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Issue 174, 9 Jan 2018

Dear Members and Friends

Today I am delighted to announce the finalists of the 2018 SICC Awards for Collaborative Innovation. As in past years, it is a very distinguished field. I congratulate all finalists and wish them well when they present their collaborations to our panel of judges on 30 Jan. The winners will be announced and awarded at a Gala Dinner on 9 May 2018. Reserve your table and join our growing list of sponsors by contacting my colleague Sharon Lim at [email protected].

And the finalists of the 2018 SICC Awards are: -

Most Transformational Collaboration

  • “The Early Learning Village” by Cognita Asia, Cognita Schools Group, Bogle Architects, Lendlease Singapore Pte Ltd and Architects 61 Pte Ltd
  • “Innovation in Workforce Localisation through Collaborative Partnerships” by Edwards Lifesciences (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)
  • “Smart Lighting System for Chemical Preparation” by Mitsuboshi Overseas Headquarters Private Limited and Temasek Polytechnic
  • “Consolidated Perfume Material Handling and CSDW Sachet Packing Operations” by Procter & Gamble International Operations SA Branch and Skylift Consolidator (Pte) Ltd

Most Scalable Collaboration

  • Digital Simulation Modeling” by Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
  • “The new SK-II Magnetic Booster” by Procter & Gamble International Operations SA Branch and Racer Technology Pte Ltd
  • “Scaled-up Distributed Electricity Generation” by Summit Power International and Wärtsilä
  • “Integrated Digital Delivery for Steel Reinforcement Procurement” by Tiong Seng Contractors Private Limited and NatSteel Holdings Private Limited
  • “TOMI - Life insurance's first self-learning AI chatbot” by Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore Ltd and Pand.ai

Best Technological Collaboration

  • Bridgestone Tirematics” by Bridgestone Corporation and NCS Pte Ltd
  • “Singapore Perfume Filling Line 302” by Procter & Gamble International Operations SA Branch and Feige Filling Technology Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • “Talking to IOT devices in text and voice naturally” by Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd and Unified Inbox
  • “Project Arrow (Augmented Reality on Ramp Operations Workforce)” by SATS Ltd and EON Reality Pte Ltd

Best Green Collaboration

  • From Waste to Resource: Giving Wet Wipes a Second Lease of Life” by Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific and EWT Centre of Innovation, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Innovations in energy management through test-bedding and commercial scale up” by Nanyang Technological University and ENGIE Lab Singapore
  • Collaboration between Orca Scuba and St Joseph's Institute International, Singapore 
  • “Kallang Pulse” by Schneider Electric South East Asia (HQ) Pte Ltd and Sun Electric Pte Ltd

Have a productive week ahead.

Warmest regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive


Distinguished Speaker Series: Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, 
10 January 2018

The Honourable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of Singapore, will deliver a keynote address on the critical role which the rule of law plays in the growth and development of business interests in Singapore. This closed-door dialogue is exclusive to members. Chatham house rules apply. Read more

Collaboration: The way to expand your business without getting on a plane, 16 January 2018
This interactive session facilitated by your fellow member, bizzi, will show you how you can use collaboration to expand your business globally. 
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 25 January 2018

Understand how the ATA Carnet works, and how your business can benefit from using it. This half-day seminar will equip participants with all they need to know to apply for and use the ATA Carnet. Read more

The Enterprise Immune System: Using Artificial Intelligence To Detect Cyber Attacks, 7 February 2018
During this lunch-time talk, Mr Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace will demonstrate how artificial intelligence is being applied to detect and respond to cyber threats in companies of all sizes and sectors. Read more

C-suite Networking Night: Non-transferable Invitations, 
8 February 2018
Join us for an evening of wines, cold cuts, cheese and canapes as you mingle and enhance your business networks. This event is hosted by fellow member Ashurst ADTLaw and is exclusive to C-suite members. Read more

Driving HR Automation, 28 February 2018
C-suite executives and HR Directors and professionals are invited to this CNY Luncheon to gain insights into the latest HR automation trends. Discover how HR automation can result in improved productivity for your teams and better employee engagement. Read more

2018 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, 9 May 2018
Expect a gathering of a high-profile audience comprising business leaders, innovators and thought leaders at the awards ceremony & gala dinner to be held at Marina Bay Sands.  Guest of honour Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence will grace the event. Read more

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