- 18 Apr 2012 - 20 Apr 2012
- 8am to 5pm
- Kent Ridge Guild House(18th April) & Orchard Hotel (19-20 April)
InnovFest 2012 is an exciting festival of innovation-related activities. Organised by NUS Enterprise for the third year running, this event aims to boost technology transfer, entrepreneurship and investment amongst Asia's business, academic and technology communities. Plenary sessions, workshops and networking events will update participants on the latest trends in intellectual property management and commercialisation, as well as provide direct access to leading startups, business professionals, and investors.
Fantastic networking opportunities at InnovFest
Held from 18-20 April 2012, some 300-500 participants are expected to attend InnovFest 2012. These include technology transfer professionals, innovators, researchers, industry, entrepreneurs, the finance community and government agencies. InnovFest 2012 is the must-attend event for anyone keen to know how to bring their technologies to the market, discover new innovations and meet with leaders within the technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship sectors.
The core activities of InnovFest include:
AUTM Asia/Technology Commercialisation Forum 18-20 April 2012
2011 speakers and attendees
For the first time, the Technology Commercialisation Forum (TCF) will be held concurrently with AUTM Asia. AUTM Asia/TCF 2012 is the platform for academic research institutions, industry, technology transfer professionals and entrepreneurs to meet and examine latest issues related to commercialising technology. This event will focus on the theme "Commercialising Technologies to Sustain a Better World" and consist of keynote addresses, panel discussions and hands-on learning sessions. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on valuation, negotiation, technology transfer for small businesses, and patent mapping. All professional development courses and workshops are designed and conducted by AUTM, LES and PatSnap, with attendance providing participants with continuing education credits.
AUTM Asia/TCF 2012 is organised by NUS Enterprise and supported by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
The Enterprise Connection (TEC) 20 April 2012
Mr Eduardo Saverin, Co-founder Facebook, who spoke at TEC 2011
Held on 20 April 2012, TEC is a half-day conference and networking dinner that enables entrepreneurs, inventors, and other key stakeholders in NUS Enterprise's global network to connect and share ideas. During the afternoon conference, speakers and panelists will focus upon challenges for start-up companies and provide tips on how they can achieve success. During the networking dinner, an internationally-recognised entrepreneur will share his/ her views on entrepreneurship through the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership speaker series. In addition, the prestigious Innovation & Enterprise Awards will be given out, recognising individuals and companies within the NUS community who have achieved significant accomplishments in innovation and entrepreneurship. TEC is hosted by NUS Enterprise.
About the Organiser:
NUS Enterprise was established as a University-level cluster, to provide an enterprise dimension to NUS teaching and research involving the University’s students, staff and alumni. The functions of the Enterprise cluster complement the Academic cluster of the University to nurture talents with an entrepreneurial and global mindset. NUS Enterprise promotes the spirit of innovation and enterprise through Experiential Education, Industry Engagement & Partnerships and Entrepreneurship Support. For more information, visit: http://www.nus.edu.sg/enterprise.