What will Homo Sapiens be in 100 years? ~Designing the future beyond mature economy~
26th February 2022, 11:00-18:00 hrs (SG Time)

If you are startups/academic researchers, please join us to share your info to solve the problems in Singapore and areas surrounding Southeast Asia. Japanese corporations, startups, and academic researchers will gather. A rare opportunities to meet up with above diversity.

< The theme >

“What will Homo Sapiens be in 100 years”

Current issues

If you look back at the human history, we progressed and evolved a lot as species. Moreover, we have also experienced various challenges along the way and have overcome those in the past. That is what has shaped us to be the modern human beings today. 

Singapore and its neighboring countries in the Southeast Asia region has their own unique challenges and issues to solve with the world. Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference Singapore 2022 (HIC SG 2022) will bring together various stakeholders to discuss on the foreseeable issues and possible solutions through topic of “What will Homo Sapients be in 100 years? ~Designing the future beyond mature economy~




Bringing interdisciplinary experts to blend ideas to bring solutions

At HIC SG 2022, we continue to accelerate “knowledge manufacturing” across discipline to solve deep issues in Southeast Asia and the world. We would like to challenge this by bringing corporates, researchers, and startups together to discuss from the viewpoints on evolution of decentralised economy in Southeast Asia, updating new business creation style & PoC collaboration in new economy where value is measured in different scope compared to the past.

Open discussions and open collaborations

Unique to HIC SG 2022, we hope to build an ecosystem to foster active discussions and open collaborations that can bring about more awareness for the issues, research collaboration, and business idea creation through hybridisation of offline and online contents.

Calling for participants

In the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference, researchers, faculty, and students from academia can join the conference virtually, and free of charge. For interested participants outside of academia, please contact us. The conference will be broadcasted online using the Leave a Nest internal broadcasting system, and you will need to log-in to your Leave a Nest account to be able to view the event’s live stream. Participants from outside Singapore are also very welcome as well.

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  • 26th February 2022

26th February 2022(Sat.)11:00 - 18:00 SG Time


Time Activity
11:00-11:05 Opening remarks for TECH SPLASH
11:05-12:00 TECH SPLASH session
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:30 Opening remarks
13:30-14:30 Panel Session 1:Future of Mature Economy: What will be the Role of each Sector?
14:30-15:30 Panel Session 2:Defining the future food culture what will prevail?
15:30-16:30 Panel Session 3:Singapore as testbed for healthcare tech
16:30-17:30 Panel Session 4:MS-R&D session (title TBD)
17:30-17:45 Closing Ceremony


11:00 hrs - 11:05 hrs
Opening remarks for TECH SPLASH
11:05 hrs - 12:00 hrs
11:05-11:20 1st-5th team presentation (2min presentation + 1min buffer)
11:20-11:30 Q&A session for first 5 teams
11:30-11:45 6th-10th team presentation (2min presentation + 1min buffer)
11:45-11:55 Q&A session for last 5 teams
11:55-12:00 Wrap up & Group Photo
12:00 hrs - 13:00 hrs
Lunch break
13:00 hrs - 13:30 hrs
Opening remarks

For detail

13:30 hrs - 14:30 hrs
Future of Mature Economy: What will be the Role of each Sector?
This session will be focusing on how each sector- agricultural, utilities, technology, healthcare will contribute to the development of a mature economy

For detail

Panelist 1
Mr. Virendra Shelar, Executive Officer OMRON Corporation, President OMRON Management Center of Asia Pacific, Inc.

Mr. Shelar joined OMRON in 2014, as General Manager – HR and has over 21 years of experience in leadership development, talent management, competency assessment and business performance management.

Passionate about identifying and developing the next generation of leaders, he has been working with leaders at different levels and from various functions including sales, marketing and manufacturing. This has also made him travel extensively across Asia, US & Europe developing leaders within the organization.

Panelist 2
Mr. Stanislav Borisov, Innovation Manager at EcoLabs, Centre of Innovation for Energy

Mr. Stanislav, is an international energy industry professional with over 10 years of experience.

At EcoLabs, Stanislav originates green tech projects and strategic partnerships with government agencies, corporate partners and investors, he also facilitates market entry programs for international SMEs and conducts regular start-up pitching sessions.

Prior to that he worked in Project Management roles in France, Moscow and Siberia, managing multi million energy projects and teams of up to 70 engineers.

Panelist 3
Dr. Dmitry Isakov, Founder and CEO Latheacond Technologies, Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Dmitry Isakov, Director of Latheacond Technologies Pte. Ltd., has a M.Sc in Physics from Moscow State University and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore. After spending the last decade as an award-winning Research Scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) under A*STAR, Dr Isakov started his own technology startup in 2017. He holds more than 6 patents and more than 10 Know-how for technologies developed during his time in SIMTech and 4 pending patents under Latheacond Technologies portfolio.

Dr. Kihoko Tokue, Co-Founder & Director Leave a Nest Malaysia, Managing Director Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Kihoko Tokue, Co-founder/Director Leave a Nest Malaysia and Managing Director Leave a Nest Singapore has PhD. in Science from Rikkyo University (Japan). She was educated in the US, in Australia and in Japan for tertiary education and has lived in Southeast Asia for over 20 years. Through experience of setting up Leave a Nest subsidiary in Malaysia and continuing to expand business in Singapore she has been working with various partners to achieve “Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness” focusing on Singapore and surrounding countries.

14:30 hrs - 15:30 hrs
Defining the future food culture what will prevail?
This session aims to discuss about the current challenges in designing future foods and understanding future trends and expectations.
15:30 hrs - 16:30 hrs
Singapore as testbed for healthcare tech
Singapore being a compact but having all sorts of industry, it is known as great testbed for wide range of technology. Singapore have wide range of age group as well as races from across the world. This results in Singapore to require wide range of healthcare technologies from domestic and internationally. In this session we would like to dig into seeing how healthcare tech from abroad can use Singapore as testbed and also to collaborate with Singapore to create new business together to expand across ASEAN region.

For detail

Panelist 1
Professor Lawrence Ho, Professor of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Senior Consultant, National University Hospital; and Director, Centre for Innovation in Healthcare, National University Health System.

Besides being an accomplished endoscopist, he is an international key opinion leader, being conferred the honorary International Life Membership of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, and made Fellow of Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, to recognize his significant contributions to the field of endoscopy.

A proven clinician innovator and experienced entrepreneur, he co-invented the Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), which has since been spun-off into the start-up, Endomaster. He also founded two other start-up companies, Endofotonics, a molecular AI based real time diagnostic system, and Endopil, an ingestible weight loss balloon capsule. He received the Singapore President’s Technology Award in 2012.

Panelist 2
Mr. Sumit Khemani, CEO/Founder of Smartfuture

Sumit has been involved in tech, business, and entrepreneurial roles for over a decade. He has broad industry knowledge in the areas of healthcare, medical devices, insurance, and consumer electronics.

Sumit came to Singapore from India on a government scholarship in 2001 for his junior college and university studies. He completed Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2008. He worked for Strontium Technology for 7 years where, as VP of Retail, he was managing 85 million annual business.

He started Smartfuture in 2015 with a vision to make remote patient monitoring a part of everyday healthcare.

Panelist 3
Ms Audrey Lok, Director, Healthcare & Medical of Enterprise Singapore

Audrey Lok, is the director overseeing the Healthcare and Biomedical industry at Enterprise Singapore. her span of work includes supporting the growth of private healthcare services and products companies, as well as developing the biomedical eco-system.

Prior to her time in the healthcare and biomedical space, she spent approximately 10 years in various roles across public service focusing on enterprise and industry development. this included strategic planning under SPRING Singapore, as well as land and manpower resource planning under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Audrey holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Mr. Shohei Michael Maekawa

Mr. Maekawa is the President of Leave a Nest UK. He was born in the USA and raised in Europe. He studied Zoology for his undergraduate degree and Evolutionary Anthropology for his postgraduate degree, both at University College London. With experience abroad and passion towards advancement of science and technology, he joined Leave a Nest in 2013. He became the Director of Leave a Nest Singapore Pte. Ltd. from May 1st 2019 with the vision to interconnect various industry partners for global development.


Apart from the panelists, we also have 3 startup/researchers that will be doing a short presentation during this session. They have developed technologies that are in close relation to the healthcare sector and looking forward to entering the ASEAN market as well. They are ABA, Melody international and Ory Lab.

ABA Inc. is developing a device that can detect and record the defecation state of those who need care, with the aim of solving the mental and physical burdens of caregivers and those who need care through defecation sensing and pattern analysis.

Melody International Ltd. Using “Melody i“, a health management platform for pregnant women and their babies, they will realise remote medical care (online hospital visits) for obstetrics and gynaecology.

Ory Lab Inc. was established under the philosophy of “creating a future where people, even if they are bedridden, can meet the people they want to meet and participate in society.” The company is engaged in the research, development, and commercialisation of OriHime, an alter-ego robot that the founder has been developing for some time.

16:30 hrs - 17:30 hrs
MS-R&D Project Design
This session will involve ideas of solving global issues with project design approach
17:30 hrs - 17:45 hrs
Closing Ceremony