Industrial Consortium on Nanoimprinting (ICON) would be Singapore’s first Nanotechnology focused consortia as part of the effort to build up our advanced manufacturing capabilities. A multi-agency effort with support from the Singapore Economic Development Board, IE Singapore and Spring Singapore, ICON will push companies to adopt versatile, industry-ready nanoimprinting technology that allows new chemical and additive-free products for the market.
The members of ICON will not only gain first-hand access to research capabilities and intellectual property on advanced nanoimprint developments in A*STAR but will also be able to work on joint, shared costs projects to develop new products and applications that will bring potentially huge savings in R&D costs and resources. Training of their manpower in nanoimprinting techniques and tools as well as the prospects of networking with companies that cover the entire spectrum of nanopatterning services are other privileges of membership.
ICON will be launched with 2 industry projects that demonstrate the versatility of nanopatterning – anti-reflection surfaces and anti-bacterial surfaces.