21.Nov 2022

Asia-Pacific Conference: German Entrepreneurship’s initiatives in Singapore

Singapore is an important global hub for innovation and the startup ecosystem. During the Asia-Pacific Conference from November 13-14, the German and Singaporean government affirmed their efforts for bilateral cooperation in a joint declaration. German Entrepreneurship supports these efforts with the programs German Accelerator, Scaler8, and connected events.  

German Entrepreneurship and partners TÜV SÜD and Enterprise Singapore brought over 200 Asian and German thought leaders, investors, corporates, government agencies, and ecosystem enablers to exchange ideas during the “Sustainability & Tech: Unlocking Sustainable Innovations in Asia & Germany” event. 

To further emphasize the importance of a strong ecosystem, Prof. Matthias Notz, CEO of German Entrepreneurship and German Accelerator, met the Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr. Robert Habeck, during his visit to the Asia-Pacific Conference. The Singaporean founders Ali Hasnain and Kush Agarwal of Scaler8 participating startups Curium and WaveScan joined the exchange. 

On November 14, the German government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore published a Joint Declaration on the occasion of the visit of German chancellor Olaf Scholz. Both countries commit to their partnership for a resilient and sustainable future in the declaration. Section 5: Economic Cooperation names the programs German Accelerator and Scaler8 as part of the bilateral support for startups and SMEs. German Accelerator is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action and driven by German Entrepreneurship. Scaler8 is  supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Economic Development Board (EDB), powered by German Entrepreneurship. 

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Read the full Joint Declaration in English on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Singapore: