Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds

Wireless induction charging on public buses

Tiny single-board BeagleBone computer arrives at $45


* … new low-cost single-board computer on the block designed to give the million-selling Raspberry Pi a run for its money.

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SIDA meeting on 1 Jun 2013 (Sat), 2pm

Dear All,

Notice is hereby given that the SIDA Meeting to be held on Saturday, 1 Jun 2013, from 2.00 pm Venue: Mr Tan’s Office.
The agenda items are:

* Re-appointment of SIDA consultant (10min)
* SIAP#8: Project SA PROBE (1hr)
* SIAP#4: Project CABLE (1hr)
* SIAP#3: Project DRAINAGE(1hr)
* SIAP#7: Project PHONE (30min)
* Invention Gosip (30min)
Total duration expected ~ 4 hours.

* For Sida members who are interested to join in the meeting, please drop me a message at
* The meeting tweeter log for this meeting is found at

WIPO Magazine 2/2013

The latest issue of the WIPO Magazine (2/2013) is now available online.
In this issue:
* 3-D printing and the future of stuff
* Bridging the IP knowledge gap in developing countries
* Spain’s new design generation: an interview with Juli Capella
* Protecting broadcasters in the digital era
* Sport and broadcasting rights: adding value

Singapore 3D Display Screen Protector

  • * … EyeFly 3D, can make images on non-3-D smartphones “leap” from their screens, without users having to wear special 3-D glasses.
  • * … 500,000 nano-sized lens structures embedded…
  • * Each lens structure is 1,000 times smaller than the width of a strand of hair.
  • * … developed by Temasek Polytechnic and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.
  • * Home-grown start-up Nanoveu is marketing EyeFly 3D.
  • * … USS$34.95 (S$43) for the iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch, and will ship from April 27.


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Singapore Introduce Intellectual Property Financing scheme

  • * A new financing scheme… for local companies to use their intellectual property (IP) as collateral when applying for bank loans.
  • * …Government will partially underwrite the value of patents so banks will not be made to bear all the risk if firms cannot repay the loan.
  • * …aimed at encouraging banks to recognise IP as an asset…

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