Research & Innovation


Research & Development


Co-President: Mr Laurent Fabry, Digital Content Technologies

Co-President: Prof. Mounir Mokhtari, CNRS - IPAL - Image and Pervasive Access Lab


French Chamber Contact: Guillaume Renaud



The Research & Development committee was set up in September 2009; it groups professionals having an activity linked to R&D and R&T. The idea is to form a R&D platform, i.e. a large scientific base for information and experience sharing, giving exposure and visibility to the French Scientific Community in Singapore.



The "Wise Innovation: A Journey Toward Smart Society" conference took place on 7 October 2016 and brought together French companies and Singapore governmental agencies for a day of exchange on strategies and opportunities in innovation. Through a series of three discussion panels and in the presence of keynote speaker Navi Radjou, Silicon Valley-based Innovation Strategist and Guest-of-Honour Professor Low Teck Seng, CEO of National Research Foundation of Singapore, the conference explored what it means to be innovating 'wisely', and the areas and ways in which enriching French companies can be contributing to Singapore's Smart Nation vision.




Singapour est classé régulièrement comme l’un des pays du monde les plus propices à l’innovation et à la création d’entreprise, et avec un volume de dépenses dans la Recherche et le Développement (R&D) évalué à 2.3% du PIB.La Cité-état a su créer de véritables hub innovants regroupant géographiquement les principaux acteurs de la Recherche structurés sous forme de clusters dynamiques. Premier pays du classement pour la facilité à faire des affaires (Banque Mondiale), avec plus de 50 000 postes en R&D et de nouveaux financements conséquents, Singapour mise sur l’innovation comme "ressource" stratégique et nouveau pilier à visibilité internationale… (lire)


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Committee Documents (members’ only)

Dec 2017 | SystemX_SG_20122017.pdf

May 2016 | Open Inovasi.pdf

Mar 2016 | Singapore RIE2020 Plan - NRF

May 2014 | Boosting Innovation Potential - Mr Mario Varvoglis.pdf

Apr 2014 | Asking More From Chemistry - Solvay.pdf

Mar 2014 | How to leverage on the PIC scheme to grow your business - GAC Group.pdf

Mar 2014 | Bosch SI Introduction.pdf

Past Events

26 Nov 2013 - 19:00
Speakers: R&D Networking Event in French
18 Oct 2013 - 08:30
Speakers: Mr Jared Smith, Google, Mr Siddharth Singhal, Gemalto ; Mr Olivier Berni, Lunabee
30 Aug 2013 - 17:00
Speakers: Mr Yves Lapierre, Commissioner and CEO of INPI
29 May 2013 - 17:30
Speakers: Mr Andrew McGlinchey, Senior Product Manager, Google Southeast Asia
19 Mar 2013 - 08:30
Speakers: Mr Francois LUC, VP, Research & Technology Centre & Technical Director, Thales Solutions Asia