IA/IP skills are increasingly important in our innovation-driven economy. We will grow IA/IP management as a cross-cutting skillset that is embedded within the wider workforce. This serves as a key enabler for enterprises to better manage and obtain value from their IA/IP, and capture opportunities presented by the growth in IA/IP activities.
We aim to build an IA/IP savvy workforce and base of IA/IP talent, by introducing a holistic suite of IA/IP training and education programmes. This includes programmes for full-time students at our tertiary learning institutions and executive training for working professionals. In addition, we will work with key industry players to integrate IA/IP skills and competencies into job roles involved in innovation, and to drive the adoption of such skills.
We will also look to bolster Singapore’s international reputation for quality IA/IP skills through a national standard for IA/IP management. This will benefit both service providers, by providing a differentiating quality mark, and enterprises seeking to hire the right services.