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Issue 265, 8 Oct 2019
Dear Members and Friends

Below is an article contributed by our innovation partner IPI Singapore. We support IPI because SICC believes in collaborative innovation too.

Don’t forget to take part in the 2020 SICC Awards. Nominations close on 31 Oct 2019. www.siccawards.com.sg

Seeding Innovation on Home Ground – Four Tips to Build a Culture of Open Innovation

As technology advances, companies receptive to new ideas, equipment or methodologies – regardless of their source or origin – are more likely to see gains in productivity and adapt better to changing market conditions. However, creating a culture of open innovation within an organization can be challenging, especially when internal stakeholders are mired in ensuring bread and butter operations run smoothly. Here, we highlight some tips to help corporations focus their open innovation efforts:
  • Address outdated beliefs such as innovation can only come from within
  • Compile problem statements to prioritise areas to tackle
  • Broadcast your intent to co-create with the innovation ecosystem
  • Have patience and tolerate failure – innovation takes time
Read the original article here. For more information on IPI’s open innovation platforms, please reach out to [email protected].

Yours faithfully
Victor Mills
Chief Executive



Follow-up Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower,
11 October 2019

As a follow up to the Dialogue with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in March 2019, this dialogue with Ms. Low Yen Ling, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower, will focus more on MOM’s various manpower development schemes that benefit senior workers.
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Certificate of Origin Seminar, 15 October 2019 *this event is fully subscribed!
Learn about the Singapore Certificates of Origin (CO) system and how to apply for CO efficiently with SICC to save time and money.
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Celebrating Teamwork: Integrating Talent, 23 October 2019
What are the challenges in building optimal multi-cultural teams? What are some of the best practices? What’s important for every company to think about beyond its own commercial success? Join us and a diverse group of business leaders to talk about this topic and help us realize TACIP.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr Ravi Menon,
31 October 2019

Our Distinguished Speaker Mr. Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore will share his perspectives on the macroeconomic landscape and the impact on Singapore’s business environment.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods,
7 November 2019

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.
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Leadership Series: Mr Ho Kwon Ping, 14 November 2019
Drawing insights from his book “Asking Why”, Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, Founder & Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings will talk about the essential attributes of leadership.
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Year End Reception, 20 November 2019
To thank members and friends for all for the support in 2019, and to celebrate another successful year, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us at our Year End Reception at The Pavilion, Conrad Centennial Hotel on 20 November.
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11 Oct 2019,
Collaborative Innovation Interest Group Meeting

16 Oct 2019,
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21 Oct 2019,
Legal Services Interest
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