Join the Most Impactful
Deep Tech Summit in Asia

Held in conjunction with SFF x SWITCH as a virtual conference, the third edition of Deep Tech Summit is a best-in-class convening of thought-leaders and industry practitioners who are committed to harnessing science and technology innovation to help the world emerge more resilient and sustainable after the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in areas such as:

Food Science
and Technology





This year, the Deep Tech Summit will take place at the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH), the leading tech festival for the Global-Asia innovation ecosystem.

Taking place on 7-11 December 2020 — get ready for an exciting week-long, round-the-clock, digital and physical event!

Deep Tech Summit 2020 at a Glance

8 December 2020
9 December 2020
10 December 2020

at SFF x SWITCH 2020

Deep Tech Summit at SFF x SWITCH 2020

9 December 2020

Time Session
2:00pm - 2:50pm
Deep Tech for a Post-Covid-19 World 

With humanity facing pressing challenges in health, climate change, etc., we want to explore the promise of deep tech to help our future economy and society be more resilient, liveable and sustainable, particularly as we begin to rebuild in the post-COVID-19 era.

  • Opening Remarks by Dr Lim Jui, CEO, SGInnovate
  • Frederick Chew, Chief Executive Officer, A*STAR
  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Renee Lo, General Manager – Data and AI, Microsoft
  • SzeKi Sim, Executive Director – Community & Brand, SGInnovate
2:50pm - 3:20pm

Deep Tech could help build a resilient and sustainable future for all, addressing urgent economic, social and environmental challenges. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in startup activities, investments into Deep Tech remain important to recovery plans after the pandemic. This fireside chat between SGInnovate and Samsung Catalyst Fund seeks to explore impactful technologies of tomorrow, and how we can invest for the future.

  • Dr Francis Ho, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, and Co-Head, Samsung Catalyst Fund
  • Hsien-Hui Tong, Executive Director – Venture Investing, SGInnovate
3:20pm - 4:20pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has plagued countries worldwide and has created unprecedented change for the global economy, especially for healthcare institutions at the forefront. This session will feature diverse perspectives from healthcare providers, corporates and governments on the opportunities and challenges in medical innovation in the new normal.

  • Abel Ang, Group CEO, Advanced MedTech
  • Prof Robert Morris, Chief Technology Strategist, MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation
  • Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
  • Dr Lim Jui, CEO, SGInnovate
4:20pm - 5:20pm

The past decade has seen the rise of renewable energy such as wind and solar. What will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future? So far, indications point towards hydrogen energy. The Hydrogen Council estimates that by 2050, hydrogen would provide 18% of the world’s total energy needs, with annual sales in the hydrogen fuel cell market reaching USD 2.5 trillion and creating 30 million jobs globally.

  • Mathias Steck, Managing Director Renewables Advisory Germany, DNV GL
  • Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader, CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission
  • Pras Ganesh, Project Executive Vice President – Corporate Planning Group, Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing and Programme Director, Toyota Mobility Foundation
  • Vaitea Cowan, Co-Founder, Enapter GmbH
  • Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)
5:20pm - 6:20pm

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), a transition towards the circular economy has the potential to generate USD 4.5 trillion in economic value by 2030, while helping to achieve climate change objectives. As we shape more resilient, sustainable economies, how should leaders encourage ecosystem collaborations and harness science and technology innovation towards a circular economy of the future?

  • Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy & Innovation and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Calum Handforth, Advisor – Smart Cities and Digitalisation, UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development
  • David McGinty, Global Director, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)
  • Dr Mohammad Farahani, Founder and CEO, SEPPURE
  • Jessica Cheam, Managing Director, Eco-Business


Strategic Partners

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The Deep Tech Summit
is proudly presented by
SGInnovate -

a venture catalyst that builds and scales Deep Tech startups, develops technical talent, and engages with the Deep Tech innovation ecosystem. Since 2016, over 55,000 startups, investors, scientists, researchers, corporate innovators, government and international partners have participated in SGInnovate’s Deep Tech events, industry roundtables, and innovation challenges. Through the combined networks of SGInnovate and our partners, the Deep Tech Summit is being promoted to more than 100,000 Deep Tech stakeholders in more than 50 countries.

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Thank you to our global community for contributing to the success of Deep Tech Summit 2020.

We hope you have uncovered valuable insights to build a brighter, more resilient and sustainable future. See you next year!