As a partner of the SG Women in Tech initiative, SGInnovate’s Executive Director of Community and Brand, SzeKi Sim, sheds light on challenges that women in tech face and opportunities to bring more into the fold.
As part of the SG Women in Tech initiative, SGInnovate co-organised the ‘Leading Together in STEM’ event which marked the launch of the inaugural SG Women in Tech corporate pledge, among the event highlights.
Singapore-based SGInnovate has a unique multi-stakeholder business model focused on identifying and funding Deep Tech startups. CEO Dr Lim Jui now plans to increase the group’s activity in advanced manufacturing and “wetware” — drugs and diagnostics — as firms increasingly are able to revert to pre-COVID business plans.
Under the new Innovation and Enterprise Fellowship Programme (IFP), National Research Foundation (NRF) will be supporting 500 fellowships over the next five years. SGInnovate, the programme’s very first partner, saw the launch of the PowerX (Robotics) programme, which helped equip locals with the necessary skills for the robotics and automation sector.
"I do hope to grow in this space and help enhance food security in Singapore through Deep Tech,” shares Cheng Yi Chiao, PowerX trainee on his newly acquired Robotics development skills.
As one of the few female Robotics developers in the industry, Perlin hopes that her experience can inspire others, who are interested in the field of science and technology, to make a switch in their careers.