Startup Innovation Forum 2023

27 September 2023


NAMIC Start-up Innovation Forum is the largest Additive Manufacturing (AM) Startup Pitching Event in Asia Pacific aimed at:

(1) Building and catalyzing the growth of AM startups in Singapore and beyond

(2) Showcasing emerging cutting-edge innovations and applications with AM technologies

NAMIC Start-up Innovation Forum is returning this year in partnership with Enterprise Singapore. We can expect an exciting line-up of global deep tech startups spanning across various industries which include sustainability, healthcare, electric vehicles and food tech amongst others.

These innovators will be pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges for an opportunity to be fast-tracked into SLINGSHOT 2023‘s Grand Finals and to receive up to S$60,000 worth of attractive grant awards from EnterpriseSG and NAMIC.

This event is supported by Agency for Science, Technology and Research, and National Research Foundation under the Prime Minister’s Office Singapore.

Registration: By Invite Only


Time Programme
01:30 pm


02:00 pm

Welcome Remarks
Dr Ho Chaw Sing, NAMIC Singapore CEO

02:10 pm

Fireside Chat
The Road ahead for deep-tech ventures in Singapore – Can Singapore Transcend Beyond An Ecosystem Play Towards Enabling Deep-Tech Companies To Grow And Scale?

Suchitra Narayan, Director of Venture Build, SGInnovate

Tan Boon Kim, Executive Director, Innovation & Enterprise, Enterprise Singapore
Donna See, CEO, Xora Innovation
Julien Mialaret, Operating Partner, Eurazeo
John Sharp, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hatcher+

02:50 pm


03:00 pm

Startup Pitching Session 1 (5 start-ups)
1. Snap Robotics
2. ioTech
3. RoPlus
4. Craft Health
5. Frontier Bio

03:50 pm


04:20 pm

Startup Pitching Session 2 (4 start-ups)
6. Lifespans
7. CoolestDC
8. Umami Bioworks
9. Xinterra

05:00 pm

Judges Deliberation

05:30 pm

Results Announcement

Closing Remarks

06:00 pm

Networking Reception


CK Tan
CK Tan
Managing Partner
Greenwillow Capital Management
Derek Neo
Derek Neo
Deputy GM SEEDS Capital
Enterprise Singapore
Donna See
Donna See
Xora Innovation
Ho Chaw Sing
Ho Chaw Sing
John Sharp
John Sharp
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Julien Mialaret
Julien Mialaret
Operating Partner
Quek Kai Hoo
Quek Kai Hoo
Chief Investment Officer, Innovation & Enterprise
Shen Lee
Shen Lee
Executive Director
Shen & Co Pte Ltd
Thoo Wee Meng
Thoo Wee Meng
Head of Investments
Leonie Hill Capital

Participating Start-ups

Venue Partner

Event Partners

Government Agencies

Institutional Partners

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