Calendar of events [fr]
A range of events under the sectors have been identified as platforms to promote thought leadership, research and initiatives, as well as partnerships and the exchange of ideas to address the challenges and opportunities facing our world today. These events will be hosted in France and Singapore throughout 2018. The schedule of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation key events is below:
|Event date||Event name / details|
|21-26 Jan 2018||Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS)|
In its sixth run in 2018, the five-day Global Young Scientists Summit, organised by the National Research Foundation, provides the opportunity for young scientists aged 35 and below from all over the world, including France and Singapore, to interact with their research heroes. These include Nobel laureates and winners of other prestigious awards such as the Fields Medal for mathematics, Millenium Technology Prize for ground-breaking innovations, and the Turing Award for the computing sector.
For more info: https://www.nrf.gov.sg/gyss/home
|6-11 Feb 2018||Singapore Airshow|
As the largest aerospace and defence exhibition in Asia, the Singapore Airshow 2018—held biennially—provides a strategic platform for regulators, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and stakeholders to drive changes in and shape the future of the global aviation industry. The 2018 edition will feature initiatives designed to inspire tomorrow’s innovations, including the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Business Forum, and the inaugural What’s Next Start-up Showcase. France-Singapore cooperation in the field of aviation will be showcased. Visitors can also look forward to a range of exciting activities including static aircraft on display and aerobatic flying displays.
For more info: https://www.singaporeairshow.com/public/
|12 Mar 2018||Live with AI foundation opening session|
Live with AI is a non-profit foundation which gathers French Singaporean thought leaders, decision-makers, and international researchers to lead working groups and research projects on the positive impacts of artificial intelligence to our society. The Live with AI community takes advantage of a presence at the heart of the South-East Asia region and an access to several research laboratories to issue recommendations which can be immediately applied and tested among very diverse communities looking for technology disruption. On the occasion of the 2018, France-Singapore Year of Innovation initiative, and in partnership with ESSEC Business School, LWAI will organise several events involving experts in different society debates to discuss AI opportunities.
The first event will take place on the 12th of March in ESSEC and will focus on the health and longevity topic: How to live better and longer with AI. It will involve Mounir MOKHTARI - IPAL CNRS LAB Director, Jason TAMARA WIDJAJA - Associate Director data science MSD, Dr. Christopher LIEN, Director, Community Geriatrics, Changi General Hospital, Joydeep SARKAR, HOLMUSK Chief Analytics Officer
For more info: http://livewithai.org/
|12-14 Mar 2018||Malraux Seminar 2018 - Cultural Innovation|
This three-day seminar jointly organised by France’s Ministry of Culture and Singapore’s Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth aims to deepen bilateral exchanges and encourage thought leadership in the domain of culture. It gathers major cultural institutions, policy-makers, and practitioners from France and Singapore to discuss new trends and innovations in the arts and culture sector with a focus on audience development.
For more info: https://www.mccy.gov.sg/en/Events/2018/Mar/Malraux.aspx
|14 Mar 2018||Seminar in Lyon: “The Teaching of Mathematics in the 21st Century, the Singapore Method”|
This seminar, held during the mathematics week, will be an opportunity for researchers and professionals in the field of education to discuss about the new trends in the teaching of mathematics, with a particular emphasis on the “Singapore method” for elementary schools.
|14-16 Mar 2018||Asia Pacific Maritime 2018|
APM is Asia’s largest Maritime and Offshore exhibition in 2018. Taking place every even year, the Maritime and Offshore industry converge at APM, turning every moment into an opportunity, transforming three days of meetings into deals and networking events into ground-breaking partnerships. Around 15 French companies led by Business France will be exhibiting on the France Pavilion. A "France-Singapore Innovation Circle" seminar on maritime industry and innovation will be hosted at the Embassy of France on 13th March. The France-Singapore Innovation Circle is an initiative by the French Embassy to provide a platform for interaction, sharing and exchanges between key stakeholders from Singapore and France such as academics, businesses and the relevant government agencies.
For more info: http://www.apmaritime.com/
|21 Mar 2018||INNOV’Nations|
INNOV’Nations is bringing together leading innovators, showcasing new technologies and inspiring solutions for smarter nations with visionary perspectives. 2018 is a year where collaboration between France and Singapore around innovation has never been so strong. To celebrate the commitment of both nations towards smart and sustainable living, and to take the conversation one step further, speakers will take turns in a rotating panel to share their vision on how we are reinventing our nations and solving future challenges.
For more info: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/innovnations-innovation-collaboration-between-singapore-france-registration-43879751518
|27 & 28 Mar 2018||Healthcare Infrastructure & Engineering Conference (HI•TEC) 2018|
Attracting more than 300 delegates from both the private and public healthcare industry in Singapore, the Healthcare Infrastructure & Engineering Conference (HI•TEC) provides a platform for healthcare infrastructure thought leaders to discuss trends in healthcare delivery. The theme of the conference is Designing for future healthcare: Technology and beyond”. Into its sixth year, the conference will partner the department of Innovation and Trade Affairs, Embassy of Finland (Team Finland) and the French Chamber of Commerce to bring together international speakers to offer delegates insights into tomorrow’s healthcare systems. State-of-the-art healthcare innovations from Finland and France will also be showcased at InnoShow, held as part of this event.
For more info: http://bit.ly/mohhhitec2018
|1 April-6 May 2018||Voilah!|
Organised by the Embassy of France and Institut Francais Singapour in collaboration with French and Singaporean partners, Voilah! 2018 seeks to highlight French cultural innovation. From delectable French cuisine and enthralling art performances to thought-provoking exhibitions and film screenings, the festival provides an immersive and accessible festival experience with something for everyone.
For more info: http://voilah.sg/
|4-6 April 2018||TechLaw.Fest 2018|
Tech Law Fest 18 is a joint initiative of Singapore Academy of law (SAL) and Corp Event Asia Pte Ltd. It will bring together leading thinkers in the space of Technology Law and leading makers in the space of Legal Technology. Tech Law Fest will feature 2 conferences (Law of Tech and Tech of Law), an exhibition, a hackathon, workshops and start up village. It is expected to receive 3,000 delegates and number of high level speakers and VIPs. It is aiming to have a French Pavilion to welcome tech companies, startups and networking events.
For more info: https://techlawfest.com/
|April 2018||Business Trip Accelerator ETI 2 Bpifrance|
The Bpifrance Accelerator, launched in 2015, is a tailor-made program dedicated to French business leaders (SME / Mid-caps). For this strategic consulting support, companies are selected on a double criteria : growth potential and international development perspectives. The new Class of 2019 « accelerator ETI 2 » will benefit in April 2018 from a business trip in Singapore during which they will discover the country’s tech and innovation environment.
For more info (in French): http://www.bpifrance.fr/A-la-une/Dossiers/Accelerateur-ETI
|26 April 2018||Economy and Innovation Forum at the French International School|
Organised by the students of the French International School, the Economy and Innovation Forum aims at defining the concept of innovation and understanding the different forms it takes in France and in Singapore, in the frame of the scientific and economic cooperation of both countries. Conferences, roundtables, debates will be organised and attended by students. A panel discussion open to the public from 6.30pm to 8pm will end the day.
For more info: http://lfs.edu.sg/?lang=en
|26 April 2018||Smarthealth Symposium: the Innovative & Digital Healthcare Leap|
Gathering top executives and experts from the Healthcare industry from French and Singaporean companies as well as public agencies, SmartHealth symposium will be the French-Singaporean meeting dealing with innovation and new technologies in healthcare sector.
Through inspiring speeches by renowned experts in a plenary session, pitch of start-ups, participation in workshops and networking sessions, the event will offer qualitative exchanges on the future of health in Singapore by combining a realistic and prospective analysis with innovative business-oriented solutions.
For more info: https://smart-health.sg/
|14-16 May 2018||Pint of Science Festival - Pint of Innovation|
The annual Pint of Science festival in the month of May allows researchers across multiple disciplines to engage with the public in an accessible and comfortable place and time, such as over drink in an evening at the pub or similar venue. Existing since 2014 in France, Singapore organises its first edition in 2018! During three days, the Pint of Science festival will see thousands of scientists simultaneously standing up and telling the public about their discoveries across 19 countries. Among the 22 expected evening in Singapore, three of them will focus on the research involving both France and Singapore research institutes.
For more info: http://pintofsciencesg.com
|22-23 May 2018||2nd USPC-NUS Conference "Science, Policy & Society"|
Following the success of the first “Science, Policy & Society” conference at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2017, the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) and NUS are organising a second event in Paris on 22-23 May 2018. The second conference will be the opportunity to draw on the strengths of each institution in order to create new partnerships. The event will focus on how different disciplines and international collaborations can contribute to advance science and create innovative solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. The event will pay a special attention on how the humanities and the social sciences interact with other disciplines while ensuring that the outcomes of their work is sustainable and beneficial for the society.
For more info: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/sps2018/
|24-26 May 2018||VivaTechnology|
VivaTechnology is the global leading innovation event in France. The three-day festival aims to convene 68,000 attendees, 6,000 start-ups and 500 speakers from innovative industries. Business networking sessions, seminars and other activities are expected to take place on the side-lines of the festival.
For more info: https://vivatechnology.com/
|25-26 May 2018||ActInSpace|
ActInSpace® is an international innovation contest initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 60 cities across 5 continents. ActInSpace® is supported by ESA and the ESA Business Incubation Centres network. ESA BIC Sud France, led by Aerospace Valley is in charge of the operational execution of ActInSpace® 3rd edition. By taking part in ActInSpace®, you’ll be taking part in a truly international event bringing together entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers and creatives worldwide. For 24 hours, teams come together to work on real-life challenges alongside business mentors and technical experts and to imagine and design innovative services and products that find every day uses for space technologies or data.The winning teams will proceed to the national and international finals to present their project to an international jury of experts on technology transfer and business development. All teams with promising projects will go on to receive guidance from ESA’s Business Incubation Centres and partner incubators to accelerate their project and turn their idea into a real company.
For more info: https://www.space.org.sg/industry-programs/innovation-challenges/actinspace-2018
|2-4 Jun 2018||Startup Weekend Hackathon|
The Startup Weekend Hackathon by Startup Weekend Singapore aims to bring together participants from all walks of life, and encourage them to form groups to solve—or hack—aerospace or smart nations-related problems while building the seeds of a start-up.
For more info: https://swsgmega.hackathon.com/#/event
|Jun 2018||Smart Nation Innovations Week|
The Smart Nation Innovations (SNI) Week by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) will involve a week-long series of cross-industry, cross-sector events that bring together stakeholders from across the innovation ecosystem. These include entrepreneurs, corporates, academics, investors, as well as government and media representatives. Participants will discuss the latest trends shaping our world, forge lasting relationships, and create new business opportunities.
For more info: http://www.sniweek.com/
|26 Jun 2018||France Singapore ICT Awards|
Jointly organised by Business France and the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the France Singapore ICT Awards gathers an international audience of more than 200 C-level decision makers from various industries such as ICT, Telco, Government, Bank & Finance, will honour French and Singaporean companies that have achieved outstanding innovations. Each startup will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of experts from Singtel, Starhub, Mediacorp, IE, Microsoft, Google.
For more info: http://www.fccsingapore.com/events/2018-asean-ict-awards-awards-ceremony-networking-event
|28 Jun 2018||ESSEC-SCALA MoU Signing Ceremony|
ESSEC and SCALA will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in celebration of the France-Singapore Year of Innovation. The MoU will launch the collaboration between SCALA and ESSEC to help Singapore citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who are professionals, managers, executives or technicians (PMETs) working in SMEs to learn the latest tools to design change in their operations and to create new sustainable business.
|8-12 Jul 2018||World Cities Summit|
The World Cities Summit is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions, and forge new partnerships. Themed “Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Embracing The Future Through Innovation and Collaboration,” the 6th World Cities Summit in 2018 will explore how cities can be more liveable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders and with other cities. Through shared vision and active engagement, the public, private and people sectors can co-create innovative and integrated urban solutions for a more sustainable future.
For more info: http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/
|10-12 Jul 2018||International Conference on Smart homes and health Telematics 2018 (ICOST 2018)|
Organised by IPAL (Image & pervasive Access Lab), the 16th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics (ICOST) will be a signature event co-located with the World City Summit of Singapore and focusing on designing a Better Future through urban Assisted Living. ICOST provides presentations and discussions of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems, with a focus on the Singaporean and French organisations. It will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
For more info: http://www.icostconference.org/
|12 July 2018||MoU between EDB, ESG and ESSEC - Signing Ceremony|
The parties intend to establish common understanding for the basis of EDB’s and ESG’s support of ESSEC’s proposal to establish a launch pad in France for Singapore-incorporated entities (e.g. start-ups, SMEs and Large Local Enterprises) to connect with the business and innovation community by providing access to the French ecosystem, talent, investors, customers and potential collaborators. A mutually beneficial platform for French start-ups shall also be developed to access the Singapore business and innovation community.
|July 2018||ESSEC-DBS MoU Signing Ceremony|
ESSEC and DBS Bank will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding to launch their collaboration on following areas:
cooperating on research projects broadly in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, digital business,
partnering ESSEC students with DBS project managers to solve DBS business challenges - delivering ESSEC courses to DBS employees
other initiatives will come from this collaboration
|29-31 Aug 2018||Medical Fair Asia 2018|
Medical Fair Asia continues to be Southeast Asia’s most definitive event for the medical and healthcare industry, gathering the region’s hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical and rehabilitation sectors in one convenient location and providing the perfect platform to discover the latest industry innovations, to network and do business. The French Chamber Singapore will organizes the French Pavilion on Medical Fair Asia.
For more info: http://www.fccsingapore.com/events/medical-fair-asia-2018
|7-8 Sep 2018||A*Star-ESSEC Communicator’s Challenge|
With the promotion of science communications by both science students and scientists in the field, the Challenge is organized by A*STAR’s OSCAR and ESSEC Business School, and judged by Dr. Abhi Veerakumarasivam, winner of FameLab International 2016.
This fast-paced science communications competition draws inspiration from the Three Minute Thesis and FameLab competitions and aims to spark meaningful discussions on science and technology in our society. Tertiary students and A*STAR researchers will be challenged to present their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics in 180 seconds and in a lay language easily understood by non-technical audiences.
For more info: https://www.onenorthfestival.sg/
|12-14 Sep 2018||Women’s Forum Singapore|
The inaugural Women’s Forum Singapore will take place from 12 to 14 September at the Raffles City Convention Centre. Singapore is a nation which bridges ideas, dialogues and cultures from across the region and around the globe. Under the theme of Bridging worlds for inclusive innovation, this meeting will bring together hundreds of leaders and high-potential talents from business, government, civil society, academic to explore best practices and solutions to strengthen women’s leadership and create impact.
Fore more info: http://www.womens-forum.com/meetings/singapore-2018
|18 Sep 2018||Deep Tech Summit|
The Deep Tech Summit is a best-in-class convening of thought-leaders and industry practitioners specialising in areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, medtech, venture building, the future of talent and more. Held on 18 September 2018, the full-day conference will bring together leading minds in deep tech to exchange ideas and create exchanges that aim to build a better future. Deep tech entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, corporate innovators, academics, researchers and media members from major innovation hubs around the world will be present. Deep Tech Summit is proudly presented by SGInnovate, a private company supported by the Singapore Government. SGInnovate backs deeply technical founders through equity-based investments, access to talent, and support in building customer traction.
For more info: deeptechsummit.com
|18 Sep 2018||Seminar - Grand Paris Makers & Singapore’s urban innovators|
The Grand Paris is the greatest urban project in Europe, with the construction of 200 km of driverless metro lines and 140 million square meters developed around stations. To introduce Singaporean partners to assets and opportunities displayed by Grand Paris, Greater Paris Investment Agency is leading to Singapore a delegation of high-level decision-makers from public and private bodies operating in the Greater Paris area. This seminar will cover the latest developments in the Grand Paris project, including innovations in city planning, investment opportunities and the roll-out of smart mobility solutions.
For more info: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/seminar-grand-paris-makers-singapores-urban-innovators-registration-49732160230
|18-20 Sep 2018||Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology|
The Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH), held annually in September alongside the Singapore Grand Prix, is a leading “plug and play” platform in Asia that showcases the best ideas, technology and innovation from around the world. Organised by the National Research Foundation and SGInnovate, it convenes the best in the world in technology, innovation and enterprise development to participate in exhibitions, conferences, workshops and activities.
At SWITCH, interactions are the catalyst for change—this is where great minds meet and work together to shape our future. Topics of discussion at the event include open innovation and technology transfer, technopreneurship, and venture funding and talent development.
For more info: http://switchsg.org/
|1-3 Oct 2018||2nd WIN international conference on "Integrated approaches and innovative tools for combating insecticide resistance in arbovirus vectors"|
Jointly organized by the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and Duke-NUS Medical School of Singapore through the WIN initiative, the conference will serve as a forum for addressing the progress, research gaps and priorities for the control of vectors of emerging arboviruses (Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya) and the management of insecticide resistance.
The conference will facilitate the involvement of scientists, stakeholders, members of the private and public sectors, and decision makers from around the world to provide practical and operational recommendations for the improvement of insecticide resistance surveillance and deployment of innovative vector control tools.
For more info: https://www.winsingapore2018.com or on twitter @theWIN_network
|10-11 Oct 2018||Thales "Smart, Safe & Secure Skies" event|
How can airlines, airports and ANSPs become more operationally efficient? How can we mitigate the risk of cyber threats in the airspace? How can disruptive technologies like Big Data and Connectivity contribute to making the skies safer?
These topics and more will be addressed at the Thales “Smart, Safe & Secure Skies” event. This invite-only event brings together key decision makers in Singapore’s aerospace ecosystem to discuss the digital revolution that’s sweeping across the industry. Together with industry leaders and key experts from Thales, the keynote speeches, workshops, panel discussion and digitally-inspired demos aim to stimulate discussion on how digital technologies are helping create opportunities and overcome challenges as the skies evolve.
For more info: https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/countries/asia-pacific/singapore/smart-safe-secure-skies
|Oct 2018||BPIFrance Inno Generation|
This will be the fourth run of the BPIFrance Inno Generation (BIG). The 2017 edition, with the theme of "Transformation in all its Form," saw more than 30,000 participants, 70 international experts and 180 workshops and conferences showcasing both innovative enterprises, as well as traditional enterprises that are in the process of evolution. There were also focused events on China, such as "key sectors in China from the perspective of a VC," "Doing business in Asia, in particular in China" and "Social Media in China for Dummies."
For more info: http://innogeneration.bpifrance.fr
|10 Dec 2018||Mobility Futures Series Workshop: Simulation & Validation of Autonomous Vehicles|
IRT SystemX and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) organize a 2-days Workshop on « Simulation & Validation of Autonomous Vehicles » on December 10, 2018, at NTU, Singapore. IRT and NTU will welcome their industry partners from France, namely Renault, SNCF, Systra, and AV Simulation, within the CETRAN framework for the certification of AVs.
For more info: https://www.irt-systemx.fr/mobility-futures-series-workshop-simulation-validation-of-autonomous-vehicles/
|14 Dec 2018||Conference: "The transferability of Smart Cities and Smart Buildings models between France and Singapore"|
Organized by COMUE Université Paris Seine, in partnership with Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, this conference will analyse and compare the measures implemented to reduce the energy or environmental impacts using different tools (Smart Building, Smart Grids, Big data...). The comparison between the city-state of Singapore and the Greater Paris region will help to understand the differences between the initial goals and the results. Are the objectives and the means mobilized in the same way in both cities? What are the difficulties (reluctance, resistance, constraints) which have appeared? Can achievements be transferred from
one context to another? For instance, would it be desirable to copy the “smart experiences” of Singapore to the Greater Paris Region?
For more info: https://goo.gl/mb1Xqp
|Mar 2019||2nd France-Singapore Economic Forum or Les Rencontres Economiques|
The first edition of the Les Rencontres Economiques, held in Singapore in November 2016, convened distinguished speakers such as Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Director of Centennial Group International Manu Bhaskaran, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Kishore Mahbubani, and former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta. The second edition of Les Rencontres Economiques would provide a platform for Singaporean and French speakers to discuss YOI’s takeaways amidst other pressing economic-related issues.
For more info: http://www.essec.edu/en/news/singapore-france-economic-forum-les-rencontres-economiques-singapore-2016/