Infineon gives startups a heads up with first Co-Innovation Space

Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon (centre) with the German Ambassador to Singapore Dr Ulrich Sante at the Co-Innovation Space.
Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon (front row, second from right) with the German Ambassador to Singapore Dr Ulrich Sante (front row, right) at the Co-Innovation Space.

Names such as Ampotech, Plunify, SHADO, and XNERGY may not ring a bell today but with a little help from Infineon, they may well become the successes of tomorrow.

The four startups are in the first batch to occupy the newly-opened Infineon Co-Innovation Space in Singapore. Housed at the German giant’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Kallang Way, the facility aims to fast fast-track the product development process of start-ups, giving them not just a workspace but more importantly, access to technologies, expertise and guidance from Infineon in Singapore and around the world.

Under the arrangement, the four will be hosted at the 250-square metre space for a year, after which, they should have created prototypes or viable semiconductor solutions for commercial showcase.

SHADO's electric bicycle Qiq has attracted interest from various countries.
SHADO’s electric bicycle Qiq has attracted interest from various countries.

“We are very excited to be able to partner with Infineon to create the next-generation of battery technology while improving sustainability on Earth. The partnership with Infineon will propel SHADO in our mission to produce the next generation of energy efficient electric vehicles.” said Justin Sim, Head of Engineering of SHADO, which develops zero carbon emission vehicles as well as complete end-to-end fleet charging and fleet management solutions.

Another startup Ampotech is creating hardware and software solutions that will provide real-time visibility into power and energy consumption of spaces and equipment at a facility.

Plunify aims to create on-premise and cloud-based design optimisation tools and services for electronics manufacturers around the world while XNERGY hopes to develop energy efficient, safe and easy to integrate next-generation wireless power transfer and charging technologies for autonomous devices, including mobile robots and mobility vehicles.

The Infineon Co-Innovation Space is the first-of-its-kind for the company, which has plans to open more around the world over the next few years.

“Working closely together with the startups give us the opportunities to exchange knowledge while providing them with access to technologies, network of partners and customers around the world. Through the Infineon Co-Innovation Space, we look forward to new products that will impact the world and make life easier, safer and greener for society,” said Chua Chee Seong, President and Managing Director of Infineon Asia Pacific.

 

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