On the 18th March 2019, the Embassy of Italian together with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Singapore organized the Italian Innovation Series. His Excellency Raffaele Langella, Ambassador of Italy to Singapore started off the event by giving the participants a warm welcome and provided an introduction of Innovation in Italy. Mr Edwin Chow, Assistant CEO of Innovation Platforms in Enterprise Singapore provided a presentation on how Singapore is the Scale-up hub for Asia Pacific region. The highlight of the event was a panel discussion on Singapore being the breeding ground for scaling up in Asia by various representatives from Singapore companies.
In the afternoon, Singapore companies met with 5 Italian scale-up companies in B2B meetings organized by the Embassy of Italy as well as EEN Singapore. A majority of the Singapore companies participated in the meetings expressed interest in creating potential business partnerships with the Italian companies and that EEN provided a platform for Singapore companies to meet up with European companies through the efforts of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Singapore.