SMART wows crowd at Innovfest unBound 2016 & Energy Innovation 2016

SMART’s presence in several exhibitions and conferences is now more palpable than ever as it extends its reach to a global audience. 
Recent platforms include the smart nation’s anchor event – Innovfest unbound 2016, and the Energy Innovation 2016. Here’s a round-up of SMART’s showcase.

Innovfest unBound 2016
Wowing the 6,000-strong audience with its cutting-edge innovations, SMART researchers from CENSAM and FM exhibited their research on:
a.    MEMS flow sensor
b.    Autonomous car and buggy
c.    Portable water quality monitoring & sensing device

As one of the 350 tech innovations and start-up exhibited at the conference, CENSAM Mr Irwin Loh, who exhibited the MEMS flow sensor, said: “The audience was fantastic and we got to share our research with other start-ups, investors, corporations and government agencies.

“It was a great opportunity to forge new relationships and share knowledge,” added the business developer manager.

Topics like the impact of new technologies in finance, healthcare, retail and media, and opportunities in Asian markets were discussed during the two-day event.

Hosted by NUS Enterprise and unBound Media together with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Innovfest unBound 2016 took place at Marina Bay Sands on 17 & 18 May 2016.  It was graced by Guest-of-Honour Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation programme Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

Energy Innovation 2016

SMART’s presence was also at the event - Energy Innovation 2016 – with a poster presented by LEES postdoctoral associate Dr Nasim Sahraei Khanghah.

Focused on solar-powered systems, or more specifically on “High-efficiency tandem solar cells for power-autonomous systems”, Nasim explained about the next-generation tandem solar cells that can generate electricity more efficiently by absorbing a larger part of the solar spectrum.

She said: “This knowledge exchange, between energy industry champions, researchers and academics, opens new horizons both to the industry and scientific communities. When we get together for the same cause a lot of new doors open for collaboration.”

The Energy Innovation 2016 is a platform that aims to encourage collaborations between industry, researchers and government, and grow key local capabilities in priority areas to meet Singapore’s energy and low carbon objectives.

Urban Solutions & Sustainability (NRF) co-organised Energy Innovation (EI) 2016 with the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and Energy Market Authority (EMA) on 3 Jun 2016 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.