ASEAN and China’s partnership in the areas of innovation and technology is set to deepen when the Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology (SWITCH) returns for its third edition this year.  In conjunction with the ASEAN-China Year of Innovation, Singapore as ASEAN Chair this year will gather the best of innovation and tech in ASEAN countries and China at SWITCH 2018, and encourage the mutual sharing of experiences and best practices by players from both ecosystems.

SWITCH is a platform where complementing international events in tech, innovation and lifestyle operate side by side in an extraordinary concept week. It is here that tech ecosystems from around the world connect and interact in one place over one week. SWITCH features exhibitions, conferences, workshops and activities revolving around topics such as open innovation, technology transfer, tech entrepreneurship, venture investments and talent development. With the tagline “Today’s Inventions, Tomorrow’s World”, SWITCH 2018 will introduce more deep tech tracks and showcase the intersection of tech and lifestyle.

Organised by National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), SWITCH 2018 will be held from 17 to 20 September at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Participants can look forward to an exciting line-up of speakers, exhibitions, pitching competitions and networking sessions. Highlights include a showcase of ASEAN and China innovations in the tech ecosystem, a Deep Tech Summit, a special showcase on tech in lifestyle, and a startup pitching competition. Find out more at for more details.