Deep Tech has been fast developing globally, as we look to unlock economic value with science and technology innovation, especially in emerging markets such as Turkey. With a sizeable young and digitally connected and active population, Turkey has become a growing innovation hub between South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East regions. Turkey's Deep Tech ecosystem has been flourishing over the last decade, thanks to the ventures with transformational aspirations in multidisciplinary fields and rising investments. In particular, investment grants close to €2.5 billion were disbursed to over 15,000 companies, enabling innovative startups to solve big problems with protected intellectual property. On top of that, Turkey's competitive talent pool paves the way for a lower cost of scaling accompanied by non-inflated valuations.
Morning Pitch is a pitching platform hosted by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support. This platform helps startups form business alliances and partnerships with large corporations, corporate venture capitals and venture capital firms. The focus for this Morning Pitch is on Smart Cities.
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.
Morning Pitch is a pitching platform hosted by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support. This platform helps startups form business alliances and partnerships with large corporations, corporate venture capitals and venture capital firms. The focus for this Morning Pitch is on EdTech.
Some said mentors are the secret weapons of successful startups. As a startup founder, you will likely have countless options for potential mentors. However, getting the right mentors and building a healthy relationship with mentors are common challenges.
Morning Pitch is a pitching platform hosted by Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support. This platform helps startups form business alliances and partnerships with large corporations, corporate venture capitals and venture capital firms. The focus for this Morning Pitch is on Osaka Startups.
Innovating and scaling innovation can be viewed as two separate disciplines. Each usually has its own set of challenges and success factors. To be able to scale innovations effectively, it is important to explore collaborations across various stakeholder groups, especially for corporates and startups, leveraging each other’s strengths and assets.
The importance of the microbiome to human health has gradually been elucidated in recent years. The collective activities of the microbes – their metabolism, their interactions among different species, and their interactions with the host's immune system – play important roles in maintaining the health status of multiple systems, including the gastrointestinal, metabolic, and the neurological systems. Since the early 2000s, there had been multiple startups and non-profit clinical projects investigating the use of microbiome components as therapeutics for various diseases. With the development of synthetic biology, novel methods of applying genetically engineered microbes to specifically target certain disease mechanisms are also being developed.
The global Coronavirus pandemic has put Singapore's research and development capability in the spotlight. Singapore's decades' old groundwork on nurturing the research, innovation and enterprise ecosystem, especially in the health and biomedical sciences,
has put Singapore in the unique position of being able to respond quickly to the health crisis with deep technology-driven solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis. Nations, industries and organisations are reeling from its impact and some are even facing an existential crisis. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed our lives. History shows that such large changes are not always temporary - crises can fundamentally reshape our beliefs and behaviours.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to think about the kind of future we want. In various announcements, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has emphasised the importance of R&D investments to prepare for critical challenges, such as in managing pandemics and ensuring food security, and that Singapore can be “a more digital, more resilient advanced manufacturing base” for the world. Germany’s response to the pandemic has highlighted pre-existing strengths – efficient government, low debt, a global reputation for industrial excellence.
In this dialogue, Dr Lim will be discussing with Dr Ploss and Dr Beh how Germany and Singapore can work together and shape a stronger, more resilient and sustainable future economy and society. The conversation would delve into what the ‘new normal’ would look like after the pandemic, major changes in international trade and industry, the role of science and technology innovation, and corporate-startup-government collaborations as we look to build back better.