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September 04, 2018

Minister Chan Chun Sing Leaders in Science Forum 2018 speech

The Leaders in Science Forum aims to bring together top technologists, policy makers, industry professionals and academics to share insights on research strategies and policies; and discuss how governments, industries and social communities can collaborate on the transformation of our economy through science, technology and innovation.

This year's Leaders in Science Forum at one-north Festival was themed "The Future of Work and Wellness: Life; Society; Technology and Ethics" to examine how technology and skills will be leveraged in the future to promote economic growth, create good jobs, and improve people's lives.

At the forum, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, delivered the opening address and spoke about three sets of outcome indicators he believed would be useful for the scientific community when it came to measures of success - creating new competitive edges for businesses, translating scientific results to improve quality of life, and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

He also spoke about the importance of developing "a new bilingualism" - between science and business, as well as social understanding. Those who are bilingual in science and storytelling, and who have the necessary mind-set to put in place systems and regulations to better enable the community.

Click here for the full speech by Minister Chan Chun Sing.

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