IEEE Entrepreneurship-AAET: Technology Entrepreneurship in ASEAN
11 August 2022 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (MYT)
Organizers: ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) and IEEE Entrepreneurship
Format: Online via Zoom
ASEAN is a booming economy and gradually plays an ever-increasing role in the world economy. Technology will be the key factor to fuel the development of ASEAN in the next phase. This webinar aims to kick off a series of events to kick off technology entrepreneurial activities in ASEAN, and to connect ASEAN entrepreneurs to the global technology entrepreneurship society as well as policymakers. This event is co-organized by IEEE Entrepreneurship and AAET. This webinar consists of four talks, covering different aspects of technology entrepreneurship in ASEAN countries.
Meeting ID: 871 4289 9788
TALK 1: Developing STI ecosystems and social entrepreneurship to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN and beyond
Engineering and technology are indispensable means to an end, that is inclusive prosperity and sustainable development with 17 Goals that UN member states all signed up for. With its prominent vision to dedicate to the enhancement of economy and humanity, AAET could leverage its expertise and networks to cultivate STI ecosystems and social entrepreneurship in ASEAN including its Least Developed Countries members, and the World communities. Building on UN Technology Bank’s needs assessment findings and recent judge panel experience on MIT Solve tech-social entrepreneurship incubator, the speaker will share her insights and SoE examples i.e. how to identify unserved needs in underserved communities that could be met by human-centered STI solutions and develop into multinational opportunities; and how grassroots innovation could solve the “last-mile” development challenges and significantly improve people’s life quality at low cost. In this process, we should also discuss and consider the concept of scale-up, cross-sector collaborations, government regulations and support, and creating a mini-environment for circular economy opportunities.
We have observed tremendous growth in the global intelligent EV market in the past few years. In 2021, EV sales represented 9% of all passenger vehicle sales. The main drivers in this emerging market mainly come from the U.S. and China automotive OEMs, with the U.S.’s Tesla owning 21% of the battery-electric EV market and China’s SAIC owning 13%, and BYD owning 7%. Nonetheless, due to its recent rapid economic growth, ready supply chain, and current geopolitical situation, we believe ASEAN is poised to become the next frontier of the intelligent EV industry. To incubate this emerging industry, the ASEAN governments should invest in charging infrastructure and encourage entrepreneurship.
More background about this talk can be found here.
TALK 3: Entrepreneurship in ASEAN
|4:00 pm –
|Welcoming Address by AAET||Prof Ewe Hong Tat, President of AAET|
|4:05 pm –
|Welcoming Address by IEEE Entrepreneurship||Dr. Shaoshan Liu, Asia Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship|
|4:10 pm –
|Developing STI ecosystems and social entrepreneurship to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals in ASEAN and beyond||Ms. Ao Kong, Senior Program Advisor at the United Nations Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries|
|4:30 pm –
|ASEAN is the Next Frontier of the Global Intelligent Electric Vehicle Industry||Dr. Shaoshan Liu, Asia Chair of IEEE Entrepreneurship|
|4.50 pm –
|Entrepreneurship in ASEAN (TBD)||Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, Chairman, Silverlake Group of Companies|
|5:10 pm –
|Panel Discussion||Ms. Ao Kong, Dr. Shaoshan Liu, and Mr. Goh Peng Ooi, moderated by Ir Bernard Lim Kee Weng.|
The ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) gathers under its fellowship, eminent policymakers, engineers, and industrialists from academia, the public, and the private sector from ASEAN countries. AAET has now a total membership of 389 fellows who are all eminent engineers and technologists from all ten ASEAN Countries. AAET was registered as a Society in Singapore and with the ASEAN Secretariat as an ASEAN Civil Society Organisation (CSO). AAET has tasked itself and its fellows with the commanding social obligations of dedicating their expertise and networks to the promotion, enhancement, and wider application of engineering sciences, technology, and innovation for the advancement of the economy, society, and humanity or the realization thereof in the ASEAN communities in particular and the World communities in general.