Revolutionising the Urban Food Landscape

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Grid, SPECTRUM

3 Fraser St, #05-21 DUO Tower, Singapore 189352

Singapore

Singapore

View Map

Event description
Agri & Food Technologies are getting increasingly important and relevant to us today. Join us and hear from these industry leader

About this Event

Today, the global Food and Agriculture industry is worth at least $5 trillion, and it will continue to grow. This gives an avenue for many countries to expand their agriculture sector along with a growing global interest in plant-based meat substitutes. The changing urban food landscape would give rise to the Agri- and Food-Tech industry in Singapore as well. Despite the limited land and food production with less than 1% contribution to the GDP, the Little Red Dot aims to be the next regional hub in Asia for Agri- and Food-Tech.

What key roles does Singapore play in the emergence of Urban Agriculture and new food trends? What investment opportunities can we leverage on? How do technological innovations shape the future of food?

The topic of food and agriculture technologies is emerging and new to many of us. In light of the changing global market, it is increasingly important to identify potential business opportunities and envision a more sustainable future with this growing industry. Join us to hear from entrepreneurs, an investor and a policy maker who are opening the new era of the Urban Food Landscape in Singapore.

Programme:

6.30 - 7.00pm: Registration

7.00 - 7.40pm: Presentations by the Speakers

7.40 - 8.10pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

8.10 - 8.40pm: Networking

Speakers:

Christian is currently the Managing Partner for Big Idea Ventures. Big Idea Ventures is a new alternative protein venture capital fund/accelerator based in NY and Singapore. It is anchored by investments from Temasek Holdings and Tyson Food (NYSE: TSN/Fortune 100 company).

Prior to this Christian was a seasoned operator with experience in bringing US based startups to Asia including AdMob (acquired by Google), Domo (IPO NASDAQ) and JUST. There he was the first on the ground person out of the three alternative protein Unicorns (JUST, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat) in Asia.

Sandhya is a biotech enthusiast, scientist and entrepreneur. She believes in the potential of translating biotech research into products. She is currently building a cell-based clean meat company in Singapore - Shiok Meats. Her previous experience includes scientist and Business Development Manager at A*STAR and setting up two startups SciGlo and Biotechin.Asia in Singapore.

She has always wanted to do meaningful science and not fall into the trap of "publish or perish"! Starting up her own companies has been an eye opening experience, through which she further discovered my passion for the "right" science. Her past achievements include getting featured on Forbes Women in Tech, an author for Nature Biotechnology blog and being an Influencer at Mogul.

Bjorn is passionate and driven, and keen to change the food production landscape in cities around the world. He aims to produce the best quality and freshest vegetables so that people can come to realise the value of an urban food production model, where urban farms are located within minutes from soil to plate.

Ying Quan Tan is the Senior Development Partner of Enterprise Singapore’s Agri-Tech team under the Food Manufacturing cluster. He has been leading the development of Singapore’s agri-tech startup ecosystem over the past 2.5 years. Ying Quan has an extensive experience working with local SMEs companies across the high-tech urban farming, food manufacturing and food services sectors. Currently, he is focused on developing the aquaculture subsector.

Prior to Enterprise Singapore, Ying Quan founded his own food manufacturing business called Peasures Inc to produce sustainable vegan snacks in San Francisco. He is also an associate under the Philip Yeo Innovation Fellows Programme.

* The signup process requires you to provide accurate personal and professional information that includes your full name, email address, organisation and position. SPECTRUM reserves the right to curate the guest list to provide an optimal experience for all attendees. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Date and Time

Location

The Grid, SPECTRUM

3 Fraser St, #05-21 DUO Tower, Singapore 189352

Singapore

Singapore

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved