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January 2014

R&D Committee

Keys to Boosting Your Innovation

For this exceptional breakfast talk, we welcomed three talented speakers from Google, Gemalto and Lunabee to take our participants on the road to innovation.

how it is possible to develop an innovative envi-ronment within small companies as well as what has been set up to encourage innovation, what worked and what didn't?

Mr Olivier Berni, co-Founder of Lunabee Pte Ltd, first shared his views on how a start-up deals with innovation. Specifically, he questioned what innovation is in a small company with limited resources,

Mr Siddharth Singhal, Strategic Marketing Analyst (CITO Office), Gemalto, then shared some of the “recipes” that Gemalto has designed to promote innovation as a core culture in the organisation.

Last but not least, our third speaker Mr Jared Smith, Head of Global Agencies, Asia Pacific at Google, discussed some of the processes and principles in place to make sure that Google doesn't get bogged down in the past as it moves forward. This breakfast talk offered various perspectives, from MNCs to start-ups, on innovation. F

Casual Talk with Yves Lapierre, Commissioner and CEO of INPI The French Industrial Property Office (INPI) welcomes and informs all those who are involved in industrial property. It helps them throughout the procedural stages in this field, grants patents, registers trademarks, and designs and publishes them. INPI plays a major role in drafting French industrial property law. It acts as a watchdog of national interests as international, European and Community law in this field change, whether through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the

European Patent Office (EPO) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

L’Apéro des Sciences This networking event organised in partnership with the French Institute aimed at gathering the French scientific community based in Singapore.

Institute for Sports Research at NTU on scientific sports research in Singapore.

For this first networking evening, we welcomed two Singapore-based scientists who presented their research work: Mr Wilfried Moreira, Research fellow at NUS – School of Medecine on the discovery of antibacterial drugs, and Mr Pascal Joubert des Ouches, Director of the

This evening was an excellent opportunity for the 80 participants involved to make new contacts, both in their scientific or social circles. F

The INPI is a public institution, under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Trade, the Ministry for Productive Recovery and the Minister in charge of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy. It employs 742 staff spread over 22 sites. We had the pleasure of welcoming Mr Yves Lapierre, Commissioner and CEO of the French Patent and Trademark Office, for a talk that was followed by a cocktail reception at the FCCS, together with our R&D committee members. F


FCCS Focus January 2014 Healthcare Industries  

January 2014 issue of Focus magazine by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

FCCS Focus January 2014 Healthcare Industries  

January 2014 issue of Focus magazine by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore