Humanity has been operating out of balance with natural resources for far too long, placing economic growth ahead of environmental and social costs. Individuals, corporates and governments are starting to recognise that we need to act responsibly to support positive change. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have given us a measurement framework to pivot towards a more balanced future, respectful of Environment, Society and Governance (ESG).
As countries develop their strategies in line with their commitments to the Paris Agreement, the financial world is moving more and more towards sustainable finance. Sustainable finance generally refers to the process of integrating ESG considerations when making investment decisions. In Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is taking active steps to promote sustainable financing and recently announced the placement of US$2 billion of its funds with asset managers who are committed to deepening green finance activities out of Singapore. In Switzerland, Geneva is a global hub for innovative sustainability-focused organisations, e.g. Sustainable Finance Geneva, which aims to accelerate the growth of sustainable finance by engaging in dialogue with the world's leading financial centres.
Carbon credits and carbon markets have an important role to play in the battle against climate change. They enable companies to support decarbonization beyond their own carbon footprint and help finance projects for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which will be needed to neutralize residual emissions that will persist even under the most optimistic scenarios for decarbonization. Voluntary carbon markets are extremely dynamic in their evolution. However, these markets have numerous challenges to overcome, largely revolving around transparency and credibility.
How can carbon markets help in the transition towards a low-carbon economy? What are the main hurdles to the broader adoption of carbon markets around the globe? Join us with our speakers to understand how AI technologies and innovation can help improve transparency and build trust in global carbon markets for inclusive and diverse participation, particularly taking advantage of the power of capital markets to drive ESG for the planet.
In response to the COVID-19 as the most pressing healthcare challenge of our time, the global science and technology innovation ecosystem has been collaborating and accelerating radical solutions to the pandemic and better meet the future's healthcare needs.
In Singapore, Deep Tech innovations have played a critical role to help manage the pandemic, such as Biofourmis’ AI-powered remote monitoring platform to detect early deterioration in COVID-19 patients, and also the Digital Health Passport, the first blockchain-powered solution to issue secure, tamper-proof digital COVID-19 medical records at scale with 100,000+ records issued and 4,000,000+ verifications performed. Similarly, health innovations across India have been growing fast in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the “India’s Healthtech Landscape In A Post-Covid-19 World Report 2020” by DataLabs, the size of the HealthTech market in India is likely to increase to US$21 billion by 2025 from US$5.2 billion in 2019.
In this Leaders’ Dialogue, our industry leaders from Singapore and India will be discussing the impact of Deep Tech innovations on the future of healthcare and how startups, hospitals and other stakeholders may collaborate to accelerate the process.
Norway has an already well-documented track record of quality clinical trials, with a specific strength in oncology, which is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
The Norwegian Ministry of Health has recently launched an ambitious strategic plan to further establish Norway as a country of excellence in this important field.
To reach this goal, Norway will offer one of the oldest and broadest collections of health registries in the world - health data, biobanks and a health analysis platform offering a unique tool to pharmaceutical companies – to create a single entry point to access all the country’s clinical trial resources. This will be in combination with a well-structured specialist care system and a population with a high willingness to partake in clinical trials.
Join us in our presentations by experts in the Norwegian Healthcare system, who will share about such clinical trial strategies of the future. From this session, we hope for Singapore HealthTech players to develop a better understanding of the innovation needs and strategies from Norway, as well as hear about the clinical studies directly from the experts themselves. This could be relevant for clinical and open collaborations for researchers and overseas markets.
Citizens, the government and industry are on a daily basis assisted by artificial intelligence. With the accelerated adoption and continuous development, we need to be aware of the risks and protect but not block development. But what does it entail and how do we ensure ethics and responsibility are incorporated in algorithms? How can companies make that assessment in the development but also deployment of AI tools?
In the session AI and Ethics: The Key to a Successful Human-AI Relation, thought leaders and industry experts from Singapore and the Netherlands will share their vision in this domain. While small in size, Singapore and the Netherlands have created a lot of positive impact in the global AI domain. We will touch upon the role of ethics in AI development and deployment, how to assess whether AI tools are hitting the mark and what the most common pitfalls are.
Compared to most science fiction writers, Polish Stanislaw Lem’s thinking was both disinterested and far-reaching. In his works like the nonfictional ‘Summa Technologiae’, he explored the possibilities of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and genetic engineering, comparing technological advancement to biological evolution. In this session, we will start with a keynote referring to some practical examples to address how Lem's literary concepts still spark interest in new technologies across contemporary Polish society and innovative and tech communities in Poland, and how relevant they are nowadays for such countries as Singapore. Dr Maciej Kawecki, President, Stanislaw Lem Institute will also compare perception of technology development and impact of key emerging technologies between the two nations.
Thereafter, we will also focus on technology perception and how both nations see the development and impact of emerging technologies. For instance, the speakers will discuss topics such as the similarities and differences in how AI and AI ethics are perceived in Poland and Singapore, how both countries see the development of robotics, nanotechnology and other key technologies. This session bridges the existing cooperation and projects and explores how we can build deeper technology bridge between Poland and Singapore in the coming years.
Agriculture and the worldwide food system are challenged to feed an estimated global population of 9.7 billion people by 2050 while simultaneously facing diminished land & water resources and increased threats from climate change. Meanwhile, the advancement of digital technologies in agriculture is progressing rapidly in both developed and developing economies.
According to the Gartner Glossary, electric mobility represents the concept of using electric powertrain technologies, in-vehicle information, communication technologies and connected infrastructures to enable the electric propulsion of vehicles and fleets.
In view of public health and climate change reasons, Singapore has set a long-term strategic goal of greater electrification of our transport sector by phasing out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and running on cleaner energy such as hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) by 2040.
This is similar in Sweden, where the government is developing a national strategy for electrification and taking a holistic approach towards improving conditions in the energy sector to enable increased electrification, including a plan to deal with related obstacles.
While countries gear towards the future of electric mobility, universal challenges such as the consumers’ keenness and ability on adopting EVs, the costs of building sufficient infrastructure and keeping electric private and public transport accessible have yet to be overcome. The session will bring together speakers from the transport field to discuss the future of electric mobility and the synergies and differences between overseas markets.
Explore emerging trends in Advanced Manufacturing with a focus on the production of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles. Discover more about the diverse manufacturing ecosystem in Victoria, Australia and Singapore, where academia, industries, investors and governments collaborate to drive a manufacturing revival.
According to the White Paper by the World Economic Forum in 2020, additive manufacturing or 3D Printing is a new and growing area that deserves the attention of business leaders and policy-makers. Singapore has since been at the forefront of investing in this new technology to drive the goal of being a leading Advanced Manufacturing Hub within the ASEAN region.
Mass adoption of additive manufacturing will not only disrupt markets but will be a significant contributor to the transformation to Industry 4.0 as well. Not only will it drive transformational growth within organisations, but innovations enabled by such exponential technologies can also help manufacturers grow faster and be more agile in unlocking new forms of value such as lower prototyping costs, higher degrees of customization, reduced manpower costs and more flexible R&D.
In this webinar, our speakers will share their perspectives on the future of additive manufacturing across sectors. Join us to learn more about how such an exponential technology could potentially change the lives of many in the manufacturing industry.
Join us virtually on International Women's Day as we celebrate the people and companies who #choosetochallenge perceptions and misconceptions, and lead by example in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). On this momentous day, we will be launching the SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge Initiative and diving deep into discussion with leaders in the STEM field.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are inevitably transforming the world with countless possibilities and opportunities for all. Despite the growing demand for STEM roles, merely 30% of those in these industries are women. What can be done to encourage greater diversity, equality and inclusion for our daughters of tomorrow?
By choosing to include and diversify, businesses and the world will benefit from strengthened innovations and advancements in STEM, especially in the age of disruptive science and technologies. Hear from leaders how they #choosetochallenge the inequality in their industry and their visions for the future of science and tech.