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Celebrating innovation in business

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019
Celebrating innovation in business

We remember our contributions to the Good Science = Great Business 2018 Festival.

(From left to right: Ms Pinky Sibal, Senior Manager, Branding at James Cook University in Singapore; Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University; His Excellency Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore; Dr Juliana Chan, CEO of Wildtype Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Scientist Magazine; Professor Dean Jerry, Dean of Research for James Cook University in Singapore; and Mr Andrew Chew, Director Marketing at James Cook University in Singapore)

The Australian High Commission in Singapore celebrated the anniversary of the Good Science = Great Business 2018 Festival on 19 November 2019. James Cook University in Singapore was invited to the celebrations, in recognition for our contributions to the 2018 event as a Platinum Sponsor.

Held in Singapore and ASEAN over the month of September 2018, the Good Science = Great Business 2018 Festival gathered top scientists and business leaders to promote innovation collaboration between Australia and Singapore, and into the Southeast Asia region.

(Professor Wei Xiang (left), Founding Professor and Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering, James Cook University Australia; and Professor Ian Atkinson (right), Professor and Director of JCU eResearch Centre, James Cook University Australia at the Internet of Things (IoT) Festival Lecture)

As a Platinum Sponsor of the festival, James Cook University in Singapore organised the following events on campus:

Additionally, we had our Vice Chancellor's Lecture regarding “A sustainable future for the Tropics” by Professor Sandra Harding AO, at the Australian High Commission in Singapore on 26 September 2018.

(Professor Sandra Harding AO, Vice Chancellor and President of James Cook University Australia, during her lecture on “A sustainable future for the Tropics”)

James Cook University in Singapore was also involved in the following events in the month-long festival:

  • Festival Networking Reception: Science and Innovation Alumni, on 6 September 2018
  • Women in Innovation Panel and Networking Event, on 10 September 2018
  • Good Science = Great Business 2018: Festival Launch, on 10 September 2018
  • Good Science = Great Business 2018 Gala Dinner, on 27 September 2018

These contributions helped bring impressive stories about ingenuity, creativity and innovation to the foreground. Furthermore, the events that make up the festival illustrate how great science translates into the companies that drive future industries and economic growth in Australia, Singapore and ASEAN.

Commenting on our efforts, Professor Harding said, “We are very proud of our association in Singapore. And the fact that we have been able to add to the national talent pool here through our education research, but also add industry and innovation through the prowess of our science, in the areas of aquaculture and in health, amongst many other areas that we bring to bear our world-class science right here in Singapore.”

The anniversary celebrations this year uphold the theme of exploring the relationship between science & innovation and business. In commemoration, His Excellency Mr Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, together with Dr Juliana M. Chan, CEO of Wildtype Media Group and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Scientist Magazine, held a panel discussion on "The Impact of STEM on Business and Society".

The inspiring insights from the panel discussion underscore the importance of science and innovation, particularly in the collaboration between Singapore and Australia.

At James Cook University in Singapore, we are committed to furthering this relationship, as well as advancing our research efforts, so that we can continue to create a brighter future and make a difference in the world.

Contacts

Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au