Innovation Institute

The Race to Innovation, Education & Economic Growth

Date: 22 August 2016 : 14:30 - 17:00

Disruptive innovation is redefining economies and reshaping societies. It is configuring the way in which we do business to create new economic value and deliver social benefit. Innovation makes the need for transformation the inevitable constant.  

The session will review last year’s innovation progress across industry sectors and highlight some of the emerging trends that are transforming businesses. It will also address the following areas:

  • The relationship between the growth in working age population and GDP growth
  • the relationship between the Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD), and GDP levels and GDP growth
  • The need for aligning innovation to business strategy to deliver impact
  • How innovation could be benchmarked to help establish a baseline to improve the overall level of innovation
  • The role of education in strengthening innovation capabilities. Advances in areas such as nanotechnology, genomics, robotics, cloud computing, biotechnology and 3D printing are dramatically shifting the job landscape and changing the skills requirements of most STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) based sectors.

Join us for this afternoon tea session with IPO Chief Economist Pippa Hall and CEO of the Innovation Institute Professor Sa'ad Sam Medhat who will review last year’s innovation progress. Prof Sa'ad will highlight some of the emerging trends that are transforming businesses. 

Kindly, RSVP with by 19 August 2016.

Dress Code: Business Attire. 


2:30      Registration

3:00      Welcome by British High Commission

5:00      Networking

6:00      Close


Pippa Hall, Chief Economist, UK Intellectual Property Office

Prof Sa'ad Medhat, CEO, Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange


Eden Hall

British High Commission

28 Nassim Road

Singapore 258403


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