2018 Sponsor Profiles

Platinum Sponsor

Located in the heart of Pearl River Delta Region and Guangzhou City, Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (SSGKC) is positioned as a model and catalyst for the economic transformation and industrial upgrading of Guangdong. Besides of a state-level bilateral project between China and Singapore, SSGKC is the only state-level IPR Reform pilot zone in China. Out of the total area of 123 sq km, 60 sq km is being developed in phases over the next 20 years. SSGKC will house a population of 610,000 and become a vibrant city for all to “live, work, learn and play”. Aiming to be a key driver for Guangdong’s economic transformation, SSGKC draws talents and high-value industries such as ICT, AI, Bio-pharmaceuticals, New Energy & Materials. With such strong government support, SSGKC offers partners opportunities to ascend greater heights in China. To date, it has successfully attracted nearly 900 international and local investors with the total registered capital of RMB 96 billion.

For more details, check out www.ssgkc.com.  


We believe tomorrow is today’s emerging business – rising from untapped potential within established industries and disruptive start-ups alike. As you redefine industries, we are redefining intellectual property to create intellectual prosperity. Founded in 1897, AWA brings 120 years of experience to our clients. With 165 IP attorneys and almost 300 employees at 17 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, China and the US, we are a premier IP firm with some of the most successful companies in the world choosing us as their strategic partner.

AWA Asia stands for a strong value proposition that consists of an East-meets-West approach with a bilingual and bicultural team of IP professionals (patent attorneys, trademark lawyers and IP Strategists). Our international-level service delivery comes with deep local knowledge, is business minded, pragmatic and tailored. We are an industry recognized and award-winning firm known for our innovative practices and leading individuals.

AWA Strategy focusses on the strategic and commercial aspects of intellectual property. We support companies by injecting business acumen into IP operations. We aim to increase and clarify a company’s returns from IP. Success in this regard hinges on a commercially-oriented IP strategy, supported by an IP infrastructure.

Together we are a leading IP consultancy representing clients that are innovation-intensive companies, ranging from start-ups to owners of the world’s most well-known brands and patent portfolios. We help clients turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

For more details, check out www.awa.com.  

As the oldest and one of the largest full-service IP law firms in China, we stick to being one of the leading IP law firms in China depending on our standout performance in both prosecution and contentious practices. It is our experience, energy, forward-thinking and dedication in IP practice that makes us trustworthy.

For more details, check out www.ccpit-patent.com.cn.  

EverEdge is a global intangible assets specialist. We assist senior management, boards & investors to identify, value, manage and monetise intangible assets.

Our practice is multi-disciplinary, integrated and spans patents, content, data, code, brands, domain names and trade secrets. Our focus is on intellectual property as a strategic business asset rather than a pure legal right.

We employ some of the world’s top intellectual property strategists globally. Serving clients in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, we are a true multi-national firm. We do not file patents or trademarks for our clients, to provide clients with a trustworthy, independent, strategic perspective on their intangible assets, opportunities and risks.

For more details, check out www.everedgeglobal.com.  

Fraunhofer Singapore is a cutting-edge applied research centre that leverages interactive digital media technology to customise user-centred data visualisation solutions to tackle real-world problems. As the first Asian subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest applied research organisation, Fraunhofer Singapore is the product of a two-decade long partnership between Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Today, Fraunhofer Singapore is proud to bring together the most advanced practices and innovations in science and engineering across Europe and Asia, driving enterprise digitalisation with Visual Computing technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality. Inspired by the new and powerful possibilities of Industry 4.0, we also offer solutions in Medical Computing, Visual Analytics, Visual Haptics, Neuroscience Marketing, and Human-Computer Interaction. Always collaborating with client-organisations to solve their unique business challenges, our research in visual applications can also be applied in fields such as Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Cybersecurity, leading to our increasingly strategic partnerships with industry and government.

For more details, check out www.fraunhofer.sg.  

Mirandah Law is a Singapore law firm specializing in intellectual property and providing legal counsel in a variety of other service areas.

Our IP practice covers patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, licensing, franchising, advertising and all other related services. Whatever the query, whatever the scope, we are best-placed to protect IP assets.

Over the years, Mirandah Law has experienced success in some of the most high-profile and precedent-setting intellectual property cases in Singapore. Recently, our victory in the case of Warner-Lambert v Novartis in 2017, concerning patent amendments, was heard before a five-judge panel at the Singapore Court of Appeal (as opposed to the normal panel of 3 – this extended quorum being reserved for cases of specific importance). Additionally, later on in the same year, we were victorious in the case of Novartis v Bristol-Myers Squibb, a case which considered key issues concerning rectification of the Patents Register in Singapore for the first time.

With years of experience in the field, our lawyers provide advice that ensures clients are fully aware of the means at their disposal to optimally exploit their assets. Our searches and competition analysis are instructive as to how market players are pursuing their IPR protection strategies presently - and how these strategies are likely to develop in the near and long-term future. Using this intelligence, we provide informed ways in which our clients can plan to best utilise their intellectual property.

Furthermore, our firm has a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality IP translation services to ensure that our clients are able to secure their IPRs in multiple key markets around the world with the utmost efficiency.

For more details, check out www.mirandahlaw.com.  

A technology solution provider of innovation intelligence to Fortune 500 R&D teams, PatSnap provides a suite of intellectual property analysis tools to accelerate research and development. It uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to comb through a global index of IP data and correlate it with financial and market trends to produce analysis and insight.

For more details, check out www.patsnap.com.  

Questel offers a full suite of web based services for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property with search, analysis and idea- to-asset management capabilities.

Questel provides a comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases for each stage of the innovation lifecycle, which can be analysed, shared and archived in Orbit.com.

Questel delivers consulting and legal services, as well as online and onsite training.

Established in 1978, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Bonn, Washington, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Shanghai.

For more details, check out www.questel.com.  

As a global technology, defence and engineering group, ST Engineering creates world-class innovations to solve real-world problems through our businesses in the Aerospace, Electronics, Land Systems and Marine sectors. A leader in each of our core businesses, ST Engineering brings innovation and technology together to create multi-disciplinary smart engineering solutions for our customers in the defence, government and commercial segments. At ST Engineering, our global network of subsidiaries and associated companies is supported by our workforce of about 22,000, out of which 16,000 are engineering and technical resources.

Our Aerospace sector operates a global MRO network and offers a wide spectrum of aircraft maintenance, engineering and training services, while our Electronics sector specialises in the design, development and delivery of Information and Communications Technology products, solutions and services addressing the needs of Smart Cities. Our Land Systems sector offers advanced and customised land systems and security solutions, as well as robotics and unmanned systems, whereas our Marine sector provides turnkey and sustainable defence and commercial solutions in the marine, offshore and environmental engineering industries.

A champion of innovation, ST Engineering constantly invests in R&D and innovation across business cycles. With a focus on enhancing our Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio, we lead and create niche and proprietary solutions that set our customers ahead of the curve, distinguishing us from the competition. We build-to-design technologies and drive digitalisation in high growth areas such as smart city solutions, robotics, data analytics, cyber security and autonomous technologies. With more than 500 smart city projects across 70 cities in our track record, ST Engineering continues to help transform cities through its suite of Smart Mobility, Smart Security and Smart Environment solutions.

For more details, check out www.stengg.com.  

Marketing Partner

ASIAWIDE FRANCHISE CONSULTANTS PTE LTD (AFC) is one of the most experienced franchise consulting companies in Asia. We have franchise and associated offices in over 45 cities in 32 nations. Over the last 28 years, we have helped more than 750 companies in Asia to develop their franchises to expand locally and worldwide.

With our worldwide network, in-depth knowledge, insight (our consultants have managed franchise companies before joining us) and qualifications – e.g. CFE, CMC and PMC (Senior PMC), we are able to help clients from various industries to develop very strategic and effective franchise packages, conduct incisive franchise audits, to develop a market entry strategic plan into foreign territories and help franchisors find suitable franchisees in various parts of the world. Our parent company Asiawide Trends Pte Ltd is the publisher of the world’s only English-Chinese Asia Franchise & Business Opportunities magazine that is very popular in Asia since 1994. We are the most active consulting company in Asia as we participate in over 30 franchise-related shows in Asia every year. We know franchising.

For more details, check out www.asiawidefranchise.com.sg.  

Technology Partner

Excite, Engage and Empower your Audience. Micepad is an award-winning digital content and audience engagement App that creates a more engaging and productive experience in conferences and meetings.

The Micepad app allows you to have all your event’s information at your finger tips, such as Event Agenda, Speaker’s Slides, Bio Profiles and crucial must-have information.

The Micepad platform is designed to bring extra brand mileage and provide powerful analytics. Micepad is suitable for meetings of all sizes, from private leadership forums to public conferences. Companies use Micepad as a productivity tool to drive ideation, increase discussion for internal events such as strategy rollouts and employee training. Micepad is also used for external events to educate customers about products and services as well as drive brand engagement.

For more details, check out www.micepadapp.com.