Orient Magazine Issue 81 - April 2021 - Page 17

Launch of the UK-Singapore Universities Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( UKSAEI )
The UK-Singapore Universities Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( UKSAEI ) – the first alliance of its kind to accelerate collaborations in entrepreneurship and innovation between the two countries – was launched on 8 th April 2021 , witnessed by H . E . Kara Owen , British High Commissioner to Singapore , and H . E . Lim Thuan Kuan , Singapore High Commissioner to the UK .
UKSAEI brings together world-leading universities from the UK ( Bath , Coventry , Cranfield , Dundee , Edinburgh , Glasgow , King ’ s College London , Newcastle , Nottingham , Manchester and Strathclyde ) and Singapore ( Nanyang Technological University Singapore , National University of Singapore , Singapore Institute of Technology , Singapore Management University , and Singapore University of Technology and Design ) to share knowledge and facilitate collaboration in commercialisation and innovation . Enabling knowledge exchanges on technology transfer and commercialization , cross-border licensing of technologies , and training the next generation of entrepreneurs , the Alliance will boost efforts in accelerating ideas to market and value capture , and deepen cooperation between innovation ecosystems in the UK and Singapore .
The Alliance will aim to :
• Facilitate , share knowledge and co-operate in the respective efforts of UK and Singapore universities in the areas of technology transfer and commercialization through active engagement with government and industry .
• Develop cross-border licensing of technologies and human capacity building as well as to support and encourage innovation .
• Act as the catalyst for commercialisation activities .
• Actively facilitate and enable collaboration between universities , public research institutes , Government and industry players in the innovation ecosystem in Singapore and the UK to co-create value .
21st Annual Business Awards Trophy Presentation
On 20 th April , we presented last year ’ s award trophies the winners in nine categories . The presentation was moderated by Executive Director , David Kelly , with addresses from Chamber President , Richard Warburton , and British High Commissioner , H . E . Kara Owen CMG CVO . With special thanks to our Video Partner , Asia Works . Congratulations again to all of the winners !