Agenda—May 25 (Saturday)

The Country of Honor Forum - Partnerships in Research and Innovation – A Singapore-China Perspective

14:00-17:00

The Country of Honor Forum

Partnerships in Research and Innovation  A Singapore-China Perspective

Zijin Hall, 1F, Convention Center

Forum Interpretation

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore in 1990, the science and technology of both sides have been developing continuously. Singapore has been invited as the Country of Honour of this forum. In order to further promote the   cooperation and communication between the two countries in the field of science and technology innovation, the Country-of-Honour Forum is held during this forum. At that time, the two sides will have dialogues focusing on sustainable environmental technologies, medical and health sciences and other fields, to jointly promote the cooperative development in science and technology innovation.

Chair

14:00-14:10

Fu Guoqing, Deputy Director of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs

14:10-14:40

Welcome Speech

Singapore: Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation, Singapore 

China: Ye Dongbai, Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Science and Technology, PRC

14:45-15:45

Building a Sustainable Future Together

 

Sustainable environmental technologies to create sustainable, resilient and liveable   cities of the future.

Rapid urbanisation globally is accompanied by increasing demand for resources, energy, and land. Climate change adds further pressure. To ensure sustainable development, and to build resilient cities that provide a liveable environment for its people, cities need to address the environmental challenges that accompany the fast pace of urbanisation.

As growing megacities, Shanghai and Singapore both recognise the importance of   sustainable urban development in maintaining the quality of urban life. Several initiatives have been undertaken water management to ensure provision of safe drinking water, waste treatment to reduce resource footprints, waste-to-energy innovations, energy management for efficiency and increasing use of renewable energy, etc.

This panel will present insights on research and innovation to advance a sustainable, resilient and live able environment in our cities. Collaborative efforts between Singapore, Shanghai and other Chinese cities, to jointly tackle environmental challenges arising from urban development will be discussed.

Moderator

Subodh Mhaisalkar, Associate Vice President(Strategy & Partnerships);Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University

Peng Yinghong, Programme Director and Professor of the E2S2 Programme under Singapore NRF’s CREATE Initiative, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Zhao Weijun, Vice President of Envision Energy

Jiang Biao, Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Principal Investigator, NUS   Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Ong Choon Nam, Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of   Singapore; Principal Investigator, NUS Environmental Research Institute

Christoper NG, Chief Executive Officer, Rigel Technology

15:40-15:50

Break

15:50-16:50

Health 2050

 

The future of health; health and biomedical science technologies that will transform   healthcare from therapies to predictive and preventive medicine.

The world is aging rapidly. According to the UN, the number of older persons globally aged 60 years or over is expected to more than double by 2050, from 960 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050. Singapore and China are riding at the front of this crest. Along with ageing, comes a higher incidence of diseases and increasing healthcare cost. New paradigms going beyond providing healthcare to safeguarding health are needed.

Health and biomedical sciences can usher in new technologies that deliver health in more cost-effective ways. New diagnostics and therapies mass-customised to the genomic and phenotypic make-up of individuals. Innovative medical devices integrated into daily living that monitor, predict, prognose diseases, so that preventive measures are taken early.

This   panel will present insights on research and innovation in health and biomedical science technologies which can potentially enable more accurate, reliable and safer detection and treatment methods, as well as the ultimate goal of cost-effectively staving off illnesses before their onset. Collaborative efforts between Singapore, Shanghai and other Chinese cities, to create the future of health will be discussed.

Moderator

Freddy BOEY, Deputy President (Innovation and   Enterprise), National University of Singapore

Damian OConnell, Chief Executive Officer, Experimental Drug Development Centre, A*STAR

Tan Min-Han, Founding CEO and Medical Director, Lucence Diagnostics

Li Jia, Researcher, Director of Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kan Haidong, Vice President and Professor of the School of Public Health, Fudan University

Xiao Guohua, CEO and Founder of Anhan Medical

16:50-17:00

Closing Remarks

Fu Guoqing, Deputy Director of Science and   Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, Deputy Director of Shanghai Municipal Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs