A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences. It has also a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).
A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.
New Asia Investments Pte Ltd is a technology investment firm with a special focus on investments in the water sector.
As a Venture Capital investor, New Asia Investments has a very hands-on investment management approach and actively works with entrepreneurial and technical management teams in order to build a sustainable and successful business around an invention.
New Asia Investments is based in Singapore, where it manages a separate Singapore-focused fund in which Singapore government itself is an investor, via National Research Foundation (NRF).
Akwa-Worx Pty Ltd, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia, is a leading supplier of water, sewage and industrial waste water treatment systems and solutions in Queensland and Australia.
Akwa-Worx’ customer base includes leading corporations from the Australian mining industry, as well as government organizations, municipalities and companies from numerous industrial sectors. Established in 2002, our team has grown to more than 25 highly qualified water professionals as per today, which are able to deliver highest quality products and solutions tailor-made for the specific needs of our clients.
In September 2017, Akwa-Worx Pty Ltd was acquired by De.mem Ltd, Perth, Western Australia, and is now part of the De.mem group.
Via Akwa Facility Maintenance Pty Ltd, a separate entity within the De.mem / Akwa-Worx group, Akwa-Worx also offers Operations & Maintenance (O&M) as well as Build, Own, Operate (BOO) arrangements to its clients.
Akwa-Worx has a strong and well-established reputation in the water treatment market for providing high quality and robust water treatment systems to its customers. Based on the company’s long-term experience, it has proven engineering capabilities to suit the specific needs of its clients. Akwa-Worx designs and manufactures systems that are tailor-made to meet its clients’ specific needs. They are designed for robust and low maintenance operations, maximum lifetime, and to reflect the clients’ specific project budgets.
Akwa-Worx manufactures at the company’s factory in Caboolture, Queensland, Australia, which allows for full scale construction, testing and pre-commissioning of the water treatment systems. The company holds all necessary qualifications and permits as a supplier of high quality water treatment equipment to Australian and overseas customers.
Aromatec Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based company that aims to disrupt traditional production processes in the food & beverage industry. The company commercializes a new membrane technology developed at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, which provides a new option for food & beverage manufacturers for “cold concentration” of liquids. The technology allows for “cold” or gentle (taste, flavor, color and nutrient preserving) concentration during food & beverage production. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), nutrients and other temperature sensitive components are retained in the concentrate while high concentration factors are being provided.
The Forward Osmosis (“FO”) membrane technology had been invented by researchers from NTU in 2008, and intensively evolved since then. It is proven and ready for commercial deployment by today.
Aromatec offers systems and solutions based on this technology, both for the use in the lab as well as for the manufacturing processes. The company’s products enable a substantial improvement of the quality and efficiency of its clients’ manufacturing processes and, concurrently, reduction of cost.
De.mem partners with Aromatec in manufacturing and owns a 32% stake in the company’s equity. More information on Aromatec can be found on www.aromatec.biz.