Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry
2.00PM: Panel Discussion + Q&A - Driving Cross Border Innovation in the World of Digital Transformation
Although there are current threats to free trade, the exchange of ideas, networks, investments and internationalisation of startups and innovation has never seen such a level of interconnectedness. To source for better solutions, connected ecosystems are essential in linking and providing a larger network to secure the best of ideas and market access.
In this panel, speakers will share the importance and challenges of internationalisation to drive new business models and how the connectedness of regional ecosystems can provide greater innovation opportunities beyond just one market.
- Mr Mohan Belani, Co-founder and CEO, e27
- Mr Rock Oh, CEO and Managing Partner, Awesome Ventures
- Mr Johannes Jaeger, Business Development Lead SEA, Agorize Asia
- Ms Jessie Yu, Senior Product Lead, Alibaba Cloud
- Mr Harry Lim, CTO, Ria Venture Capital
- Mr Yoav Elgrichi, Founder, ImpacTech
3.00PM: Panel Discussion + Q&A - Sustainable Co-Innovation in the Age of Disruption
In this age of disruption, where new technologies and platforms transform the landscape and playing field of commerce, larger and more established corporates must change and seek collaborative efforts to co-innovate. However, reaching outside of the organisation to scout for technology and collaboration partners may be challenging for corporates. In this regard, Innovation Enablers play an important role in providing that bridge between the corporates and the startups, and in driving successful and sustainable co-innovation outcomes through deep and continuous engagement with stakeholders.
In this panel, co-innovation stakeholders will shed light on the motivations and challenges of co-innovation and the importance of Innovation Enablers in overcoming these challenges. Corporates who have just recently embraced co-innovation will share how this has become increasingly important in a company’s strategy and how to overcome some of the initial inertia internally.
Some of these corporates will also share more in-depth about their problem statements during the Corporate Pitching at 4.10pm.
- Mr Edmas Neo, CEO, Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)
- Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Senior Director, Intellectual Property Intermediary (IPI)
- Dr Ryan Chaw, External Technology Acquisition Director (APAC), Coca Cola
- Mr Adam A. Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co
- Mr Chris Murray, Head of Operations, R2 Datalabs, Rolls Royce
- Mr Edmund Lim, Director, KPMG Digital Village
- Ms Wendy Bao, Executive Director, Roche Diagnostics
4.00PM: IMDA Open Innovation Platform: Enabling Innovation
Are you a Problem Owner or a Problem Solver? Learn how the IMDA Open Innovation Platform (OIP) will open up a virtual world of challenge matches and opportunities for co-innovation. Alternatively, you may view other problem statements (up to S$25,000 prize money each).
4.10PM: Corporate Pitching and Startup Matchup (Shortlisted Startups Only)
See how Corporates have embarked on their co-innovation journey and learn about the challenges and trends that they require solutions for. This will be followed by a Startup Matchup, where startups may have a chance to meet and network with Corporates and Enablers at the event with up to S$25,000 prize money for solving each problem statement.
5.00PM: Corporate Guided Tour (Register with an add on ticket)
As part of Startup SG, LaunchPad @ one-north is a vibrant startup ecosystem, home to a community of diverse startups, incubators, venture capitalists and ecosystem partners who offer opportunities for knowledge-sharing and collaboration.
During this 1-hour guided tour in LaunchPad @ one-north, participants will visit two of the curated list of corporate incubators/accelerators to gather first-hand insights on how other corporates have embarked and benefited from their corporate innovation journey.
From 6.00PM: After Party | Future of Food
Wrap up the day! Have a beer or two and unwind at the After Party, held at Timbre+, LaunchPad @ one-north, which will feature some innovative food concepts, in line with all things tech!