Innov’Nations Highlights 

Innovation & collaboration between Singapore and France

21 March 2018, by Shuhui Fu – 2018 is a year where collaboration between France and Singapore around innovation has never been so strong. To celebrate the commitment of our nations towards smart and sustainable living and to take the conversation one step further, INNOV’Nations brought together thought leaders and innovators for a roundtable discussion.


Organised for the France-Singapore Innovation Year, hosted by the French Tech in collaboration with ENGIE, the French Chamber of Commerce, Lyf, UnaBiz and Startup SG, the INNOV’Nations Leaders Session brought together a small group of thought leaders for an interactive discussion around smart living innovation. This session was a unique opportunity to exchange on urban trends and share insights from Singapore and France, a great occasion to hear from inspiring startup founders coming up with innovations to transform cities.
Speakers include partners of UnaBiz such as:
Edward Chen, Co-Founder, oBike, Singapore’s first homegrown stationless bicycle-sharing system with operations in several countries. The bikes have a built-in Bluetooth lock and can, therefore, be left anywhere at the end of a journey, not just at a docking station.
Frank Phuan, Founder, Sunseap, the largest clean energy solutions provider in Singapore, with regional operations across South East Asia Pacific.


The event was graced by Guests of Honour Dr Beh Swan Gin, Chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, H.E. Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France and Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE Group. The VIPs participated in an open sharing session, which was then followed by a networking cocktail, during which a range of innovators such as CRE8TEC (Ratsense) showcased the concepts they had been working on.