NexGen 2018 Singapore
Organised by Active Learning, Mitsui & Co, Dentsu
Partnered with SGInnovate
NexGen is a participative open innovation event that brings together leading companies, start-ups and aspiring students internationally to imagine the future together. Started in 2014 in Japan, this is the 2nd year that NexGen will be held in Singapore. Under the theme of "Smart Community", this year Tokyo Electric and Power Company's (TEPCO) new technology arm TEPCO Ventures, and BC Technology Laboratory (BCTL) from Japan will present their challenge around energy infrastructure and blockchain for social good. Unique start-ups such as EntameCoin of Avex, Politics-Tech blockchain platform PoliPoli as well as motivated students from Japan, US and Singapore, together with the audience (i.e. YOU!) will then partiicipate in an interactive session and jointly innovate together.
If you would like to meet the presenting companies and other innovators, as well as to co-create the future, come and join us for an afternoon of inspiration and engagement!
Date : 27 July 2018, Friday
Time : 3.00pm to 6.30pm
Venue : BASH, Level 3, Block 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955
15:00 Opening Remarks by SGInnovate and Ascendas Singbridge
15:20 Participative Session 1: Reimagining Traditional Assets and Energy Infrastructure - Drone Highway Service
By Mr Yoshiyuki Fujii, Manager, TEPCO Ventures
Presentations by Students and Startups (Sigmaxyz, One Table, Infinium Robotics)
17:00 Participative Session 2: Blockchain Innovations in Japan and Singapore
By Ms Yoko Fukata, CEO, BC Technology Laboratory
Presentation by Students and Startups (EntameCoin, PoliPoli, Bluzelle)
18:20 Closing & Award Presentation
18:30 End of Main Event
18:30 - 20:00 After Party @ Timbre+
Mr Yoshiyuki Fujii, TEPCO Ventures
TEPCO Ventures is a newly-established subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power and Company (TEPCO), the largest utility in Japan serving millions of homes and businesses. With its mission "Creating the Future of Utilities Together", TEPCO Ventures is created to help TEPCO to develop a variety of fields for next-generation "Utilities 3.0" businesses, fusing energy with other platforms such as distributed energy, energy storage, IoT, location-based service for children and seniors, and infrastructure utilising drones.
Ms Yoko Fukata, CEO, BC Technology Laboratory
With the mission to create the future with blockchain, BC Technology Laboratory (BCTL) is a Japan-based blockchain company involved in investment, consultancy and technology provision.
Mr Yuzo Arita, CEO, EntameCoin
EntameCoin is a newly created start-up under the Avex Group, Japan's leading entertainment conglomerate with many famous artists. With its tagline "Really! Mad+Pure", Avex is transforming itself into an enterinment technology company. Set up in 2018 June, EntameCoin is one of such new attempts by Avex Group to create a blockchain-based payment platform for the entertainment industry.