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Featuring open, arena-style seating with a platform, our Industrial Innovation Stage on the exhibition floor is where diverse, interested audiences gather to learn, interact, and discuss in an engaging space. Running across Days 1 and 3 of the ITAP2023 (18 to 20 October), the Industrial Innovation Stage is meant to provide a platform to witness and harness new collaborations- boost your network connections that can help improve collaboration. Network with the innovator leading the future of the manufacturing industry. Get inspired, share ideas, and map your next transformation plan as we reshape the manufacturing industry from various countries and sectors.

Industrial Innovation Stage

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11:00 - 12:00

Market Focused: INNOVATE UK

welcome remarks

Speakers: Hanbin Zheng & David Golding

Keynote Presentation - Chaco van der sijp

Topic: Reimagined Materials and Manufacturing Together

Keynote presentation explores the Innovate UK Materials and Manufacturing Vision 2050. Aimed at stimulating interest, focus and action to make the UK a leading, world-class destination for advanced low carbon manufacturing. It is a complete reimagination of the role that materials and manufacturing should have within our economy and society in a strongly net zero focused world. Our vision is guided by three strategic imperatives that are mutually supportive: Net zero and resource efficient, resilient and responsive and technologically advanced and digital. The UK has strengths in five core areas: materials for the future economy, smart design, resilient supply chains, world class production and longer in use and reuse. Now is the time to reimgaine manufacturing together.

Collaboration Discussion

Topic: Fostering Cross-Border Industry 4.0 Synergy: Innovate UK and EnterpriseSG's Catalyst for UK-Singapore Collaboration

This panel discusses how Innovate UK and EnterpriseSG drive collaboration between the UK and Singapore, serving as catalysts for global innovation and knowledge sharing. It highlights the transformative potential of these partnerships and their impact on technology and competitiveness, featuring insights from experts, policymakers, and industry leaders on strategies and challenges.

Speakers: David Golding (Host), Chaco van der Sijp, Hanbin Zheng, Representative from ESG & Selected Companies in the delegation

13:00 - 13:20

Industry Focused


To foster companies to engage in R&D and Innovation activities, the government has announced the deployment of the Enterprise Innovation Scheme (EIS). Under the EIS, existing tax measures, such as the R&D Tax Measure, will be enhanced and a new tax measure will be introduced.

By providing tax deduction and enhanced benefits, the EIS encourages businesses to invest in Innovation and R&D in Singapore.

With its expertise in tax engineering, FI Group analyzes your research and development projects, determines the assistance you can claim, supports you in the preparation of tax files and declarations and provides you with technical support during possible tax audits.

13:20 - 14:00


Panel Discussion – Unlocking Innovation using Generative AI in Manufacturing

Speaker Moderator
14:00 - 14:20

Innovation Focused: Freezonex


supOS is a platform for industrial digital transformation. It can connect your infrastructure, manage and analyze your data flow, and build unlimited applications. Moreover, supOS solution includes industrial IoT, big data and AI, low-code App development, covering use cases in digital factory, unified operation management (UOC), safety production, EAM, utility efficiency, and more.

14:20 - 14:30

Innovation Focused

Empowering the maintenance 4.0 landscape of Singapore through innovation and inclusion

Dr. Viveka KALIDASAN will share about Belgian Industry 4.0 leader, I-Care's presence in Singapore and it's vision and mission in empowering industries through maintenance 4.0. The highlight of her talk is not just insights into I-Care's innovation but why it matters to be inclusive while embracing diversity in industry 4.0.

14:30 - 14:40

Innovation Focused

I-care- Changing the way the world performs

This talk will shed light on maintenance 4.0 and why now is the best time for companies to adopt asset health maintenance strategies and solutions. The talk will also highlight on I-care bespoke products and offerings in improving predictive and prescriptive maintenance of companies

14:40 - 15:00

Innovation Focused

The smart way to solve valve-related problems at production sites
~Adopting valve diagnostics service for Condition-Based maintenance (CBM)~

Manufacturers often seek total solutions to achieve optimal conditions of factories over the long term. At Azbil, we provide a variety of solutions enabling advanced control and optimized operation throughout the life cycle of customer equipment and facilities — from systems, products, and software to instrumentation, engineering and maintenance services. As a control valve manufacturer, we know how to achieve safe and stable operation and optimized maintenance through state-of-the-art technology. Our service visualizes valve health and detects warning signs that conventional methods would overlook. By reducing the time and effort needed for analysis and diagnosis, we help you focus on maintenance work and minimize the possibility of sudden problems and unplanned equipment shutdown caused by control valves. Azbil’s valve diagnostics service helps you to know about valve deterioration in advance and optimize the selection of valves for periodic repair which may be missed when using Time-Based Maintenance (TBM) and realize Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM).

In this session, join us in adopting smart manufacturing technology that contributes towards creating a sustainable society.

You will learn:

  • Problems manufacturers face at production sites
  • Advantages of implementing Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Case study in using Azbil’s valve diagnostics service
  • Contribution to stable operation by *HART® Communication

*HART® is a trademark of FieldComm Group.

15:00 - 15:20

Industry Focused: Process Industry

MTP, APL and NOA - Concepts to future-proof the process industry

The process industry has always taken the conservative approach when introducing new technologies into their process plants, which are expected to run for decades with very few interruptions. Reliability is everything, and new technologies have always been greeted with caution. However, new challenges and new opportunities are leading the way into a more digitalized world. Arne Modersohn will present current success stories as well as challenges around the Module Type Package (MTP), Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) and NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA), a joint effort between NAMUR and ZVEI.

15:20 - 15:40

Innovation Focused: Optimise Your Operations with Digital Twins

Amazon is built on the key principle of customer obsession, with a passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. In this session, you will meet Global Account Manager, Industrial, Anil Kumar Yadav. Anil will discuss how organizations such as John Deere, Invista and Toronto Metropolitan University are extending the value of AWS platforms by overlaying IOT sensors data onto their 3D models enabling solutions such as remote facility management, predictive maintenance and contextual employee training. By doing so, they are able to minimize disruptions, reduce project duration and improve operational efficiency as well as sustainability efforts through the power of digital twin technology, resulting in a more effective workforce.

15:40 - 16:00

Innovation Focused: Sustainability by Monitor

Embark on a greener manufacturing journey with "Sustainability by Monitor".

As we embark on a greener journey, our decision in managing carbon emissions gains profound importance. "Sustainability by Monitor" redefines how you calculate and evaluate the carbon footprint of your manufacturing processes, enabling you to:

  • Supplement your existing data with component information and carbon dioxide emissions from shipping companies.
  • Report environmental impact at component level.
  • Identify areas for improvements to increase sustainability.
  • Simplify compliance with industry directives like the EU’s CSRD directive and ESRS standard, while remaining prepared for future regulations.

Our commitment is dedicated to empowering you to lower your emissions, leading to not only a more sustainable business, but also significant cost savings.  

16:00 - 16:30




Building upon the close collaboration, this partnership is set to drive significant technological advancements, spearheading cutting-edge innovations for the Manufacturing Industry in the era of Industry 4.0.

Our joint commitment is cantered on enhancing factory operations, emphasizing the comprehensive MES 4.0 solutions that address key capabilities:

  1. Cantier MES 4.0: Industry-tailored integrated solutions covering Planning, WIP Traceability, Quality, Maintenance, Warehouse Management, and Manufacturing Intelligence.
  2. Bosch Deepsights: A state-of-the-art Energy Management Platform.
  3. DeviceBridge: Ensuring seamless IT-OT connectivity.
  4. Digital Twin: Integrating virtual and real-world insights for advanced manufacturing analytics.

Through this collaboration, we aim to redefine the future of smart manufacturing and solidify our position at the forefront of Industry 4.0 innovations.

10:00 - 10:30

Digital Transformation Pact



The importance of addressing Singapore's resource constraints, environmental challenges, economic diversification, and international standing cannot be overstated. Pioneering Circular Manufacturing signifies a crucial shift away from the traditional "take-make-dispose" model of manufacturing, promoting sustainability while securing our long-term economic and societal well-being.

As a business strategy, Circular Manufacturing can lead to cost efficiencies, expanded market access, enhanced talent attraction and retention, an improved reputation, new business opportunities, and enduring resilience—a vital consideration for businesses in today's environmentally conscious and competitive landscape.

The MOU signing ceremony aims to formalize the formation of Strategic Industry Alliance to Pioneer Circular Manufacturing in Singapore.

Collaboration Overview 

The founding members of this alliance include MOLYWORKS MATERIALS PTE. LTD ("Continuum"), TRITAN AMS PTE. LTD ("Tritan"), SHIN SEIKI PTE LTD ("Shin Seiki"), AME INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD ("AME"), and FOREFRONT ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PTE. LTD ("Forefront AM").

Under the terms of the MoU, the alliance members will initiate a collaborative project for the purpose of demonstrating the concept of Circular Manufacturing in Singapore by leveraging their respective domain expertise.

Continuum brings in expertise in metal recycling and low carbon footprint metal powder manufacturing. Forefront AM offers their expertise in the Additive Manufacturing technology domain. Tritan, Shin Seiki, and AME contribute their expertise in metal works and solutioning, aggregating and processing metal waste. 

10:30 - 11:00



Following the joint launch of the Manufacturing Employer Handbook at ITAP 2022, the IHRP and SPETA have successfully rolled out their Learning Circles targeted at those undertaking HR roles in Manufacturing. Training in Talent Attraction, Employer Value Proposition and Employee Engagement have been well-received, in particular by our SME Manufacturers.

This MOU further cements the collaboration between the two organisations, with the objectives to train even more personnel, and to build up the HR Community for Manufacturing.

11:00 - 11:30

Digital Transformation Pact


Background on collaboration

Delta Singapore has been working closely with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, sharing expertise, knowledge and information in the areas of IT, industrial automation, sustainable energy infrastructure solutions to encourage the adoption of identified technologies and promote outreach and publicity to learners to pursue careers in the relevant fields. Both parties wish to strengthen the collaboration with the signing of this MOU to formalise the commitment between the two organisations in sharing and promoting expertise and knowledge in the mentioned domains.

Collaboration Overview 

The MOU will formalise the collaboration between Delta Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Some of the scope includes:

  • co-design, co-deliver and co-assess new teaching and learning materials for PET and CET courses
  • learning journey and internship opportunities
  • student projects
  • staff work attachment opportunities
  • capstone and PoC projects         

 With the collaboration, both parties hope to train new and upcoming engineers and adult learners in relevant engineering fields.

11:30 - 12:30




  • Introduce the Speakers
  • Mention Making Indonesia 4.0 and the Theme


  • Topic: Development of Domestic Drone and Medical Devices Industry by Mr. Yan Sibarang Tandiele – Secretary of the Directorate General Metal Industry, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics (ILMATE)
  • Topic: Promoting Making Indonesia 4.0 by Mr. Jonni Afrizon - Secretary of the Directorate General Of Industrial Resilience, Region, and International Industrial Access (IRRIIA)
  • Topic: Indonesia's participation in the ITAP 2023 by Mr. H.E. Suryo Pratomo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Indonesia For Singapore

MoU PT. Bentang Tabang Nusantara - Rohde & Schwarz

MoU PT. Stechoq Robotika Indonesia - ADEX AILE CO.,LTD.

panel discussion

  • Topic: Journey of Transformation PIDI 4.0 by Mareta Pratiwi - Head of Secretariat PIDI 4.0
  • Topic: Capability and Potential of Research and Development by Rico Setiono Bayu Saputra - Associate Director of PT Stechoq Robotika Indonesia
  • Topic: Capability and Potential of Domestic Drone Industry by Asha Wadya Saelan– Vice Chairman Internal of Unmanned Systems & Technology Association (ASTTA)

12:30 - 12:45


Discover the transformative impact of a Next-Gen Warehouse Management System (WMS) on enhancing operational efficiencies and illuminating supply chain visibility. By harnessing cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, data lakes, and virtual voice assistants, Infor’s Next Gen WMS solution deliver rapid and significant insights, resulting in significant optimization of operational efficiencies and cost savings.

14:00 - 14:35

MARKET FOCUSED: Gateway to Asia Pacific

Connecting with the Vietnamese Supply Chain Eco-System

Opening Speech

Keynote Speech from the Trade Counselor of the Vietnam Embassy in Singapore


“Electronic Supply Chain Eco-System in Vietnam” From the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA)


“The Development of Singapore's Semiconductor Industry, Electronic Industry, and Information Technology” From The Association of Telecommunications & Technology Industry of Singapore (ATiS).

MOU Signing Between ATiS and VEIA

14:35 - 14:50

Process Industry 4.0 "Future Production is Modular and Open"

Opening Address by Semodia

The Future of the Process Industry: Modularization and Energy Efficiency in the Age of Digital Transformation

The presentation emphasizes the need for digitalization, modularization, and innovative concepts in automation technology. It touches upon advanced topics like Module Type Package, NOA, and APL, detailing their pivotal roles in progressing the field. These innovations are portrayed as critical for evolving and enhancing efficiency, adaptability, and scalability in modular plants and automation systems, ensuring they meet future demands and standards.

14:50 - 15:35

Process Industry 4.0 "Future Production is Modular and Open"


The Future Trend of Modular Automation And Digitalisation for Flexible Manufacturing

Speaker Moderator
15:35 - 16:35

Process Industry 4.0 "Future Production is Modular and Open"


How Modular manufacturing with decentralised automation and NOA (Namur Open Architecture) can open possibilities to achieve greater flexibility and cost-efficiency

10:30 - 11:15

Industry Focused: Semiconductor Manufacturing on the Way to Net Zero

How Digital Transformation helps achieve semiconductor sustainability via IoT, digitalisation, renewable energy source, and more.

Calculating your carbon footprint is the first step towards successful climate protection, as it helps identify the most effective ways to reduce emissions. This session aims to discuss how the Semiconductor industry enable technologies that improve carbon footprint and contribute towards becoming the most efficient fab, carbon neutrality in 2030.

Speaker Moderator
11:15 - 11:35

Innovation Focused

Secure from Start to Finish: Cybersecurity Integration Across the Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Lifecycle

Ensuring robust cybersecurity across the semiconductor manufacturing process lifecycle is paramount in today's interconnected landscape. This comprehensive approach prioritizes the integration of cybersecurity measures at every stage, from design and development to production and distribution. By implementing stringent security protocols, access controls, and encryption mechanisms, semiconductor manufacturers can protect sensitive data, intellectual property, and critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Continuous monitoring, threat intelligence, and proactive incident response strategies bolster resilience against emerging risks. Through the integration of cybersecurity throughout the process lifecycle, semiconductor manufacturers can foster a secure and trusted environment, safeguarding their operations, reputation, and the overall integrity of the semiconductor industrial operations.

Speaker: Philip Taylor, Portfolio Consulting Manager, Siemens

11:35 - 12:00

Innovation Focused: Human-Robot Collaboration

Collaborative robots, commonly called Cobots, are robots that are safe for working with humans. Collaborative AI combines Cobots with artificial intelligence for sensing, task learning and understanding, natural interaction and adaptive task execution that enable them to work flexibly with humans in human workspaces. This creates possibilities for human-robot teaming in complex and less structured tasks that cannot be automated but could benefit from intelligent CoBots working alongside humans. A*STAR (IHPC) will share some of the work they have done in this space and plans for the future including collaboration opportunities with industry.

13:00 - 15:30

SEA: Robotics & Automation Symposium

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Introduction and welcome remarks by Dr. Ishkandar Baharin & Mr. Oliver Tian, Founders of ARAIN

Panel Discussion: Robotics & AI in ARAIN Member Countries

  • Ecosystems
  • Need for ASEAN network
  • Objectives of joining a regional network

Moderators: Dr. Ishkandar Baharin & Mr. Oliver Tian, Founders of ARAIN

Keynote Speaker: Andy Chen
Topic: The Role of IEEE Entrepreneurship in Regional Economic Growth

Panelist 1
Yong Ann Voeurn
Founder, Cambodia Robotics and Automation Society
Topic: Robotics and AI Ecosystem in Cambodia

Panelist 2
Associate Professor Dr. Supachai Vongbunyong
Chapter President, TCIOA (Robotics, AI and Blockchain)
Topic: Robotics and AI Ecosystem in Thailand

Panelist 3
Er Mariciel Teogangco
Chairman, Mechatronics and Robotics Society of The Philippines (MRSP)
Topic: Robotics and AI Ecosystem in The Philippines

Panelist 4
Ts Nizmar Mohd Nazar
Chief Information Officer, Malaysia Automotive Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii)
Topic: Robotics and AI Ecosystem in Malaysia

Panelist 5
Terence Teo
President, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA)
Topic: Robotics and AI Ecosystem in Singapore

Moderated Discussion and Q&A

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