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Welcome to PILS Group

Plasma Innovation Labs (PILS) is a research spin-off from a flagship plasma research center in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Underpinned by more than 10-year solid research work in NTU, we provide consultancy and total integrated technology solutions to industries, addressing the unique needs in plasma systems.


Our Vision & Mission:
  • Explore new plasma applications
  • Develop advanced plasma technologies
  • Educate and train plasma specialists for industries
  • Promote physics innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Forge partnership among innovators, investors and companies
  • Enable responsible investment and corporate sustainability


Research Spin-offs



Inventions/ Know-Hows


R&D Grants/ Investments



Advanced plasma diagnostics, volatile copper etching, ammonia-free silicon nitride coating,  cleaning of wirebonder tools, probe cards, test sockets, wafers, etc.

Construction & Building

Nano-material concretes, advanced 3D-printing, functional spray coating, nano-texturing, surface polishing, plasma cleaning, etc.

Environmental Protection

Plasma air purification, water treatment, soil recovery, recycling of waste food and plastics, etc.

Space Propulsion

Plasma thrusters for small satellites, space environment simulator, electron and ion sources, etc.

Food Processing

In-package plasma food sterilization, automation of food manufacturing and sanitation, etc.

Our Core Services


Feasibility study on plasma implementation in new applications

Event Organizing

Conferences, seminars, exhibitions (related to plasma, physics, education, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.)

Technology Licensing

Plasma readers, soft plasma systems, ion/electron sources, copper etching, plasma cleaning, etc.

Joint Lab Establishing

Co-developing foreground technologies leveraging on our R&D platform

Joint Venture & Partnership

Exclusive/non-exclusive commercial collaboration within certain applications, industries and territories

Investment Opportunity

Investment pools, seed round, angel round, series A, B, C, etc.

Latest Events


Singapore, January 8-12, 2018

2nd International Conference on Micropropulsion and CubeSats

Encouraging example of highly efficient miniaturized thrust systems were demonstrated and discussed at the First International Workshop on Micropropulsion and Cubesats held in Bari, Italy, in June 2017.

​Oral and poster presentations about cutting-edge research on science, design and application of smart, multifunctional micro-propulsion platforms, systems and devices, as well as miniaturized electric propulsion thrusters of various types including Hall thrusters are invited.


  • Plasma Sources and Application Center / Space and Propulsion Center, NIE, Singapore
  • Plasma Innovation Labs, Singapore
  • Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • George Washington University, USA
  • Australian National University, Australia
  • CNR-Nanotec – P.Las.M.I. lab, Bari, Italy


GW-FMD 2018

Singapore, January 11-13, 2018

Global Workshop on Functional Materials and Devices

The workshop focuses on novel functional materials and nanostructures in combination with modern devices, as well as on the physics of new devices and sensors, nanostructured materials and nano scaled device characterization. Special attention is paid to fabrication and properties of modern low-power, high-performance, miniaturized, portable sensors in a wide range of applications such as telecommunications, radiation control, biomedical instrumentation and chemical analysis. New approaches exploiting nanotechnologies to pave a way between “More Moore” and “More than Moore” are the enabler for different kinds of sensors and devices which will consume less electrical power, be more portable and totally compatible with modern microelectronics products.


  • Society of Interdisciplinary Research, Singapore
  • Plasma Innovation Labs, Singapore


Inno-China 2018

Singapore, April 21-29, 2018

Inno-China Startup Competition 2018

The is an annual international open-innovation competition looking for deep tech start-ups to expand their businesses in China. Since 2013, we have succesfully held Inno-China” competitions for 5 times and accepted over 500 entries in which more than 50% of entrepreneurs are Ph.D. holders. It provides an excellent entrepreneurial platform for Singapore talents to explore China market, tapping on the industrial strength of Yangtze River Delta, technical support of Chinese Academy of Science, and financing support of China Capital Investment (500,000 – 10,000,000 RMB).

Deep Tech: Microelectronics, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Automation, New Material, New Energy, Medical Devices, Medical Diagnostics, etc.


  • Plasma Innovation Labs, Singapore
  • Shanghai Jiading Business Incubator, China