Breaking Out of Convention - Impactful Science for Today’s Deep Issues
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21st August 2020, 13:00-17:00 hrs
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If you are startups/academic researchers, please join us to share your info to solve the problems in Singapore and areas surrounding Southeast Asia. Japanese corporations, startups, and academic researchers will gather. A rare opportunities to meet up with above diversity.

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“Breaking Out of Convention – Impactful Science for Today’s Deep Issues”

Current critical issues

If you think about world issues today, climate change, lack of clean water, poverty, or healthcare might come up at the top of your head. Singapore and its neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region has their own unique challenges and issues to solve with the world. Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference Singapore 2020 (HIC SG 2020) will bring together various stakeholders to discuss on the issues and possible solutions.


Turning research data into solutions

At HIC SG 2020, we envision to turn research data into usable solutions in order to solve deep issues, through the usage of new research developed or innovative methods instead of the conventional route. We would like to challenge this by bringing corporates, researchers, and startups together to discuss from the viewpoints of Healthier Living, Asian Skin, and Smarter City.


Open discussions and open collaborations

Unique to HIC SG 2020, we hope to build an ecosystem to foster active discussions and open collaborations that can bring about more awareness for the issues, research collaboration, and business idea creation.



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  • 21st August 2020

21st August 2020(金)13:00 - 17:00

Time Program
13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks
13:10-13:30 Theme Setting Talk

AI and Digital Health Tech: Opportunities and Risks

13:50-14:00 Break


Plenary Presentation: MEDGIC & Panel Discussion

Skin Health for Southeast Asians

14:50-15:00 Break
15:00-15:50 Speaker’s Presentation and Panel Discussion

Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living

15:50-16:00 Break
16:00-16:50 Speaker’s Presentation and Panel Discussion

Developing Smart Cities in Southeast Asia

16:50-17:00 Closing Ceremony


13:10 hrs - 13:30 hrs
Theme Setting Presentations
We are honoured to invite Dr. Hooshmand Palany to give a speech in AI and Digital Health Tech!

Dr. Hooshmand Palany, Chairman, Healthcare Working Group ASEAN-Business Advisory Council
13:30 hrs - 13:50 hrs
Technology Splash
Come prepared to listen to mind-blowing technologies from a wide area!

Dr. Tan Mei Hua, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, DeNova Sciences

Dr. Viknish Krishnan-Kutty, Founder & CEO, Cellivate Technologies

Dr. George M Jacobs, General Manager, HealthPartners.sg

Dr. Ser Wah Oh, Founder & CEO, Whizpace Pte Ltd

Mr. Gabriel Yee, Managing Director, MyrLabs
14:00 hrs - 14:15 hrs
Plenary Presentation in Skin Health for Southeast Asians
AI and Mankind: Building an Equitable Future for Global Healthcare with MEDGIC
Dr. Reid Lim, Founder, MEDGIC

Dr. Reid Lim (MBBS) is a physician and the founder of MEDGIC - an AI company dedicated to transcending tomorrow’s healthcare by building the world’s largest neural network for skin pathology. Half of today’s population has no access to healthcare and many more are impoverished to pay for it. MEDGIC harnesses the transformative power of AI to forge a better and fairer future for global healthcare. It is a gift from machines, to all mankind on Earth.
14:00 hrs - 14:50 hrs
Skin Health for Southeast Asians
Going more than just skin deep, there are specific criteria to skin from Southeast Asia region which makes it uniquely different to the other skins. Therefore in the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Singapore 2020, we will be discussing about skin health of Southeast Asians.

Dr. Reid Lim, Founder, MEDGIC

Dr. Maurice van Steensel, Professor of Dermatology and Skin Biology at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU), Skin Director at Skin Research Institute of Singapore (A*STAR)

Dr. Ruenn Chai Lai, Research Scientist at Institute of Medical Biology (A*STAR), Consultant at Vesiderm

Ms. Hui Ling Chan, Assistant Manager in Research Development Division, Leave a Nest Singapore
15:00 hrs - 15:50 hrs
Nutraceutical Solution for Healthier Living
With demands from consumers to move towards healthier living, we will be discussing on what and how will our lives be like in 30 years time and how would nutraceuticals play a part in reaching it.

Dr. Natthaporn Takpho, Researcher, Mitsui Chemicals Singapore R&D Centre

Prof. William Chen, Michael Fam Chair Professor and Director of Food Science & Technology (NTU)

Dr. Shabbir M Moochhala, Innovation Director, Fifth Sense

Mr. Elias Tan, Vice President, Innovate360
16:00 hrs - 16:50 hrs
Developing Smart Cities in Southeast Asia