Corporate Innovation (Programme Manager)
Executed innovation programmes, engaged with innovation ecosystem stakeholders in the areas of food nutrition, healthcare and the built environment.
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- Innovation Hub: Bright Science & Technology Innovation Hub
- Innovation Challenges:
- Healthcare Open Innovation Challenge
- Built Environment Accelerate to Market Programme
- Accelerator Programme with Insurance Australia Group for 4 scale-ups (FinTech, SaaS, Cybersecurity)
- Scouting Projects for Unilever
My proudest project was to have launched Royal DSM’s open innovation platform (Bright Science & Technology Innovation Hub), from conceptualisation amidst a challenging Covid period. It also inspired a keen interest in food technology, and I'm trailing that interest in my next role, sniffing curiously and happily - like a mouse trailing cheese. 🐭🧀
I also welcome the challenge to launch 2 national innovation programmes with the government during the same timeline - in other thematic areas of Healthcare and the Built Environment. This exposure to different stakeholders and industries instilled an appreciation for sectoral nuance and adapting to new industries quickly
Padang & Co is the oldest innovation catalyst born and anchored in Singapore since 2012.
"Padang" means "open field" in malay.
Through a range of highly tailored programmes, Padang & Co provides government agencies and enterprises an "open field" to explore and adopt a range of Open innovation practices. We have the pleasure of working with a wide range of enterprises such as Unilever, Rolls-Royce, GRAB, Royal DSM, Rabobank and other like-minded enterprises.