Left photo: (from left to right) Mrs Margit Fischer, President Heinz Fischer, Mr Lim Chuan Poh
His Excellency Dr Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, led an 80-person delegation to visit A*STAR on 21 February 2011, as part of his State visit to Singapore. In the delegation were Mrs Margit Fischer (President’s wife), Mr. Alois Stoger (Austrian Minister of Health), Dr. Beatrix Karl (Austrian Minister for Science and Research), Dr. Klaus Wofler (Austrian Ambassador) and officials, businessmen and academics from Austria, with Singapore’s Minister-in-attendance Mr Lim Swee Say. The Austrian delegation was interested to learn about the role that A*STAR plays in Singapore’s knowledge-based economy, and the developmental plans in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. President Fischer and his delegation were warmly welcomed by Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman A*STAR, who hosted them for a discussion and tours of the FusionWorld Gallery and the Fusionopolis skygarden. The delegates also had the opportunity to visit the One-North Gallery.