016. MT2001, the Experiencing Engineering Leadership module, is a collaboration […]

Prof Hang TedX2016 Poster

TedxNUS 2016

“The question we must all ask ourselves is that “Can I do more?” It is easy to sit on our laurels, and harder but more meaningful to continually stretch into the future. I’ve seen and helped kick-start the beginning of Singapore’s evolution in research and am working with the next generation who see the bigger […]


Rishav Shrestha: Road to Entrepreneurship

KuranoMed is a medical training startup providing integrated technology-assisted medical training systems. Founded in 2013, the startup is currently in bridge financing phase as well as looking to expand its team. KuranoMed intends to create a base in SEA headquartered in Singapore and expand into most emerging markets in the next few years. For more […]


The Emergence of the Engineer-Leaders

IT has been three years since the Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) was established by the NUS Faculty of Engineering and continues to evolve. IEL charts its success in how it has affected the lives of its students and the emergence of new engineer-leaders. A word from some of our budding Engineer-Leaders: Li Liang: Research […]