19 Apr 2023 | Where are the Investments in Sustainable Innovation?
|Title||Where are the Investments in Sustainable Innovation?: Perspectives from Innovators & Founders|
|Date||Wednesday, 19 April 2023|
|Time||4pm - 5.30pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)|
|Venue||The Meeting Point at JTC LaunchPad @ one-north|
|Register||This event has ended|
As Singapore pursues a greener and sustainable future where innovation is pervasive and technology is used to improve lives and create new opportunities in green spaces for everyone to participate in, one question needs to be asked: Where are the investments in sustainable innovation?
As part of Earth Day 2023, join us at Investment in Sustainable Innovation: Perspectives from Investors & Founders, a community and networking event with industry leaders and connectors in Singapore’s green and sustainability sectors.
Hear deep and insightful perspectives from the investors and startup founders who are charting the course of Singapore’s sustainability story as they share the trends and opportunities within this exciting and essential sector, as well as how you can be involved.
Another highlight of this event will be the publication of a report by Associate Professor Edward Tay, United Nations Institute of Training and Research on the sustainable investment landscape in Singapore in 2023. Prof Tay sits on the Sustainable Tropical Data Centre Testbed, a national steering committee funded by National Research Foundation to drive innovation and energy efficiency in data centers in the region.
This event will also have a networking session after the panel sessions.
|4.00pm||Introduction of Event|
|4.05pm||Opening Remarks by Enterprise Singapore|
|4.10pm||Presentation by Associate Professor Edward Tay|
|4.20pm||Panel 1: Investors’ Perspectives|
|4.55pm||Panel 2: Founders’ Perspectives|
Green Tree Initiative (GTI) is a community project supported by the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH). Launched by Singapore Minister of State, Ms. Low Yen Ling on 25 Oct 2022, it promotes sustainability knowledge through industry partnership with trade associations and academia and to build an ecosystem that incubates and pollinates ideas that taps on innovation and technology to solve climate challenges. Industry partners include NUS Business School, Asia Sustainability Forum and Global Green Connect.
Asia Sustainability Forum (ASF) is a platform for stakeholders to build strong connections and share thought leadership on sustainability efforts. As a group, they seek to guide and align activities towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development – towards a livable and sustainable future for generations to come in Asia. ASF have organized community events with corporate partners such as Enterprise Singapore, National Library Board, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University & Singapore Deep Technology Alliance.
The Blockchain Association Singapore (BAS) seeks to empower its members and the community to leverage blockchain and scalable technologies for business growth and transformation. It aims to promote blockchain literacy and build a strong talent pipeline for the digital economy in Singapore.
Infracrowd Capital is a Singapore-incorporated fund management company and a regional platform that brings together the best-in-class solutions focused on sustainability.
Green Sandbox is a platform initiated by the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) to bring together promising innovations and business plans, as well as venture capital from around the world to Singapore and collaborate on opportunities in the sustainability sector. Through unique platforms like the annual SLINGSHOT startup pitching competition and SWITCH Festival happening from 31 October–2 November 2023, ideas and innovations can thrive on the momentum to develop and grow into global solutions through Singapore’s extensive connections.
This event also marks the commissioning of an Environment, Social and Governance Steering Committee in the Blockchain Association of Singapore. SWITCH will support this formation in this trade association to support our startups and SMEs to leverage on blockchain technologies to build a resilient and sustainable supply chain. We are also very excited to have Ms. Kon Sui Jin, Executive Director, Blockchain Association of Singapore (BAS), and her team come onboard SWITCH 2023 to grow this community together.