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 200 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
Steve Leonard
Executive Deputy Chairman
Infocomm Development Authority
Singapore linkedin28
Philip Ong
Deputy Chief Executive
National Research Foundation
Singapore linkedin28
Gerard Tellis
Director, Center for Global Innovation, USC Marshall
USA linkedin28 twitter28


Azim Pawanchik
Managing Director
Alpha Catalyst Consulting
Malaysia linkedin28 twitter28
CarolLinAnaz Ahmad Tajuddin
Group Engineering Head
Malaysia linkedin28
Benjamin Reid
Principal Researcher
UK linkedin28
CarolLinCarol Yeh-Yun Lin
Professor, NCC University & Author
of National Intellectual Capital
Taiwan linkedin28
Aziph Mustapha
Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Innovation Foundation
Malaysia linkedin28
CarolLinVincent Ribière
MD, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia
Thailand linkedin28
Youngah Park
President, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP)
SouthKorea cv_icon
CarolLinCsaba Bundik
Executive Director, European Chamber of Commerce Vietnam
Vietnam linkedin28
CarolLinPeter Beven
Corporate Educator, QUT Business School
Australia linkedin28
Neal Cross
Chief Innovation Officer
DBS Bank
Singapore linkedin28 twitter28
Stephen Lee
Head - I3 (Innovate, Invest, Incubate), StarHub
Singapore linkedin28

More speakers to follow..

Innovation Insights from Industry

This dedicated track includes 12 speakers from industry presenting innovation in practice under a number of different themes. Confirmed Speakers:

Mark Paas

Matt Rosa
British American Tobacco
Indonesia linkedin28
Rajiv Narvekar
Tata Management Training Center
Parin Mehta

Singapore  twitter28
Teng Soon Lang
OCBC Bank Group

Singapore cv_icon
SchlageFabian Schlage

Germany linkedin28 twitter28 video
Jan Stuebbe
Philip Morris International
Nitesh Chhapru
Diageo United Spirits


More speakers to follow....

Special Interest Sessions & Workshops

Innovations in the Asian Century

Article by Desai Narasimhalu - Director, Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University
view article...

Call for Papers

Junior Researcher Lab

Network, learn, develop!
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Networking Events

  • Welcome Reception @ Beer Tavern, Grand Park City Hall

    Welcome Reception @ Beer Tavern, Grand Park City Hall

  • Gala Dinner @ Raffles Hotel Ballroom

    Gala Dinner @ the world-famous Raffles Hotel Ballroom

  • Social Evening @ The Keppel Club

    Singapore Social Evening @ The Keppel Country Club

Innovation Tours

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