Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC) was established in January 2001 with seed funding from the Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore. A multi-disciplinary university-level centre, NTC was created to be the focal point of technopreneurship education within the University and the region, and is committed to fostering, promoting and nurturing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship endeavours through technology entrepreneurship education.
NTC equips its students with the requisite knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship competence through the Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation Program (MSc TIP) for postgraduates, the Minor in Entrepreneurship Program (MiE) for undergraduates, the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) for executives, as well as several national and campus wide events and activities held year round, such as the Chua Thian Poh Annual Distinguished Speaker Series, Leadership in Technology Entrepreneurship (LiTE) Bites – Lunch time talk and #startable, an innovative programme that encourages entrepreneurship among ITE students.
As part of its mission to deliver a holistic entrepreneurship education, NTC encourages passion as a key motivator for dreams to be realised; inculcates an entrepreneurial mindset to initiate innovative changes wherever possible; harnesses technology as an enabling tool for learning and business; and stresses the importance of developing responsible and ethical entrepreneurs who are committed to using their entrepreneurial expertise and resources to bring about significant economic and social development in the communities in which they operate. Entire communities stand to benefit over the long term when livelihoods and lives are uplifted in this way, and this in essence, the ethos of the NTC’s philosophy in inspiring and developing entrepreneurs with the heart, will and capability to make a positive and meaningful difference to society.
Center Director’s Message
Professor Lam Kwok Yan
Director, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center
Technology is evolving and will play an increasingly significant role in the world’s economic landscape. As drivers of technology innovation, entrepreneurs should be sensitive to and quick in identifying economic values of technology and seize new opportunities to translate them into products and services that benefit society. Entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the growth strategies for the future economy.
In the eyes of people taking an entrepreneurial path, the future is not just a continuation of the past, but a result of purposeful and creative efforts. At NTC, we adopt a broad and vibrant approach to entrepreneurship, from leadership to management, operation, and innovation. Capability building and mindset change are both crucial to entrepreneurial success, be it idea generation, prototyping, new product design, marketing, or fundraising. Therefore, we strive to bring together technology innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, to form interdisciplinary teams to address business problems in a global context.