SMI Forum 2017 Event Highlights

Themed “Establishing a Strong Maritime Innovation Ecosystem”, the seventh edition of the SMI Forum ddressed the current landscape and future trends of research and technology for Maritime Singapore’s long-term competitiveness. The 7th SMI Forum continues to see strong participation from industry stakeholders including distinguished leaders and guests from the industry and academic sectors as well as the government agencies convened for another fruitful discussion and networking session.

Key highlights of the SMI Forum 2017 include the launch of Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence, signing ceremonies for memorandum of understanding between NTU and Jurong Port as well as the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Shell Eastern Trading, and the award presentation of the Top Projects under the SMI Research Showcase April 2017. A high-level panel discussion on the Forum’s theme of maritime innovation ecosystem was also moderated by Vice President of the Singapore Management University Professor Annie Koh.


Presentation Title Presenter
Welcome Address Mr WONG Weng Sun, Chairman of Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)
Keynote Presentation: Singapore’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise Ecosystem Dr CHEONG Wei Yang, Deputy CEO of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore
Presentation: Singapore as a Leading Maritime Innovation Centre Dr Eric W. JAKOBSEN, Managing Partner of Menon Economics
Presentation: Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (Innovation) Mr Kenneth LIM, Director, Research and Technology and Industry Development, and CTO of MPA
Presentation: NTU Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence Associate Professor Jasmine Lam Siu Lee, Research Lead, MESD of NTU
Panel Discussion on “Establishing a Strong Maritime Innovation Ecosystem” Mr David Tan, Chief Technology Officer of ST Electronics
Mr Srinivas Tati, Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Global Business Development, of Kongsberg Maritime
Mr Kenneth LIM, Director, Research and Technology and Industry Development, and CTO of MPA
Ms Stuti Nautiyal, Managing Director of SimPlus
Mr Alvin Foo, Vice President (ST2 Engineering) of PSA Corporation
Dr Erik W. Jakobsen, Managing Partner of Menon Economics
Prof Annie Koh, Vice President of SMU – Moderator

The event programme and profile of speakers and panelists can be found HERE.

*Certain presentation materials are not available for download.


Event photos and videos will be available shortly to be viewed in the media gallery HERE.