Where Asian Innovation Meets The World
InnovFest is the flagship event of NUS Enterprise. First started as the Technology Commercialisation Forum in 2006, the conference was originally focused on university innovation and technology transfer.
The InnovFest name began in 2010, when an Enterprise Connection dinner was added to the programmeto provide an entrepreneurial angle. With additional initiatives incorporated over the years, InnovFest was rebranded in 2013 to reflect the overall breadth of NUS Enterprise’s activities- from technology commercialisation and entrepreneurial support to research in academic entrepreneurship.
In 2015, InnovFest unbound was born – a partnership between NUS Enterprise and London-based company unbound, which runs a series of events across the world. By bringing together both the Asian and Western community of researchers and academia, corporates, start-ups and policy makers, InnovFest unbound brought new perspectives into the technology and innovation space. The inaugural InnovFest unbound was a success – it was the largest event of its type in Singapore, with over 2,500 attendees.
InnovFest unbound 2016 – held on 17-18 May 2016 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre – was the first time the event was organised in partnership with the Info-communications Development Authority (now the Info-communications Media Development Authority). The event saw over 6,000 attendees across two days. .
InnovFest unbound 2017, held on 3-4 May 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, saw over 11,000 delegates attending the event! Read more about the highlights of the event here, and check out the event highlights below.