Lunch with Dr Raj.Thampuran on "A*STAR, driving innovation and being future-ready"


Science and technology is the lifeblood of growth and they have undergirded Singapore’s R&D efforts, transforming Singapore into the knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy it is today. With intensifying global competition and rapid technological changes brought about by the digital age, companies and industries are being disrupted. To survive and thrive, they need to embrace open innovation and forge partnerships to accelerate research and take their innovations to the next level.

As a mission-oriented Science and Technology organisation, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) develops industry sectors by taking on a differentiated approach to working with companies, creating economic value and enhancing lives.

What is A*STAR’s role in developing capabilities and collaborations to drive open innovation and ensure that we are future-ready?


ProfRajThampuranDr Raj. Thampuran has been the Managing Director of A*STAR since July 2012. He was responsible for spearheading the efforts to develop the science and technology research blueprint for the Science and Technology 2015 Plan. Since joining A*STAR in 2000, Dr Thampuran has held various senior leadership positions including Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council, as well as the Executive Director of the Institute of High Performance Computing, a research organisation of over 200 staff and one of the 14 Research Institutes supported by A*STAR, where he spearheaded its R&D portfolio and industry development efforts until June 2010.


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Friday, 26 August 2016
12.15 pm – 2.00 pm