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IPHatch® Asia

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What is IPHatch®?

An open-innovation challenge looking for start-ups or entrepreneurs to bring business plans to fruition by incorporating one or more Intellectual Property (IP) / Technology portfolios on offer.

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How IPHatch® Work?

Launch Event


  • Panel Discussion

  • IP Portfolio Summary

  • Past Winners' Journeys

Launched on 1st Dec 2022

  Multiple Sessions  

Innovation Activities


  • IPHatch® Challenge Briefing
    Sharing of Key Business Knowledge and
    Deep Dive into Technology Portfolios

  • IPHatchathon®
    Business Modelling Workshops

Applications Submission
Application closes on
13 August 2023


Interested applicants submit their proposal within the stated timeframe

Application Closed

Pitch Day


Judging Panel

  • IP Owners

  • Investors

  • Strategic Partners 

  • Government Agencies

  • Incubations | Accelerators

Why Join IPHatch®?

Business Expansion

Facilitate start-ups overseas expansion by sharing on market needs, especially social issues overseas, and presenting start-ups with technologies that have potential to be used to solve social issues.

Technology Portfolios

Strengthen the credibility of start-ups through technology acquisitions, licensing and collaboration with major companies internationally.


Educate local start-ups through mentoring programmes to develop extensive business plans that meet overseas market needs.

Funding Opportunities

Matching of domestic and overseas VCs through partners and workshops.

Incubation, Global Community

Exchange incubation / accelerator programmes that aims to connect global start-ups and entrepreneurs in the hub cities of the ecosystem through overseas partners.

Our Partners


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IP Owners

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Venture Partners

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Supporting Organisations

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Knowledge Partner

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