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Digital Trade Mission: Smart Cities, Green Tech and Circular Economy


About this mission

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT), in collaboration with the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and Tech Nation, welcomes innovative UK tech companies in smart cities, green tech, and the circular economy to participate in a virtual trade mission to Singapore commencing 21 February 2022.

The mission will include a two-hour webinar, plus further one-to-one meetings and introductions with Singaporean companies throughout the week, with the aim of fostering commercial and co-innovation partnerships between organisations in the UK and Singapore.

Why consider Singapore?

Singapore is ranked the smartest city in the world according to the IMD’s Smart City Index in 2021. Over the next five years, the new Research, Innovation and Enterprise budget of approximately £140bn will focus on four domains, namely: manufacturing, trade and connectivity (MTC), human health and potential (HHP), urban solutions and sustainability (USS), and finally, Smart Nation and digital economy (SNDE).

The UK government has set aside £95m supporting enterprises in levelling up capabilities to address climate, economic, and resource resilience to support their net-zero emissions goals. This has opened up a number of opportunities for UK tech companies to share their expertise and collaborate with Singaporean organisations in the sector.

Benefits to companies:

  • Attend bespoke one-to-one meetings with the Singapore government and Singapore based companies with business interest in the region
  • Attend a pre-mission briefing to learn about the market and opportunities
  • Get professional advice from the UK’s Department for International Trade and Tech Nation throughout the mission
  • Attend a post-mission session to exchange peer-to-peer best practices and review follow-up actions

Who this mission is suitable for

UK tech companies offering products/services in the following areas:

  • Smart / Green energy
  • Mobility
  • Smart buildings
  • Climate change
  • Green manufacturing
  • Supply chain management

To be eligible to apply for the trade mission, your company has to meet the following criteria:

  • Commercially ready
  • Export ready
  • Financial backing to internationalise

Further information

Registrations close on 17 December 2021.

For more information, please contact April Gonzales Cheng: april.gonzalescheng@fco.gov.uk


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