D2HACK Challenge: Global Innovation in Early Life Medtech and Healthcare

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From allergen detection, tracking digestion and nutrition, to microbiome identification and more, staying in the know about early life are ever-crucial to the growth and development of a child. The application of digital innovation is key in improving the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare, and associated insights for further research and development - but what are the real market demands of these technologies and how do they differ internationally?

Did you know, Singapore is home to 9% of all health tech startups in Asia Pacific, just behind China and India? In 2018, the government announced that it will invest US$13 billion over 5 years, in research and development, of which part of it will go to health care innovation. Besides startups, many multi-national companies have also set up global or regional innovation teams in Singapore to develop new health care solutions.
Join us to learn more about the latest research and technologies that can change our lives, how Danone's global research team in Singapore works with startups and scientists to develop groundbreaking solutions, and how you can be part of this exciting journey by participating in D2Hack Challenge!

About D2Hack:
At Danone Nutricia Research - Precision Nutrition Digital Lab of Singapore, we are excited to find partners who would embark with us in the journey of bringing health to people through digital innovation, with a particular focus on early life. We are calling for all international startups or teams of technologists who may have relevant skills or solutions to take part to the first D2Hack: the Danone Digitalization Hackathon.

Learn more about the solutions we are looking for here: http://d2hackchallenge.com/

Speakers:
Reshmi Rajendran, Director of Precision Nutrition D-Lab, Danone Nutricia (Early Life Nutrition)
Pavan Kumar, Co-founder, Cocoon Cam
Jun Axup, Scientific Director & Partner, IndieBio
Chaeyoung Shin, Co-founder & CEO, Sugarlogix
Christina Hsiang, Founder, Startups Greater Asia
Timeline:
6.30pm: Registration and Dinner
7.00pm: Panel Discussion on biotech innovations in nutrition and health care
7.30pm: Danone’s Showcase of the D2Hack Challenge + Q&A
8.00pm: Networking Session
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Brought to you by: Danone Nutricia Research and NUS Enterprise
About Danone Nutricia Research:
Danone Nutricia Research is a global research and innovation organization behind Early Life Nutrition and Specialized Nutrition. We bring health through food to as many people as possible, particularly those who need special care. Science is at the heart of our nutrition and health commitment. Therefore, we focus our skills and resources to deliver specialized nutrition to mothers and infants, patients, and the elderly.

About NUS Enterprise:
NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), plays a pivotal role in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship at NUS and beyond. It actively promotes entrepreneurship and cultivates global mind-sets and talents through the synergies of experiential entrepreneurial education, active industry partnerships, holistic entrepreneurship support and catalytic entrepreneurship outreach. Its initiatives and global connections support a range of entrepreneurial journeys and foster ecosystem building in new markets. These initiatives augment and complement the University’s academic programmes and act as a unique bridge to industry well beyond Singapore’s shores.