As the Agrifood industry sees more interest from corporates, startups and investors, we believe it is a great time and of great interest to discuss how technologies across different industries and ecosystems may be repurposed and applied to accelerate the progression of the Agrifood industry. This means to say that adjacent technology and science domains such as Blockchain and AI from Health or Manufacturing industries can deliver valuable innovations that can be repurposed in the Agrifood industry. By learning more about the different types of innovative technologies, the industry could be exposed to a vast range of possibilities and potential growth.
In a 2021 Global 100 Index of the world's most sustainable corporations released by Canada-based media and research firm Corporate Knights, the Global 100 list continues to be made up mostly of Western companies - with almost half (41) from Europe and 33 from the United States and Canada.
Analysing human attributes such as emotions, gender and age in images and videos is very important for many applications. Many existing methods perform well by utilising information from human faces. However, face images raise serious privacy concerns as they reveal people’s identity.
Science and technology innovation plays a critical role in Singapore's future economy, especially in levelling up enterprise capabilities and transforming industries. In his Singapore Budget 2021 speech, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat announced that over S$24 billion would be allocated over the next three years to help businesses and workers transition to a post-pandemic world, of which a significant budget is allocated to enable businesses to adopt digital solutions and technological improvements.
Most of the focus of sustainable manufacturing is on reducing the use of disposables and single-use-plastics. However, what if sustainability starts at the production and not the consumption stage? Another form of waste that tends to be overlooked is during the production of materials. A report by Forbes stated that the apparel and textile industry produces 10% of global carbon emissions and is the second-largest polluter in the world after oil. In particular, the leather industry has been categorised as one of the highest polluting industries due to its high waste production in the forms of solid waste from leather production processes and sludge from tannery wastewater treatment.
Sustainability has become the number one topic to address in the industrial world – research by Our World in Data shows that the industry and manufacturing sectors contribute to almost a third of the global greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle this, a UN report says that CO2 emissions must be cut nearly in half by 2030 because the world is on a fast track to consume four Earths' worth of resources by 2050.
As the world inches closer to a digital, innovation-driven economy, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other Deep Technologies will disrupt industries and, consequentially, the workforce. This is further emphasised during the Singapore Budget 2021 when Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat highlighted the importance of grooming leaders in Deep Tech areas as Singapore heads into a more technologically intensive and innovation-driven economy.
With the news that the world’s first cell-cultured meat product will be sold in Singapore, cultured meat has been thrust into the spotlight. Eat Just Inc, an alternative protein company based in California, had been working with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Good Food Institute (GFI) for the past two years to secure a first-in-the-world regulatory approval for their cultivated meat product. Eat Just’s cultivated chicken bites, which are now available at selected restaurants in Singapore, will be another step towards achieving Singapore’s 30 by 30 goal, an initiative spearheaded by SFA.
Join us at our event as we hear from those who made this groundbreaking achievement for cultured meats possible as they discuss the regulatory approval process and its significance for the future of cultured meats.
Following an estimated $1.3 trillion loss in export revenue in 2020 by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), there has been little sense of optimism in the travel industry in 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, travel restrictions have been reintroduced at the start of the new year, as governments try to curb the spread of new, potentially more dangerous variants of the novel coronavirus, making this the worst years in tourism history.
"While much has been made in making safe international travel a possibility, we are aware that the crisis is far from over," UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said. "The harmonisation, coordination and digitalisation of COVID-19 travel-related risk reduction measures, including testing, tracing and vaccination certificates, are essential foundations to promote safe travel and prepare for the recovery of tourism once conditions allow."
Join our panel of experts and thought leaders as they share the various Deep Tech solutions to help lay the groundwork for making travel safe again. They will also discuss the importance of collaboration between the government, industry, corporates, and startups to support the travel industry's recovery.
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.
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.
This event will be held both physically and virtually. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, physical attendees will be by invite only.