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Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology | 18 – 20 September 2017 Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore

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b2ap3_thumbnail_300x250_GIF-Banner.gifSWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology) is a leading “plug and play” platform in Asia that showcases the best ideas, technology and innovation from around the world. Through a series of complementing technology and innovation events held between 18 - 20 September 2017, SWITCH brings together the best minds to create exchanges that will shape our world. 

At SWITCH, interactions are the catalyst for change; at the end of the day, technology does not shape our future - we do. SWITCH brings together partners from around the world in the technology, innovation and enterprise ecosystem, featuring exhibitions, conferences, workshops and activities revolving around topics such as open innovation, technology transfer, tech entrepreneurship, venture funding and talent development. 

SWITCH is brought to you by National Research Foundation Singapore, and organised by SGInnovate. SWITCH Partners include Convergence, Impact Hub, Nature SciCafé, Slingshot@SWITCH, Slush Singapore, SWITCH ON@LaunchPad, TechInnovation, VentureCon (e27) and Women in Tech. 

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Russian Venture Company (RVC), is a government fund of funds and a development institute of the Russian Federation, one of Russia's key tools in building of its own national innovation system is participating in the event for the 4th time as one of the sponsors of SWITCH.
This year we will bring a team from #GenerationS and a slew of innovative technology companies:
LocalGuide, Newton (NWTN-Group), Oz Forensics, Panda Money, Synthes.

#GenerationS is the largest business accelerator for start-ups and corporations in Russia and CIS countries, promising potential partners in Asia an access to the best industrial technologies from all over Russia and beyond (30 countries, 240 cities, 72 regions of Russia), as well as to the leading universities, techno-parks, incubators and engineering centres, the largest network of mentors, investors and industrial partners in Russia

#GenerationS is connecting innovations with market opportunities and funding, offering
    Intensive coaching and mentors’ support for free
    Access to the most prominent VCs and business angels
    Corporate platforms for testing pilots, products and sales to corporate customers
    Profit gains from existing products
    Creation of new products and entering new markets
    Optimization of production and product chains
    Mentoring opportunities
    Hedging of investment risks
    Access to the best startups
    Access to expert resources for startup selection
    Mentoring opportunities

Participating Start-ups:

1.    LocalGuide  

LocalGuide presents Palaround platform  – an all-in- one C2B2C and P2P mobile marketplace for on-demand assistance for tourist (aka smart concierge service) to connect clients with local businesses: professional guides, interpreters, volunteers, grocery, food delivery, chefs, house-cleaning, laundry, nursing, babysitting, doctor call-out, fitness instructors and general assistance.

The company is addressing a market niche of “can’t-wait- to-explore” micro moments (according to ThinkWithGoogle methodology) implying ad. hoc. search for activities only after arrival at the travel destination.

2.    Newton (NWTN-Group)
    B2B and B2C brokerage platform providing up-to-date market analytics and info on traded instruments:
    Trading terminal: Decision-support system with the ability to make settlements
    Brokerage: Client broker that gives the access to Russian and American markets
    Content: Fundamentals, news, multipliers on Russian and American stock market

3.    Oz Forensics
Oz Forensics helps financial institutions to reduce digital fraud risks and costs by automating
KYC processes with image, video and biometric authenticity recognition analysis.
The platform provides automation and can be integrated into

  •     Bank credit process
  •     Insurance loss adjustment
  •     Remote customer authentication in payment systems
  •     Digital documents check and customer`s verification in microfinance organizations
  •     Customers` remote services in fintech companies

The platform reduces

  •     Number of bad loans in financial organizations
  •     Risks of fraud in remote client authentication

4.    Panda Money
    A mobile platform a bank for kids and adults, teaching budgeting and gamification the process of money     saving and understanding finance
    The platform provides children with the ability to:

  •     use pre-paid cards with unique parental controls.
  •     set up a goal and save money for a dream.
  •     transfer money between parents, child, and friends.

    PandaMoney allows parents to make an immediate money transfer both to children card and to their mobile     “piggy bank”.

  •    learn more about finance in a game format.

    For parents, PandaMoney helps to teach their kids finance and also to control how much money they're     spending. Parents set tasks and spending rules for the child.
    PandaMoney has B2C and B2B business model. For end customers (B2C), we are offering the subscription model.     For banks, are offering White Label solution.

5.    Synthes – manufacturing, processing and application of steels; pellets and metal powders (including     refractory metals) for Powder Metallurgy (PM) and Additive Machines, producing consumables for RD Printers     and end-product manufacturers, using high-frequency plasma spheroidizing technology

 Come to visit us at the RVC booth!


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