Building MedTech Innovations | SGInnovate


BASH, Level 3,
79 Ayer Rajah Crescent,
Singapore 139955

Building MedTech Innovations

Presented by SGInnovate

Have you ever wondered how MedTech Innovations came about? With the rise of deep tech advancements, MedTech continues to be a popular industry of innovation. However, the innovation process is not easy with its complex rules for approval.  
Join us for a panel discussion where distinguished speakers in the MedTech and Deep Tech fields will discuss the process in building these MedTech innovations– from startups’ growth support to collaborations with corporates.

Date: 23 May 2019, Thursday    
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm    
Venue: BASH, Level 3, Block 79 Ayer Rajar Crescent, Singapore 139955

Programme Details:
5:00pm – 5:30pm: Registration
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking


  • Dr. Buzz Palmer, Co-founder and CEO, Actuator
  • Nilesh Wadhwa, Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Singapore, India and Southeast Asia, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific


  • Suchitra Narayan, Director – Venture Building, SGInnovate

Speakers’ Profiles:

Dr. Buzz Palmer, Co-founder and CEO, Actuator

Dr. Buzz Palmer is one of Australia’s leading and most visible voices in entrepreneurship and MedTech innovation. Buzz is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Actuator (Australia’s National MedTech Catalyst), Founding Partner in Dialectica Group, Co-Founder of HTA, serial entrepreneur and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Monash University. Buzz is a passionate technologist who enjoys mentoring startups on executing their strategy and commercialisation journey.

Nilesh Wadhwa, Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Singapore, India and Southeast Asia, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific

Nilesh Wadhwa is Director of New Ventures and Transactions (Singapore, India & South-East Asia) at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for establishing networks within local biotech ecosystems and forging collaborations with scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs for delivery of innovative solutions covering Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and Medical Device sectors.

Nilesh has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences sector. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Nilesh has worked with Solvay (India), Banner Pharmacaps, Sanofi (APac) and Takeda (APac) in roles spanning sales & marketing, international business expansion, and strategy & business development. He has been actively involved in forging a series of alliances and has led and closed several licensing and merger and acquisition projects.

Nilesh received a Bachelors in Pharmacy followed by a Masters in Business Administration from Pune University, India.


Topics: MedTech / HealthTech / BioTech

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