Royal DSM's Open Innovation Platform for APAC - Bright Science Hub

Royal DSM's Open Innovation Platform for APAC - Bright Science Hub

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Innovation and Partnerships Manager, Bright Science Hub


Enabling open innovation and partnerships with startups and the innovation ecosystem, in the area of Food Technology, for the one of the world's largest producers in essential nutrients


It was an interesting and rare perspective to be able to move from an external consultant at Padang & Co, to an in-house corporate innovation role - seeing through the creation and establishment of Bright Science Hub from scratch when I first started in Padang & Co.

This role harnessed my strengths in stakeholder management and establishing partnerships in Singapore's innovation ecosystem, while building up my knowledge in food technology and nutrition.

It was also gratifying to be working in a purpose-driven company, whose entire business mission was around bolstering nutrition in the products we consume!

Company Background

About Royal DSM

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Bioscience.

DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Random fun fact: DSM used to stand for 'Dutch State Mines', tracing back to the company's origins. How far it has come since.

About Bright Science & Technology Innovation Hub (Bright Science Hub)

Bright Science Hub is DSM's open innovation platform in APAC.

Anchored by DSM, the Bright Science Hub provides startups a unique opportunity to gain access to DSM’s wide ecosystem networks, expertise and laboratories. Startups can look forward to co-creating solutions that promote equitable access to healthy food and nutrition, enable the production of diversified proteins, staple food fortification and food waste reduction, while promoting low carbon technologies.

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