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NUS Enterprise and the National University of Singapore Society jointly launch the Innovation & Enterprise Award

24 November 2010

With the launch of the new Innovation & Enterprise Award (I&E Award) by NUS Enterprise and the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) on 24 November 2010, outstanding innovators and start-up companies within the NUS community will be receiving due recognition for their significant accomplishments in entrepreneurship and innovation.

The I&E Award is an initiative supported by the National Research Foundation’s University Innovation Fund. There are two categories for the I&E Award.

The first is the “Outstanding NUS Innovator Award”, which is for NUS staff (current/former), students or alumni who have made innovations in recent years with significant commercialisation value or social impact. This award will serve as a platform to raise greater awareness of the role and contribution of NUS innovators and inventions in the socio-economic development of Singapore and the world.

The second I&E Award is the “Promising NUS Start-up Award“ for innovation-based ventures in Singapore, which have some NUS linkage. This is the first award NUS has created for start-up companies. It is expected that to help boost the credibility and industry standing of the winning start-up companies.

“NUS Enterprise has been nurturing the spirit of enterprise among the NUS community for almost a decade, and it is now timely for us to start giving recognition to the fruits of our efforts,“ said Prof Wong Poh Kam, Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre (NEC), NUS Enterprise.

“As the largest NUS alumni organisation, NUSS is well positioned to help identify the innovators and entrepreneurs among our graduate community. Through this partnership, we hope to continue to contribute to the growth and development of talents in NUS and Singapore,“ said President of NUSS Mr Johnny Tan Khoon Hui.

Winners of the I&E Award will receive their prizes at an Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner held in April 2011.

To find out more about the Award, please click here.