Zhikang Fu

Senior Intellectual Property Strategist at IPOS International

Fu Zhikang is an IP strategist and project lead at IPOS International, part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). In line with the Singapore Intellectual Property Strategy 2030, IPOS International helps companies realise tangible value from their intangible assets for growth.

Mr Fu has over a decade of experience in the innovation and IP ecosystem. He advises and trains individuals, businesses and public agencies on holistic management of intangible assets to achieve commercialisation goals and strategic business outcomes. His experience spans diverse industries including biomedical, advanced manufacturing and green technologies.

At the national level, Mr Fu was central to initiatives to engage regional IP offices to develop patent services for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, helping to drive the first regional patent work-sharing programme and Singapore’s first initiative to re-register foreign patents with Cambodia.

Earlier in his career, Mr Fu also led two national-level funding schemes at Singapore’s National Research Foundation to boost the country’s innovation ecosystem through insight-driven research translation and enterprise capability building. Prior to that, he was a researcher at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore, where he co-invented innovations resulting in several patents on polymer bilayer technology for screening G protein-coupled receptor related drugs.

Mr Fu is a registered management consultant with the Institute of Management Consultants. He holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from Nanyang Technological University and a master’s in intellectual property and innovation management from the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

IAM says

Zhikang Fu’s research and analysis informs smarter research and development investment and partnering decision making and inspires confidence in those engaging with investors. He reads competitive landscapes accurately, takes advantage of refined project management skills and goes above and beyond to deliver the best results.

Professional associations

  • Institute of Management Consultants (Singapore)


  • IP management consultancy

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IPOS International
1 Paya Lebar Link
Paya Lebar Quarter
Singapore 408533

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