SME Day 2019 is co-organised by A*STAR and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and focuses on bringing together technology and solution providers from the public and private sectors, where SMEs can better harness technology towards achieving business growth and sustainability, as well as enhance their productivity.

Through our conference and exhibition, visitors can gain valuable insights on technology trends, licensing opportunities from technology developers, learn from enterprises that have successfully adopted and developed technologies, and build partnerships with government agencies and other technology partners through networking opportunities.

This year, we welcome you to "Re-Think, Re-Tool, Re-Define" your business towards greater heights. With various industries facing disruption - digitalisation of businesses and technology advancement, SMEs will need to re-think whether their current business model, product and service offerings are still relevant to the changing industry landscape and consumer profiles. To remain competitive and relevant to market needs, companies need to re-tool to equip themselves with the relevant technologies, capabilities and skillsets. Looking ahead, as Singapore companies push the boundaries of innovation, they will re-define the way industry do business in the future.

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR's R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For ongoing news visit https://www.a-star.edu.sg/.

About Enterprise Singapore

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. We work with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. We also support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body, we continue to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards. For more news, visit www.enterprisesg.gov.sg


0800 - 0930 Guest Registration & Welcome Refreshments
0930 - 1000 Opening Address by Guest-of-Honour: Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry 
A*STAR T-Up Awards Ceremony
The T-Up Excellence Award recognises outstanding T-Up Research Scientists and Engineers (RSEs) who have made impactful contributions to local enterprises and have played important roles in building a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy through the T-Up scheme.

The T-Up Emerging Talent Award recognises researchers, scientists and engineers who have shown great potential to meet industry needs and help local enterprises grow.
1000 - 1030 Mr Lin Xiangqian, President and CEO, Esco Group
Business Transformation through Global Innovation: The Esco Story
1030 - 1100 Ms May Yap, CEO and Managing Director, LHT Holdings Limited
Innovating Ahead: Leading the Transformation in Environmentally-friendly Timber Transport Packaging for Logistics and Supply Chain Management
1100 onwards Exhibition Opens
1130 - 1230 Lunch & Networking
1230 - 1430 Session A: Driving New Innovations in the Food Manufacturing Sector
This track shares new technologies and innovations applicable to the Food Manufacturing Sector, such as non-thermal food processing technologies to enhance shelf life of food products while maintaining the product quality, and the use of biotransformation as a platform technology to improve nutritional content and upcycle food waste.
Session B: Product Innovation Showcase
This track shares technology solutions and resources that SMEs could use for product innovation, such as Open Innovation Platform, Operations and Technology Roadmapping, Artificial Intelligence and emerging infocomm technologies.
1430 - 1500 Afternoon Tea
1500 - 1700 Session C: Driving Smart & Digital Retail
This track shares solutions and technologies applicable to the Retail Sector, such as data analytics, price analytics solutions, and smart retail products.
Session D: Process Optimisation Showcase
This track shares technology solutions and resources that SMEs could use for process optimization, such as Smart Industry Readiness Index, Smart Systems Framework, next-generation assembly line technologies, and additive manufacturing.



Innovation Resources

This zone will feature initiatives from public agencies, technologies from Centres of Innovation and Institutes of Higher Learning.

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Food & Health

This zone will feature technologies and capabilities related to food tech, medtech, biotech and health services.

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This zone will feature technologies and capabilities related to digital services, communications, Al and robotics.

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Manufacturing & Engineering

This zone will feature technologies and capabilities related to manufacturing, engineering, logistics and supply chain, and Tech Depot solutions.

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Zone Directories


For any queries, please contact the conference secretariat at contact@smeday.com.sg