Date: 22 May 2022
Venue: Same location as ICASSP 2022

Local Time (GMT+8)Session
8:30 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 10:00Keynote by Prof. K. J. Ray Liu, IEEE President and CEO of Origin AI
Title: My Ventures and Lessons Learned
10:00 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00Panel Discussion
Theme: Bridging the gap from research lab to start-up company
Moderator: Mr Osman Ahmed, COO – Curium
Panel Members:
Mr Clarence Tan, Founder/Managing Partner – Origgin Ventures
Dr Maren Schweizer, CEO – Schweizer World Group (Schweizer International Venture engine and capital arm)
Mr David Burt, Director of Entrepreneurship – UNSW
Dr Negar Ghourchian, VP R&D and AI Director – Aerial Technologies
Dr Ladan Golshanara, co-founder and tech lead – TONZ
12:00 – 1:30Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:45Pitching Session (Pitches will be shortlisted from a call for proposals)
2:45 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 5:15Stream A – Entrepreneurship Training (Hybrid)
Kris Childress, Mentor-in-Residence, NUS (National University of Singapore) Enterprise
Emily Chang (online), cofounder of Cruxes
3:00 – 5:15Stream B – Bringing your invention to the market (Online)
Dr Omar Zahr, CTO of TandemLaunch
Mr Michael A. Oblon, Partner, Jones Day
Mr Armando Vera Carvajal, VP at Newchip
5:15 – 6:30Drinks and Informal Networking
5:45Announcement of Pitching Competition Results and Official Forum Close
Prof. Athina Petropulu, SPS President-Elect

Organizing Committee:

  • Wilson Teng, Industry Chair, NUS, Singapore
  • Professor Eliathamby Ambikairajah, Academic Chair, UNSW, Sydney
  • Professor Haizhou Li, Committee member, NUS, Singapore
  • David Burt, Committee member, UNSW, Sydney
  • Siqi Cai, Committee member, NUS, Singapore