GERMANY SINGAPORE BUSINESS FORUM (GSBF) CONNECT X SWITCH 2020

Wed, 9 Dec, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (GMT+8)
Virtual (link will be provided upon successful registration)
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ABOUT GERMANY SINGAPORE BUSINESS FORUM CONNECT
Previously known as Germany Singapore Business Forum (GSBF), this platform was a biennial event that sought to promote business and capability partnerships between German Mittelstand and Singapore SMEs since 1994.

Taking on a new and refreshed format as Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect, it continues to be a key platform for German and Singapore companies to form strategic partnerships to accelerate industrial and digital transformation for both markets, as well as strengthen economic collaboration between both countries.

GERMANY SINGAPORE BUSINESS FORUM CONNECT X SWITCH 2020
2020 has been a year of unprecedented upheaval and change. In this period of uncertainty, open innovation is a priority for companies to come together to co-create solutions and unlock new opportunities for growth.
 
The upcoming edition of Germany Singapore Business Forum (GSBF) Connect, held in conjunction with the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH), Asia’s largest tech and innovation festival, will allow German and Singaporean companies to jointly celebrate open innovation as a driver of growth, and discover new opportunities for innovation collaboration. 

Event highlights
 
  • Hear from our distinguished speakers on their own open innovation journeys – the highlights of their experiences and the challenges faced
  • Explore possible innovation fields of interest and discover some best-in-class Singapore startup solutions on the market
  • Discover partnership opportunities through a showcase of German and Singapore corporate innovation priorities
  • Network with potential partners through dedicated business matching sessions

Register now to find out how you too can tap open innovation as a driver of growth at GSBF Connect X SWITCH 2020! 
 
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Note: GSBF Connect X SWITCH is an event within the Singapore Fintech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology 2020 (SFF X SWITCH 2020). By clicking on the above registration link, you will be registering for a complimentary SFF X SWITCH Digital Learning Pass (usual price: S$75), which will provide you access to the GSBF Connect X SWITCH event, SFF X SWITCH Livestream content, SWITCH content, SFF X SWITCH on-demand playback content, as well as the SWITCH Online Exhibition. Please select the option as shown:

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Upon successful registration, you will receive separate registration confirmations for both SFF X SWITCH and GSBF Connect X SWITCH.
 
PROGRAMME
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04.00 PM
 
09.00 AM
 
Welcome Video of GSBF Connect
 
04.05 PM












 
09.05 AM












 
Keynote Addresses by Co-Chairs of GSBF Connect
Hear about the Co-chairs' experiences and perspectives on open innovation.
 
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken
 Chairman of the Board of Management
TÜV SÜD AG
Mr. Peter Ong
Chairman 
Enterprise Singapore



 
04.25 PM





 
















 
09.25 AM






 















 
Plenary: Open Innovation as a Driver of Growth
Hear from industry veterans on how open innovation helps target rapidly-evolving market demands and create growth opportunities. Learn about what to expect, and how to get started, on your own open innovation journey.
 
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 Mr. Claus Karthe
(Moderator)

Co-founder & CEO
German Entrepreneurship Asia
Dr. Stefan Nothelfer
Director Partnerships
Lufthansa Innovation Hub
  
Dr. Peter Nagler
Chief Innovation Officer, A*STAR;
Executive Director, Institute of
Chemical & Engineering Sciences
 
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 Dr. Maren Schweizer
CEO
Schweizer World, Singapore
Mr. Raymond Moh
Founder
BioMind 

 
05.15 PM


 
10.15 AM


 
Showcase of Germany-Singapore Open Innovation Success Stories:
Celebrate, and be inspired by the successful open innovation collaboration between SAP and Pulsifi
 
05.20 PM










 
10.20 AM










 
Innovation Crowdsourcing by companies from Germany
Take a peek into these companies' innovation priorities in the areas of digital solutions, IoT, sustainability and more. Explore collaboration opportunities with these companies through dedicated business matching sessions.
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06.10 PM

 
 
11.10 AM


 
Showcase of Germany-Singapore Open Innovation Success Stories:
Celebrate, and be inspired by the successful open innovation collaboration between Infineon and Xnergy
 
06.15 PM



 
11.15 AM



 
Singapore Startup Showcase 
Discover best-in-class startup solutions in the sectors of Smart Nation, AI, Sustainability and Medical Technology. Explore collaboration opportunities with these startups through dedicated business matching sessions.
 
06.55 PM11.55 AMClosing


ORGANISERS
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