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 AgriFood.
For UK and European scale-ups interested in bigger, fresher opportunities, look no further than Southeast Asia (SEA). With almost 650 million people and a forecasted $300 billion digital opportunity in 2025, the SEA region has become the growth engine for some of the world’s biggest & most game-changing tech companies.
The SG Women in Tech Corporate Pledge aims to encourage companies to implement concrete measures to attract, retain and develop more women in tech. Launched on 8 March 2021 by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information and Patron of SG Women in Tech, 50 companies have come on board to show support by committing to actions, such as providing mentorship, networking activities and implement appropriate HR and workplace interventions.
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 PropTech.
Industry: Built Environment (USS)
Globally, urgent issues such as COVID-19 and climate change has derailed many countries' research and development roadmaps. Against a volatile geopolitical landscape and growing economic uncertainty, how has the role of leaders in the scientific community evolved to face these increasingly complex global challenges?
In this wide-ranging, frank conversation moderated by Dr Lim Jui of SGInnovate, hear from Dr Cathy Foley, Australia's Chief Scientist and Prof Low Teck Seng, CEO, National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) as they touch on the many changing expectations of senior leaders - from prioritising the development of evidence-based policies in response to global challenges to making STEM education more inclusive.
In 2019, Singapore became China's largest foreign direct investment destination country. The number of Chinese companies operating in Singapore is also growing. Hence the potential for local startups seeking growth opportunities with these companies is immense.
Generative Design incorporates design work with a combination of computing processes and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve engineering challenges. With technology, engineers are no longer limited to the constraints of one's imagination. Instead, engineers will have access to multiple solutions that the human mind could never conceive on its own.
In manufacturing, the application of Generative Design brings great value. For example, manufacturing new parts and components without any notion of how something is made or used often has to go through a long series of refining processes. Generative Design allows for a series of simulations to be built into the design process to identify the optimal solution in the manufacturing process, thus drastically saving time and workload. 3D printing then further supplements the process by providing the flexibility and capability to produce affordable and fast hardware to achieve the desired end-product. Working in tandem with each other, it is no wonder that such technologies are making waves in the manufacturing industry.
Join us in this event co-organised with NAMIC to understand how Generative Design and its application with 3D printing will pave the way to the future of manufacturing. Our esteemed speakers would be sharing more on practical applications of Generative Design and the advantages of its adoption.
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing
According to KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index’s 2020 edition, Singapore was ranked first in the world for the level of preparedness for autonomous vehicles. Since the start of 2019, Singapore has taken significant steps towards encouraging testing, development, and the adoption of AVs, with several autonomous vehicle R&D trials already underway.
In this event, we dive deeper into Singapore’s readiness for autonomous vehicles by discussing factors such as safety, infrastructure, privacy, and regulatory frameworks. We will also be exploring ways to harness the full potential of autonomous vehicle technology to create a sustainable and reliable transport system for Singapore.
Industry: Urban Mobility (USS)
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.
Artificial Intelligence, advanced robotics, blockchain technology, big data and the Internet of Things transform the supply chain and logistics industry every day. To better meet new market demands and achieve operational excellence, supply chains of the future need to be more agile, sustainable and resilient, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic. Supply chain professionals have recognised that to solve the industry’s most pertinent problems; they need to transform their business models, adopt digital technologies, and collaborate with the ecosystem, particularly with startups.
Presented by SGInnovate and EDB, the by-invitation-only Reverse Pitch event series aims to spotlight market demands for frontier technologies to better inform the startup community to support their go-to-market efforts. At these Reverse Pitch events, corporate leaders will present their problem statements and innovation needs that they are open to working with startups on. This session on Supply Chain and Logistics will feature stories from three leading supply chain companies – Bolloré Logistics, Schneider Electric, and Unilever Foundry.
The Reverse Pitch series is part of SGInnovate and EDB’s Open Innovation partnership, with the aims to connect open innovation leaders in Singapore and the region, promote corporate innovation projects and adoption, and catalyse corporate-startup collaborations.
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.