The GEAR is igniting tomorrow's innovations at the Future City Festival, where thought leaders, trailblazers, and creators of the built environment ecosystem come together to explore the next big ideas that will hold the power to reshape industries and drive progress.
This event is held in conjunction with BLAZE, the Finals Week of the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition (LKYGBPC), organised by Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
The GEAR's Future City Festival will provide a platform for the next generation of changemakers with startup pitches by selected RVLT50 (Revolutionary 50) startups vying for the LKYGBPC Kajima Innovation Award.
The event will also feature a panel discussion on Constructing Climate-Resilient Cities of Tomorrow: The Essential Role of Innovation, Financial Sustainability, and Cross-Sector Collaborations in Built Environment.
- Keisuke Koshijima, EVP, Kajima Corporation
- Paul Santos, Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners
- Kyle Tan, CEO, Airsquire
- Moderator: Dr Winston Chow, Associate Professor of Urban Climate, SMU College of Integrative Studies
This dialogue brings together corporate leaders in built environment, venture capital, startup and academia for a discussion on how the cities of tomorrow needs to adapt in the face of climate challenges.
By examining the interplay between innovation, financial sustainability, and cross-sector collaborations, the panel seeks to outline a roadmap that architects the blueprint for climate-resilient cities and empowers leaders of tomorrow to engage actively in sustainable innovation.
Join us for a candid conversation about how blending innovation, financial sustainability and youthful aspiration through collaboration within built environment is essential in constructing climate-resilient cities for the next generation.
Plus, we will be launching The GEAR's first Startup Residency Programme! Attendees will also have the opportunity go to on a building tour to explore The GEAR's building facilities and laboratories.
You wouldn't want to miss the excitement and celebrations, see you there!
*Please note that by signing up, you are registering your interest to attend the event. We regret that only approved attendees will receive a confirmation email from us with the full festival details and unique QR code for the event.
9:00am - 10:00am: Registration
10:00am - 10.20am: Keynote by Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director, Economic Development Board
10:20am - 10:40am: Launch of The GEAR Residency Programme
10:40am - 11:30am: Panel Discussion — Constructing Climate-Resilient Cities of Tomorrow: The Essential Role of Innovation, Financial Sustainability, and Cross-Sector Collaborations in Built Environment
11:30am - 12:30pm: LKYGBPC Kajima Innovation Award Pitch Finals
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Lunch & Networking
1:00pm - 2:00pm: The GEAR Building Tours
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