TechInnovation's 11 key partners will be presenting their technology showcases with more than 100 virtual crowdpitching sessions on enabling technologies. These on-demand webinars can be found on the TechInnovation Virtual Portal from 16 September 2021 onwards. Sign up for a complimentary TechInnovation delegate pass here and watch the webinars at your convenience on the TechInnovation Virtual Portal.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

1. Digital Solutions by Enterprise Estonia*

Innovative technologies, skilled professionals and Nordic business ethics make Estonia a smart choice. We help you to connect with the leading Estonian companies in various areas such as hybrid cloud solutions, intelligent building solutions, software solutions for critical disease management and rehabilitation, edible insects mass rearing technology and software as well as companies that have had an integral role in building Estonia’s unique e-governance ecosystem, notably the digital identity and secure data exchange infrastructure, and the secure internet voting system. 
Welcome Remarks
Priit Turk, Ambassador, Estonian Embassy in Singapore

Safeguarding Our Future by Reducing Energy Consumption in Housing Sector
Indrek Kaldoja, Member of the Board, Bisly OU

Fully Automated Mass-rearing Technology and Software for Edible Insect Industry
Erlend Slid, CEO and Founder, BugBox

Karmen Markov, Product Lead, Cognuse

Secure Identity and Data Infrastructures for Powering Digital Applications
Dan Bogdanov, Head of R&D, Cybernetica AS

Waldur Cloud and HPC Management Platform
IIja Livenson, Product Owner, University of Tartu and OpenNode

10:00 am - 11:00 am

2. Connecting the Innovation Ecosystems of Asia and Europe by German Entrepreneurship Asia

For the past two decades, globalization has shaped our world, and startups are increasingly dominating the global knowledge economy. Join this session by German Entrepreneurship Asia to learn more about how we facilitate global market expansion for startups to develop them into internationally recognized and successful ventures. Hear from and explore collaboration opportunities with our portfolio of high-potential German and Singaporean startups who are stepping up to address current challenges in the Energy, MedTech, and AgriTech sectors.

Welcome Remarks - Accessing Asia, the World Growth’s Engine
Theresa Evanoff, Program Director, German Accelerator, German Entrepreneurship Asia
Technology Showcase by German Startups
Next Generation of Predictive Maintenance and Underperformance Detection
Dana Sultanova, Chief Marketing Officer, GmbH
HydroNeo - Digitizing the Asian Shrimp Farming Industry
Fabian Reusch, CEO and Founder, HydroNeo
How to Save the Planet and Our Economy (Next Generation Fuel Cells)
Martin Pentenrieder, Co-founder, Kraftwerk
Orbit Digital Health Lab Digitizing Chronic Disease Management
Patty Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Orbit Health

Navigating the German Market with Confidence
Kristin Eckert, Senior Program Manager, Scaler8, German Entrepreneurship Asia
Technology Showcase by Singaporean Startups
Biorithm Advanced Pregnancy Care
Sihem Tedjar, Head of Business Development, Biorithm
Eye Care for Everyone
Eugene Tan, Software Engineer, TeleMedC

uHoo: Your First Step to Clean Air
Dustin Jefferson S. Onghanseng, CEO and Co-founder, uHoo

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

3. Technology Showcase by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

HKBU encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degrees and higher diploma programmes as well as top postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. One of the area of strengths at HKBU is in health and wellness, where we have a world-leading School of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology. At TechInnovation 2021, we are presenting a series of innovations and solutions for the betterment of your health and wellness.
HKBU Traditional Chinese Medicine Research and Development Milestone
Prof LYU Aiping, Chair Professor & Dean of School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
HKBU – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre
Prof BIAN Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University
Quality Control Markers for Use in Herbs Authentication
Dr Simon HAN Quanbin, Founder, Hong Kong Authentication Centre of Valuable Chinese Medicines Limited
Phytonutrient-based Remedial Fluid for the Management of Hypertrophic and Keloidal Scars
Dr Phyllis TSANG, Founder, Herbap Biotech Limited
Skin Whitening, Anti-aging and Skin Care Product
Prof ZHANG Hongjie, Founder, Gihon Biotech Limited
Advance Development in Bone and Aptamer research
Prof ZHANG Ge, Associate Dean (Research), School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr YU Yuanyuan, Research Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Novel Drug for Cancer Diagnostics and Photodynamic Therapy
Prof Gary WONG Ka Leung, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University
Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diseases
Prof BIAN Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University
An Accurate, Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Detection Kit Using Urine
Prof Gary WONG Ka Leung, Founder, New Life Medicine Technology Company Limited
Novel Anti-Viral Targeted Drug for Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment
Dr LUNG Hong Lok, Founder, BP InnoMed Limited
Non-invasive Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic Kit
Prof Ricky WONG Man Shing, Founder, MIND and Tech Limited
Alzheimer's Disease Treatment by Using Modified Chinese Medicine Formulation
Prof LI Min, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Using Corynoxine B
Prof LI Min, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

4. Collaboration Opportunities with Japanese SMEs and Research Institutions by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Join us in this session to hear from 9 Japanese SMEs and research institutions presenting innovation solutions for the healthcare, food and manufacturing industries.
Welcome Remarks
Emi Kaneko, Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Singapore Office
Cultivating Algae’s Potential for a Better Future
Amane Kimura, CEO, Algal Bio
Powered Prosthetic Leg
Dr Sun Xiaojun, CEO and Founder, BionicM 
Synergistic Microwave-carbon Catalytic Processes for Biomass Valorisation
Prof Armando T. Quitain, Professor, Kumamoto University
NANOCELLULOSE: A Versatile Nanoadditive
Prof Dr Hidayah Ariffin, Professor, University Putra Malaysia
Prof Dr Yoshihito Shirai, Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
High Density Cultivation of Genetically Tractable Microalgae
Prof Shin-ya Miyagishima, Professor, National Institute of Genetics
Regeneration of Killer T Cells Using the iPS Cell Technology
Prof Hiroshi Kawamoto, Executive Director, Rebirthel

Next Generation US-guided HIFU Therapy System
Tohru Satoh, President and CEO, SONIRE Therapeutics Inc
Integrated Reservoir Operational Model, and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Water Environment Under “WISE” Project
Dr Masashi Kiguchi, Project Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Smart Apparel for Aging Societies
Harris Vu, Sales Representative, Xenoma Inc

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

5. Technology Showcase by National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

National Research and Innovation Agency, hereinafter abbreviated as BRIN, is a government institution with integrity and is responsible to the President in conducting research, development, study, and application, as well as inventions and innovations, implementation of nuclear power, and implementation of outer space. BRIN has produced more than 1,000 technologies in various fields including food and agriculture, sustainable environment, and medical field. We are also collaborating with start ups and industries to develop new technology. Join us in this session to delve deeper into innovative technology and explore the global collaboration opportunities.

Welcome Remarks
Dr Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

Open Infrastructure & Innovation Ecosystem at National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) 
Theresia Ningsi Astuti, Coordinator, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
Non-timber Furniture
Ika Juliana, Chief Executive Director, Greenie Indonesia
Nanobubble, Technology for Improving Water Quality
NI Nengah Ari Widiastuti, Nanobubble Karya Indonesia
Nilam: Patchouli Twig and Orange Peel Superabsorbent Polymer for Better Farmable Land
Winda Setyaningrum, CEO, Nilam Corporation
Carbon Neutral and Biodegradable Food Packaging to Develop a More Resilient Local Economy
Rengkuh Banyu Mahandaru, CEO, Plépah
High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) for Accelerate COVID-19 Patient’s Healing
Azhar M Fabian, R&D Manager, PT Gerlink Utama Mandiri
Molecular Diagnostics for All Low-cost Molecular Diagnostic Solutions for Cancer
Susanti Susanti, CEO and Founder, PT PathGen Diagnostik Teknologi

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

6. Technology Showcase by National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)

This segment showcases various Korean innovative technologies and provides great opportunity to harness the full potential of technology to deliver a sustainable future for all. Get connected with the Korean companies supported by National IT Industry Promotion Agency from the Republic of South Korea now.

Welcome Remarks
Sungwoo Shin, Director, Korea IT Cooperation Center in Singapore

Echoss Smart Stamp – Stamp on Your Phone!
Yenny Kim, Global Account Manager, 12CM

CfSM (Car-free Street Mapping)
Lee Seungho Stefano, CEO, 4S Mapper

Ahranta Inc
Helen Kang, Manager of Overseas Sales, Ahranta, Inc.

Cerviray AI
Jane Chang, Global Marketing Manager, AIDOT
Julius Park, CEO, AppMedia Inc

Virtual Try-on Technology Using a Single Camera System
Wahseng Yap, Researcher, Deepixel

Auto Fault Diagnosis and Monitoring Solution
Andrew Wong, Global Sales Team, FutureMain

AI Based Fashion Size Matching Solution “SizeMine”
Yeeun Kim, ASST Manager, IMEMINE


Intelligent Cold Chain Platform, FreshTrack
BaWool Lim, Manager and Marketing/IR, Leadpoint System Inc

New Technology in Transportation
Howon Lee, Manager, MetalBuild

Reshaping the Financial Landscape
Cecilia Lee, Manager of Overseas Strategy and Planning Department, Settle Bank

Tibero The RDMBS of Choice
Neeta Bhandari, Senior Solution Architect, TmaxSoft Singapore

Touchless Biometrics Solution
Kevin Kim, Overseas Sales Manager, Winning.

Smart and Safe Life with AI
Kwanghwee Simpson Kim, Deputy General Manager, WooKyoung

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

7. Technology Showcase by the Netherlands

Join us at the Netherlands Innovation Pavilion to connect with companies that are looking for partnerships to create impact. The selected companies are active in the areas of artificial intelligence, blockchain, data analytics, high tech, circular economy and alternative proteins.

Welcome Remarks - Introduction of Netherlands Embassy’s Services
Astrid Seegers, Head of Innovation, Netherlands Innovation Network
Gabby van Herpt, Regional Startup Liaison, Netherlands Embassy in Singapore
Sabine Poelmann, Agricultural Advisor, Netherlands Embassy in Singapore

A Top Innovative Packaging Solutions
Adriaan Verbeek, Co-founder, A TOP B.V. World's Greenest Packaging

BigMile – The Standard in Carbon Footprinting
Jack Pool, CEO, BigMile

Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) Processing: Innovative IBA Washing to Convert Ash into a Clean Aggregate – NEWSand
Rogier Van de Weijer, International Business Development Manager, Blue Phoenix Group

ChannelEngine: Connecting Global E-commerce Sales
Jorrit Steinz, Founder and CEO, ChannelEngine

The Future of Chemistry is Fermentation and Data Science
Linda Dijkshoorn, CEO, EV Biotech

Multi-purpose Floating Sustainable Platform
Jan Willem Roel, Founder and CEO, FlexBase

Scalable Mechanisms for Traceable Impact Investments in Waste Management Industry
Alexander Enthoven, Head of Business Development, Kryha

GDPR Proof and Fraud Resistant Access Control Ledger Leopard’s Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) Solution
Olivier Rikken, CEO, Ledger Leopard

Technology for Cultivating Meat Pioneering a Cleaner, Kinder Way of Making Real Beef
Jonathan Breemhaar, Lead Automation, Mosa Meat

Non-Invasive Industrial Monitoring Using Acoustics & AI
Emmanuel Bueta, Founder and CEO, OneWatt Solutions BV

Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Makes Water Distribution Safer
Jos-Willem Verhoef, Managing Director, Optiqua BV

Uptime – The Hazard Intel Platform
Djeevan Schiferli, Resilience Software Director, Royal HaskoningDHV

Electrical Signature Analysis: Detecting Failures Months in Advance
Simon Jagers, Founder and Company Evangelist, Samotics BV
Protein Transition
Gijs Klaassen, International Sales Manager, Schouten Europe

Customizable AI-powered Diagnosis, Surgery Planning and Navigation Systems
Dr Phillippe LEDUC, Technical Lead, Sioux Technologies
Dr Adeline Hong, Project Manager, Sioux Technologies

Digitization of the Steel Supply Chain
Tom Meulendijks, CEO, SteelTrace BV

TempSense: Recyclable Paper Dataloggers
Niels Postma, CEO and Founder,

OPEN FOOD CHAIN Tech-powered Future of Food
Marleke de Ruyter de Wildt, CEO, The New Fork

Protein Production by Fermentation
Wim de Laat, The Protein Brewery BV


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

8. Technology Showcase by The Nordics

Nordic companies will present innovative technologies for digitalisation, healthcare, smart cities and sustainability. This showcase of technology offers is curated by Nordic Innovation House with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Together, they connect promising Nordic tech companies to Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Welcome Remarks
Riku Mäkelä, Counsellor, Innovation and Trade, Embassy of Finland in Singapore Member of the Board, Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Sepsis Predication Algorithm for Intensive Care
Alvin Tay, Product and Business Developer, AlgoDx AB

Smart Treatment of Chronic Conditions
Dr Mirzania Mahya Fathia, MD, Business Developer and Clinical Relation, Brighter AB

Turning the Tide of Marine Pollution
Marko Karkkainen, Chief Commercial Officer, Clewat Oy

TechOffers with Crayon’s Data and AI Center of Excellence
David Bergendahl, Regional Head of AI, Crayon

Imatis Smart Healthcare Solutions
Baldur Johnsen, Vice President International Business, Imatis AS

MOPRIM – Mobility Data Company
Petri Martikainen, Executive Chairman, MOPRIM

Polssir: Digital Health Management for the Vulnerable
Evgenia Elizarova, Regional Director, Polssir

Rehaboo! Exercise Games
Peter Green, Founder, CEO, COO, Rehaboo!

The Software Solution Revolutionising Diabetic Eye Care
Stefan Einarsson, CTO and Co-Founder, RetinaRisk

Self-cleaning Robust Industrial Microfilter
Ville Hakala, CEO & Co-Founder, Sofi Filtration

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

9. Technology Showcase by Singapore Battery Consortium

Join us to find out more about some of the local industries & start-ups in the Singapore battery value chain, which includes players in battery cell & pack production, battery repurposing & recycling, as well as innovative solution providers in thermal management and material synthesis. Our consortium members are excited to share their techonologies, and look forward to potential collaborations with interested parties.

Welcome Remarks - Introduction to the Singapore Battery Consortium
Dr Chiam Sing Yang, Director, Singapore Battery Consortium

Lithium Aluminium Zinc Titanium Oxide (LAZTO): Supply of Anode Material to Batteries and Supercapacitors
Dr Roberto C. Dante, CEO, 2Dto3D S.r.l.s.

Power Battery Pack Enclosure Integrated with Liquid or Air Cooling Solution
Feng GuoAn, Managing Director, Energeia Labs

Electronic Battery Connection Systems for Renewables
Kannappan Chettiar, CEO, Fizix

Innovative Energy Storage Solutions for a Sustainable Future
Lionel Moh, Head of Clean Energy Research, Genplus

A Technology to Recycle Spent Lithium Ion Batteries
Stephen Gow, General Manager – Commercial, Green Li-ion

Advanced LTO Battery Technology
Goh Hak Wei, CEO and Co-founder, LIRON LIB Power

Battery Energy Storage System
Peter Ng Soon Hen, Business Advisor, Narada Asia Pacific

Integrated Silicon Anodes for High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries
Animesh Jha, CEO, Volt14 Solutions


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

10. Technology Showcase by Smart Grid & Power Electronics Consortium Singapore (SPECS)

SPECS features its member speakers addressing Energy Grid 2.0 initiatives concerning intelligent energy management systems, power distribution systems, and energy system optimization. Rapid technological advancements in renewables will undoubtedly provide new opportunities and challenges for grid reliability and resilience. Energy storage, advanced power electronics, multi-energy smart grids, and electromobility are new developments that will shape the needs of the future generation of power grids. The SPECS members will cover topics ranging from applied research, practical test-bedding, and commercialization approach to explore the potential of Energy Grid 2.0 and its relevance to Singapore’s needs as well as its export potential.

Welcome Remarks - Energy Grid 2.0 Technologies’ Innovation
Dr Koh Leong Hai, Programme Director and Principal Research Scientist, Smart Grid and Power Electronics Consortium Singapore (SPECS) and Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Smart Hybrid Energy Solution
Lee Say Hai, Executive Director, APECUS Technologies

Vanadium Redox Flow Battery for Marine Application
Peck Chuan Yong, Alex, Director, Gennal Engineering

ICL – Intelligent Communities Lifecycle
Sriman, Head of Asia – ICL Sales, IESVE Singapore

Lowering the Barriers to EV Adoption
Roderick Chia, Chief Technology Officer, Oyika

Digital Tooling to Innovate Physical Asset Management
Dr Tjibbe Bouma, CEO and Founder, Quasset B.V.
Jason Donavan, Intl Project Manager, Quasset B.V.

HyperMesh™ The World's New Generation Distributed Infrastructure for Value Internet, Web3.0 and FinTech
Pang Soh Har, VP Business Development, SmartMesh Foundation

Enabling Renewable Energy Adoption
Kang Jen Wee,

Innovative, Reliable Strong Solutions to Unlock the Full Power of Renewables
Dr Avishek Kumar, CEO, VFLOW TECH

Sustainable Cooling Solution for Buildings Augmented Displacement Ventilation (ADV®) and Vortec Bladeless Ceiling Ventilator Fan
Choo Fook Hoong, Founder and Executive Director, VORTEC

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

11. Technology Showcase by UK Innovation Hub

Welcome Remarks
Her Excellency Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore
Robot Joint Angular Sensor: Best Performance, Low Price
Victor Zhitomirsky, Managing Director, Alterix

Bringing CAD to the Factory Floor with “CICADAS”
Peter Harman, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CAE Tech Limited

Machine Learning to Optimise Product Design and Development
Ben Pellegrini, CEO, Intellegens

Organic Carbon Batteries for the Sustainable Future
Inketsu Okina, Chief Intelligence Officer, PJP Eye

Software Enabled Surfaces
Jakub Kamecki, VP Business Development, TG0

Violet AI
Dr Krste Pangovski, CEO, Vision Intelligence



As cities grow, there is a pressing need to change the way we use and produce energy without compromising on economic development for the future. Green technologies can enable a future where energy is environmentally friendly and sustainable, waste is minimised and resources are recycled.

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Remarks
Ted Tan, Chairman, IPI

Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour
Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for Trade & Industry, Singapore

Ted Tan photo

Ted Tan Chairman, IPI

Dr Tan See Leng photo

Dr Tan See Leng Second Minister for Trade & Industry, Singapore

9:15 am - 11:00 am


Rapid economic development and climate change have placed increasing pressure on our energy sources, so there is a critical need to re-examine and change the way we produce and consume energy. Gain insights into new and innovative solutions for mobility, fast-charging devices, smart grid and energy-efficient buildings to power a clean, green and sustainable future.

Extreme Fast Charging EV Battery Technology for a Sustainable Future
Dr Doron Myersdorf, CEO and Co-founder, StoreDot
Charging your electric vehicle (EV) in less than 10 minutes and eliminating concerns about shorter driving range and charging anxiety was the aspiration for StoreDot’s fast-charging clean energy solution. This session will demonstrate how the breakthrough technology can open new possibilities for energy storage and transport.
Accelerating Green and Sustainable Urban Solutions
Cindy Lim, CEO, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings
Amid a rapidly changing global environment, companies must remain nimble. During this session, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings’ Vision 2030 plan will be discussed, with a focus on the key strategies to grow their business and how to seize opportunities created by macrotrends such as increasing interest in climate change, energy transition, urbanisation and technology proliferation. 
Spearheading Clean Energy and Decarbonising in a Sustainable Way
Frank Phuan, CEO and Co-founder, Sunseap Group
Future citizens of the world face increasing sustainability and climate issues so it is important to tap into renewable energy resources. Learn how solar power has the potential to power a sustainable future in solar-dense or land-scare cities like Singapore at this session.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Cindy  Lim photo

Cindy Lim CEO, Keppel Infrastructure Holdings

Dr Doron  Myersdorf photo

Dr Doron Myersdorf CEO and Co-founder, StoreDot

Prof Subodh  Mhaisalkar photo

Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar Executive Director, Energy Research Institute

Frank Phuan photo

Frank Phuan CEO and Co-founder, Sunseap Group

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Our planet is a shared responsibility. Designers play an important role in fulfilling our environmental stewardship to conserve our natural resources and make this sustainability journey more accessible to all. Learn how some of our designers are redesigning and reinventing ideas, business models and structures that are environmentally sustainable and can stand the test of time.

Opening Remarks
Mark Wee, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

Six Ideas to Shape the Future of Cities
Prof Jason Pomeroy, Founder, Pomeroy Studio and Academy
Civil society, state, academia and the private sector will need to collectively address social, spatial, environmental, economic, cultural and technological issues in order to shape more habitable built environments, that will safeguard the planet. Look into the challenges and opportunities that today’s society faces and how design and research work to deliver innovative sustainable solutions for future generations. 
Towards a More Resource-efficient Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Asst Prof Carlos Banon, Director, Architectural Intelligence Research Lab (AirLab SUTD)

SAP’s Human-centered Approach to Sustainable Innovation
Andreas Hauser, Senior Vice President, SAP AppHaus Network
There’s an abundance of technological innovations that are being explored to save our planet. But how do you pick the winners and losers. You put human needs at the center of it. Learn how a human-centred approach to innovation (HCAI) can make sustainable innovation a reality through combining the empathy of users’ needs with design thinking and enterprise architecture.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Mark Wee, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

Asst Prof Carlos  Banon photo

Asst Prof Carlos Banon Director, AirLab SUTD

Prof Jason  Pomeroy photo

Prof Jason Pomeroy Founder, Pomeroy Studio and Academy

Mark  Wee photo

Mark Wee Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

Andreas  Hauser photo

Andreas Hauser Senior Vice President, SAP AppHaus Network

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Crowdsourcing offers companies and organisations an open and crowdsourcing platform to engage the audience from the industry and R&D partners to seek solutions, technologies and partnerships for innovation and growth. Leading corporates will share emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in their respective industries and invite solutions, technologies and partnerships in the spirit of Open Innovation.
Learn more about the problem statements presented by participating corporates in this session here.
Increasing Recycled Content in Packaging Cases
Mariana Villar, Sustainability Manager, WS Audiology
Seeking Sustainable and Integrated Solutions to Solve Challenges Across the Agriculture and Forestry Value Chains
Felicia Yeoh, Global Business & Sales Development Manager, Agriculture & Forestry, Shell
Seeking Solutions to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Ice Cream Freezer Cabinets
Seeking Global Asset Tracking Solutions for Ice Cream Freezer Cabinets
Berty Jacob, Senior R&D Manager, Unilever
Felicia  Yeoh photo

Felicia Yeoh Global Business & Sales Development Manager, Agriculture & Forestry , Shell

Mariana  Villar photo

Mariana Villar Sustainability Manager, WS Audiology

Berty Jacob photo

Berty Jacob Senior R&D Manager, Unilever

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings account for over 20% of Singapore’s carbon emissions. To remain as a competitive leader in the green urban environment, Singapore has continued to push for sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. The target is for 80% of new buildings to be Super Low Energy Buildings and up to 80% improvement in energy efficiency for best-in-class green buildings over 2005 levels by 2030. Learn more about the challenges and technology solutions to improve energy efficiency, as well as new business model innovations for green buildings.

Leveraging Sustainable Technologies to Beat Data Centre Challenges
Paul Churchill, Vice President Sales & GM South East Asia, Vertiv

Keeping Cool While Mitigating Climate Change: Air-Conditioning-as-a-Service
Benjamin Lai, Director - Strategy and Transformation, Kaer
Air-conditioning is an essential service in buildings and industries, but it has also become one of the key challenges to environmental sustainability. Learn how the “Cooling as a Service” business model can both deliver cooling and mitigate the impact of climate change at this session.  

Digitalising the Built Environment Towards a Sustainable Future
Nilesh Jadhav, CEO, Qi Square
In Singapore, buildings account for over 20% of the nation’s carbon emissions. There are technology solutions and challenges to improve energy efficiency, as well as new business model innovations for green buildings so that Singapore remains a competitive leader in green urban environment.  

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Prof Chandra Sekhar, Professor, Department of the Built Environment, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Benjamin  Lai photo

Benjamin Lai Director - Strategy and Transformation, Kaer

Nilesh  Jadhav photo

Nilesh Jadhav CEO, Qi Square

Prof Chandra  Sekhar photo

Prof Chandra Sekhar Professor, Department of the Built Environment, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Paul Churchill photo

Paul Churchill Vice President Sales & GM South East Asia, Vertiv

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Reducing waste and adopting a circular economy approach can greatly improve the environment and bring economic benefits. With increased attention on urbanisation, the balance between economic development and environment sustainability is an important subject. Hear from our speakers how this could be achieved to build a green and sustainable future.

From Fallen Trees to Sustainable Furniture
Morgan Yeo, Director, Roger&Sons
Discover how local trees are turned into sustainable products and the current state of Singapore’s felled trees from a maker’s perspective in this session. More insights on afterlives of local wood, their current usages and the prospective future for deeper research and development will also be discussed.
Converting Wastes to Value-added Resources for a Near-zero Landfill
Dr Sun Xiaolong, Founder and Managing Director, Zerowaste Asia
Singapore’s Zero Waste Masterplan seeks to reduce the waste sent to the Semakau Landfill by 30% by 2030 and extend its lifespan beyond 2035. Find out how Singapore can realise its “near-zero landfill” goal as well as potential solid waste disposal and recycling solutions.

Challenges in Developing Waste-to-Worth Solutions
Dr Daniel Wong, Head for Waste-to-Resource Dept, Group Center of Excellence, Sembcorp Industries

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Kunal Shah, Managing Director, Sales, Asia, Anaergia Singapore

Dr Sun Xiaolong photo

Dr Sun Xiaolong Founder and Managing Director, Zerowaste Asia

Kunal  Shah photo

Kunal Shah Managing Director, Anaergia Singapore

Morgan  Yeo photo

Morgan Yeo Director, Roger&Sons

Dr Daniel Wong photo

Dr Daniel Wong Head for Waste-to-Resource Dept, Group Center of Excellence, Sembcorp Industries



Our food system is susceptible to major disruptions like the onset of COVID-19 virus and rising global temperatures. However, sustainable and resilient food processes and innovations, such as agri-farming and enhancements to supply chain logistics, can meet our nutritional needs yet remain eco-friendly.

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Opening Remarks
Wong Lup Wai, CEO, IPI
Wong Lup Wai photo

Wong Lup Wai CEO, IPI

9:05 am - 10:00 am


Under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the nation has set its goal to produce 30 per cent of the country's nutritional needs locally by 2030 to build a more resilient food future. Pivoting the use of biotech for conventional applications to the development of alternative protein is an innovative and ground-breaking way to increase sustainable food production. In 2020, Singapore was the first in the world to approve the sales of lab-grown meat. Is alternative protein our go-to in increasing protein needs? Will it generate controversies the way genetically modified food has?

Investment Trends Towards a More Sustainable Food System
John Friedman, Asia Director, AgFunder

Alternative Proteins that Could Transform Our Diets
Alex Ward, COO, Next Gen Foods
Climate change is real and there is a need for massive disruption in the trillion-dollar animal farming industry. Consumers are now demanding plant-based food alternatives and are eager to try them, but mass adoption and long-term diet transformation will depend on many complex factors.

The Future of Food Safety or The Safety of Future Foods?​

A/Prof Benjamin Smith, Director, Singapore Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH)
What goes on behind the science of safety in a complex food ecosystem? Learn how safety science is keeping pace with novel food innovations, bringing novel foods to market and the collaboration required to ensure future food safety. Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ramachandran Rajamanickam, Innovation Advisor, IPI

Ramachandran  Rajamanickam photo

Ramachandran Rajamanickam Innovation Advisor, IPI

A/Prof Benjamin  Smith  photo

A/Prof Benjamin Smith Director, Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH)

John  Friedman photo

John Friedman Asia Director, AgFunder

Alex Ward photo

Alex Ward COO, Next Gen Foods

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


By 2050, the world would have to produce 60 per cent more food to feed a world population of close to 10 billion. Current farming practices would not be able to meet the human consumption patterns today. While new technology and food alternatives could more effectively address food security and supply chain challenges, we have to also uncover and address systemic issues and adverse behaviours within the food industry.

Future Food Today
Simon Caspersen, Co-founder and Communications Director, SPACE10
Step into SPACE10’s lab which researches alternative ingredients, technological innovations and uncharted gastronomic territories that aim to not only envision what tomorrow's menu might look like, but also help us regain a balanced relationship with the planet. Three food projects fresh from their test kitchen will also be presented. 
Ugly Food, Beautiful Outcomes
Yeo Pei Shan, Founder, Food Warrior
The importance of incorporating design thinking to empower more people to embark on the sustainability journey will be discussed during this session. The real-life case study on UglyFood’s success in facilitating design thinking and using that method to understand local food challenges . 
Evolving Our Resource Cycle Across Farming, Living and Retailing
Andy Goh, Founder and CEO, R+ 
See the successful application of design thinking for underserved farming communities across Asia, such as those in Cambodia and Vietnam. These farms are part of an ecosystem which includes food processing, retail and hospitality. Together, these entities form a virtuous resource loop, enabling a thriving cycle of production and renewal.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dominic Tan, Head of Innovation, SATS

Yeo Pei  Shan  photo

Yeo Pei Shan Founder, Food Warrior

Dominic  Tan photo

Dominic Tan Head of Innovation, Singapore Innovation Hub , SATS

Andy  Goh photo

Andy Goh Founder and CEO, R+

Simon Caspersen  photo

Simon Caspersen Co-Founder and Communications Director, SPACE10

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Launched as a partnership between DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and IPI, the Design Think Tank is a networking and open innovation platform that seeks to open new conversations between corporations and companies, and the design and technology communities. Businesses have traditionally tackled issues by either resolving them in-house or engaging an external group of stakeholders. But with the Design Think Tank, potential new synergies between designers and technologists can be sparked to address corporates’ various challenge statements.
Learn more about the problem statements presented by participating corporates in this session here.
How Might We Better Engage At-risk Mothers to Proactively Manage the Risk of Gestational Diabetes Among Them?
Muhammad Khairul Bin Sukor, Product Development Manager, Gloobe  
How Might We Design for an Experiential Engagement for Consumers to Interact With Brands in Times of Covid and With Respect to Safe Distancing? 
Magdalene Teo, E-Commerce Assistant Manager, Food Culture Singapore  
How Might We Design an Age-friendly Community in Whampoa? How Might We Use Technology to Offer Hybrid Online-offline Experiences That Can Better Engage Seniors, Build Resilience, and Strengthen Their Sense of Community?
Dr Su Aw, Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre-Singapore (ILC-S), Tsao Foundation 
Muhammad Khairul Bin Sukor  photo

Muhammad Khairul Bin Sukor Product Development Manager, Gloobe

Magdalene  Teo photo

Magdalene Teo E-Commerce Assistant Manager, Food Culture Singapore

Dr Su  Aw photo

Dr Su Aw Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre-Singapore (ILC-S), Tsao Foundation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


IPHatch is a programme that uniquely matches technologies from multinational corporations with start-ups to give them a boost to accelerate their businesses.
This year, the focus will be on sustainable food production and agritech. Traditional farmers or start-ups are starting to incorporate new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and analytics to optimise food production or improve the efficiency of the value chain. To close the gap in availability and accessibility of enabling technologies, one of the ways is to tap into the R&D investments from the corporates to bring about such social and economic impact in this sector through the IPHatch programme.
Together with one of our corporate partner Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific, we will be launching an open innovation platform “Sustainable Start-up Factory” for start-ups in the food and tech area. We welcome businesses and entrepreneurs to join us.
Opening Address
Jason Loh, CEO and Founder, Piece Future

Launch of Panasonic “Sustainable Start-up Factory”
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Managing Director, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific
Panel Session - What Drives Sustainable Innovation?
Moderated by Jason Loh, CEO and Founder, Piece Future
Dr Low Mun Ji
Manager, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific
Adrian Leonardi
Manager Innovation and Technologies, Continental Automotive Singapore
Jenni Risku
Impact Partner, Click Ventures
Fireside Chat - Open Innovation as a Catalyst to Boost your business
Moderated by Claire Lim, Regional Business Development, Piece Future
Steven Dominique Cheung
Founder, Seaplane Hong Kong
Michael Yiin
Founder, Trinity Eco
Claire Lim photo

Claire Lim Regional Business Development, Piece Future

Jason Loh photo

Jason Loh CEO and Founder, Piece Future

Yasuhiro  Suzuki photo

Yasuhiro Andrea Suzuki Managing Director, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific

Dr Low Mun Ji photo

Dr Low Mun Ji Manager, Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific

Adrian Leonardi photo

Adrian Leonardi Manager, Innovation and Technologies, Continental Automotive Singapore

Jenni  Risku photo

Jenni Risku Impact Partner, Click Ventures

Steven  Cheung photo

Steven Dominique Cheung Founder, Seaplane Hong Kong

Michael  Yiin photo

Michael Yiin Founder, Trinity Eco

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Food waste is one of the largest waste streams in Singapore and it has grown by around 20% over the last decade, with 744 million kilograms of food waste generated in 2019 alone. While waste generation is part and parcel of human civilisation, modern-day technologies have allowed us to transform thrash to treasure. Functional food products and innovative packaging materials have been developed with enhanced processing methods that efficiently upcycle these side streams.

On Endlessly Upcycling Cocoa Husks
Sann Carriere, Project Lead Asia, ECOR
Upcycling of Brewers Spent Grains: From W0W® Noodle to Functional Facial Mask
Dr Huang Dejian, Co-founder, Kosmode Health

Upcycling of Food Waste Into High-Value Ingredients
Ross Campbell, Director, Cybercolloids

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Maxime Pourrat, Head of Asia Pacific, Tech Nation

Ross  Campbell photo

Ross Campbell Director, Cybercolloids

Sann Carriere photo

Sann Carriere Project Lead Asia, ECOR

Dr Huang Dejian photo

Dr Huang Dejian Co-founder, Kosmode Health

Maxime  Pourrat photo

Maxime Pourrat Head of Asia Pacific, Tech Nation

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


The recent pandemic has brought food security under the spotlight as worldwide supply chains are disrupted and trading slowed down drastically. In the quest for urbanised cities to become resilient in their nutritional needs, and overcome land scarcity and high overheads, innovations are needed to achieve intensive yet sustainable urban farming.

Plant Breeding Technology Platform
Dr Gil Shalev, Founder and CEO, Equinom
Equinom creates superior multi-trait seeds using a pioneering breeding methodology that maximises accuracy while delivering high-economical efficiency. Find out how artificial intelligence is used to breed strictly non-GMO source ingredients – without gene manipulation or gene editing. 
Urban Farming Solutions
Vincent Wei, Co-founder, Archisen

Counting Shrimp with Sonar
Dr Suzan Shahrestani, CEO, Minnowtech
Nearly $45 billion of shrimp are grown each year, and because they are grown in turbid water, farmers are blind to the growth in their ponds. Minnowtech works with shrimp farmers to bring clarity and guidance to their harvest with pondside biomass measurements to optimize the efficiency of their ponds.  
Innovative Crawfish Technologies
Desmond Chow, Founder and CEO, Singapore Crawfish

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Anton Wibowo, CEO, Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre

Anton  Wibowo  photo

Anton Wibowo CEO, Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre

Desmond  Chow photo

Desmond Chow Founder and CEO, Singapore Crawfish

Dr Gil Shalev photo

Dr Gil Shalev Founder and CEO, Equinom

Vincent Wei photo

Vincent Wei Co-founder, Archisen

Dr Suzan Shahrestani photo

Dr Suzan Shahrestani CEO, Minnowtech



Invisible health threats and an aging global population will change the way we address our healthcare and wellness needs. The advances in digital healthcare technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), 3D-printing, robotics or nanotechnology can help to transform our future.

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Opening Remarks
Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health, Singapore
Executive Director, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan photo

Prof Tan Chorh Chuan Chief Health Scientist, Ministry of Health, Singapore and , Executive Director, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

9:05 am - 10:00 am


The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown entrenched working modes and lifestyles of many around the world into disarray. This phenomenon has triggered a series of health-related issues related to mental wellness and sleeping patterns. Healthcare institutions, companies, and individuals are striving to keep up with the new norm and innovate in a challenging landscape amid closed borders. Hear from key industry players on their key learnings and developments to transform healthcare in an unprecedented era.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Siow Ai Li, Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being deployed to cope with the complexity of the existing workload and shortage of experts in the healthcare industry. Explore how AI-powered solutions can be enhanced to transform care delivery, expand precision medicine and improve the patient experience.

Reshaping Sleep Care with Deep Tech
Quentin Soulet de Brugière, Co-founder and CEO, Dreem
Sleep plays an essential role in our physical and mental health and yet, every night billions of people are unable to sleep. COVID-19 has significantly affected sleep duration across the population but decline in sleep quality rather than duration is associated with adverse mental health effects. Learn the breakthrough screening, diagnosis and treatment tools for better sleep quality.

Innovating Beyond Boundaries to Keep Borders Open in the Pandemic
Prof Tatjana Baevska Vuchkovikj, General Manager, Nikob Medical
Over the past year, unprecedented travel disruptions worldwide have led to the closure of many international borders and disrupted the flow of essential goods and medical supplies, and travel. Technology, innovation and cross-border collaboration between Macedonia and Singapore can open new opportunities to counter these travel restrictions during the pandemic.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Prof Ignatius Rasiah, Professor, Institute for Engineering Leadership, National University of Singapore and Innovation Advisor, IPI

Prof Ignatius  Rasiah photo

Prof Ignatius Rasiah Professor, Institute for Engineering Leadership, National University of Singapore

Quentin Soulet de  Brugiere photo

Quentin Soulet de Brugiere Co-founder and CEO, Dreem

Siow Ai  Li photo

Siow Ai Li Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers

Prof Tatjana Baevska  Vuckovic photo

Prof Tatjana Baevska Vuckovic General Manager, Nikob Medical

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The health and wellness industry has seen a surge in consumer demand over the past few years. Companies are leveraging technology more than ever to improve their existing products and services as well as create new ones. Human-centric innovations and designs can bring about more efficient ways of delivering care, optimise physical and virtual healthcare experiences, gamify rehabilitation needs, and more. We have barely scratched the tip of the iceberg, and there are many opportunities yet to be explored in this growing sector.

Disrupting Healthcare with Disruptive Technology
Low Cheaw Hwei, Head of Design, Philips ASEAN Pacific and Design Consulting, Asia
Innovate Healthcare through Co-design and Technologies
Enrico Bassi, Director, OpenDot Fab Lab
Co-design in healthcare involving all stakeholders, whether they are caregivers, care receivers or healthcare professionals can create customisable products that can be produced locally with digital fabrication and new technologies. This has facilitated a more flexible, local, and fast response, instrumental during the pandemic. 
The Mindset to Reimagine Healthcare
Jerome Goh, Senior Director, Experience Consulting, EPAM Continuum
This session focuses on the opportunities in health and wellness post COVID, and tactics to use in order to seize them. There will also be a sharing on case studies on how the company has achieved success through those strategies. 
Panel Discussion 
Moderated by Low Cheaw Hwei, Head of Design, Philips ASEAN Pacific and Design Consulting, Asia

Jerome  Goh photo

Jerome Goh Senior Director, Experience Consulting, EPAM Continuum

Low Cheaw  Hwei photo

Low Cheaw Hwei Head of Design, Philips ASEAN Pacific and Design Consulting, Asia

Enrico Bassi photo

Enrico Bassi Director, OpenDot Fab Lab

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


An ageing world population, increasing number of lifestyle-related diseases and rising healthcare cost has placed tremendous pressure on the global healthcare system. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated its dire and overstretched state. A shift in focus to early diagnosis and the prevention of diseases has fueled many innovations that empower more people to take charge of their own health. Of these, wearables and sensors have gained significant traction. With the availability of technologies such as miniaturisation and AI capabilities, wearables and health-tech sensors now have expanded functionalities for different health applications, including screening for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and more diverse population segments.
Using of Hearables for Vital Signs Monitoring
Kow Ping, Executive Director and Co-founder, Well Being Digital

Wearable Remote ECG Monitoring
Dr Philip Wong, Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Web Biotechnology
COVID-19 has caused disruption to care for patients with cardiac conditions as hospital visits become difficult during lockdown. This session discusses a novel transmitting wearable that can transmit ECG data globally between healthcare providers and patients from any remote location.  

Continuous Monitoring – A More Holistic Approach
Dave Hurhangee, CEO and CTO, Waire Health

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Dr Yeo Joo Chuan, Translational Manager of the Healthtech Translation Hub (HATCH), iHealthtech, National University of Singapore

Kow  Ping photo

Kow Ping Executive Director and Co-founder, Well Being Digital

Dr Philip  Wong photo

Dr Philip Wong Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Web Biotechnology

Dr Yeo Joo  Chuan photo

Dr Yeo Joo Chuan Translation Manager, Healthtech Translation Hub (HATCH) iHealthtech, National University of Singapore

Dave Hurhangee photo

Dave Hurhangee CEO and CTO, Waire Health

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Traditional herbal medicine, also known as phytomedicine, refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. This field of medicine is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research, show the value of herbal medicine in the treatment and prevention of diseases. This session will discuss trends, opportunities and clinical support to support evidence-based treatment of diseases in this sector.

Advancing TCM - An Evidence-based Approach to Consumer Behaviour Change
Jacob Cheong, Head, Group Product Development and Management, Eu Yan Sang

Current Situation in Standardisation of Chinese Medicine
Prof Lyu Aiping, Dean, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

Clinical-based Research at Chinese Medicine Hospital, Hong Kong
Prof Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University

Advances in Complementary Health Products - A Singapore's Perspective
Dr Edmund Tian, Head, Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products, Temasek Polytechnic

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Tjioe Yan Yin, Senior Physician and Manager, NTU Chinese Medicine Clinic, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Jacob Cheong photo

Jacob Cheong Head, Group Product Development and Management, Eu Yan Sang

Dr Edmund Tian photo

Dr Edmund Tian Head, Centre of Innovation for Complementary Health Products, Temasek Polytechnic

Prof Lyu  Aiping photo

Prof Lyu Aiping Dean, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University

Prof Bian Zhaoxiang photo

Prof Bian Zhaoxiang Associate Vice President, (Chinese Medicine Development), Hong Kong Baptist University

Tjioe Yan  Yin photo

Tjioe Yan Yin Senior Physician and Manager, Chinese Medicine Clinic, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University