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Advancing Health through Innovation: Perspectives from an Entrepreneurial Scientist

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At near 85 years old, Singaporeans has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. For society as a whole, longevity can bring continued opportunities and contributions. However, this is highly dependant on the health of the citizens. An ageing and unhealthy population will burden the country's healthcare system and its economy. 

As the age-old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. Health Tech is essential and leading the front of better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness and diseases. These technologies encompass both physical and mental health. However, it is difficult to bring these technologies and research from the laboratory to the patient. 

Discover what it takes to innovate in healthcare from the perspectives of Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Director of the Institute of Health Innovation & Technology at NUS and an innovator and serial entrepreneur who has co-founded six startups. 

Date: 3 October 2019, Thursday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

Speaker:

  • Prof. Lim Chwee Teck, NUSS Chair Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS; Director, Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), NUS; and Director, Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC)

Programme Details:
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Talk and Q&A on Advancing Health through Innovation
5:30pm – 6:00pm: Networking

Speaker’s Profile:
Prof. Lim Chwee Teck, NUSS Chair Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS; Director, Institute for Health Innovation & Technology (iHealthtech), NUS; and Director, Singapore Health Technologies Consortium (HealthTEC)

Professor Lim Chwee Teck is a scientist, innovator and serial entrepreneur.  He is currently the NUS Society Chair Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Health Innovation and Technology.  He is also Director of the Singapore Health Technologies Consortium.  

His research interest is in developing microfluidic and wearable technologies for biomedical applications.  He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed journal publications, delivered over 370 plenary/keynote/invited talks and has over 50 filed/granted patents. 

He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) and the Academy of Engineering, Singapore. 

Prof Lim co-founded six spin-offs which are commercialising technologies developed in his lab. He and his team have garnered over 100 research awards and honours including Highly Cited Researcher 2018, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award and Asian Scientists 100 in 2016, Outstanding Innovator Award in 2014, Credit Suisse Technopreneur of the Year Award and Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold) in 2012, President’s Technology Award in 2011 and the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2010 and 2016. 

Topics: MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech

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