SME Day 2019 is co-organised by Agency for Science, Technology & Research (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.
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/.
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
|0830 - 0930||Guest registration & welcome refreshments|
|0930 - 1000||Opening address by Guest-of-Honour|
|A*STAR T-Up Excellence Award 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.
|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 open|
|1130 - 1230||Lunch & Networking|
|SHOW & TELL|
|1230 - 1430||Session A: Driving New Innovation in Food Manufacturing
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.