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 was held on October 19, 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. 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 the 2016 SLoT Forum was “Addressing Asian Phenotypic Diseases” and aimed 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.
50 Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) were competitively selected from across the universities and institutes in Singapore. These 50 young visionaries included polytechnic students, undergraduate and graduate students, professional students, postdoctoral fellows in life sciences, medicine, law, policy, healthcare, and business. During the event, current leaders had 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.
SLoT Forum also hosted the Voices of Tomorrow (VoT) competition which aimed to foster global conversations and collaborations among the Leaders of Tomorrow by ideating together and finding solutions to the gaps addressed.
Croeni Charity supported the Voices of Tomorrow (VoT) competition to contribute to Singapore Leaders of Tomorrow success.
Out of a total of 6 great teams consisting of 21 Leaders of Tomorrow, the winners of the competition were as follows:
- First Prize Winner – Team SGBioEd. SGBioEd is a non-profit organization that prepares Singapore’s life science workforce by educating students about diverse biotechnology careers and aligning them with industry needs. Click here to view their presentation.
- Second Prize Winner – Team Eetor. A smart, easy-to-use, mentor-mentee mobile application (EETOR) is designed for preference-based matching of students and professionals in the STEM field to radicalize existing networking platforms. Click here to view their presentation.