The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH) will work together this year to organise a showcase of innovative technologies to encourage business transformation.

The combined event, named SFF x SWITCH, taking place from November 11-15, will focus on five key sectors, including advanced manufacturing and engineering, urban solutions and sustainability, health and biomedical sciences, services and digital economy and fintech.

SFF is the world’s platform for the fintech community to connect and collaborate, while SWITCH is an international platform that enables the confluence of global tech ecosystems. Both events drew nearly 55,000 delegates from 130 economies in 2018.

The collaboration this year will feature a conference and exhibition, competitions, deal-making platforms and workshops which aim to create a cross-country platform for greater exchange and learning, deepening of tech capabilities, synergistic application of resources and partnership development for commercialisation.

The Slingshot event, which is a deep tech start-up competition, will be held during this event. The top 100 global start-ups will be invited to Singapore to pitch their ideas live at the competition finale from November 11-13.

One Vietnamese start-up BusMap will take part in this competition. BusMap is a platform for public transportation services that supports commuters in Viet Nam with more than two million lookups each month.

The event is hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and National Research Foundation, in partnership with SingEx Holdings. — VNS

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