The 2014 ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum

The 2014 ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum  will be held in Singapore on 7-10 December 2014. Organised by ISPIM, in collaboration with Singapore Management University, this event will bring together around 250 innovation experts from 35 countries. The event programme will tackle the region’s key innovation issues by attracting top-level speakers from Asia-Pacific from academia, industry and government. The three-day event will include:

  • Multi-track sessions that mix industry, academia, science and government

  • Dedicated sessions and communities on innovation challenges for research, business and government

  • Showcasing innovation in Singapore with presentations, workshops and site visits

  • High-profile networking events each night, ISPIM-style

Key Themes

    • Bottom of the Pyramid Innovation
    • Business Model Innovation  & Strategic Foresight
    • Creativity in Innovation
    • Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Support
    • Green and Social Innovation
    • Innovation Training, Teaching and Coaching
    • Methods & Measurement of Innovation
    • Open and Collaborative Innovation
    • Optimizing Returns from Science and Technology Policies
    • Reverse Innovation
    • Technology & Knowledge Transfer Policies and Programmes

Who should attend?

Researchers, industry executives, thought leaders and policy makers with a focus on innovation management.


Arnoud de Meyer
Singapore Management University
Singapore linkedin28
Philip Ong
Deputy Chief Executive
National Research Foundation
Singapore linkedin28
Neal Cross
Chief Innovation Officer
DBS Bank
Singapore linkedin28 twitter28
Youngah Park
President, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
SouthKorea cv_icon
Aziph Mustapha
Chief Operating Officer
Malaysian Innovation Foundation
Malaysia linkedin28
Stephen Lee
Head - I3 (Innovate, Invest, Incubate), StarHub
Singapore linkedin28
CarolLinCarol Yeh-Yun Lin
Professor, NCC University & Author
of National Intellectual Capital
Taiwan linkedin28
Azim Pawanchik
Managing Director
Alpha Catalyst Consulting
Malaysia linkedin28 twitter28

More speakers to follow..

Innovation Insights from Industry

This dedicated track includes 15 speakers from industry presenting innovation in practice under a number of different themes:

  • Building Innovators
  • From Policy to Product
  • Moving Beyond Corporate Boundaries
  • Taking Innovation up the Value Chain
  • The 'How' of Innovation

Confirmed Speakers:

Mark Paas

Matt Rosa
British American Tobacco
Indonesia linkedin28
Leanne Gore
National Australia Bank
Rajiv Narvekar
Tata Management Training Center

More speakers to follow....

Special Interest Sessions & Workshops

  • Downstream and Go-to-Market Innovations led by Singapore Management University
  • S&T Innovation Policy (STIP) Scoreboard in Korea led by KISTEP
  • Innovation in Taiwan led by National Chengchi University
  • National Corporate Innovation Index led by Alpha Catalyst Consulting, Malaysia
  • ISPIM Seeks Solutions led by LUT/En Mode Solutions

Innovations in the Asian Century

Article by Desai Narasimhalu - Director, Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University
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Call for Papers

Junior Researcher Lab

30 researchers, 4 experts, 1 afternoon.
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Innovation Tours

  • As part of  the Innovation in Singapore showcase on Wednesday, a series of Innovation Tours will be organised to around 6-7 different organisations in and around Singapore for groups of around 20 people. The aim of these tours is to enable delegates to experience first hand what is happening in Singapore in the innovation field. During these visits, delegates will meet with people involved in innovation for question and answer sessions, demonstrations and presentations lasting for 2-3 hours.

    Confirmed Tours:

    • Institute of Infocomm Research 
    • Khoo Tech Puat Hospital 
    • NeWater
    • National Design Centre 

Awards & Prizes

  • Knut Holt Best Paper Award  more... 
  • Alex Gofman Best Student Paper Award  more...
  • Technological Implications Award by Nokia more...

What delegates say

  • ISPIM events are an excellent way to connect with people working in other areas of innovation that you might not normally meet, providing different perspectives on innovation and innovation management.
    Christopher Nedin - Department of Industry, Australia
  •  I would describe 'The ISPIM spirit' as being professional, creative, social, energetic and passionate. The spirit is an extension of the aspect of ‘innovation,’ the ultimate value of ISPIM. If you really want to feel the ISPIM spirit, you had better participate actively in every program at ISPIM events.
    Byoung Soo Kim - KISTEP, Korea
  • I found the ISPIM event enlightening and value packed.  Not only did I get to meet people like me who are working to make innovation successful in their organisations, but I also got to hear about the breakthrough research being conducted by leading universities from all across the world.
    Mark Redmond - Ergon Energy, Australia
  • ISPIM  is an ongoing business community of people ready to share ideas about innovation and this goes well past the date of the conference.   The evening networking has been exciting and rewarding.
    Dianna Vitasovic - Innovation Culture, Australia