Launched on 1 March 2022, the SIT-Polytechnic Innovation Centre of Excellence (SPICE) supports companies, especially local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in their innovation journeys and develops new products/services and talent in the process.

Supported by Enterprise Singapore, SPICE collaborates with the various Centres of Innovation (COIs) at the Polytechnics and the Applied Research Centres (ARCs) at SIT to help companies move up the innovation value chain. The first of its kind, this university-polytechnic partnership will provide companies access to an expanded suite of complementary expertise, skill sets and facilities from SIT and the Polytechnics to co-create innovative solutions.

Value to Industry

  1. Access to domain experts and technical professionals to help companies innovate.
  2. Access to facilities and equipment, thus lowering upfront investment and risk.
  3. Access to a diverse talent pool and inter-disciplinary resources.
  4. Value creation with new or improved products and services.

How We Support Companies

Step 1:
Scope problem statements with companies

Step 2:
Jointly ideate and conceptualise solutions

Step 3:
Co-create new products and services

Step 4:
Assess potential/viability of new products and services for scale-up and commercialisation.

Our Team

Raymond Keh

Principal Professional Officer

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Aw Kok Seng

Deputy Head, SPICE
Lead Professional Officer

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Quah Chee Kwang

Engineering Software/Programming,
Lead Professional Officer

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Kang Liat Chuan

Electronic, Electrical & Control System,
Lead Professional Officer

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Kenichi Kato

Autonomous System & Robotics,
Lead Professional Officer

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Emily Woo

Teaching Excellence / Innovation,
Lead Professional Officer

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Mabel Wang

Food Technology
Lead Professional Officer

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Shen Lu

Industry Innovation / Testing and Inspection
Senior Lead Professional Officer

Our Domain Expertise


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electronic, Electrical & Control Systems
  • Engineering Software
  • Food Technology
  • Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things 
  • Mechanical System Design
  • Medical Systems for Therapy 
  • Robotics & Autonomous Systems
  • Software Programming
  • 5G


SPICE will be supported by SIT’s pool of facultyProfessional Officers (POs) with diverse industry experience, and students across our academic clusters.

Network for Industry Collaboration

SPICE supports companies in propelling their transformation plans through an expanded suite of complementary expertise, skill sets and facilities jointly offered by SIT’s Applied Research Centres, overseas university partners and participating Polytechnics.

Upcoming Event

Innovating for Sustainability event

Innovating for Sustainability

Date: May 29, 2024
Time: 9am to 1pm
Venue: ESG Office, 230 Victoria Street, Level 9, Bugis Junction Office Tower, Singapore 188024

Innovating for Sustainability - what does this mean for your business? Explore this hot topic with other like-minded businesses and industry practitioners in this seminar on 29 May 2024, especially for those in the food manufacturing, retail, and industrial & built environment sectors. Insightful talks, panel discussions and a networking session await!

Registration is complimentary and space is limited, so register via the link below by 20 May 2024.

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Past Events


Tech Clinic: Driving Towards a Sustainable Food Production

19 July 2023

SPICE and the Environmental & Water Technology Centre Of Innovation (EWTCOI) jointly organised a Tech Clinic for Sustainable Food Production. The event welcomed partners from the food manufacturing industry. Participants learned how to accelerate innovation and turn ideas into sustainable solutions. Attendees from the local food manufacturing industry gained valuable insights on how SPICE and EWTCOI can empower businesses to thrive and enhance innovation.


Enhance Your Competitive Edge Through Innovation

14 Oct 2022

Organised by the SIT-Polytechnic Innovation Centre of Excellence and the Singapore National Employers Federation, the ‘Enhance Your Competitive Edge Through Innovation’ event saw over 70 participants from local SMEs. Participants gained valuable insights from our speakers, who shared their experience working with SPICE and how we helped to create value for them.

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