Eric Gan

Associate Professor Eric Gan

Head, IP and Innovation Management Programme

School of Business

Tel: +65 6248 0388

Email: ZXJpY2dhbmt3QHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

  • 2017

    Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE), Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore

  • 2013

    Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore

  • 2012

    LLM in Intellectual Property Law, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • 2002

    MBA, Macquarie University, Australia

  • 1998

    PhD in Materials Science Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1993

    MSc in Laser Engineering & Applications, Heriot-Watt University, UK

  • 1992

    BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2009 - 2016

    Director, Capability Development, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

  • 2006 - 2009

    Assistant Director, Centre for Innovation and Enterprise, Republic Polytechnic

  • 2004 - 2006

    Chief Executive Officer, PosiTel

  • 2002 - 2004

    Managing Consultant, NOVUS Innovations

  • 2001 - 2002

    Consultant, Accenture

  • 1999 - 2001

    Research Fellow, Gintic Institute of Manufacturing Technology

  • 1993 - 1998

    Engineering Manager, ATZ-EVUS

Journal Papers:

Zheng Hongyu, Eric Gan and G.C. Lim,
“Investigation of Laser Via Formation Technology for the Manufacturing of High Density Substrates”, Journal of Lasers & Optics in Engineering, 36, 4, pp. 355-371, 2001

K. Schutte, E.K.W. Gan, J. Koch, A. Lang, M. Hartmann, R. Mayerhofer, T. Slunecko and H.W. Bergmann,
“A Copper Vapour Laser MOPA-Chain for Highly Efficient and Precise Material Removal”, SPIE, 3092, pp. 281-284, 1996

H.W. Bergmann, R. Mayerhofer, T. Slunecko, M. Hartmann and E. Gan,
“Improved Drilling and Cutting with Copper Vapour Lasers”, Proc. CLEO ‘94, paper CThE3, 1994.

Conference Papers:

Eric Gan Kok Wah (2014),
The Construction and Personnel Training Model of IPOS’ IP Competency Framework (IPCF), High-Profile Seminar on IP Service, CIPTC, Beijing, China

Eric Gan Kok Wah (2012),
IP Regime in Singapore – KeyAreas of Focus and Programmes, Patent Information Annual Conference (PIAC), Beijing, China

Eric K.W. Gan, Zheng H.Y. and Lim G.C. (2000),
Laser Drilling of Micro-Vias in PCB Substrates, IEEE Proc. 3rd Electronics Packaging Technology Conference, pp.321-326

Zheng Hongyu, Eric Gan and Lim Gnian Cher (2000),
ATechnical Review of Laser Micro-Drilling Technologies for PCB Substrates, Electronic Manufacturing Technical Conference

H.W. Bergmann, M. Hartmann, T. Slunecko, E.K.W. Gan and K. Schutte (1996),
Copper Vapour Laser for Fast Precision Machining, Proc. EUROPTO ’96.

Press Articles:

Eric Gan (2016),
Cultivating intellectual property resources for Singapore’s success, Business Times Opinion,

Eric Gan (2016),
Building a Competitive Edge through Intellectual Property (IP), SBACC PMConnect, April-May 2016, pp. 3-5.

2015 - Present
Fellow Intellectual Property Technology Consultant (Fellow IPTC), The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

2015 - Present
Member, IES

2014 - Present
Co-Chair/Member, IPTC Steering Committee, IES

2013 - Present
Member, Domain Area Committee – IP (DAC-IP), Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council (SBACC)

Judge, Singapore Prestige Brand Award (SPBA), ASME/Lianhe Zaobao

2011 - 2012
Judge, Business Plan Competition, NTU

Judge, Startup@Singapore Business Plan Competition, NUS

IP Management

IP Strategy

IP Commercialisation

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