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Technopreneurship Minor Programme Briefing. NUS Entrepreneurship Centre. Objectives of the Minor. Encourage and develop the technopreneurship potential of our undergraduate from the various faculties Enhance our graduates’ contributions to the

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Objectives of the Minor

  • Encourage and develop the technopreneurship potential of our undergraduate from the various
  • faculties
  • Enhance our graduates’ contributions to the
  • economy by equipping them with the knowledge
  • of the processes and mechanisms by which new
  • ideas can be commercialised in the market,
  • whether within an organisation or as an
  • independent entrepreneur


  • Undergraduates on the modular system:
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Business School
  • School of Computing
  • Design and Environment
  • Engineering
  • Science

Students are required to read 6 of the listed modules in order to receive a Minor in Technopreneurship

  • At least 4 Modules offered by NEC
  • a. TR2201 Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • b. TR2202 Technological Innovation
  • c. TR3001 New Product Development
  • TR3002 New Venture Creation
  • TR3009 New Venture Consulting Practicum

At most 2 of the following 3 modules which are available at the respective faculties

  • MNO1001/BH1001 Management & Organisation or CS1303 Principles of Management or its
  • equivalent
  • b. FNA1002/FNA1002E/BH1002 Financial Accounting or CS1304 Accounting or its equivalent
  • c. EC 1101E Microeconomics 1 or EC1310 Principles of Economics or its equivalent
tr2201 entrepreneurial marketing
4 Modular Credits

CA not more than 50%

Pre-Requisites: None

TR2201 Entrepreneurial Marketing
what the course is about
Introduction to the core concepts of marketing

Special emphasis on the marketing of new, innovative products and services

Emphasis on market research methods, marketing strategies, pricing analysis and promotional techniques that are particularly useful for entrepreneurial settings

Innovative use of the internet and non-conventional techniques such as “guerrilla” marketing

What the course is about
about the lecturer
Andrew Ng is an Adjunct Asst Prof at the National University of Singapore's Entrepreneurship Centre

Received an MBA from the National University of Singapore and A member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom

Mr Ng is the founder and CEO of Greater China Consult

He was the Area Vice President (Asia Pacific) of Schwan Stabilo. Prior to working with Schwan Stabilo for the last 8 years, he spent 10 years in the high technology industry as Managing Director for Control Data Corporation (CDC) and Seagate Technology

About the lecturer
tr2202 technological innovation
4 Modular Credits

CA not more than 50%

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Website:

TR2202 Technological Innovation
what the course is about10
Help students develop a strong conceptual foundation for understanding the dynamic process of technological innovation

Introduce to the importance of technological innovation

Expose to the challenges in technological innovation

Examine technological innovation within existing organizations as well as through new start-ups

What the course is about
about the lecturer11
Kwanghui Lim is an Assistant Professor at NUS Business School in National University of Singapore

Graduated from the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours in B. Eng (Electrical) and received an Ph.D., Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

He was a Consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton (1991-1993)

Teaching Experience:

Fall 2001: Visiting Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School

1995-2000: Teaching Assistant for several courses

About the lecturer
about the lecturer12
Sarah Cheah

BEng (Hons), NUS and MBA (Banking & Finance), NTU

More than 12 years of working experience in the IT industry

Worked as senior Business Development Manager and Solution Architect with leading global IT solutions provider

Worked as Technical Account Manager with listed leading US enterprise content management software company.

Played advisory role in Trade Development Board (now known as IE Singapore) to promote bilateral trade and investment between Singapore and Greater China in the technology sector

About the lecturer
about the lecturer13
John Bauly, B.Sc(Hons), MS.c, Ph.D. FIEE, FIMechE, NPDP.

Senior Visiting Fellow in Faculty of Engineering

More that 25 years track record as senior line manager/director for R&D, new product development and business management for MNCs and small companies in Europe, USA and Japan. Activities include aircraft engines, power stations, telecoms & IT automotive, industrial & residential products, postal automation, mechanical handling and inkjet printing.

5 year consultancy experience in business process re-engineering – including set up of new product development association for industry in the UK in collaboration with UK Dept. of Trade & Industry

6 years teaching experience at NUS on technopreneurship subjects at undergraduate and post graduate level, and also 1 semester as adjunct consultant at Cambridge University.

About the lecturer
what the course is about15
Understanding the process of new product development

Understanding the nature of successful products and portfolios

Awareness of the roles of various functions in creating a new product ( for example marketing, industrial design, engineering, and production)

What the course is about
about the lecturer16
Neo Kok Beng

B.Eng (Electrical) with Upper Honours from NUS, and MBA from Nanyang Business School, NTU.

General Manager of InfoWave Pte Ltd, a joint-venture company of Singapore Technologies Electronics, Trek 2000 and Melodeon. He is also Chairman and Chief Incubator at Incubators@Work!, a $20 million Hi-Tech Intrapreneurship Venture Fund of Singapore Technologies.

About the lecturer
tr3002 new venture creation
4 Modular Credits

CA 100%

Pre-Requisites: TR2201 and TR2202

Co-Requisite: Must be taken in conjunction with TR3001

Alternative is offered for those who are interested in Bio-medical science orientation

TR3002 New Venture Creation
what the course is about18
What the course is about

Help students understand the process, challenges, risks and rewards of starting up a new business

Equip them with the tools required to start their own business

Improve their chances of successfully starting their own business

Develop entrepreneurial skills which can be used in any business environment - from start-up to corporate

about the lecturer19
Douglas Abrams is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore's Centre For Entrepreneurship

Graduated from the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania with a BAs in Communications and received an MBA from The Wharton School

Co-manages the private equity business of Parallax Capital Management

Prior to joining Parallax, Mr. Abrams managed information technology at J.P.Morgan for 13 years

From 1997 to 1999, he was Global Markets Head of Internet Marketing.

From 1991 to 1997, he was VP and Manager of Investment Banking Technology (IB)

About the lecturer
tr3009 new venture consulting practicum
4 Modular Credits

CA 100%

Pre-Requisites: TR2201 OR TR2202

TR3009 New Venture Consulting Practicum
what the course is about21
What the course is about

Learn and refine relevant consulting techniques

Develop decision making and leadership skills

Obtain in-dept knowledge about the management of start-ups or new business development units of more established organizations

Develop oral and written business communications skills

Build relationship and network contacts

about the lecturer22
Mr Liew Shin Liat holds a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the former Nanyang University, and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne Switzerland

Was a Vice President/ Director with Ernst & Young Consultants for 13 years, specializing in strategy development, supply chain and channel marketing management as well as business process redesign

About the lecturer
about the lecturer23
Currently the President of LSL Partners Consulting, a company that provides regional management consulting services.

Consulted and conducted training programs for senior executives at various universities (such as Tsinghua), industry associations (such as China Grouping Company Promotion Association) and some state-owned Enterprises in China

About the lecturer

Application Process

With the implementation of the Centralised On-Line Registration System (CORS), students who wish to take the Minor in Technopreneurship will have to bid for our TR modules on-line.

Students need not fill in any application form. Please refer to the CORS website at for more details on the bidding system.


For more information:

Please visit our Centre’s website at

for further updates

Our contact details:

NUS Entrepreneurship Centre

10 Kent Ridge Crescent E3A Level 6

Tel: 6516 5149 Fax: 6773 2269