IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) is a virtual crowd-sourcing platform that connects and matches real business challenges or digitalisation opportunities of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers. For more information, visit: www.openinnovation.sg

Event Schedule

IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP) presents.....


A webinar focusing on business challenges involving Medical Technologies, in OIP's latest Innovation Call 12 which offers prizes monies worth $600,000 across all challenges!


Book your seat at the Innovation Thursday: Medical Technologies webinar to gain a better understanding of how to craft your proposals to win these business challenges!


It's happening on Thu, 16 Dec 2021, from 2pm to 4pm, and you will get to ask the Problem Owners your burning questions!

The insights gained from this webinar will be invaluable for all tech solvers in the OIP community.


For those new to OIP, you will hear how our virtual crowdsourcing platform matches the business challenges of Problem Owners to Problem Solvers like you!

For the full details of the latest Innovation Call 12 challenges,  visit: www.openinnovation.sg/challenges


We shall see you at Innovation Thursday: Medical Technologies webinar!


In light of the current COVID-19 situation, this event will be held online via Zoom to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. You will receive an email confirmation and a link to join virtually upon signing up.


Please send us an email at info@openinnovation.sg if you require assistance.

Date: 16 Dec 2021
Time: 2.00pm - 4pm
Online Seminar via Zoom



For more information about IMDA's Open Innovation Platform (OIP), visit: www.openinnovation.sg 


Ella Post

Marketing Director – Shoulder, Hip & Biologics, Sports Medicine - APAC, Smith + Nephew

Ella is currently based in Singapore and working within the Regional Marketing Team for APAC in the Sports Medicine Franchise at Smith & Nephew.  She has worked at Smith & Nephew for 11 years (including 5 years with Arthrocare who were purchased by S&N).  The last 3 years have been in Singapore, prior to this she was based in the UK and worked in various roles within Sales, Sales Management and Regional Marketing for the EMEA region always within the Sports Medicine franchise.


About Smith+Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a Global 5bn$ medical Technology company in the business of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Advanced Wound management

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Dr Saurabh Sharma

Senior Director – Medical Education & Societies – Asia Pacific, Smith + Nephew

Saurabh has worked with Smith & Nephew for 3 years now and is based in Singapore leading the medical Education for APAC for SPM, Reconstruction, Trauma, ENT & Advance Wound Management. Saurabh and his team have been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the new Smith & Nephew Innovation Center in Singapore.

He has been leading the customer experience and digital transformation in medical education with various new initiatives & technology introductions like customer experience mobile applications, VR, simulations, Edu-tech LCMS platform, digital broadcasting studio etc.

Prior to Smith & Nephew he has worked with organizations like Arthrex, McKinsey, Frost & Sullivan as medical technology consultant. Saurabh is a sports medicine professional himself with active member of many prestigious national & international educational societies. He is an avid sports person & fitness enthusiast. 


About Smith+Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a Global 5bn$ medical Technology company in the business of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Advanced Wound management.


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Benjamin Tan

Executive Director

An entrepreneur in the healthcare industry with three successful businesses since 2007, Benjamin loves his what he is achieving together with his team of clinicians and management. He is inspired to develop scalable, unique, and useful solutions for the millions in the region would be able to benefit from the rock-solid reputation that Singapore Medicine has developed over the last three decades. Healthcare access is at the top of his mind, and he is looking forward to working with like-minded talent to improve healthcare access via the creative development and deployment of technology.

Benjamin is married with two young boys and has a love for animals (especially amphibians) and reading (especially on history and biographies). He is also the CEO & Founder of Benjamin & Joseph, a start-up that provides the fastest, clearest, and most accurate way of ensuring the integrity of medical bills for healthcare payers.


About International Cancer Specialists (ICS)

Since 2008, International Cancer Specialists (ICS) is an outpatient medical oncology and haematology practice that has saved the lives of thousands of cancer patients from Singapore and around the world from over twenty countries. We do this by providing cutting-edge cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatments provided by qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, counsellors, dietitians, and management. 

Just as importantly, what we do is supported by who we are, which is represented by our core values of Integrity, Competence, Service

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