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June 15 2021


Online Event

Event Recording

Enhancing Startup-Corporate i4.0 Partnerships in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Presented by SGInnovate, EDB and Singapore Global Network

Southeast Asia (SEA) has remained a bright spot despite the COVID-19 induced global recession, with 4.5% real GDP growth expected in 2021. The economic bloc is also slated to become the 4th largest economy by 2030 and is both an integrated market and production base for global manufacturers.

Singapore is an advanced manufacturing hub in SEA, with the public and private sectors jointly driving Industry 4.0 (i4.0) initiatives like the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), recognised by the World Economic Forum as an international standard for i4.0 Transformation. SIRI helps companies to look at Process, Technology, and Organisation to start, scale, and sustain their manufacturing transformation journeys.

Yet, many manufacturing corporates in Southeast Asia continue to face challenges with i4.0 adoption and are keen to partner with innovative startups to accelerate their i4.0 plans.

SGInnovate, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and Singapore Global Network (SGN) are delighted to host an esteemed panel of corporates, investors, public agencies and scale-ups who are industry leaders and driving key i4.0 initiatives in their respective sectors. Hear our expert speakers share personal stories and concrete tips on how to enhance i4.0 corporate-startup partnerships. France's national investment and innovation bank Bpifrance will also share how their joint funding programmes with Singapore can support co-innovation projects between both our tech ecosystems.

After the panel, event attendees can move freely between virtual networking tables to exchange perspectives with our speakers as well as Singapore-based corporates, investors and public innovation agencies!

*This virtual event is for investors, VCs and startups based in Europe/Southeast Asia only. Only startups with a minimum viable product or proven track record will be admitted to this event. Please register and the organisers will confirm your seat within 1 week of application on Fridays

Date: 15 June 2021, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

4:00pm - 4:05pm
: Opening Remarks by Singapore Ambassador to France, H.E. Zainal Mantaha
4:05pm - 4:10pm: Sharing on Bpifrance - Enterprise Singapore Joint Funding Programme
4:10pm - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on Enhancing Startup-Corporate i4.0 Partnerships in Singapore and Southeast Asia with

  • Franck Siegel, Deputy CEO, Sigfox
  • Hsien-Hui Tong, Executive Director - Investments, SGInnovate
  • Lalitha Bhaskara, Vice President, SAP.IO Foundries APAC Japan & China
  • Paul Ng, Managing Partner, Investments, EDBi
  • Surbhi Singh, CEO and Co-founder, FireVisor

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Virtual Networking

Topics: Industry 4.0 and Robotics, Startup and Corporate Open Innovation

Industry: Advanced Manufacturing