EU Business Avenues Info Session - Information & Communication Technologies
22-27 May | Singapore (Mission Hotel)
On May 22nd, 2017 the EPIC project was presented to European ICT companies interested in business in Singapore at the EU Business Avenues on ICT. The aim of the information session was to introduce the possibilities for research cooperation between the EU and Singapore. Over 90 attendees came to learn about how to improve and foster the EU-Pacific partnership for ICT RDI in areas such as: smart nations, resilient and sustainable cities, and open and digital science.
Organised by EU Gateway, the three Business Exhibition days took place at Singapore's Mission Hotel. Participants were able to showcase products and technologies to a targeted audience of potential business partners.
The EU Business Avenues programme is an initiative funded by the European Commission to foster longer-term business partnerships in Southeast Asia. It focuses on growing Southeast Asian markets by supporting businesses with services. It uses a matchmaking methodology and operates in Southeast Asia but uses Singapore as its main hub. Although the event has a strong business focus, it is at the same time innovation-oriented and the EU Business Avenue matchmaking events typically run under a technology-centric focus such as water, clean energy or in this case ICT.