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ABOUT SGINNOVATE

At SGInnovate, we will help you launch, prove and scale 'deep tech' products borne out of science research

OUR TEAM

Leadership Team

Front row (left to right):
Heng Soon PANG, Head-Investments
Steve LEONARD, Founding CEO
Julianna LIM, Head-Talent Networking
Sze Ki SIM, Head-Brand

Back row (left to right):
Shirlynn TEO, Acting Head-Finance
David SNG, Head-Portfolio Company Growth
Hwee Nah GOH, Programme Officer

OUR BOARD

Ms Yong Ying I

Chairman

Ms. Yong Ying-I
Chairman

Ms. Yong Ying-I is currently the Permanent Secretary (Public Service Division) of the Prime Minister’s Office. She guides the Public Service to be future-ready and better prepared for longer term challenges and risks. She also leads the National Research Foundation as the Permanent Secretary (National Research and Development). In this role, Ms. Yong leads the organisation in driving Singapore’s research innovation and enterprise strategies, funding research programmes nation-wide, and catalysing new capability development.

Dr. Beh Swan Gin

Board Member

Dr. Beh Swan Gin
Board Member

Dr. Beh Swan Gin is presently the Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). He also chairs the Boards of EDB Investments and EDBI. Dr. Beh joined EDB in 1992 and held various positions before being appointed Managing Director from 2008 to 2012. Before he returned as Chairman of EDB, Dr. Beh served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law. Dr. Beh also had concurrent appointments at the Agency for Science, Technology & Research, as well as the Ministry of Trade & Industry at different points in his career. Dr. Beh currently serves on the boards of several organisations including Singapore Technologies Engineering and Ascendas-SingBridge. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation and the Advisory Board for the University of St. Gallen.Gallen.

Mr Jean-Luc Butel

Board Member

Mr. Jean-Luc Butel
Board Member

After more than 30 years working for major US healthcare companies, Mr. Jean-Luc Butel is now a global healthcare advisor, providing guidance, support and expertise in broad areas of healthcare. He serves as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey’s Health Care practice, and is an advisor to several other organisations. In addition, Mr. Butel serves on the boards of several organisations such as Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore ETPL (A*STAR) and several healthcare startups globally. He was on the steering committee for Singapore government’s CFE (Committee for the Future Economy) and was previously Corporate Vice President and President of Baxter’s international operations, and had held leadership positions in various global medical corporations.

Mr Foo Jixun

Board Member

Mr. Foo Jixun
Board Member

Mr. Foo Jixun is currently the Managing Partner at GGV Capital, having joined the firm in 2006. He has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital investing focusing on the online travel, mobile transportation, and on-demand service sectors. Mr. Foo has led key GGV’s investments such as Qunar, Youku-Tudou and UCWeb. Prior to joining GGV Capital, Mr. Foo was a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet Ventures, where he led investment efforts in Asian companies such as Baidu.

Mr. Jeremy Kranz

Board Member

Mr. Jeremy Kranz
Board Member

Mr. Jeremy Kranz is the Senior Vice President & Head of GIC’s Technology Investment Group, a specialised team that executes private and public investments across the global technology market. He is responsible for venture capital and growth stage investments in over 40 leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Airbnb, Snapchat, Momo, JD.com & Flipkart. Mr. Kranz is based in San Francisco and his current focus areas are next generation e-commerce, decision sciences, fintech for investment management, drones and having fun. Prior to GIC, Mr. Kranz served as Strategic Investment Manager at Intel Capital and also served as a Strategic Planner for Intel’s semiconductor factories. Prior to Intel, he worked as a Process Innovation Analyst at Harley Davidson. Mr. Kranz currently serves on the boards of several technology companies, universities and nonprofits.

Mr. Gabriel Lim

Board Member

Mr. Gabriel Lim
Board Member

Mr. Gabriel Lim is currently the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information. Prior to this, Mr. Lim was the CEO of the Infocomm Media Development Authority, where he oversaw the establishment of the TechSkills Accelerator and preparations for Singapore’s fourth Mobile Network Operator. Mr. Lim had also previously served at the Prime Minister's Office and various public sector agencies.

Dr. Robert JT Morris

Board Member

Dr. Robert JT Morris
Board Member

Dr. Robert JT Morris is Vice President, Global Laboratories, IBM Research including labs located in China, India, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Africa. IBM Research employs 3,000 research scientists and engineers, has earned 6 Nobel prizes, and played a significant role in creating the information revolution. Dr. Morris' previous roles include: VP Services Research, IBM, VP Assets Innovation, IBM Global Services, and Director of the IBM Almaden Research Center, Silicon Valley.

Mr. Poon Hong Yuen

Board Member

Mr. Poon Hong Yuen
Board Member

Mr. Poon Hong Yuen is currently the Chief Executive of SPRING Singapore, a position he took on since November 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Poon was the Deputy Secretary with the Ministry of Law, where he led inter-agency engagement efforts for Family Justice and the Community Disputes Resolution Tribunals. Mr. Poon was also previously the CEO of the National Parks Board, where he oversaw key initiatives such as "Destination Parks" and "Round Island Route" to rejuvenate Singapore's urban parks and enliven the city's streetscape.

Mr. Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

Board Member

Mr. Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Board Member

Mr. Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara is currently the President of Temasek International having joined since September 2010. Prior to Temasek International, Mr. Dilhan was the Managing Partner of WongPartnership LLP. Mr. Dilhan has over 20 years of experience in the legal industry with main focus of practice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate law.

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Our partners

At SGInnovate, we work with partners who share our passion – to help solve the world’s biggest challenges by creating ‘deep tech’ products.

Entrepreneur First (EF)

Entrepreneur First (EF)

Entrepreneur First (EF) was founded by Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck to help top technical talent build world-class tech startups in London. It is the only pre-seed investment programme in the world to accept candidates’ pre-team, pre-idea with individuals selected purely on the basis of their technical ability or domain expertise.

As well as pre-seed funding, the full-time, six month programme provides individuals with mentoring and advice from the EF team and some of the world’s top entrepreneurs, as well as office space and legal and administrative support, so that each cohort has the best possible environment to meet potential co-founders and launch their startups.

The programme has so far supported over 200 entrepreneurs build over 70 companies who have been funded by some of the world’s leading venture investors, including Balderton Capital, Index Ventures; Notion Capital, Octopus Investments and Y Combinator.

SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology)

SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology)

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) since 2007. It is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.

SMART serves as an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore. Cutting-edge research projects in areas of interest to both Singapore and MIT are undertaken at SMART. SMART comprises an Innovation Centre and five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM), Infectious Diseases (ID), Future Urban Mobility (FM) and Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES).

AIRMAKER

AIRMAKER

AIRmaker is an Internet of Things (IoT)-focused accelerator for digital health and smart cities startups. It leverages the technology partnerships of Ascendas-Singbridge, SGInnovate (formerly known as Infocomm Investments), and Runyang Group to help the start-ups propel their business growth. The 3-month programme connects two of Asia’s most vibrant innovation ecosystems, by featuring a Discovery Phase in Singapore followed by a Build Phase in Shenzhen. For more on AIRmaker: http://www.airmaker.sg/en/

Ascendas-Singbridge

ASCENDAS-SINGBRIDGE

Ascendas-Singbridge is Asia’s leading provider of sustainable urban and infrastructure solutions. With projects across 29 cities in Asia, Ascendas-Singbridge is actively engaged in urbanisation projects spanning townships, mixed-use developments and business/industrial parks, many of which are in collaboration with local authorities and partners with complementary capabilities. More on Ascendas-Singbridge: http://www.ascendas-singbridge.com/

Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd

Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please visit: http://thenetwork.cisco.com.

About Cisco TAG.PASS* Smart Innovation Programme

The collaboration between Cisco and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments) in launching the Cisco TAG.PASS Smart Innovation Programme helps start-ups create innovative applications using sensors, big data, analytics and Internet of Things across industry verticals like healthcare, public sector, education, manufacturing and financial services, to enable the country’s Smart Nation vision. For more information: http://Cisco.TAG.PASS.co
*TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

DBS SME Banking

DBS SME Banking

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. More on DBS: https://www.dbs.com

About DBS TechMatch

Through the DBS TechMatch partnership initiative with the DBS SME Banking team, we assist SMEs with business problems and together with entrepreneurial university students, take them through a five-day “SPRINT Hacks” solution process to come up with viable solution concepts. For more information: view here.

ETHEREUM

ETHEREUM

The Ethereum Foundation aims to promote and support research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.

Developed by the Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss non-profit, with contributions from great minds across the globe, Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.

These apps run on a custom built blockchain, an enormously powerful shared global infrastructure that can move value around and represent the ownership of property. This enables developers to create markets, store registries of debts or promises, move funds in accordance with instructions given and many other things that have not been invented yet, all without a middle man or counterparty risk. The project was bootstrapped via an ether pre-sale during August 2014 by fans all around the world.

FinLab

About the FinLab

The FinLab is Singapore’s first corporate fintech accelerator. A 50-50 joint venture between United Overseas Bank (UOB) and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), we run a 3-month acceleration programme designed to help early-stage FinTech startups through mentorship and connecting them with both businesses and investors from around the region. For more on The FinLab: http://thefinlab.com/

InnoSquare of New Taipei City

InnoSquare of New Taipei City

InnoSquare is a non-profit organisation and a start-up ecosystem builder setup by the New Taipei City Government as part of the continuing effort to promote globalisation for Taiwanese start-ups. For more on Innosquare: http://www.innosquare.economic.ntpc.net.tw/site/

About the TAG Taiwan Chapter

Through our collaboration with Innosquare, the TAG Taiwan Chapter aims to drive and promote entrepreneurship and create opportunities for TAG members from Singapore and Taiwan to network, exchange ideas, and facilitate talent matching for the start-ups.

NTUC INCOME Insurance Co-operative Limited ("Income")

NTUC INCOME Insurance Co-operative Limited ("Income")

Income was established in 1970 to provide affordable insurance for workers in Singapore. Today, two million people in Singapore look to Income for trusted advice and solutions when making their most important financial decisions. Income’s wide network of advisers and partners provide life, health and general insurance products and services to serve the protection, savings and investment needs of customers across all segments of society.

About ‘Income Future Starter, Powered by TAG.PASS*

‘Income Future Starter, Powered by TAG.PASS*, the partnership is the first by an insurer in Singapore with SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), leveraging Income’s expertise in the insurance sector and the established TAG.PASS programme to foster entrepreneurship, technology and business innovation in the insurance industry. For more, please visit: http://incomefuturestarter.com
*TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY

INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY

The Institute for Information and Industry (III) aims to enhance the prosperous development of Taiwan industries and to incubate new industries, talent and technology development, application innovation and development. It plays a key role in planning and promoting Taiwan public policies related to information industry. For more on III: http://web.iii.org.tw/.

About the Collaboration

The collaboration between SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments) and III aims to create a conducive and collaborative environment that supports the growth of start-ups in both ecosystems through various SGInnovate’s programmes which include TAG.PASS* and Global Start-up Exchange.
*TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

IPOS (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore)

IPOS (Intellectual Property Office of Singapore)

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Law. We develop the right legal regime and business ecosystem to support an innovation-driven economy, build IP skills and expertise and foster innovation and creativity for Singapore’s future growth. We deliver on our commitments through our core values of integrity, professionalism, team work and by investing in our greatest asset – our people. More information on IPOS can be found at www.ipos.gov.sg.

KPMG Services Pte Ltd

KPMG Services Pte Ltd

KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. The KPMG network operates in 155 countries, with more than 174,000 people working in member firms around the world. In the ASEAN region, member firms operate across all 10 countries of this regional grouping. KPMG also started a KPMG Digital Village helping businesses on their innovation journey by driving the adoption and integration of innovative solutions to deliver tangible outcomes to specific business challenges. For more on KPMG Digital Village: https://digitalvillage.asia

About the KPMG Digital Village x TAG.PASS* programme

The KPMG Digital Village x TAG.PASS programme is a next-generation corporate accelerator developed by KPMG Digital Village in collaboration with SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments). It aims to help corporates with their innovation ventures, and focuses on telling the story of an organisation’s innovation journey. SGInnovate is a key ecosystem partner of KPMG Digital Village, and its TAG.PASS corporate innovation programme will be the foundation upon which the next-generation corporate accelerator is built on. For more on the programme: View here.
*TAG.PASS is our in-house acceleration programme

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies

We are on a relentless mission to improve people’s lives by combining our fresh thinking and technology to solve crucial challenges.

Decades of competition in the world’s most technologically advanced sport has given us the ability to see and maximise the potential of an increasingly connected world.

And working with like-minded visionaries, we go beyond the limits of what was considered possible to turn ideas into reality by developing intelligent products and processes.

NTU (National Technological University of Singapore)

NTU (Nanyang Technological University of Singapore)

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world’s top young university for the last two years running. The University’s main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.

NUS (National University of Singapore)

NUS (National University of Singapore)

Founded in 1905, NUS is a leading global university centred in Asia. The University is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. NUS is a research-intensive, comprehensive university with an entrepreneurial dimension.

NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximising the potential of students and their future-readiness, and broad-based research excellence that enables beneficial translation. Renowned for pioneering new models of education, the University is also highly regarded for the hallmark rigour and breadth of its academic programmes, innovative entrepreneurship education, and experiential learning.

NVIDIA

NVIDIA

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) is the AI computing company. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI -- the next era of computing -- with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

Runyang Group

Runyang Group

Runyang Group is a developer and operator of three technology parks in China, two in Shenzhen and one in Huizhou. Runyang also operates the largest call centre in China and holds companies involved in business process outsourcing serving large Chinese enterprises such as Alibaba and Tencent. For more on Runyang Group: http://gspark.cc/En/About.aspx

Through a joint venture partnership together with Ascendas-Singbridge and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Investments), AIRmaker is established. A cross-border accelerator programme in both Singapore and China, focusing on Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Health and Wellness and Smart Nation related start-ups.
For more on AIRmaker: http://www.airmaker.sg/en/

SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

SUTD is Singapore’s fourth public university, and one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SUTD seeks to nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators in engineering product development, engineering systems and design, information systems technology and design, and architecture and sustainable design, to serve societal needs.

Also in collaboration with Zhejiang University (ZJU) and Singapore Management University (SMU), SUTD, a research-intensive university, is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programme which incorporates elements of technology, entrepreneurship, management and design thinking. Graduate opportunities include an MIT-SUTD Dual Masters' Degree Programme and an SUTD PhD Programme.

UOB

UOB

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Western Europe and North America. Visit http://www.uob.com.sg/ for more on UOB.

Through a joint venture partnership between UOB and SGInnovate (formerly Infocomm Invesments), The FinLab is established. A FinTech-focused corporate accelerator, to promote and nurture the brightest FinTech start-ups and innovators in the region. For more on The FinLab: http://thefinlab.com/

OUR LOCATIONS

32 CARPENTER ST.

Spread over 12,000 square feet of collaborative space at 32 Carpenter Street, SGInnovate will work with people who pursue the creation and building of research based deep technology products and companies from Singapore for the world.

BASH

Located at LaunchPad @ One-North, BASH (Build Amazing Start-ups Here), is Singapore’s first, biggest integrated start-up space with the capability of congregating members and partners of the tech building community across the entire value chain of ideation, acceleration, incubation to expansion, all under one roof.

Block 71 San Francisco
162 - 164 S Park Street, San Francisco CA 94107

The launchpad for Singaporean tech start-ups into United States, and the gateway for Silicon Valley companies to enter the Asian market.

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