Dr Benjamin Seet, Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singapore
Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03/04/05 S(228208)
Date : April 28, 2016
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
DescriptionSingapore’s foray into the biomedical sciences industry started only in 2000. Today, just 15 years later, the sector encompasses more than SGD 26 billion in manufacturing output annually, contributes 4% of national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs more than 22,000 people. This growth has been fuelled in part by the country’s sustained investments in research and innovation. The government recently announced a new tranche totaling SGD 19 billion during the 5-year plan from 2016 to 2020. The health and biomedical sciences alone will receive SGD 4 billion or more than 20% of this research budget. Dr. Seet's presentation will trace Singapore’s journey into the biomedical sciences; articulate the role that organisations like A*STAR play in building up an innovation-driven economy; and outline key strategies to employ mission-oriented research to further both economic growth and improve health outcomes.