The Promise of Deep Tech: Smart Farming from Indoor to Ocean
Presented by SGInnovate and A*StartCentral
In support of Deep Tech for Good
High tech farms have become the standard as farmers adopt techniques and technologies to improve farming outcomes. Yet, issues like high energy consumption for vertical farms and nutrients and effluent buildup in aquaculture translate to environmental concerns. To tackle these challenges, agencies, research institute, startups, industry corporates, and VCs have come together to build a vibrant inter-connected innovation ecosystem for sustainable farming.
Join us in this session to learn about the projects by A*STAR in creating a more sustainable farming practice. The panel will also explore the gaps and opportunities in the modern smart Agri- and Aquaculture industry with Sustainability in mind.
Date: 3 June 2021, Thursday
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00pm - 4:05pm: Welcome and Introductions by SGInnovate and A*StartCentral
4:05pm - 4:15pm: Sharing on A*STAR Resarch Project on Lighting System by Ong Kian Soo, Principal Specialist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR
4:15pm - 5:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on The Promise of Deep Tech: Smart Farming from Indoor to Ocean
Ong Kian Soo, Principal Specialist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR
Kian Soo is a Principal specialist in IMRE and currently leading an agritech program with a focus on energy-saving lighting solution. He is passionate about exploring light with micro and nanostructures and understanding how light can be manipulated. In IMRE, he carries out research and development works on OLED, OTFT packaging, water splitting, and Nano-imprinting. He has 17 years of experiences in polymer processing, thin-film coating and material characterization.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom with Masters of Science in Polymer and Polymer Composite Science and Engineering with Distinction.