ITAP 2022 - Industry 4.0 For Business Sustainability


A*STAR, together with our ecosystem partners, will be part of the Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC (ITAP) trade show for the 5th year running!

Happening from 18-20 Oct 2022 at Singapore EXPO, this year’s event is themed "Industry 4.0 for Business Sustainability", which will explore trends and developments in digitalisation, talent and workforce development and environmental sustainability – key in shaping sustainable business development for the advanced manufacturing sector, both locally and on a global stage.

Check out our exhibition showcase and tune in to our Industry Connect Talks to learn more about how A*STAR is co-developing smart sustainability solutions together with ecosystem partners to help businesses achieve greater resource efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs and environmental impact.

Transformation Towards Sustainable Manufacturing

Transformation Towards Sustainable Manufacturing Animation
Waste to value transformation
Innovative Technologies
Sustainability Tools


DPM Heng Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat spoke about Singapore’s key priorities for Industry 4.0 in innovation, sustainability and people, including contributions by A*STAR and partners through various initiatives.

DPM Heng Swee Keat spoke about Singapore’s key priorities for Industry 4.0 in innovation, sustainability and people at the opening ceremony of ITAP 2022. This includes contributions by A*STAR and partners through initiatives such as:

      Read more about this initiative here.

  • National Gallium Nitride Technology Centre, a shared resource and translation centre which is being set up as a partnership between A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University and DSO National Laboratories, to open new frontiers in semiconductor materials

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  • Green CompassTM Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony, where seven parties including A*STAR, industry players, institutes of higher learning, trade associations and government agencies, pledge their commitment to help local businesses improve on environmental sustainability through the use of this assessment and road-mapping tool

      Read more about this initiative here.



DPM Heng Tour(Photo Credit: Enterprise Singapore)
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat toured A*STAR’s exhibits at the Whole-of-Government (WOG) pavilion at ITAP 2022.
Exhibition Collage A*STAR’s exhibits at ITAP 2022.

Check out our exhibition highlights video here and read more about our wide range of sustainability solutions across 3 key themes:


Green Compass PR - content image (addition)(Photo Credit: JTC)
(From left to right) Wong An Wei, Deputy Executive Director, Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association, Soh Leng Wan, ACEO, Enterprise Singapore, Terence Tay, Vice President, Digital Service, TÜV SÜD, Lim Keng Hui, ACE, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, Lawrence Pek, Secretary-General, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Alvin Tan, ACEO, Industry & Enterprise Cluster Group, JTC, and Soh Wai Wah, Principal & CEO, Singapore Polytechnic, at the Green Compass™ MoU Signing Ceremony on 19 October 2022.

A*STAR, JTC, TÜV SÜD, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association, and Singapore Polytechnic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ITAP 2022 on 19 October 2022, in a joint effort to further develop and promote Green CompassTM to more companies in Singapore.

The environmental sustainability assessment and roadmapping tool empowers companies to better manage their carbon emissions, energy, water and waste impact, as well as chart roadmaps to ace their sustainability journey.

Read more about the Green CompassTM MoU here.


Co-organised by A*STAR and Constellar, the Future of Manufacturing (FOM) CXO Summit and Roundtables, held at ITAP 2022 on 19 October 2022, featured a series of insightful talks, panel and roundtable discussions attended by thought leaders from various industry sectors. The event placed the spotlight on sustainability for manufacturing through energy, process and products, such as enhancing manufacturing efficiency with Industry 4.0 technologies, improving sustainability with potential alternative energy solutions and achieving a circular economy through smart solutions.

ITAP 2022_event 6Prof Lim Keng Hui, Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research Council, A*STAR, delivered the opening address where he spoke about how A*STAR and partners are committed to supporting and working with businesses through “Future of Manufacturing” public-private partnership initiatives.


ITAP 2022_event 4Prof Yeoh Lean Weng, Chief Sustainability Officer, A*STAR, delivered the opening keynote, where he shared about the importance of “Manufacturing for Sustainability and Sustainable Manufacturing”, and evolving with increased consumer demand for green products by placing sustainability at the core of product design.


ITAP 2022_event 5Prof Loh Xian Jun, Executive Director, Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment (ISCE2) and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR delivered the closing remarks, where he shared that a circular economy is vital for the future of business continuity in a move towards a greener future..


ITAP 2022_event 2(From left to right) Moderator Denise Lee, Partner, McKinsey & Company and speaker Vishwanath Ramaswamy, Vice President, General Manager, Western Digital Malaysia, at the fireside chat on “Asia's First World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainability Lighthouse - Achieving the right balance of eco-efficiency by yielding sustainability benefits while achieving business goals”.


ITAP 2022_event 3(From left to right) Moderator Bo Huang, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company with speakers Hui Li Lee, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore, Law Tat Win, Country Chairman, Chevron Singapore, Allan Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Biofuels, Jamie Neo, Director, Ink Supplies Operations, HP Inc., at the panel discussion on “Driving meaningful change: Manufacturing trends that will shape the factory of the future”.


ITAP 2022_event 1Invited guests at the roundtable discussion on “Co-creating value in the era of Industry 4.0” shared experiences and discussed pain points around manufacturing efficiency, circular economy, and energy solutions on their journey to Industry 4.0 implementation.



A*STAR and partners shared more about innovative digital solutions to achieve a more sustainable future, helpful resources to transform ideas into market-ready products, the power of robotics, research programmes for manufacturers to move towards a net zero future and more, as part of the series of Industry Connect Talks at ITAP 2022.

1 - Towards an electrifying future  (Clockwise from left to right) Dr Feng Ling, IHPC, A*STAR, Dr Xiao Jiajian, TUMCREATE, Dr Kevin Chai, IME, A*STAR, Dr Surasit Chung, IME, A*STAR shared insights about digital innovations in preparing Singapore for vehicle electrification and energy-efficient solutions during the “Towards an electrifying future” segment.


2 - Journey with Innovation Factory @ SIMTech (From left to right) Mr Darren Ong, SIMTech, A*STAR, Mr Eugene Goh, Managing Director, JM VisTec System Pte Ltd, Mr Wesley Lim, COO, Trends Home Electrical Pte Ltd, Mr Tan Ru-Ding, Managing Director, Flexmech Engineering Pte Ltd, Mr Henry Tan, Founder, Smooder Pte Ltd shared about Innovation Factory @ SIMTech and their product development journeys, during the “Journey with Innovation Factory @ SIMTech (in partnership with Enterprise Singapore)” segment.


3 - RoboTalks(From left to right) Mr Tung Meng Fai, National Robotics Programme (NRP), Prof Mohan, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Prof Ben Tee, National University of Singapore (NUS) shared insights about robotics during the “RoboTalks” segment.


4 - Across the digital thread (From left to right) Dr Tan Puay Siew, SIMTech, A*STAR, Mr Prashant Chhaya, ARTC, A*STAR, Mr Thein Htut, ARTC, A*STAR, Dr Yang Shan Shan, ARTC, A*STAR, Dr Xu Chi, SIMTech, A*STAR shared insights about latest digital innovations and trends during the “Across the digital thread” segment.


5 - Manufacturing a net zero future Dr Jonathan Low, SIMTech, A*STAR, spoke about how to move towards net zero manufacturing during the “Manufacturing a net zero future” segment.