In recent years, with the establishment of the Japan Open Innovation Council (JOIC) in March 2017, more and more Japanese companies have been actively promoting the idea of open innovation. With many Japanese companies operating beyond borders in search of new solutions, there are increasing opportunities for companies from Singapore and Southeast Asia as well.
Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
‘Agriculture 4.0’ is a term for the next big trends facing the industry, including a greater focus on precision agriculture, the internet of things (IoT) and the use of big data to drive greater business efficiencies in the face of rising populations and climate change. New agriculture 4.0 technologies can promote farming practices that are more efficient, productive and sustainable and can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
SGInnovate and Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) are co-hosting a regional competition that culminates with XTC Singapore Demo Day on 23 March 2022, where outstanding startups will be showcased.
Presented by GGV Capital, SGInnovate, the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, and Grab, this by-invite roundtable aims to convene a select group of corporate, investor, and startup leaders with interest in harnessing science and technology for economic and social good, and to kickstart the "Evolving Tech for Good: Building Regional Resiliency and Sustainability" research project.
Today, countries and cities face unprecedented challenges such as resource scarcity, climate change, ageing infrastructure, and security risks. To promote a more sustainable future, investing in basic science and Deep Tech, early commercial development and building partnership models that are long-lasting, scalable and transformative, and which create shared value will be critical.
The EU PTX strategy is working towards the installing of at least 6 GW of renewable hydrogen electrolysers in the EU by 2024 and 40 GW by 2030. With an ambitious goal of becoming fossil fuel-free by 2050, Denmark is a front runner in the Hydrogen Fuel Cells market. Already a leader in Wind Power, Denmark is fast increasing its solar and bio-gas capacity and will reach its target of 70% CO2 reduction target by 2030. With some of the lowest power prices in Europe and some very innovative projects in the pipeline, it promises to be an exciting location for anyone interested in expanding in the PTX (Power to X) area.
Industry: Energy (USS)
The agriculture sector faces large challenges, from the environment to manpower to consumption and to pandemics. In the long term, climate changes, food market conditions, reforms in agricultural policies and export caps will continue to pose new challenges. How can we develop sustainable agriculture practices to feed our people under these conditions?
High-performance advanced materials are at the core of the technological innovations needed to reach a sustainable, climate-neutral economy and society. Such materials are a part of the solution to our global challenges, offering better performance in their use, at a lower cost, resource and energy requirements, and improved sustainability at the end-of-life of the products. The development of these new materials could transform our world over the next few decades. We will require Advanced Material innovations across industries and all sectors of the economy to sustain our current and future consumption levels.
Energy services are critical contributors to economic activities, social development, and quality of life. They facilitate the operation of factories, businesses, and most importantly - fuel the economy.
Countries in the APAC region have demonstrated global leadership and a strong commitment to delivering energy access, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. As the United Nations' 7 Sustainable Development Goals aims to double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030, it is essential to explore innovative means to consume energy responsibly. How can businesses and corporates continue to ensure energy efficiency and eventually meet the country's zero net emissions targets by 2050?
In this event, we speak to experts operating in the APAC region to understand how urban developments can be energy efficient. We will also be looking into how various stakeholders can continue innovating to achieve the SDG 7 objectives.
Industry: Energy (USS)
More frequent global shocks, increasing consumer demands for transparency and sustainability, and looming regulations are forcing businesses to better understand their entire supply chain (not just what’s easily visible). Yet, a Bain study found that 60% of companies have zero visibility into inputs beyond Tier 1 of their supply chains.
Traceability will be a key differentiator: those who succeed will build competitive weapons, those who do not face risks and customer flight. Technology can enable this transparency with automated data sharing and visualisations across multiple parties, but it is not the only barrier to success. An equally daunting but perhaps more complicated challenge is designing the right governance, operating and partnership model, and data rights.
With 80% of the top 20 bilateral trade routes going through APAC by 2030, the region has a critical role to play. Early movers can reap significant advantages by defining the region’s industry standards and capitalising on white space. Join us as we explore how businesses can develop and leverage traceability to build a great supply chain – that is efficient, reliable, resilient, and sustainable.
Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
As part of Singapore’s long-term low-emission development strategy, Singapore has pledged to reduce its peak greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by the year 2050. With 95% of Singapore’s electricity currently generated from natural gas and Singapore’s limited renewable energy sources, the importance of developing low-carbon energy technologies including hydrogen is key to ensure a clean, reliable, and affordable energy supply.
Industry: Urban Mobility (USS)