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Transforming Your Business Through Innovation feat. Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, A*STAR

Many answers that unlock economic growth on a global scale lie in the forefront of Science and Technology. Such answers are most vital now, with rapid advancements and economic uncertainties such as Brexit looming.
 
In the midst of intensifying competition, UK companies and industries are looking to open innovation and international partnerships to capture new opportunities. The UK and Singapore have built vibrant economies and embraced open innovation – yet more can be done to further engage industries and accelerate technology adoption.
 
As a mission-oriented Science and Technology organisation, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has addressed national challenges that give rise to global solutions. A*STAR collaborates actively with both the private and public sectors to develop innovative solutions to tackle these challenges to drive growth and impact lives.
 
Thank you for joining us for the first Leaders In Business Lunch of 2018 for a three-course meal and to hear from Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, A*STAR. He spoke on how A*STAR drives economic growth by taking on a differentiated approach to working with companies and institutions, enhancing lives through open collaboration and integration of research across numerous sectors.
 
Making reference to relevant case studies within A*STAR, he illustrated the importance of finding complementary capabilities in open innovation and collaboration, and allowing researchers to be immersed in different cultures and academia abroad.
 
 

About the Speaker

 
 

Mr Lim Chuan Poh was appointed Chairman of A*STAR on 1 April 2007 to lead A*STAR in advancing science and developing innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives.

Appointed as Deputy Chairman A*STAR in November 2006, Mr Lim has been a Board Member of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) since 2003, and the National Research Foundation since January 2006. He was the Chairman of the National Infocomm Security Committee from 2010 to 2015 and co-chaired the National Cybersecurity R&D Executive Committee until April 2016. He is currently the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a joint Medical School between NTU and Imperial College. Currently, he also co-chairs the Health and Biomedical Sciences and the National Robotics Programme Steering Committee, and is a member of the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Singtel Technology Advisory Panel (TAP). Mr Lim was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) since July 2013.

Internationally, Mr Lim is a Board and Council Member of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum; and a Member of Japan’s World Premier International (WPI) Initiative Programme Assessment and Review Committee since 2007; as well as being a Special Committee Member of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Advisory Committee since 2014. He became a founding member of Frost and Sullivan Board of Governors of the Economic Development Innovation Council in 2014.

Prior to A*STAR, Mr Lim was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education (MOE). Before joining MOE, he spent 23 years with the Singapore Armed Forces and last held the office of Chief of Defence Force.

Mr Lim graduated with a BA(Hons) from Cambridge University in 1983, and received an MA from Cambridge University in 1988, as well as an MBA from Cornell University in 1993. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003. He has also been conferred honorary doctorates from Loughborough (2008), Monash (2009), Arizona State University (2012), Warwick (2016), Cranfield (2017) as well as Fellowship of Imperial College (2010). Mr Lim was also conferred the Order of the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 2016.

 
 
Speakers (s):

Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, A*STAR

Date:
Wed, January 31, 2018
Time:
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Venue:
Casuarina Ballroom Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 22 Orange Grove Road Singapore
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Speaker (s):

Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman, A*STAR

Date:
Wed, January 31, 2018
Time:
11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Venue:
Casuarina Ballroom
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore

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