Inaugural one-north Festival brings science, engineering, technology and media closer to the public, while highlighting one-north as the hub for innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and cutting-edge research.
SINGAPORE – A robot that talks to you, a car that drives itself and a game that you control with your mind. Exciting innovations and ideas brewing in one-north and beyond will come alive on August 5 and 6 at the first-ever one-north Festival. It is jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and JTC, in partnership with the one-north community, universities and industry. The festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience first-hand how the research, innovation, creativity and enterprise taking place in one-north and the rest of Singapore are creating possibilities for the future.
Open to all with free admission, the festival is packed with interesting and informative activities from lab tours to open houses, public talks, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibitions. Visitors can learn everything from the power of imagery from Canon, the art of storytelling on the Internet from Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, the secrets behind the formulas of consumer products Head & ShouldersTM and SK-II from Procter & Gamble (P&G), to the ‘big science of a small world’ as the National University of Singapore (NUS) discusses nanotechnology.
Budding entrepreneurs can find out about the risks along the path to innovation at INSEAD, and hear from local start-up KOOKI as they discuss how Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we do business. A*STAR researchers will cover a wide range of topics, from cancer, allergies, and infectious diseases to big data, computer-aided cardiac analysis as well as the future of manufacturing.