Building a Knowledge-Based Economy Pyramid

Monday, September 10th, 2007
Philip Yeo
4:00 pm

Institute for Genomic Biology 1206 West Gregory Drive Urbana

Event Description

Singapore, with a population of just over 4 million people, regularly ranks as one of the world's most competitive economies. To maintain that position, Singapore is making substantial investments in science and technology, rapidly becoming a technological hub known for a highly educated workforce, strong research institutes, and close cooperation between government and industry. Philip Yeo, who played a pioneering role in the promotion and development of the country's information technology, electronics, chemical and biomedical sciences industries, will discuss recent developments in Singapore and the opportunities available to U.S scientists, universities and firms.

Philip Yeo

Special Advisor for Economic Development (Prime Minister's Office, Singapore), Senior Advisor for Science and Technology (Ministry of Trade Industry) and Chairman of the Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING)