Notes from InnovFest x Elevating Founders 2022

Date: 13 Jun 2022

InnovFest x Elevating Founders was held in Singapore from May 31 to June 3, 2022, as the official start-up event of ATxSG. Over 26,000 attendees participated in NUS Enterprise’s flagship conference, connecting over topics in Web3, Sustainability and Accessing markets in Asia.

The ICE71 Community was privileged to be involved in this exciting event, helping to promote the latest cybersecurity trends and technology to other innovation leaders in the tech ecosystem!


1. Panel Discussion: Beyond the Hype – Securing the Metaverse

‘“Securing” the metaverse can be interpreted in two ways—understanding the commercial opportunities for businesses and society, and ensuring people in the metaverse are protected.’

In this panel discussion at InnovFest 2022, ICE71 brought together experts in mixed reality, FinTech, and cybersecurity to share different perspectives on the metaverse. They discussed how the metaverse is building “trillion-dollar opportunity”, it’s impacts on advancing healthcare and education, as well as security risks to look out for.

We are incredibly proud to say that this panel discussion was the most bookmarked across 200 conference sessions at the Asia Tech x Singapore conference! (You can see attendees spilling out into the hall below!)

We thank panelists Dr Gao Yujia, Prof Keith Carter, Mr Pankit Desai, Mr Winston Ng, and moderator Ms Wynthia Goh for their insightful contributions!

→ Read a recap of the discussion by the good folks at KrASIA here.


2. Exhibition Floor: ICE71 Start-ups at InnovFest

After two years of virtual events, it was exciting to meet everyone from the start-up ecosystem in-person at the Singapore Expo.

ICE71 start-ups were part of a lively exhibition floor featuring over 100 start-ups from the NUS ecosystem.

Being a part of Singapore’s largest technology event also provided the opportunity to connect with 600 exhibitors showcasing the latest tech products, from Singapore and across the world.

ICE71 Scale alumnus, CYFIRMA, introduced their technology to Ms Rahayu Mahzam, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information, and NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye, alongside other NUS start-ups.

(ICE71) are doing really great in supporting innovations related to cybersecurity in healthcare, education, tech and so on – you can see there are many opportunities there and we are happy to be part of it.

It helps us, especially in markets like Southeast Asia. Now that things have eased up, we attended our first InnovFest x Elevating Founders. While a virtual meeting helps as a presentation, nothing beats seeing people in person and understanding what each of us does.

Strobes Security, an ICE71 Start-up.

→ Check out all the action in this issue of Enterprise Sparks by NUS Enterprise.

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