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Strengthen your Good Design Research projects with our resource partners

If you’re ready to work on a design challenge but need some extra help in developing your proof of concept, we have resource partners you can work with. Whether it’s boosting your technical capabilities, finding sustainable sources or enhancing accessibility and reach, take a look at what these partners can do for you.

GDR Resource Partners

Company Name

Expertise

Website:
AIRLAB at SUTD

Email:
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

 Download their brochure here

Website:
MOWIN

Email:
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

Download their brochure here

Website:
Nextevo

Email:
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

Download their brochure here

Website:
Trampolene

Email:
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  workshops

  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

Download their brochure here

Website:
Protoking

Email:
info@protoking.com

A one-stop hub for different prototyping needs, Protoking bridges the gap between design and manufacturing. By understanding your project objectives and requirements, Protoking will identify the best approach that is both cost and resource efficient for your product development.  

Services include:

  1. Aesthetic Prototypes

  2. Functional test Prototypes

  3. POC (proof of concepts) Prototypes

  4. Beta Prototypes

  5. Pre-production Prototypes

Website:
Meka

Email:
contact@meka3dp.com

With experience across industries, Meka supports your prototyping needs with its design, engineering and 3D prototyping capabilities. It offers various partnership models like co-development, equity or paid partnerships to suit your project requirements.

 

Services include:

  1. Concept design and prototyping

  2. Prototype fabrication

  3. Small volume manufacturing for testing

  4. Large volume manufacturing for rollout

Download their brochure here

Website:
Siemens AMTC

Email:
govindan.manickam@siemens.com

A competence centre providing guidance, support and training for industrial grade Additive Manufacturing and other advanced technologies. It can support the development of your prototypes with design and/or fabrication. In the long term, it also has 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.

Download their brochure here

 

Website:
OVOL Singapore

Email:
mkg.support@ovol.com.sg

An established paper supplier for print media providing quality and sustainable printing and visual communication materials, including eco-friendly packaging and labels for food and beverage products.

Services include:

  1. Material customisation opportunity
  2. Expertise and consultation for eco-friendly paper options

Website:
Creatz3D

Email:
info@creatz3d.com

Creatz3D is a 3D printing solutions provider offering industrial grade 3D printers. It primary focuses on applicability expertise and industry-experienced technical support have enabled  local adoption of more than 200 installed bases spreading across different industries.

In addition, with its 3D Print PANTONE, multi-materials and colored models are now made possible for designers, unlocking more imagination and magical possibilities, not limited by conventional methods.

Services include:

  1. Consultation

  2. 3D Printer Supplier

  3. Development Collaboration

Website:
Es-Ta

Email:
kaiyang.lim@es-ta.com

A biotech company focusing in research and development of natural antimicrobial technology and products that can be translated for a variety of downstream applications in different industries, including personal care, biomedical, food technology, agricultural, textiles, etc.

Services include:

  1. Application development

  2. Formulating design

  3. Prototyping and Concept Development

  4. Proof of Concept and Implementation on-site

Website:
Good Riddance

Email:
felixnai@gmail.com

Good Riddance seeks to promote the wonders of natural indigo dyeing. Keeping up with the time-honoured practice of indigo dyeing, Good Riddance aims to use locally-sourced ingredients as sustainable alternatives to manufacture an indigo blue to call our own. We find ways to repurpose waste and contribute meaningfully to the circular economy in our daily lives and provoke thought and action on what comes next in our increasingly wasteful lifestyles.

Services include:

  1. Workshops

  2. Dyeing Services

  3. Event

  4. Collaborations

Download their brochure here

Website:
RenewMaterial

Email:
ttwong@renewmaterial.com

christopher.lee@renewmaterial.com

RenewMaterial was established in 2009 specializing in the design and manufacture of sustainable, environmental-friendly products and materials. This encourages the use of renewable materials as an alternative to wood, as a means of reducing deforestation by minimizing wood consumption, and reducing agricultural straw burning. RM is renowned as the first innovation enterprises using largely agricultural byproduct as a raw material in China.

The company has established itself in research and development, manufacturing capabilities, a sales network and service system in Asia for sustainable innovation and living. Agricultural straw is recovered annually on a large scale, reducing the need for deforestation around the world. In 2020, RenewMaterial was selected by Solar Impulse as one of the 1000 efficient and profitable solutions to protect the environment.

Services include:

  1. Provision of mechanical and finishings information

  2. Provision of various test reports (VOCs, mechanical, sound, thermal, formaldehyde, hardness, flame retardant, etc)

  3. Material and technical consultation

  4. Prototype advisory

Download their brochure here

Website:
Origgin

Email:
enquiry@origgin.com

Origgin is a deep-tech investment firm focusing on the co-creation of deep-tech start-ups from universities and research institutes. They are committed to realising innovations towards meaningful social and corporate solutions with deep technology research. Their portfolios span across different industries such as advanced engineering and agri-food and sustainability.

Services include:

  1. Consultation services

  2. Collaborations with deep-tech solutions

Download their brochure here

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