A*ccelerate NOW! 2019

Exhibition & Talks
@ Fusionopolis 1, Level 1, Main Atrium

The exhibition is sectioned into 3 themes – The Future of Food, NOW! The Future of Healthcare, NOW!, The Future of Us, NOW!, with over 30 exhibitors ranging from incubators to licensees showcasing their disruptive and interesting innovations.

There would also be related talks led by industry leaders in these fields.

Topics include -

9:30am - 10am: A*STAR Spinoff Fireside Chat
Hear about the journey of building a deep-tech startup from scratch and receiving the first significant funding rounds.

Dr Tan Yeow Kee (SoundEye, CEO)
​Dr Tan Min-Han (Lucence, CEO)

11:30am - 12:00pm: Deep Tech Productization Opportunities in Agri and Aqua
Harnessing technologies to solve challenges in farming, optimising the resource usage, and achieving high productivity in food production.

Sven Yeo (Archisen, Co-founder and Business Development)
Dr Lee Chee Wee (Aquaculture Innovation Centre, Director)

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Smart Nation Platform Solutions
Explore into Smart Nation eco-system needs and the use of AI, data analytics, and IoT solutions, to solve practical use cases.

Christopher Yeo (Sentient.io, CEO)
​Dr Tan Guan Hong (ST Engineering, Head, Autonomous Transport)

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Startup Financing Options
Insights into financing options for deep-tech startups from initial funding through debt financing and IPO.

Ben Cheah (InnoVen Capital (UOB), Associate Director)
Alice Gwee (Equity Capital Markets, Singapore Exchange (SGX), Director)

The talks will be moderated by Dr Chen Yiren, Head, Strategic Planning Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR.

DxD Symposium (New approaches to Medical Diagnostics and Technology: Challenges and Changes)
@ Red Noodle and Bottle Bar Restaurant

* Due to overwhelming response, registration for the DxD Symposium is closed, and additional attendance will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Symposium and panel discussion, hosted by medical professionals, would revolve around the challenges and changes facing the adoption of new approaches to diagnostics and medical technology in this region. The discussion is held from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.

There would be an Opening Address by Dr Sidney Yee, Chief Executive Officer, Diagnostic Development Hub (DxD Hub) at 2:00pm.

Topics include -

Status and Trends in Diagnostics in Singapore and other ASEAN countries
Wilson Tan (IQVIA, Head MedTech Asia Pacific)

How FIND brings Innovative Diagnostics to the Developing World
Zachery Katz (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland, Chief Access Officer)

AI and How it is Changing Radiology in Singapore
Dr Charlene Liew (Changi General Hospital, Radiologist)

Initiatives Building an AI Healthcare Ecosystem in Singapore
Laurence Liew (AI Singapore, Director AI Industry Innovation)

Panel discussion will be moderated by Dr John Thornback, Chief Operating Officer, Diagnostic Development Hub (DxD Hub).
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Tue Sep 10, 2019
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One-north Fusionopolis 1 Atrium
General Admission FULL
Venue Address
1 Fusionopolis Pl, Singapore 138632 Singapore