International Training Program and Matchmaking for a sustainable food system – target country Singapore

Are you a European SME or an organization from Singapore, interested to collaborate with European SMEs?

We wouldn’t have advanced to where we are now without cross-country collaboration, which is why we need to be prepared to success on different markets. This training programme will give participants an insight on the similarities and differences between Singapore and European culture, customs, business models, as well as hear about some collaboration success stories. It has been carefully designed to better prepare businesses in stablishing successful partnerships and increasing bi-directional success rate.

On 05th April, an online session regarding collaboration between organizations in Singapore and European SMEs will take place. During this online session, collaboration opportunities in Singapore will be highlighted and you can schedule 1-1 online Matchmaking meetings with partners form Europe or Singapore. We kindly invite you to register on the B2match platform to participate in the session, create your profile and schedule 1-1 matchmaking meetings with potential collaboration partners, directly via the platform.


09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and Introduction: Ms. Sofía Ros, FOOD+i

09:10 – 09:20 Overview of Singapore’s Agrifood Innovation Ecosystem, Ms. Tracy Saw and Ms. Ying Xuan, Enterprise Singapore  

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. They work with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalize. They also support the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups.

09:20- 09:40 Intellectual Property Rights’ in Southeast Asia/Singapore Mr.Elio de Tullio Southest Asia IPR Helpdesk

Elio is a lawyer specialized on trademark, design and patent issues, from a strategy, business intelligence, competition, filing and prosecution perspective. He has written some articles on Italian and European law on intellectual property rights which have been translated into Chinese and South-East Asia languages.

9.40 – 09:55 Collaboration case study 1 (TBD)

09:55 – 10:10 Collaboration case: Esco Aster & Meatable, Mr. Alvin Ng, Esco Aster

We will learn firsthand about this successful partnership between Meatable, a Dutch biotechnology company aimed at cultured meat, and Esco Aster, a Singaporean company providing process development (PD) and contract manufacturing, consultation, and clinical research services. The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to produce cultivated pork, with the aim to have products ready for launch in selected restaurants in 2024.

10:10 – 10:25 Collaboration opportunities between Singapore and Europe, Mr. Joshua Soo, GROW

GROW is the region’s first global accelerator dedicated to agrifoodtech for impact. They are supported by the government agency Enterprise Singapore and headquartered there to serve as a hub for startups to do business in the region and beyond.

10:25 – 10:45 Navigating Cultural Differences by (TBC), Mr. Laurent Goulvestre

When partnering with business from other cultures we encounter challenges in institutional differences, thus the importance to improve our interculturality and communication skills. We will learn how to be successful in these partnerships and negotiations, and success in culturally diverse situations. Laurent has more than 15 years’ experience as an export director in expatriate positions, author, trainer and international Coach, and will be sharing his knowledge on intercultural partnerships.

Online matchmaking – How does it work?

  1. Register on the Global Foodture platform
  2. Create your profile
  3. Browse through other profiles
  4. Send & receive meeting requests

Don’t miss this interesting training and matchmaking, please register here


  • Jaime García

    3 April 2023

    Food Future, me interesa y emociona. Soy un colombiano que exporta papá criolla.
    Cordial saludo,

    Jaime García
    Cel 3137151638

  • Christian Falkenstein

    5 April 2023

    We work for new food products from food waste.

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