We started Scientific Innovations with the goal of creating magical experiences. Magicians have difficult jobs. They have a room of people that they have to amaze. Everyone in the room has a different mental model and belief system, yet the magician's job is to wow everyone. That is what we strive to do with anything that we create. Our goal is not to create products and technologies, but to create magical experiences for everyone through our products and technologies.

We also believe that experiences are not just defined by the product but also by the company that offers the product. We therefore decided to build companies around the products and technologies that we create.

We begin with ideas. We tend to be domain agnostic. In fact, we prefer getting into areas where we don't have any knowledge and experience in. We prefer not to be constrained by our knowledge and experience. We explore these ideas, test them, gain feedback, learn and adapt the concepts. When we deem an idea to be commercially viable, we spin it off as a company where we build a team.

We have failed in more ideas than we have deemed to viable. However, we believe in quickly identifying that an idea is not going to be viable.

We believe in a global organization. We don't believe that a team has to be located in a single location. We are looking to build a global organization of magical experience creators.

The Team

Anubhav Yadav

Head, Food businesses

Bernard

Marketing

Claudia

Chief Dietitian

Daria

Administrative Manager

Edmund

Special Projects

Eoin

Product Development

Huang Ke

Head, Product Development

Mervyn

CEO & Founder

Pierre

Software Development

Pradeep

Research and Development

Sundra

Marketing

Tang Lik

Product Development

Ying Chong

Software Development

Zhou Liang

Head, Software Development

About Mervyn

Mervyn is founder of Scientific Innovations Company. He was previously CEO of Mikrotools Pte Ltd, a company focused on the design, manufacture and sales of machines for manufacturing micro and nano sized parts and features. Prior to that, he co-founded BioMers Pte Ltd, a medical device company that developed the world’s only completely clear braces system to alleviate patients’ concern for unsightly metallic braces. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA.

Mervyn holds a PhD and B.Eng (Hons) in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore. Following his PhD, he was awarded the Chevening Fellowship to undergo training in technology commercialisation at the London Business School in the UK. His expertise lies in the areas of product design and manufacturing. He received the 2010 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, an award for outstanding contributions to the field by a person under the age of 35.

About Suman

Suman is an entrepreneur with more than 8 years of experience in basic and translational research (personalized medicine, stem cells, pharmacogenetics, breast cancer), and 5 years in sales and business development of high technology in life sciences (diagnostics, molecular imaging, genomics).

Suman is a co-inventor of the technology in Mirakel and in his current position as the CEO defines the strategic directions and operations of the company. Suman holds an MD in clinical medicine, MS in genetics, PhD in oncology, and attended MIT as a Sloan Fellow where he received his MBA focused on innovation and global leadership. He lives in New York City.

About Colin

Colin Gounden is President and CEO of Via Science. He comes to Via Science after having successfully sold Grail Research, where he was founder and CEO. Under Colin’s leadership, Grail Research grew from its first employee in April 2006 to a leading business intelligence and analytics firm with more than 300 full-time employees in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and China at the time of sale in 2009.

Colin went on to become Chief Marketing Officer and then President across all business units of the acquiring company (18 locations and 2,000 people). Prior to founding Grail Research, Colin was a partner and elected board director at a top 5 global strategy consulting and private equity investment firm with $2Bn in assets under management. He also previously worked with IBM in France, the UK, Mexico and the US before co-founding a technology services firm that he grew and sold for $97M in 1999.

About Yash

Dr Yash Kamath is an expert in the field of hair science, having researched hair over the last 30 years. Most of this work was done in collaboration with some of the world’s largest cosmetic and hair care companies, and brought him significant recognition: in 2010, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists presented him with its top honour, the Maison G. de Navarre Medal Award, for technical contributions to cosmetic science. He works closely with the Mirakel team not only in an advisory role but by conducting experiments in the lab in Princeton. Yash continues active research (his latest patents were granted in 2015)

Yash has a master’s degree in plastic technology from the University of Bombay and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Connecticut. He started his 34-year-long career at the Textile Research Institute in Princeton as a postdoctoral fellow researching polymer science and textiles and eventually became the Director of Research at TRI.

About Pradeep

Pradeep graduated with a PhD from the National University of Singapore, Master’s from Indian Institute of Technology and MBBS from Trichur Medical College, India. He holds the role of Senior Research Scientist at Mirakel Technologies where he focuses on the invention of new breakthrough technologies, prototyping, trials and actively participating in the product development & commercialization. He was the principal inventor behind the hair straightening technology being commercialized at Mirakel Technologies.

About Huang Ke

Huang Ke is a product development engineer. He majors in chemical engineering and has a Bachelor's degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He had 5-year research experience in NTU as a chemical engineer. He joined SIC in 2014.

About Sneha

Sneha is a Mechanical Engineer. She graduated from University of Leicester with a Bachelors Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honours, and is currently focusing on Design and Manufacture Engineering. She works closely with the team to make sure functionality of products is not compromised yet look appealing to the target customers. As an Aerospace Engineer, she is motivated to learn about the different parts of engineering which might help in her career. She is also interested in Internet of Things, aircrafts and drones. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle

About Tang Lik

Tang Lik is a graduate from University of Nottingham Malaysia. He holds Master’s Degree with First Class Honour in Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering. He majors in Design, Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) with high proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD such as Solidworks, ProEngineer, Creo, AutoCAD, Inventor and Fusion 360. He has 1 year working experience with YORK as Research and Development Engineer working on product design and development. He was awarded Top in the World for A-Level Mathematics Examinations 2010 by University of Cambridge International Examinations.

About Ivan

Ivan Ho is a mechanical engineer by training and holds a Masters of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He also graduated with a Masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate School with double distinction in both Mechanical Engineering and Physics and was awarded the top foreign student. He was formerly with Defence Science Technology Agency as a Program Manager with a tour at Future Systems & Technology Directorate at Ministry of Defence (formerly known as Defence Research & Technology Office) helping to seek and fund innovative research so as to create significant value to the defence and security of Singapore. He has experience working across universities to companies incubating and developing frontier technologies from proof of concept all the way to prototyping, validation and full scale demonstration.

About Peter

Peter Ting is a cardiologist who studied and trained in medicine at the National University Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute Canada and Harvard University School of public health. He is an expert with extensive experience in preventive cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. He currently has a private clinical practice at Harley Street Heart and Cancer Centre, and is also Co-Founder and Medical Director of Lifestyle Therapeutics which designs and delivers customized virtual lifestyle therapy programs to patients to reverse or slow the progression of coronary artery disease, as well as treat other lifestyle related conditions such has hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity. He was on several National guideline committees for cardiovascular risk factor assessment and management, and currently is on the board of Exercise is Medicine Singapore, an American College of Sports Medicine initiative. An approachable mentor, his passion is to help people achieve their fullest potential in terms of physical and mental wellbeing.

About Renuga

Renuga is an entrepreneur with a focus on material systems and manufacturing processes for advanced materials. She has 12 years’ experience in product development, manufacturing, product engineering and IP Management. She received her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (Nanotechnology) from the National University of Singapore. While pursing her Ph.D, she co-founded BioMers, a medical device company and is the principal inventor of the BioMers Technology, which allows the development of micro-scaled polymer composites. She is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Matralix Pte Ltd, an advanced materials company who engages customers with ‘designer’ materials needs, to design, prototype and manufacture materials and formulations for various end applications. Renuga is also the recipient of the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Merit Award (Open Section) in 2003, awarded to inventors below the age of 35 for their innovation.

About Lisha

Lisha works as an administrative assistant for DLab whose job scope includes co-ordination between the laboratory and the dental clinics to facilitate the collection and deliveries of dental appliances. I enjoy my work and feel happy to be a part of this group.

About Evelyn

Currently specializing in digital 3D dental scan as a Technical Assistant for D.Lab, Evelyn manages online digital service of patient data and digital model storage on a daily basis. She also supports ad hoc duties such as accounts and administration. Prior to this, Evelyn did book-keeping and administration at a design & print company. Previously, she also worked on local building and construction projects in electrical drafting and quantity surveying at a Mechanical & Electrical engineering (M&E) firm, in liason with various subcontractors. In addition, she had experienced warehousing and inventory management of merchandise distribution to department stores such as Robinsons, John Little and Metro.

About Trina

Trina is Clinical Nutritionist with previous experience in tackling unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, and prescribing specialised meal plans for weight management, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. She is passionate in helping her clients find healthier alternatives that are both realistic and enjoyable. Trina is a strong advocate in sustainably achieving healthy eating habits through a balanced diet. Trina received her Master’s in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Nottingham (UK).

About Denis

Denis Edward is the founder and CEO of HomeBakee. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the National University of Singapore and the University of York. He began his career as an investigative, digital and sports reporter at The New Paper, winning the SPH Journalism Award, The MediaCorp Silver Medal, and a nomination for the Most Inspiring Sports Story of the Year in Singapore. He also received the Motorola Foundation Scholarship and the Ministry of Health Scholarship. Denis is deeply interested in disruptive innovation, e-commerce and food innovation. He, together with his innovative team, is working to build HomeBakee into the greatest bakery company in the world that never actually baked.

About Sarah

Sarah is an experience designer whose passion lies in growing early stage businesses and bringing ideas to life. With her interdisciplinary skills in design thinking, branding, graphic design and web development, Sarah aims to co-create magical experiences with users and build brands that matter. She is continuously exploring design processes across multiple domains so she can develop a methodology for creating brands that find a truly meaningful space in the lives of people. Overall, she hopes to help organizations get back to the root of why they matter - to benefit a society and improve the lives of people.

About Maria

While studying law at La Sapienza in Rome, Maria discovered her passion in marketing & strategy. After graduating from LUMSA University, she worked in roles that spanned account development with WPP in London, brand engagement with an apparel design company in Boston & Florence, and managing investor relations at a pension fund in Rome. As General Manager for Cardiatrics in the US, Maria worked closely with the founders to set up the company in New York, build the team and launch the program. She cherishes the operational challenges involved in building an early stage venture, particularly in the complex space of US healthcare. At Scientific Innovations, she also leverages on her passion and network in facilitating the market validation of key portfolio companies in NYC as well as assist in investor relations. Maria is also a professionally trained ballerina (at Accademia Nazionale di Danza for 8 years) and performed for distinguished audiences in Moscow, Rome and Milan.

About Travis

Travis has been an investor for over 20 years. He is a Partner with Monitor Clipper Partners, a $2 billion private equity firm based in Boston. He is also pursuing new late stage investments as a Partner with Narrow Gauge Capital. He has been a personal investor in seed and early stage transactions for the last fifteen years and currently serves as a director for a number of companies, including Colford Capital, Kanetix, LaserShip, Market Force and Racepoint Group, as well as serving on several non-profit boards. Travis graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics.

About Adel

Adel is an applied scientist focused on developing new technologies. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering, a BS in Chemistry, and a BA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech and went on to pursue his PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT. His research interests include both computational and experimental work - ranging from research in quantum chemistry and statistical mechanics while at Virginia Tech to work on advanced materials and nanotechnology at the NASA Langley Research Center. He studied and developed metabolic engineering and high-throughput screening methods at MIT, and worked on developing advanced distillation protocols and bio-processing techniques for Manus Biosynthesis, a synthetic biology company. He hopes to leverage his background to support the mission of Scientific Innovations to develop transformative technologies.

About Eoin

Eoin is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Aero-Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has just completed a one year exchange at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is presently working as a mechanical engineer. With a flair for design, project management, and logistics, he has a keen interest in the business aspects of engineering. Eoin has a great passion for aeronautics and possesses a pilot’s license from the Irish Aviation Authority.

About Hongbei

Hongbei is part of the Business Development Team in Homebakee. She has previous experience co-founding craft beer distribution business, and graduated from University of Leeds, U.K. with a Bachelor's (Hons) in Food Science.

About Charles

Charles Scogna is a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and holds other credentials. He is also the founder of Charge Performance and Wellness. He believes that humans are made to move but society has us sitting still and educates his clients on their anatomy, functionality, posture and promotes that they are far more capable than they believe. You have one body and understanding and using it will make you a healthier, more confident and happier individual. He enjoys a wide variety of fitness methods including bodyweight training, running, weightlifting and strength training, athletic based movements and generally training for long term sustainable performance in all areas of life.

About Clara

Clara So is a communications professional who has over 20 years of expertise in corporate communications and public affairs. She worked for various international companies in different industry sectors ranging from healthcare, personal care, fashion and garment to aviation and airline. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in business strategy, reputation management and media relations. She is an advocate of a healthier world, passionate about a healthy lifestyle and inspire to help people take better care of themselves. She joined Lifestyle Therapeutics in 2016, and will be working closely with the Cardiatrics Team to focus on driving business strategy and development.

About Natalie

Natalie is an accredited Exercise Physiologist with a career spanning 14 years in the industries of nutrition, weight management, fitness, health promotion and clinical disease prevention. Natalie began her career instructing Clinical Pilates, providing Exercise Prescription for rehabilitation of injury and weight management; opened a Children’s Health & Fitness Studio in Brisbane, Australia and was a national trainer in Diet, Nutrition & Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Management and Proactive Health Care. She was offered an expatriate posting to Singapore in 2008 to continue her career within the industry of Preventative Health Care and Weight Management. And as the saying goes, the rest is history. Natalie is passionate about sharing her health knowledge and has a personal goal to live disease free until she's 100. Natalie received her Degree in Sport & Exercise Science from James Cook University (Australia).

About Geoff

Geoff Hawkins has over 40 years of experience in Personal Care, having worked at the leading multinational companies such as Procter and Gamble, Revlon and Estée Lauder. He is an accomplished technical leader with extensive and diverse product experience. Geoff holds over 45 patents in Personal Care and has a proven track record in delivering complex innovations to the market, translating complex technology into key consumer needs.

Throughout his career Geoff has been instrumental in bringing in external and internal technologies that challenge the existing paradigms. Geoff has a Masters degree from Southern California in Biochemistry.

About Phyo

Phyo Pwint Thu, a software engineer working for Scientific Innovations Company. She has graduated from National University of Singapore with the Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and also graduated from the Dagon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with Honours. She is currently working on the mobile development for Lifestyle Therapeutics.

About Michelle

Michelle Routhenstein is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in New York State. She completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and her Dietetic residency at New York University. Michelle has extensive nutrition counseling experience working at a renowned private practice, owning and operating Entirely Nourished LLC, her own nutrition counseling private practice, and working for over 5 years in a clinical hospital setting. Michelle brings with her valuable knowledge, a love of science, and a strong passion for translating nutrition into an easily understandable language that can be implemented into any lifestyle. Michelle is the Cardiatrics Coach in New York where she becomes your partner in preventing and lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease.

About Cheryl Ann

Cheryl Ann is part of the Homebakee Team as a Business Developer and Bakee Relations. She had 5 years of experience in the Food & Beverage Industry specialising in dessert curations, this includes managing my own dessert company in 2013 called Cher's Cupcakes and currently artisanal contemporary products called Burnt Sugar. At Hombebakee, She works closely with our community of home bakers, assisting them in order processes and development of their specialised skills.

About Farah

Farah is the intern of Homebakee. She was previously an Assistant Producer from a local production house upon graduating from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Communications and Media Management.

About Senghok

Senghok is a senior developer working for Nexus Lab. He graduated from Royal University of Phnom Penh with a Master of Science in Information Technology Engineering. Recently, he is focusing on hybrid app development.

About Patricia

Patricia is part of the Sales and Marketing team at Homebakee. She read German at Royal Holloway University of London, in Surrey. Since returning to Singapore, she has pursued a career in copywriting, PR and marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, reading, yoga and exploring her artistic side.

About Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a qualified dietitian who is passionate about translating nutritional science and communicating them through simple messages. Jacqueline has worked across a wide range of clinical wards in major metropolitan hospitals in Brisbane as well as in the areas of food service management, community and public health nutrition. Her previous experience also include private practice where she individualised her nutrition interventions to clients with various health conditions according to their needs and preferences, helping them to achieve their nutrition goals and attain optimal health. She is interested in what works for clients to sustain behaviour and realistic lifestyle changes, and seeks to continually keep herself up to date with the current scientific evidence to inform her care plans. Jacqueline obtained her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

About Eripin

Eripin is a software engineer working for Lifestyle Therapeutics. He works under product and innovation division. He has graduated from Bina Nusantara University with a Bachelor's Degree in computer science. His focus is website and backend technologies.

About Vadim

Vadim is a serial software entrepreneur with experience in health care software, web, usability and security. Prior to Cardiatrics, Vadim was the CTO of BonTriage, a web and mobile app platform for diagnosing and treating headaches. Vadim is also Technical Advisor to Lark Technologies leading a HIPAA / HITRUST certification and engineering management. Vadim was co-founder and CTO of Healthonomy, a software platform for medical providers automating reporting and workflow in the workers' compensation space. Before Healthonomy, Vadim was Principal Technologist at Business Signatures, which created bank web site security software, where he helped launch several new business lines. Business Signatures was acquired by Entrust in 2006. Prior to Business Signatures, Vadim was co-founder and CTO of Rentals Inc. where he led the company in creating a web-based residential property management system. Vadim helped Rentals secure three rounds of funding (led by Sequoia and Softbank) and managed the firm’s growth from two to over 70 employees. Rentals was acquired by Primedia in 2001. Vadim earned his graduate degree in computer science at Stanford University and undergraduate degree in economics and computer science from Pomona College.

About Pierre

Pierre Karpov, a French software engineer. He has graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis. He is currently a Software Developer for Lifestyle Therapeutics.

About Porter

Porter joins Homebakee as product manager. He has previous experience in advertising, graphic design, visual effects and video production. He executes the vision of Homebakee and ensures that the bakes look good on and off screen. He loves exploring the mix of art and technology and doesn't like rules much.

“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
-The Alchemist

About Anubhav Yadav

Anubhav Yadav is a graduate in Physics & Postgraduate in Fashion Management and also Masters in Business Administration specialised in International Business. He has more than 5 years of diverse experience in variety of industries including Textiles, Leather, Anti Counterfeiting & Food & Beverage in various capacity as Sales & Operations Manager. He loves to challenge the status quo. Prior to joining Homebakee, He helped setup Culinaryon - the largest cooking studio in Asia in Singapore.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - PETER DRUCKER

About Diana

Diana is part of the Homebakee Team as Baker Leader. She studied Pastry and Baking at Notter School of Pastry Arts in Florida. Post graduation, she returned to Singapore, and has worked in restaurants including Guy Savoy and CUT by Wolfgang Puck. Her role at Homebakee to is work with local bakers to offer the best desserts, cakes and pastries for our community. Pastry and baking is a life long passion for Diana, and she is excited to meet like minded bakers and working with them to bring the Pastry industry in Singapore to the next level!

About Daria

Daria is an energetic, ambitious and friendly individual. Having worked in various industries such as real estate, F&B, Education and geographies including Russia, Indonesia and Singapore, She has gained insight into making things work under different cultural behaviours. She is a go-getter and believe in getting things done within the constraints.

About Sze

Sze An is a Health and Exercise specialist with backgrounds in nutrition and sports science. He is passionate in helping his clients achieve the best version of themselves, constantly exploring new ways to make healthy eating and exercise more enjoyable. Sze An is also a fitness enthusiast who enjoys exercising through calisthenics, he firmly believes that home workouts can be just as effective as one performed in a gym. Sze An received his Degree in Sport & Health Science from Murdoch University (Australia).

About Socheata

Socheata joined Nexus Lab as an Android Developer. She is experienced with mobile UX/UI design and development. Cheata graduated from the University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a BA Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She loves art and technology, and prefers to mix these two things to create awesome products. She doesn’t like rules much.
“it’s nothing impossible if I like it and want it!”

About Vidhu

Vidhu has more than 7 years of experience in the field of Dentistry with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Science. She practiced as a Dentist in India for 2 years before she moved to Singapore. Vidhu continues her career in the Dental Science arena for the last 5 years in various capacities in Singapore. Currently, Vidhu is the Lab Manager of DLab, overseeing the lab operations of orthodontic appliances. She is specialized in the fabrication of mouth guards, splints and removable orthodontics retainers. In her current role, Vidhu focuses on the productivity, quality and continuous process improvements of the lab operations.

About Samita

Samita Bansal is a marketing professional who has 4 years of experience in Retail & Marketing. She has worked in various international companies in IT, fashion & food retail sectors. She graduated in Computer Sciences and thereafter completed MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She joined Cardiatrics in 2017 as Marketing Manager.

About Anuj

A seasoned energy industry professional, Anuj has delivered complex energy projects and driven business in multi-cultural and fast paced environments in a range of roles from engineering to project management, and leadership. Anuj worked closely with senior management in strategic planning and operations, including buying and selling of the energy assets. Anuj has also held leadership positions while volunteering at SgCares and when pursuing MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore. Anuj has experience in working with startups, in South East Asia and India, in business development and investor relationship roles.

Anuj has an engineering degree from IIT Mumbai, India and masters in project management from NUS, Singapore. Anuj completed his full-time MBA at INSEAD in 2016.

About Adib

Adib is an undergraduate student in Engineering Product Development pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design where he learns both mechanical and electrical product design. He was born and raised in Indonesia, before he was awarded a four year full scholarship and moved to Singapore. In his university years, he is awarded a Wilmar Scholarship for his outstanding record on his ‘A’ level examinations, and has maintained his scholarship. Adib has multifarious experience in engineering design, such as building an electromagnetic generator in his first year, and the recent Boiti, a semi-autonomous robot that can securely transport vibration-sensitive payload through different rough terrains that can be operated a distance away.

About Batrisyia

Batrisyia is a student from Temasek Polytechnic, pursuing her Diploma in Communications and Media Management. She joins Homebakee as a Marketing intern. She aids in marketing strategy and execution, both print and digital. She enjoys creating short films that give the audience a magical experience, which is in line with Homebakee's mission: To give a magical experience.

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar

About Alex

Alex is a graduate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and holds a Diploma with Merit in Mass Communication. Currently a Business and Accountancy undergraduate in Singapore Management University, he finds himself 9521 miles away from home working with the Lifestyle Therapeutics team in New York City. With considerable marketing experience under his belt, Alex plans to make full use of his three months as a Summer Intern to further establish the presence of Cardiatrics Health in the New York's preventive healthcare space.

About Meng Yu

Before starting her Junior year in Singapore Management University, Meng Yu decided to take on an internship with Cardiatrics in New York City. Though trained to be an accountant, Meng Yu has a strong passion for filmmaking and accumulated plenty of experiences from her previous internships and freelance work.

At Cardiatrics, she wishes more people can get to know about preventive medicine and improve their lifestyles.

About Ananya

Ananya is a Communication Designer. She graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore with a BA in Design Communication. She also has a Foundation Certificate in Visual Arts from the same institute. She further has a certificate in Leadership Through Design Innovation from Northwestern University; Art of the MOOC: Activism and Social Movements from Duke University; Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century from University of London and Royal Holloway.

She is a firm believer that the world can be made better through multidisciplinary design and has an an undying passion for the same. An advocate of responsible and aware design, she is also an ardent reader and well researched design is her strongest asset. She agrees with David Carson that graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

About Young Bin

Young bin is an undergraduate at Singapore Univesity of Technology and Design studying in the Engineering Product Development pillar specializing in mechanical engineering. Among his wide range of interest is to think of ideas on how he can make a person's life better using design thinking.

About Fred Ausubel

Fred is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School in Boston and is the Karl Winnacker Distinguished Investigator in the Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Fred obtained his undergraduate degree in 1966 at the University of Illinois, and received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1972 from MIT. Fred fathered scientific fields that have now grown to hundreds of different research groups around the world. He used genetic approaches to conduct pioneering work that spawned six related areas of research: the evolution and regulation of Rhizobium genes involved in symbiotic nitrogen fixation; the regulation of Rhizobium genes by two-component regulatory systems involving histidine kinases; the establishment of Arabidopsis thaliana as a worldwide model system; the identification of a large family of plant disease resistance genes; the identification of so-called multi-host bacterial pathogens; and the demonstration that Caenorhabditis elegans has an evolutionarily conserved innate immune system that shares features of both plant and mammalian immunity. Fred is founding editor of Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1994, the American Academy of Microbiology in 2002 and also the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.  Fred received the 2014, Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, which recognizes the full body of work of an exceptional geneticist (http://www.genetics.org/content/198/2/431.full). Apart from continuing active research, Fred is now actively engaged in start-ups, exploring commercialization of his deep academic research into translational, real world applications in the areas of drug discovery and agriculture.

About Richard Dantas

Richard has led two teams in the beauty business to exits with strategic buyers. In 2010 after globalizing the bliss brand in 20 locations around the world, with retail partners from Saks to Lane Crawford , the business was sold to Steiner Leisure. Then again in 2014 after pushing the Carol’s Daughter brand into the mass channel, Richard was able to sell the business to L’Oreal. Prior to the beauty industry, Richard was the SVP Strategy for Starwood Hotels, and earlier spent 12 years at PepsiCo in a variety of roles. Richard is on the national board of A Better Chance. He graduated from Stanford and Wharton and lives in Westport, CT with his wife and two teenage daughters.

About Claudia

Ms Claudia Correia graduated from Portugal with a degree in Dietetics and specializes in Nutrition Support, Weight Management, Nutritional Wellness & Mindful Eating as well as in Chronic Disease and Cancer Nutrition Therapy. She is an accredited dietitian member of SNDA (Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association) and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Claudia is also recognized by the Portuguese Nutritionist Board.

Claudia has been practicing as a dietitian since 2010 and she spent four years at Raffles Hospital. There, she developed, coordinated and implemented numerous holistic programs which include a weight management program with Far East Organization, a cancer support program with Raffles Cancer Center and a new general and therapeutic menu. She is also passionate about using up-to-date medical nutritional therapy to improve the health and quality of life of her clients and patients. Claudia has conducted several health talks and workshops for corporate events and was featured in The Straits Times, medical and health magazines, lifestyle websites and television programs.

With diversified experience from both Europe and Asia, coupled with the expertise of handling a multifarious variety of cuisines, Claudia caters to the most varied needs of an individual. When consulting her clients, she educates and creates awareness of the impact of food while emphasizing on food enjoyment.

About John

John LaRocco is a research engineer with a background in biomedical engineering. He graduated with his BS from The College of New Jersey, his MS from Rowan University, and his PhD from the University of Canterbury. He has worked with signal processing, prosthetic design, control systems, brain-computer interface, and machine learning.

About Oudam

Oudam graduated with MscIT from Norton University. He has more then 8 years experience of Part-time IT Lecture and 6 years experience of Linux/System Engineer. He likes traveling, working with the peoples and writing blogs.

About James

James B. Lampert graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961, and from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1964. After law school, he joined Fish and Richardson (then Fish, Richardson & Neave) in Boston. He was a partner at Fish and Richardson until he moved to Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale) in 1985 to establish an intellectual property department, that he chaired from its inception until 2006. From 1972 until 1987, he taught the patent, trademark and copyright courses at Boston University School of Law. Since his retirement from WilmerHale in 2012, he has taught at the MIT’s Sloan School, and continues to advise entrepeneurs and new companies in connection with using patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets to protect and exploit their technology. He is, at least as of his retirement, is one of the few Massachusetts intellectual property lawyers who has been listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1991.

About Audrey

Audrey has had over 10 years of experience in Business Operations and Administration. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications specializing in Marketing and Media from Murdoch University in Western Australia. After being in the field of business operations she later did a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management from Singapore Human Resource Institute.

About Eva

Eva Scrivo is a highly acclaimed hair and makeup artist, radio show host, television personality, and an entrepreneur who owns a successful salon in New York City. With her extensive range of hands-on expertise and her keen understanding of skin care, nutrition, wellness, and fashion, Eva possesses a unique ability to harmonize all elements of a woman’s appearance. She has been profiled for her skill and knowledge in the leading publications for beauty and fashion, and has served as a consultant for the beauty industry’s most prominent brands.

About Joseph

Joseph works with SIC as a Product Development Engineer. Here, he pursues his passion for developing and commercializing unique and practical technologies. Prior to working with SIC, he has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Product Development (with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering) from the Singapore University of Technology and Design, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. In his spare time, he either engages in various sports, such as basketball or tennis, or he tinkers with computers and phones in the hopes of getting better performance out of them at no additional cost.

About Bernard

Bernard is a User Experience Designer who is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative solutions. He finds joy in creating positive impacts in lives through design. He always aims to create better user-centerd designs. Exploring new software, trends and processes each day, he ventures into different kind of designs mediums to give a better end product.

About Joseph

Joseph is a QA Consultant for Nexus Lab. With 5 years of strong experience in the software/firmware industry, he has been responsible for test engineering, leadership, planning, execution, automation and documentation. His work experiences include being a QA Tester for Alliance Software Inc. and being a Test Engineer for Lexmark Research and Development Corp. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines Cebu College. Joseph is currently based in the Philippines.

About Claudia

Claudia Vork obtained her Bachelor of Health (Nutrition and Dietetics) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2012.

Claudia worked as a nutritionist in The Netherlands for the past 5 years, providing nutritional support to patients that have undergone bariatric surgery and to clients using tube feeding & supplements.

Cooking is a hobby of Claudia's since she was a young girl. She was always curious about new ingredients and developed her skills and techniques across her lifetime, eventually taking cooking to a professional level 4 years ago. With her cooking skills and broad knowledge of different cuisines, she’s able to translate the science of nutrition into delicious and healthy meals. Claudia is creative, has a huge passion for creating healthy, innovative recipes and loves to host people at her home.

About Shabrina

Shabrina is a software engineer working for Lifestyle Therapeutics. She works under product and innovation division. She has graduated from METU with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. Her focus is website and backend technologies.

About Ying Chong

Ying Chong is a Developer working for Nexus Lab. He graduated from Nanyang Poly with a Diploma in Information Security and was a former associate security consultant. He is now currently focusing on web development.

About Makara

Makara graduated from Passerelles numeriques Cambodia with associate degree in the major Web Programming. He is experienced with web design and web development.

About Channy

Channy graduated from Passerelles Numeriques Cambodia in major Web Programming. She likes leaning new technology, reading book, and meeting with new people.

About Zhou Liang

Co-founder of Nexus Lab, a company that delivers a full spectrum of software consulting and development services with the capability of developing, marketing and maintaining both web and mobile applications. Zhou Liang holds a Bachelor(Hons) in Computing from National University of Singapore and Bachelor in Finance from Murdoch University.

About Phillina

Phillina is a final year Life Sciences undergraduate at NUS. An individual that has always been intrigued by the sciences, she hopes to be able to make a difference in improving healthcare. She is a passionate learner that is always willing to tackle new challenges.

About Beatriz

Beatriz received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Wellness from ITESM University, Mexico. She holds a Master’s Degree in Food Service Management from Kyung Hee University, South Korea. Her previous experience includes nutrition counseling and design of personalized meal plans for weight management and chronic diseases in public hospitals and private practice. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering others to have a healthier lifestyle.

About Edmund

Edmund consults, advises and coordinates projects for SIC that are in their highly experimental stages. With his extensive experience in science, finance, education and research, he offers a broad base of skills and expertise to help propel SIC's mission of continuously generating ideas into viable and profitable businesses.

About Sundra

Sundra is Ux designer with a strong passion for everything design related. Coupled with his prior experience in visual merchandising, he puts himself in the users’ shoes to solve users-centric issues. He believes that good design isn’t decoration, good design is problem solving.