11 May 2017

Review of the Winsemius seminar: Collaborative Innovation

W-Seminar2017-v4The Importance of Collaboration and Innovation in the Digital Economy


Understanding how collaborations affect the innovation chain was the main question of this debate at the Winsemius Seminar 2017.

The session kicked-off with the key note of Mr Timo Kansil, Assistant Director of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI)


Moderator prof dr Robert Kooij led 4 panel members from a diverse group of experts through 4 angles of this collaborative innovation eco-system.


Mrs Femke Hellemons, Country Manager for Adecco was the first panel member who shared her views on the importance of collaborative innovation in the field of Human Capital. Today’s challenge is to have the business productivity keeping pace with the technological progress. It creates gaps and ‘mismatches’ of skills. A deeper collaboration between TAC’s, unions, employers, and education institutions is needed and each stakeholder should take a clearer ownership of the current challenges, claimed Femke.


Ms Herry Cho, Director Capital Structuring & Advisory, Sustainable Finance Lead Asia at ING was also clear on the weight of innovation in the grounds of sustainable finance. A collaborative online funding platform like the Sustainable Finance Collective Asia (SFC Asia) could accelerate the funding of sustainable projects on circular economy, sustainable energy and positive social impact. According to Herry SFC Asia is a platform that enables financial solutions efficiently under one roof.


Mr Ashwin T. Chari, Head of Strategy & New Business Development at Philips gave his pitch on the importance of collaborative innovation in health care technology.

The traditional care models will not be able to cope with the relentless growth in health care demand as chronic diseases are increasing and populations are ageing. Ashwin believes the solution can be found in digital led innovations and collaborations with non-traditional players. Companies without this open innovation mindset will be left behind.


Dr. Michael Dinh, Founder and Managing Director at Singalarity has a decade and a half of experience in developing and managing leading-edge technology projects. He understands the hidden secrets of cyber security, technology assurance, big data and software & system assurance. In his pitch, he made his point clear ‘things can’t be smart without being secured’ as a system is as strong as its weakest link. As a specialist in security, he interprets collaboration as a necessity to ensure a total defence.


After this interesting and engaging panel discussion, there were plenty of opportunities for networking amongst our guests and speakers.


Partners of the Winsemius Seminar 2017 were:


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8 May 2017

Shell’s ‘Make the Future’ Singapore ends with Philippine team as winner of the race for efficiency in drivers’ world championship Asia

young-lady-coming-out-of-energy-zobShell’s ‘Make the Future’ is not just another festival celebrating scientific and engineering innovations. It is one that will come alive through contributions by the brightest young minds across Asia. Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, find out what the future of energy might look like, as the world taps on natural gas, renewables and other low-carbon technologies.

Make the Future Singapore 2017 concluded on Sunday, March 19, after four days of delighting more than 22,000 visitors with innovative displays that demonstrated the crucial role energy plays in everyday life.


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21 April 2017

Google is the winner of the annual Randstad Employer Brand Awards 2017


Recruitment firm Randstad named Google as the most attractive employer in Singapore at the Randstad Employer Brand Award 2017 (previously known as the Randstad Award). The annual award, held for the sixth consecutive year in Singapore and the 17th edition globally, was held on 20th of April at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre – Marina Bay Sands. DutchCham was honored to attend this gala event. 


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7 April 2017

NTUC launches initiatives to meet startups’ labour needs


31 March, 2017

The Labour Movement held its first U Startup Day on Thursday to officially launch its U Startup initiative to meet the needs of the local workforce and startups looking for talent.

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4 April 2017

ASEAN Business Dialogue 2017: Creating opportunities for entrepreneurs

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 10.35.02 AMMeer weten over de zakelijke mogelijkheden in de ASEAN-regio? Benieuwd naar de ervaringen van andere ondernemers in dit gebied? Kom op donderdag 11 mei naar Den Haag voor de tweede editie van de ASEAN Business Dialogue.

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