The Voices of Tomorrow (VoT) Competition challenges the Leaders of Tommorrow (LoT) to create solutions for gaps in the biotech and healthcare industry that will be debated throughout the event such as Research & Innovation Gap, Funding Gap, People Gap, Future Health Gap, Public Perception & Education Gap.

The LoTs will be assigned to groups and guided by mentors to develop impactful solutions* to address the gaps discussed. Each group will work together between August and October to formulate a written project proposal for submission by 1st October 2016. All teams will then pitch their idea to a panel of experienced judges at SLoT forum on the 19th October 2016.

We will be debating 5 gaps at the SLoT Forum 2016. In your application, choose ONE of the 5 gaps below as a theme for a 500 word essay: 

  • Research & Innovation Gap
  • Funding Gap
  • People Gap
  • Future Health Gap
  • Public Perception & Education Gap

*Please note: Study the 5 gaps to get some ideas on how we’ve defined them, but do not feel limited to only the topics we are discussing at the SLoT Forum. It is your decision on how you wish to approach the gap and on what scale (national, regional or global). In your chosen gap topic, discuss a particular problem/challenge and propose a potential solution to overcome this. Be innovative in developing your solution: via research, commercialisation, industrial, policy, communication or other possibilities. 

 

Please see infographic below for step-by-step application process:

SLoT Application

 

The Top 3 winning teams stand to win prizes worth S$5000 in total

1st Prize     SGD$2500

2nd Prize    SGD$1500

3rd Prize     SGD$1000  

 

Mentors for VoT

  • Dr Tan Yan Chong        Co-founder of Atreca, Inc.

  • Dr Xinhong Lim            Principal Investigator at Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR Singapore Principal Investigator at Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR Singapore

  • Dr Carolyn Ng               Investment Director (Healthcare), Vertex Ventures Investment Director (Healthcare), Vertex Ventures

  • Dr Reshmi Rajendran   Director, Life Science and Healthcare at Budding Innovations

  • Alexey Tomsov              Academic Coordinator, The Bronica Entrepreneurship Center (BEC)

 

 So, What’s holding you back? Apply now.

 

Want to find out more about VoT Competition?

Are you a Leader of Tomorrow or an aspiring bio-leader? Sandhya Sriram, co-founder of Biotechin.Asia and Research Fellow at A*STAR shares her experience as a GapSummit 2016 Leader of Tomorrow. Click to read

 

Watch interviews with GapSummit 2016 VoT Competition winner and runners-up.

Interview with GapSummit 2016 Voices of Tomorrow Competition - Winner

 

Interview with GapSummit 2016 Voices of Tomorrow Competition - Runners-up

 

Leaders of Tomorrow presenting their ideas during VoT competition at GapSummit 2016, University of Cambridge UK

Leaders of Tomorrow presenting their ideas during VoT competition at GapSummit 2016, University of Cambridge UKLeaders of Tomorrow presenting their ideas during VoT competition at GapSummit 2016, University of Cambridge UK