Head of Innosparks, an ST Engineering Open Lab, and Senior Vice President, Tech Innovation
Innosparks, an ST Engineering Open Lab, is also a worldwide innovation exchange for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. As Singapore's first engineering-based incubator, Innosparks goes beyond offering funds to start-ups in its contribution towards building the innovation ecosystem. Its through-train incubation programme ensures start-ups collaborate with resident engineers, and access multi disciplinary engineering capabilities as well as global business networks and distribution channels that help them fast-fail-fast-iterate from idea to market in 18 months or less. Innosparks' focus is on addressing urban needs and challenges in the domains of mobility, healthcare, energy & environment, and security & emergency management.
Q: Tell us about yourself and your work at Innosparks.
I’m the General Manager of Innosparks, but more importantly, I’m a passionate ideator and creative engineer at heart. At Innosparks, we are all about accelerating breakthrough innovations that can touch and transform lives. Home to a diverse team of multi-disciplinary engineers centred on radical innovation, we take on demand-driven challenges and accelerate breakthrough solutions that work in the real world.
Q: What motivates you at work?
At Innosparks, we are driven by a desire to create engineering solutions that can impact lives. That gives us a wide mandate to take on vastly different problems that challenge us to put on our engineering hats in creative ways. Each day is a blue ocean for us to dive deep, explore, experiment, fail and think different.