France-Singapore Year of Innovation 2018 launched with French Minister visit

The France-Singapore Year of Innovation officially kicked-off with French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal’s visit to Singapore (21-23 Jan)

aimed at strengthening ties between both countries’ innovation ecosystems through research, science and start-up collaborations.

Across the joint Year of Innovation, France and Singapore vows to highlight and enhance their scientific and research partnerships, bolster the research-business-start-up continuum and promote both countries’ attractiveness.

Accompanied by chairmen of top French research institutes and universities as well as industry key players, Minister Vidal delivered a speech at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS), one of the Year of Innovation key events attended by young researchers and world-renowned scientists, including French Physics Nobel laureate Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.

Minister Vidal also met with the Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry, S. Iswaran, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, leading research institutions NRF and A*Star, and higher education institutes including the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University to lay the groundwork for greater bilateral cooperation in innovation.

During IPAL's visit on Monday morning, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister Frédérique Vidal, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation.

The on-going EU H2020 Project PULSE, Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments, was also presented.
More info: http://ipal.cnrs.fr/news/smart-health-and-big-data-discover-pulse-project

 

IPAL Director, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister @VidalFrederique, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation at #StarHome @fusionopolis @City4AgeProject @IMTechfr @IMTFrance @FranceinSG @CNRSinASEAN pic.twitter.com/gGq4febkMR

— IPAL (@IPAL_SG) 23 janvier 2018

France-Singapore Innovation Year 2018 aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Deepen collaboration between the French and Singaporean innovation ecosystems by enlarging the pool of stakeholders;
  2. Foster events and activities held in France and Singapore that could mutually reinforce efforts to attain innovation goals, while focusing on priority sectors where there are substantial opportunities for synergy and partnerships;
  3. Lay the groundwork for greater bilateral cooperation in innovation beyond the Year of Innovation.


IPAL Director, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister @VidalFrederique, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation at #StarHome @fusionopolis @City4AgeProject @IMTechfr @IMTFrance @FranceinSG @CNRSinASEAN

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