4 May 2021 - it's OWL supports German Singapore Business Forum

GSBF Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia

On June, 1 the German Singapore Business Forum will once again take place. Next to insights into the innovation landscape of both countries, dedicated matchmaking sessions await the participants. it's OWL is supporting the event with its global initiative "Stratosfare".

Southeast Asia has remained a bright spot with ASEAN; poised for a 4.5 per cent real GDP growth in 2021. ASEAN’s growth is expected to accelerate with the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which will create the world’s largest trading bloc comprising about 30 per cent of global GDP and about a third of the world’s population.

it's OWL is supporting the German Singapore Business Forum through its initiative Stratosfare. The initiative 'Stratosfare' closes the gap between start-ups and established companies with the so-called 'Venture Client Model'. Companies become early customers (so-called clients) of the start-ups, who can apply their technology to the products, processes or business models of the established business models of the established company. The initiative acts as its own global brand and organizes the entire process of the model for it's OWL companies. Start-ups are centrally sought in the most important high-tech hotspots worldwide and presented to the it's OWL companies.

The Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) jointly present Germany Singapore Business Forum Connect: Manufacturing and Innovation in Southeast Asia.  This 2-hour virtual event will start with a spotlight on the manufacturing landscape in Southeast Asia, and the investment and partnership opportunities open to German manufacturing companies in the region. In the second hour, German corporates will share on their specific innovation interests and the co-innovation opportunities open to Singapore companies.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021 | 09:00 - 11:00 CET
Online event | Fee: Complimentary

Programme Highlights

  • Learn about the Southeast Asian manufacturing landscape and opportunities for investment and partnership.
  • Find out about the innovation interests of German Mittelstand and the collaboration opportunities available to Singapore companies.
  • Network with potential partners through our dedicated business matching service




Programme Elements

0900 CEST

GSBF Connect Welcome Messages

0905 CEST


Introduction to Manufacturing Opportunities in Southeast Asia

  • Discover Southeast Asia’s manufacturing landscape and access opportunities via the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) 
    Mr. Wu Hongyi, Deputy Director, Enterprise Singapore
  • Gain insights into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and how to do business in Southeast Asia
    Mr. Lee Eng Keat, Executive Director, United Overseas Bank
  • Hear from a German Mittelstand on operating in Singapore to access the Southeast Asian market
    Speaker to be confirmed
  • Question and Answer

0955 CEST


1000 CEST


Corporate Crowdsourcing and Innovation Opportunities between Germany and Singapore

  • Sharing on Singapore’s Innovation Ecosystem and how German companies can plug into this network
    Ms. Shen Ye, Deputy Director, Enterprise Singapore
  • Discover how Singapore start-ups can access Germany’s innovation ecosystem via Scaler8 programme 
    Ms. Teodora Georgieva, Programme Director, German Entrepreneurship Asia
  • Learn more about Stratosfare’s corporate accelerator programme and hear from German companies Miele, Wago and Dr. Oetker on their innovation interests for 2021
  • Question and Answer

1100 CEST