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Programme Outline

    Innovation Hotspots:
    Local Capabilities and Global Networks

    7 September 2022, Wednesday
    10:30am – 12:00pm (SGT)
    Hybrid | Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and Online

    Organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization


    This event is complimentary.

    Synopsis

    Innovation is increasingly international. Cross-border collaborations are on the rise as technology becomes more complex. With the surge of remote work and accelerated digitalisation, businesses can more easily bring together geographically distributed teams and talents to collaborate on the development and deployment of new technologies. Such cross-border collaborations have immense potential to accelerate innovation and economic development. What makes certain innovation ecosystems more attractive than others? How can other regions tap into the global network of innovation collaborations, and grow? What are the lessons to be learned from the innovation hotspots of the world?

    This launch event showcases the results of international research on what makes certain regions more innovative. New indicators that can help policymakers assess their region’s innovativeness will be shared, alongside policy insights and the lessons learned from studying the technological trajectories of three innovation hotspots – São Paulo (Brazil), Shenzhen (China), and Singapore. Representatives from the private and public sectors will discuss what it would take for local centres of innovation to become tomorrow’s global innovation powerhouses.

    Time Item Speaker
    10.30am - 10.40am Welcome Address

    Mr. Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

    Mrs. Rena Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual Property of Singapore (IPOS)

    10.40am - 11.00am Keynote on “Economic Complexity and Policy” Mr. Muhammed A. Yildirim, Research Director, Growth Lab Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    11.00am - 11.30am Presentation of the country studies main results -
    Global study on innovation hotspots 
    Mr. Julio Raffo, Head, Innovation Economy Section, WIPO
    Presentation of the country studies main results -
    Study on Singapore's innovation hotspot
    Prof. Wong Poh Kam, Emeritus Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
    11.30am - 12.00pm Panel discussion on Local Capabilities and Global Networks  Ms. Manda Tay, Director, Strategic Planning and Policy Department, IPOS (Moderator)
    Mr. Muhammed A. Yildirim, Research Director, Growth Lab Center for International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    Prof. Wong Poh Kam, Emeritus Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
    Mr. Denis Gagneux, Chief Technical Officer and Head of Center of Excellence, Naval Group Far East
    Mr. Julio Raffo, Head, Innovation Economy Section, WIPO
    Dr. Lim Jui, CEO, SGInnovate 
    12.00pm - 12.05pm Closing remarks Ms. Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan, Director, WIPO Singapore Office