We are inviting visionary minds to be part of Deep Tech for Good, an SGInnovate initiative. This global initiative aims to gather experts in Science and Technology, entrepreneurship, academia, government and international affairs, to reimagine the boundaries of research-based innovation, catalyse collaborations among corporates, startups and governments, and advance Deep Tech developments for social and economic good.
We are bringing together the best and the brightest to share their vision and explore how Deep Tech can be applied in areas like Healthcare, Clean Energy, Agriculture and Transportation for the betterment of the planet and its people. We hope to achieve this goal through a series of collaborative initiatives such as Deep Tech talent building programmes, innovation challenges and research commercialisation efforts. We invite you to join our conversations and initiate meaningful projects. If you have an idea that we can collectively work on, please let us know.
Held in conjunction with SFF x SWITCH as a virtual conference, the third edition of Deep Tech Summit is a best-in-class convening of thought-leaders and industry practitioners who are committed to harnessing science and technology innovation to help the world emerge more resilient and sustainable after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, Armen Harutyunyan our former Senior Advisor spoke with David Chandra, Senior Director of the Microsoft Technology Centre, about the increasing role of data in agriculture, how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud services are contributing to the agri-tech sector and what Microsoft is doing in this space.
21 December 2020
Big data is revolutionising global food chains, starting at the farm. Insights from data on soil conditions, crop health, and weather can help farmers plan and optimise farming activities. By helping them cut down on the excessive use of agricultural inputs like water and pesticides, a data-driven approach to farming — known as ‘precision agriculture’ — can reduce the economic costs of farming as well as protect the environment.
24 November 2020
Alternative proteins are protein-rich ingredients sourced from plants, insects, fungi, or through tissue culture to replace conventional animal-based sources. From soy- or pea-based meat alternatives and cultured beef to milk made from oats and cheese made from cauliflower, there is an impressive range of innovations in this space. To learn more about this fast-growing area of FoodTech, we interviewed Dr Vinayaka Srinivas, Founder of Gaia Foods, Southeast Asia’s first company producing cultivated red meat, and Dr Matthew Zhao, Food Scientist at Big Idea Ventures, a venture capital (VC) firm investing in the alternative proteins ecosystem.
14 November 2020
From urban farms to labs, the way we produce food in Singapore is changing significantly. In this Future of Food series, SGInnovate looks into the tech and trends that are redefining Singapore's food production landscape and helping the country attain food security.