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Podcast / Food Futures
Podcast / Food Futures

Why is food tech booming in Singapore?

In this episode we cast our eyes toward Singapore, home of a rapidly growing food and agri-tech sector. Why is food tech booming in Singapore? What start-ups are disrupting the future of food in the region? What is making investors so excited when it comes to innovation in the country? Join us to find out!

From pioneering cellular meat tech to plant-based innovation centres, we’ll discover why Singapore has proven such a fertile ground for next-gen solutions to the challenges our food systems face. Providing their unique insight and perspective are Dilys Boey, Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore and Andrew Ive, Founder, Big Idea Ventures. They’ll explain the reasons why Singapore is leading the way on food and agri tech and what exciting things are coming from the investment that’s being made in the country.

About our panel

Dilys Boey, Assistant CEO, Enterprise Singapore

Ms Dilys Boey is Assistant Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Singapore, overseeing industry development of the Lifestyle & Consumer, Food and AgriTech sectors. Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. The agency works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. It also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups, and builds trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Prior to joining Enterprise Singapore, Dilys was a Partner and ASEAN People Advisory Services Leader at Ernst & Young (EY) and has over 25 years of management consulting experience working with corporations and the public sector on people, culture and organisation priorities.

Andrew Ive, Founder, Big Idea Ventures

Founder / GP of Big Idea Ventures, a Fund Manager focused on Solving the World’s Greatest Challenges by Backing the World’s Best Entrepreneurs. Building US & Asia based Funds and Businesses to dramatically improve the world. Investor, Speaker, Writer, Business Leader. Focused on investing in companies which have the potentially to have a global impact on Climate Change, Conversation, Food Waste, Plastics and Water in the Food Supply Chain, Animal Welfare and Personal Health. We need to flatten the curve of Climate Change – it’s a Global Imperative.

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