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JST Singapore Office is running 6 virtual booths in TechInnovation/SWITCH 2020.

Our co-exhibitors are Preppers, Algal Bio Co., Ltd., 4D Sensor Inc., Goryo Chemical, Inc., Kyushu Institute of Technology/ University Putra Malaysia and Gunma University.

TechInnovation 2020 – As Part of SWITCH

The ninth edition of TechInnovation will be going digital from 7 to 11 December 2020!

TechInnovation is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI that gathers international technology seekers and providers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation in Singapore and the region.
This year’s TechInnovation will showcase the latest innovative technologies across four key technology areas: Digital Economy, Urban Solutions & Sustainability, Health and Personal Care, and Food and Nutrition.

What to Expect at TechInnovation 2020

  • Learn new technology trends and Open Innovation best practices from successful business leaders
  • Connect with innovative companies that will present their technology offers from the four key sectors at the Crowdpitching sessions
  • Propose your technology solutions that address corporate innovation challenges at the Crowdsourcing sessions
  • Listen to leading design experts on how businesses can catalyse innovation with design in a sustainable manner
  • Explore collaboration opportunities with international enterprises, innovators and experts

Don’t miss this opportunity network with key decision makers and entrepreneurial innovators, and access co-innovation opportunities at Asia’s leading technology marketplace and matching event. Register now for your complimentary attendee pass here. For any enquiries on exhibition opportunities or delegate registration, please send an e-mail to email.

SWITCH 7-11 December 2020

Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) is a leading tech festival for the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem. Together with the Singapore FinTech Festival, SFF x SWITCH will take place on 7-11 December 2020—get ready for an exciting week-long, round-the-clock, digital and physical event!

You can expect a world-class technology and innovation conference featuring deep dives into sectors like healthcare & biomedical sciences, smart cities & urban solutions, trade & connectivity and emerging technologies, with a focus on people and talent. Get access to curated networking and business matching functions, and participate in workshops and masterclasses throughout the week.

Asia’s most anticipated startup pitching competition will also be taking place at SWITCH. Don’t miss this!

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Real World Applications of Organic LED (OLED) Technology

JST is be pleased to be holding a series of online seminars with SGInnovate in Singapore.

In the second seminar, "Real World Applications of OLED Technology”, we will welcome speakers from OLED innovators Kyulux, WiseChip Semiconductor Inc. and A*STAR. Join experts from Japan, Taiwan and Singapore as we shed light on the improving cost-efficiency and longevity of OLEDs and their exciting real-world applications.

We look forward to your registration and attendance.

Co-sponsoring an online seminar "Deep Tech for Good: Medical Innovations" with SG Innovate

On 18th June, the Singapore office co-sponsored an online seminar with SG Innovate, a key player in the startup ecosystem in Singapore. The seminar featured presentations from two university-originated ventures and a university-originated venture capital fund.

JST Singapore Office director Ms. Kaneko gave a brief introduction to JST and facilitated the first half of the seminar. The main presenters came from CoreTissue BioEngineering Inc. (a venture company originating from JST’s START program), UTokyo Innovation Platform (a public-private fund like JST that has invested in companies) and iMed Technologies Co., Ltd. (an investee of UTokyo Innovation Platform).

JST Singapore Office is currently planning a series of such seminars with the co-sponsor SGInnovate on various topics.


Live viewers: 166
Participating countries/ regions: 11 (Japan, Southeast Asian countries including Singapore,
USA, Canada, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan etc.)

Future seminar schedule

August 4
10:30 to 11:30 (Singapore time)
Theme: "Organic LEDs".
Participants: Kyulux Co. (JST SUCCESS Program investee), a Taiwanese company and others.

September 23, October 13
10:30-11:30 (Singapore time)
Theme: "Quantum Technologies"
Participants: Researchers supported by JST funding program ‘Sakigake’ and others.

The recording of the seminar is available below.

The "Introduction of Research Opportunities Supported by Japan and e-ASIA JRP" seminar was held in Jakarta on 20 February 2020.

The event was co-organized by the Ministry of Research and Technology/National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia (RISTEK-BRIN), Indonesia Science Fund (DIPI), JST and e-ASIA Joint Research Program. Its aim was to expand opportunities for joint research between Indonesia and Japan by introducing funding programs conducted by Japanese public funding organizations, such as those offered by JSPS, NEDO and AUN/SEED-Net.
As well as highlighting funding opportunities in both Japan and Indonesia for the audience of approximately 80 people, the seminar featured an Indonesian researcher participating in e-ASIA who shared his joint research experience with Japan and stimulated a fruitful discussion.
We hope that the event will trigger an expansion of research cooperation between Indonesia and Japan.

JST Singapore office 10th anniversary celebration

January 10, 2020 / Singapore

The JST Singapore office celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event with approximately 150 attendees from government, industry and academia, from both Japan and Singapore, who have supported our office and its activities.
Opening greetings were given by the Guest of Honour Mr. Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of the Singapore Food Authority and former Chairman of A*STAR, and Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Japan’s ambassador to Singapore. After keynote addresses by Prof. Teruo Kishi, Science and Technology Advisor to Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Prof. Subra Suresh, President of NTU, science talks and a panel discussion were held by researchers from both countries.
The event’s 3.5 hours passed quickly and finished in a convivial atmosphere, followed by a productive networking session.
We continue to build ourselves into an effective science and technology bridge connecting the ASEAN region, including Singapore, to Japan. We thank you warmly for your continued support.