The Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow (SLoT) Forum is the island city-state’s first inter-generational and inter-cultural leadership summit in biotechnology, where the nation’s leading minds in biotechnology converge and discuss about the ‘gaps’ in the biotech industry be it Research & innovation gap, Funding gap or Public Perception gap. It is being held on October 19th 2016 at Fusionopolis, Singapore.
The SLoT Forum is based on the format of the acclaimed GapSummit, organized by Global Biotech Revolution, a not-for-profit organization founded by young bio-leaders, that is based at Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Highlights of GapSummit 2016 at the University of Cambridge, UK
The SLoT Forum is organized by a dynamic regional team based in Singapore along with Biotechin.Asia being the key supporting partner.
The theme for this year’s inaugural SLoT Forum is “Addressing Asian Phenotypic Diseases” and aims to connect the biotech think-tanks, clinical and medical health professionals, industrial leaders and research pioneers who are going to become the young bio-leaders of tomorrow and initiate a discussion about the gaps in the sector.
Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) will be competitively selected from across the universities and institutes in Singapore. These young visionaries will include polytechnic students, undergraduate and graduate students, professional students, postdoctoral fellows in life sciences, medicine, law, policy, healthcare, and business. During the event, current leaders will have the opportunity to share experiences and challenges, debate with future leaders, and project their vision of the future of biotechnology. These focused and motivated bio-leaders in turn will help advance the biotech and healthcare ecosystem in Singapore and help shape the global bioeconomy.
Voices of Tomorrow (VoT) Competition
SLoT Forum will also host the Voices of Tomorrow (VoT) competition, which aims to foster global conversations and collaborations among the Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) by ideating together and finding solutions to the gaps addressed.
Prior to the event, the future leaders will work in teams to develop impactful solutions to address the gaps discussed. To maximise the likelihood of sparking real-life innovations, startups and projects; teams will work with dedicated mentors with startup experience. The teams will present their business plans at the SLoT Forum, with prizes which can help towards seed funding along with support from mentors.
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For more information or queries, please contact SLoT Forum 2016 Executive Team