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The Catalyst Workshop!

Do you have an interest in helping to bring world changing technologies to the market ?

if YES, read on !

The Catalyst Workshop!

We are hosting a half day event for the interested parties who would like to get involved in creating the next big tech Start-Up!

There are several domains which might interest you :

> Biotech, MedTech, Pharma
> Robotics, Automation, Energy, CleanTech
> AI, ML, DA and ICT

We seek in you , your background and experience from the above domains :

1. Business development
2. Regulatory Processes
3. Operations

Speakers For The Workshop


Department of Chemical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charles L. Cooney, the Robert T. Haslam (1911) Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering is also the Founding Faculty Director, Emeritus of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemical Engineering from MIT. After a short post-doctoral time at the Squibb Institute for Medical Research in 1970, he joined the MIT faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1970 and became a full Professor in 1982. He serves as a consultant to a number of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and, sits on the Boards of Directors of Pronutria Bioscience, Mitra Biotech, Levitronix, Just Biotherapeutics, Innovent (China), snEvolv, and GreenLight Bioscience He chaired the FDA Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Science from 2004-2006.

Prof. Cooney's research and teaching interests span a range of topics in biochemical engineering and pharmaceutical manufacturing. He has published over 250 research papers, over 25 patents and co-authored or edited 5 books including Development of Sustainable Bioprocesses: Modeling and Assessment, Wiley Press 2006. He research interest include manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, biotech and bioprocess industries, as well as bioprocess design, operation and control, and technological innovation strategy. His teaching has focused on bioprocessing, drug development and technological innovation. As founding faculty director of the Deshpande Center he is interested in the process of stimulating technological innovation and translating innovation into new company creation. In addition to his professional interests, Prof. Cooney is a Trustee Emeriti of Boston Ballet, and an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Other interests include rock climbing, skiing, high altitude mountaineering (with assents of Denali, Ama Dablam, Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro, Huascaran), scuba diving and antique map collecting.


Director, SMART Innovation Centre

Howard leads and manages the overall operation of the Innovation Centre. He brings experience from the academic, industry and financial sectors focused on developing businesses around emerging technology. He has founded, held executive management positions, acted as Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of multiple companies in the United States and Asia. He was Consulting Director of Bio*One Capital Pte Ltd and acted as the interim CEO of several of their portfolio companies.

Howard was the CEO of Johns Hopkins Singapore and The Johns Hopkins-NUH International Medical Centre. At Johns Hopkins Singapore, he led and managed a team of 80 researchers, physicians, administrators and staff, to establish a Center of Excellence in research, education and patient care. From 1995 to 1999, Howard was Assistant Dean of The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, where he was responsible for its business development activities, including the Office of Technology Licensing which is tasked to commercialise all medical discoveries originating at Hopkins.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Maryland.

Venue, Date & Time


03:30 PM - 08:30 PM


17 January 2018


80 Stamford Road, #B1-62 The Alcove, Singapore


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