In Singapore—the fourth-largest financial center in the world and no. 1 country in terms of concentration of millionaires, ahead of Hong Kong, Switzerland, Qatar and Kuwait—innovation is called A*Star. The most important government agency for promoting talent and scientific research, it was created to make Singapore an innovation-driven ecosystem founded on knowledge.
The key man at the Technology Transfer Office of A*Star, its CEO Philip Lim, will speak at the Technology Forum of The European House Ambrosetti, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25 in CastelBrando (Cison di Valmarino – TV).
Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world where 50% of its workers are foreign. It has a strategic role in international finance and commerce and its port is ranked within the top five in the world in terms of activity and traffic.
Since 1991, with the launching of A*Star, it is also the no. 1 candidate to become the foremost ecosystem for innovation on the planet.
The government agency for science, technology and research, in the words of its mission, it has “cultivated a diversified international scientific community with the goal of sustaining the highest standards of scientific research in all the various areas of competence.”
A*Star provides top-level research with the tools for growth and infrastructure for commerce in order to take advantage of and broaden already-existing production in the country, as well as create new activity.
Concentrating its activity on biomedical sciences, physics and engineering, A*Star operates in an integrated fashion on three different levels: developing human capital with education and training programs in science and technology; strengthening intellectual capital with the active support of research centers; and creating industrial capital by promoting the commercial application of scientific and technological expertise through the involvement of the manufacturing sector and support for R&D investment