Connectivity, Partnerships and Collaboration for Science and Technology (Main Session)

Chairs: Prof. Nam-Joon Cho (NTU)
Moderator: Prof. Sun Mi Shin (NUS)


  • Venue: Heliconia Junior Ballroom (3411-2, 3511-2)
  • Time: : Day1 (24 Nov, Thr) 17:00 – 18:30 / Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 09:00 – 15:00
  • Sponsor: KOCHAM (Dinner)


This year’s conference theme is “Connectivity: Partnerships and Collaboration for Science and Technology” and will offer an interactive and engaging format to reconnect, to build partnerships, and to imagine new possibilities for scientific innovation. As worldwide travel returns to normal, it is an ideal time to gather in person and to form enduring collaborations to help address some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in science and technology. Key topics that will be covered include sustainability, healthcare, energy, engineering, science, technology and the environment.

NanoScientific Symposium

Chairs: Dr. Sang Joon Cho (Park Systems)

  • Venue: Heliconia Junior Ballroom (3411-2, 3511-2)
  • Time: Day 2 (25 Nov, Fri) 09:00 – 12:00
  • Sponsor:  Park Systems


This event will be held on 24-27 November 2022 and will highlight advanced Nano Technology applications that are rapidly changing and improving our world. The speakers portions of the event will be pre-recorded at your convenience and the Virtual NanoScientific Symposium will allow interactive participation during the event via an online virtual platform. As a keynote speaker, you will have an opportunity to showcase your research and/or institution via the dynamic virtual platform.

Smart Manufacturing Technologies in Automotive Industries

Chairs: Prof. Seung Ki Moon (NTU), Prof. Hae-Jin Choi (CAU), Dr Sumin Jeon (Hyundai Motor Group)

  • Venue: Heliconia Junior Ballroom (3411-2, 3511-2)
  • Time: Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor:  Hyundai Motor Group


Being the fourth revolution and a new paradigm in manufacturing industries, smart manufacturing is the collection of cutting-edge technologies that support effective and accurate engineering decision making in real time through the introduction of various information and communication technologies (ICT) and the convergence with the existing manufacturing technologies. A cyber-physical production system (CPPS) is a smart manufacturing enterprise consisting of autonomous and collaborating modules interconnected in such way that, depending on the setting, cover all the stages of the production process in the supply chain network.
One of the foundations of CPPS is the concept of digital twin. The digital twin is seen as one of the enablers in the smart manufacturing which involves fusing data from both physical and virtual spaces. The application of digital twin has recently seen prominence in production planning and scheduling areas such as assembly process, production life-cycle management, and order management. This session at AKC2022 will introduce smart manufacturing technologies and various applications with the relevant technologies to support future automotive industries.

Sustainable Innovation Technologies Venture Investment in ASEAN

Chairs: Mr. Hogun Min (EcoLabs, NTU)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3211)
  • Time: Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 13:00 – 15:00
  • Sponsor: KDB, Enlight Ventures, GGGI (Global Green Growth Institute), GTC (Global Technology Center)


Acknowledging the significant economic impacts of climate innovation technologies in addressing climate risks aggravated by the COVID-19 crisis, venture capitalists’ investments in sustainability and climate technologies have been dramatically increased. Investments in not only start-ups but also in early research IPs & technology entrepreneurs are becoming more and more common in venture investment practice. Recently, the programme entitled ‘Collaborative Research, Development and Business (R&DB) Programme for Promoting the Innovation of Climate Technopreneurship’ is designed to serve as a platform enabling climate technology innovation.
This programme aims to facilitate technology leapfrogging of the region by partnering with entrepreneurs equipped with already existing technology-enabled climate innovation through the modality of technology transfer. In this session, we’ll be introducing new venture investment trends in climate technologies, innovative technologies & business models by start-ups, and cutting-edge research that can potentially bring vast climate impact in the region.

Brain Bio/Medical Science

Chairs: Prof. Hyunsoo Je (Duke-NUS)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3211)
  • Time: Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 15:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI)


A major goal of neuroscience research is to understand the molecular, cellular, and activity-based mechanisms that control the formation and maintenance of neural circuits. Over the past four decades, key molecules and mechanisms that underlie synapse development, activity, and stability have been identified. Meanwhile, the single-cell profiling technique enables the identification of new classes of neurons and optogenetics has confirmed a causal relationship between neural circuits and behaviors.
In addition, new optical methods can visualize neurons in living animals, and techniques in deriving human neurons and brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells enable gene-to-function investigation, which is necessary to identify mechanisms and cures for neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. In this symposium, we will bring together leaders working on neuronal development, synapse development and plasticity, circuit structure and function, and the study of brain disease.

Innovations and Applications in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chairs: Prof. Jong-Min Lee (NTU), Prof. Juha Song (NTU)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3212)
  • Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: CHA Bio, HP, UNIST 3D Printing Center


Continuous research and innovation in the field of basic chemical science, medical science and engineering allows the development of new synthetic materials in day-to-day basis. Particularly, the chemicals are effecting human life for ages, however, the concept of smart matter is a very recent phenomenon. It was found that some material can change its physical state or alter its key material property by itself in reaction to any environmental stimulus. These materials are known as smart/intelligent material. The applications of those smart materials have been increasing, especially, in the field of robotics, medical field, automation and polymer industry etc.

The focus of this session is the latest innovation and application in the field of new chemicals, smart material, providing future aspects. The speakers in this session represent a cast of leading researchers working on advanced chemical and biomedical engineering field, and come from all across Asia and the world. By bringing together these top international researchers at AKC 2022, this session will highlight cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of chemical and biomedical engineering, particularly, led by development of smart material systems, and create new opportunities for translational science and research

2022 Global ESG Forum on Sustainability through ESG

Prof. Yong Sik Oh (KU, President of IESGA), Prof. Jae Hyuk Rhee (KU, Co-president of IESGA)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3311)
  • Time: Day2 (25 Nov, Fri) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: IESGA


Given the prolonged pandemic, there is a growing concern over corporate sustainability, and the wave of corporate restructuring is impacting employees, business partners, and local communities in significant ways. In contrast, companies such as Amazon that have benefited from the crisis enjoy an unprecedented financial boom. Nonetheless, as the declaration on stakeholder capitalism by a group of U.S. business managers purports, a social consensus is building around the need to consider “not only shareholders but a more diverse set of stakeholders,” “inclusive growth rather than exclusive growth,” and “long-term shareholder value as opposed to short-term value.”

The primary purpose of a business is to generate profits. However, it is no longer feasible to determine its sustainability based on financial performance alone. This is because any company that violates procedural fairness or fails to garner social legitimacy will face social rejection regardless of financial success. This change in social perception has led to the emergence of ESG management, and it reflects a dire need to improve corporate sustainability by comprehensively examining business activities based on non-financial criteria (i.e., ESG).

Implementing ESG management is challenging. Not only are E, S, and G highly interrelated, but it is also practically impossible to identify all the individual issues that fall under each category. Still, there do exist universally adopted ESG evaluation measures. Many Korean companies, particularly large conglomerates, are delicately responding to these so-called global ESG indicators.

How will global ESG indicators evolve going forward? Existing global ESG evaluation indicators were set and formed by various initiatives, but the number of items for evaluation will increase and stricter criteria will eventually be adopted. Korean companies that choose to wait for new evaluation indicators to emerge, so that all they have to do is comply, will inevitably fall behind. Companies need to move away from this passive approach of conforming to existing rules and play a more active role in establishing new ESG rules.

This brings us to the aim of the Global ESG Forum, which is to establish a global knowledge network of ESG scholars and practitioners and provide a foundation of collective intelligence on the present and future of ESG management for Korean companies in the ESG era. We look forward to your active engagement and participation in the 2022 Global ESG Forum.

Korea Technology Advisory Group (K-TAG) General Assembly

Chairs: Dr. Jaemin Lee (KIAT), Mr. Hogun Min (EcoLabs, NTU)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3211)
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 09:00 – 12:00
  • Sponsor: KIAT


In the K-TAG general assembly, innovators and experts in green industries share their research trends, and discuss strategies with each other for the better way of global technology collaboration among companies, research institutes, and universities. There will of be also sharings of national industrial trends and global value chain structure. Also, the participants can openly discuss the global technology strategy, insights as well as variety of national support programs including joint R&D and investment programs.

Energy and Environment

Prof. Seok woo Lee (NTU), Prof. Hyun-Wook Lee (UNIST)

    • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (#1-3212, #2-3311)
    • Time: #1 Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 09:00 – 12:00
      #2 Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 09:00 – 10:30
    • Sponsor: TBD


Since the industrial revolution, energy has been a key factor affecting our life, economy, and even national security. In particular, global warming and pollution due to the overuse of fossil fuel for decades are threatening the sustainable civilization of human beings and demanding the highly efficient energy conversion system or the usage of alternative energy sources.
These topics include fundamental and applied research related to energy storage, harvesting, and conversion across science and engineering. This session will bring the world-leading researchers working in the energy and environmental science field in Singapore. It will be an opportunity to share cutting-edge research in the field and create new collaborations.

Women-in-Science and Technology

Chairs: Prof. Sun Mi Shin (NUS)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3312)
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 15:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: Korean Federation of Women Professors


University forum: Taejae Univeristy, KENTECH

Chairs: Prof. Nam Joon Cho (NTU)

  • Venue: Heliconia Junior ballroom (3411-2)
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: TaeJae University, KENTECH


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning

Chairs: Dr. Bong Gun Yoo (A’STAR)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3211)
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: POSCO


Deep Learning architectures in Artificial Intelligence (AI) such as deep neural networks, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and Transformers have been researched for the last 10 years in the fields of computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, machine translation, medical image analysis, and any game industries. Now, these AI technologies are being applied to all industries. And many researchers have studied data augmentation and have analyzed the data because they need many training datasets when they train a model on Deep Learning networks.
This topic includes deep learning architectures, data augmentation, and introductions to research areas with AI technology.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chairs: Prof. Tae Hyung Kim (NTU) Prof. Minho Kim (NTU)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3212)
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 13:00 – 15:00
  • Sponsor: Samsung SDS


Electrical and Electronic Engineering has transformed the world dramatically over the last few decades. Various areas such as semiconductor, information and communication, internet-of-things (IoTs), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI) are opening up next generation smart society. In this session, various state-of-the-art research works in the aforementioned areas will be shared to understand the current state and the future direction in electrical and electronic engineering.

Pharmaceutical Science and Biomimmetic strategies for aging society

Dr. Sangyong Jung (A*STAR) Prof. Nae Yoon Lee (Gachon University)

  • Venue: Cassia Junior Ballroom (3311)
  • Time: #1- Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 10:30 – 12:00
  •            #2- Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: CMG, CHA biotech, gachon university


AKC Talk Concert: Global Perfect Storm – Future Science and Technology Innovation

  • Venue: Heliconia Junior Ballroom (3411-2, 3511-2)
  • Time: Day 2 (25 Nov, Fri) 15:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: KSEASG, KOFST, The Seoul Economic Daily

13:30 – 15:00  Talk Concert 1
‘Global Perfect Storm – Future Science and Technology Innovation’

15:00 – 16:30 Talk Concert 2:
‘Global Education Innovation

16:30 – 18:00 Talk Concert 3:
‘Start-up Entrepreneurship’

K-CreQ Prize

Chairs: Prof. Nam Joon Cho

  • Venue: Main Auditorium
  • Time: Day3 (26 Nov, Sat) 15:00 – 17:00
  • Sponsor: The Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore


The K-CreQ Prize, co-hosted by the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in Singapore (KSEASG), the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST), and the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (KOCHAM) is designed to encourage from children to teenagers, to college students, to graduate students who are interested in science, to continue their curiosity about science and to develop their ability to ask questions.The aim of this award is to encourage students to develop their ability to ask questions, to promote mutual interactions between the Korean community in Singapore, and to foster the next generation of growing talent.