Eight researchers and inventors based in Singapore and two from Australia have been selected as this year's finalists for EmTech Asia's top innovators under 35.
Using IME's microfluidic technology, testing for fetal abnormalities will only require a few milliliters of blood from the mother.
The public-private partnership between A*STAR and their industry partners is expected to drive innovative solutions for complex microchip manufacturing.
A*STAR and CM Engineering are collaborating to develop digital radio frequency technology to meet the demand for greater network coverage.
Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics and Taiwan's OPUS Microsystems will jointly develop micromirror technology for use in smartphones.