We enable large corporations to address Southeast Asia's challenges today and opportunities of tomorrow through collaborations with innovative, agile companies. This is our monthly update on recent innovation programmes and ecosystem developments, as well as upcoming activities at Padang & Co's innovation hubs.

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Achieving Carbon Neutrality: One Goal, Many Pathways 

A LEVEL3 collaboration with Deloitte Singapore

The expert panellists, Junice Yeo, Executive Director of Eco-Business and Tony Á Verb, Co-Founder of Carbonless Asia looked at the various pathways business leaders can take to reach their carbon neutrality goals. In the vibrant discussion, they covered:

•  The need for reliable and and efficient systems that track carbon emissions, to prevent double-counting and to close the gap in carbon traceability for manufacturing and supply chain companies;
  How the awareness of greenwashing can turn into collaborative opportunities, as corporations are held accountable to their goals; and
  Various sustainable reporting methods and emission disclosures that measure current impacts and indirect emissions (both upstream and downstream).

To share Junice's poignant quote at the end of this discussion: "Collective movements do work if we believe in the same thing."

See the full live stream video here.

A Seat at the Table with Zuellig Pharma 

A LEVEL3 collaboration with Zuellig Pharma

Zuellig Pharma, Asia's leading healthcare services provider, utilises data to address issues around supply chain traceability and drug counterfeiting. At this session, they shared interesting insights with a select group of LEVEL3 startup founders:

•  Ignoring supply chain traceability can be costly, as global scrutiny from authorities increase and inefficiencies erode margins. At the same time, supply chain visibility can become a commercial asset for a brand.
•  Zuellig Pharma's eZTracker solution addresses problems in information exchange: a blockchain network to allow information sharing, a digital ID to tag activity to identity, and a mobile interface for users to access the information.

Case studies, including a planned deployment of COVID-19 vaccine in the Philippines, can be found in the deck here.

Digital Learning Series: Smallholder AgriTech Southeast Asia Landscape 2021

A Padang collaboration with Grow Asia (a World Ecoonomic Forum platform)

In this year’s edition of the Landscape, we expanded its scope to include startups that work with organisations that in turn positively impact smallholders. We went deeper into Farmer Advisory by identifying six key features (pest and disease diagnostics, satellite-data analytics, digital records and crop planning, community platforms, information platforms, and IoT). We also made three predictions for the sector:

•  Corporates in the agribusiness space will play a significant role in driving digital adoption among smallholders. 
•  Many startups now have sustainability as part of their impact statement, but more with sustainability as their core driver will emerge. 
•  E-commerce trends for farmers to purchase inputs and sell their produce continues to diverge. A regional inputs marketplace remains a challenging proposition given the current state of infrastructure, and farmers still prefer to buy through trusted contacts.   

Download the startup landscape and the sectoral analysis here.

Healthcare Open Innovation Challenge

A Padang programme, in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore, supported by MOH and NHIC

It's a wrap! After a robust evaluation and demo development process, we announced the winners for the inaugural National Healthcare Open Innovation Challenge, proudly supported by SingHealth, National Healthcare Group, National University Health System, HMI Group, and St Luke's Eldercare.

These startups/SMEs now proceed to pilot their solutions with the healthcare partners to transform these areas of care delivery:

•  Enhancing analytics for monitoring or diagnosis.  
•  Improving the patient experience.
•  Optimising hospital operations and clinicial or care processes.
•  Medication traceability and compliance.

Learn more about the challenge here.

Magnify China 2021: Corporate Innovation

A Padang-supported event by KrAsia and 36Kr Global 

Learn about the effects of the pandemic, changing regulations, evolving consumer practices, and how global MNCs and Chinese companies are gradually warming up to each other. How do these trends impact the Chinese landscape? How do they fit together, and where are the opportunities?

We will go deeper into technologies and their industrial applications, and discuss MNCs that have successfully innovated in China. Lastly, we will talk about how China's consumption habits are evolving and share the perspectives of Chinese companies that have ventured outside of their home market.


6-7 July 2021, Tue-Wed 
4.00pm - 6.00pm (GMT +8)

Organs in a Dish: Solving Organ Shortages with Bioengineering and Bioprinting

A CATALYST-supported event with SGInnovate

With limited organ donors globally, thousands of patients die before transplants or treatments are available.

However, in recent years, bioprinting has emerged as one of the revolutionised technologies to tackle this problem.

Find out more about these permanent solutions and learn from experts as they unravel groundbreaking solutions in Bioengineering such as 3D bioscaffold printing.

13 July 2021, Tuesday
4.00pm - 5.00pm (GMT +8)

Simplifying the world's choices with a personalisation engine
A LEVEL3 member


Crayon Data is a fast-growing big data and AI company with a vision to simplify the world’s choices. Their clients are top-tier enterprises in banking, e-commerce, travel, and hospitality. They use Crayon Data's personalisation engine,, to deliver digital, personal experiences centred around taste. 

Since then, they have been acknowledged as one of the most successful and innovative big data startups by global platforms, such as Gartner and IBM Watson. They also won the Huawei Spark 2020, a Global Startup Competition that empowers startups with pioneering solutions to create a fully connected and intelligent world.

Affordable, accessible and efficient medical imaging  

Lifetrack Medical System is focused on making medical imaging more affordable, accessible, and efficient. LifeSys, their flagship RIS PACS solution, is a next-generation radiology solution that allows customers to work using their own workflow, when and where they need it while providing significant cost savings.

Lifetrack is also one of four winners at the Microsoft Emerge X pitch competition, a part of Microsoft's "Highway to a 100 Unicorns" initiative, which discovers and nurtures high potential tech startups and grows the ecosystem in emerging markets in Asia-Pacific.

Don't How to Lead in the Stakeholder Era: Focus on purpose and people. The profits will follow.

With the world facing multifaceted crises in public health, the economy, race, the environment, and geopolitical relations, there is a growing realisation that business and society cannot thrive if employees, customers, and communities are not healthy; if our planet is on fire; and if our society is fractured. More and more leaders believe that creating a better and sustainable future requires corporations to serve all their stakeholders — not just their investors — in a harmonious fashion.

To make this transition, leaders need to evolve how they think about their mission and how they lead. By embracing a declaration of interdependence, a leader should pursue a noble purpose, be ready to put people at the centre of it, and dedicate to creating an environment where every employee can blossom. This is how business can be a force for good and do well by doing good.

Read more on Harvard Business Review.

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