Attended Techlaunch earlier today, and it was just so freaking awesome.
While granted, some of the research there were really bad(horrible performance and totally outdated stuff), the event was really well organised. It actually got industry people interested in some of the academic work that were done in NUS. And some really good ideas really did come out of Techlaunch.
It started off in the morning as a networking event, and afterwards, more of a ideas generating thing. The ideas generating part was fun, where people worked on the different NUS Technologies to come up with new ideas. The only problem was that most NUS Technologies were rather unusable(again, performance issues), but a couple of decent ideas did come out anyway.
They had awesome judges too, the legendary and awesome Andrew ‘Bunnie’ Huang, the ever approachable Carl from Pivotal Labs, and the ever so friendly Meng. Really lends alot of credibility to the event. Great job getting the judges down =D
Hope to see more of such future events in future, and hopefully we start seeing a bridge between academia and the industry.