Open Access Lectures

Singapore Biodesign Open Access Lecture (OAL) provides a platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and insights on current trends within the Health and MedTech space. 

This interactive series delivers an overview of Health and MedTech Innovation coupled with real-life case studies.

Building an Environment for Healthcare Innovations

As healthcare continues to evolve, it is more important than ever to foster an environment that supports and encourages innovation. Singapore Biodesign will be partnering with SingHealth Division of Innovation and Transformation, for a series that brings together healthcare professionals and innovators to explore and share best practices, ideas, and solutions that will shape the future of healthcare.

We will explore the various components that make up an environment for healthcare innovation and how to build one that is supportive, effective, and sustainable.

  • Understanding the role of innovation in healthcare
  • Identifying the key elements of an innovative environment
  • Building a supportive network for innovation
  • Creating a culture of innovation within the healthcare system
  • Overcoming common challenges in the innovation process

We have invited key thought leaders within the Health and MedTech ecosystem to share their insights:

  • Dr Pauline Tay, Director, National Health Innovation Centre (NHIC) Singapore
  • Asst Prof Damien Tan, Director, Clinical Innovation & Technology Unit, SingHealth
  • Ms Lee Chen Ee, Group Director, Innovation and Transformation, SingHealth & Co-Chair, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Innovation Institute


Date/Time Lecture Title Flyers
June 2023 (TBC) OAL-CI with Hospital Cluster  N.A.



Date/Time Lecture Title Flyers
Jul 7, 2021 The Evolution of the Use of Data in Healthcare
Dr Raghav Sundar, Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

Dr Su-Peing Ng, VP Global Medical Head @Sanofi Pasteur

Dr Ian Mathews, Deputy Group Chief Technology Officer, NUHS; Consultant, Emergency Medicine, NUHS; Assistant Professor, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Aug 18, 2021 Introduction to Biodesign in Innovation 
Dr Yona Vaisbuch, Founder, Programme Director and Chief Clinical Officer, Biodesign Israel; Otology Neurotolgy Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine Otology; Neurotology Surgeon, Rambam Health Care Campus

Mr Biten Kathrani, Head of R&D for Global Myopia, Beauty Contact Lens and Asia Pacific & Japan, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Sep 29, 2021 Introduction to China MedTech for Innovators/Startups in Singapore 
Mr Peh Ruey Feng, CEO, G Vascular; SB Founding Faculty and Fellow Mentor

Mr Sean Zhang, Vice President, Business Development, Genesis MedTech

Mr Tan Chuan Seng, Centre Director, A*STAR Partner Centre              
Feb 16, 2022 Digital Transformation in the Healthcare Industry: Experiences with AI
A/Prof Daniel Ting, Director of AI Program, SingHealth

A/Prof Derrick Chan, Senior Consultant of Paediatric Neurology, KK Woman's and Children's Hospital 

Adj Asst/Prof Lim Hong Shen, Head of Health Management, EVYD