Date/ Time
29 Apr 2021

Aerospace is a critical and relevant sector for Singapore’s economy. Various companies in this sector are preparing themselves for the eventual upturn upon resumption of air travel, while others are looking to build upon their core capabilities or adopt new technologies to diversify into other areas.

This webinar, jointly organised by Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) and IPI on 29 April 2021, aims to help you understand more about IPI's suite of services and how your business' innovation journey can be enhanced through tech matching, open innovation and advisory support.




11.00 am

Opening Address 
Sia Kheng Yok, CEO, Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) (AAIS)

11.05 am

Introduction to IPI 
Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Head, Innovation & Technology, IPI

11.15 am







Panel Discussion

  • Relevant technologies for the aerospace sector
  • CW Aero Services’ experience with the IPI Innovation Advisors Programme
  • Opportunities for aerospace companies to work together with IPI and tap onto its suite of resources for open innovation


  • Julien Valette, Managing Director, CW Aero Services
  • Derek Sharples, Member of AAIS Panel of Experts and IPI Innovation Advisor
  • Dr Sze Tiam Lin, Head, Innovation & Technology, IPI
  • Moderator: Sia Kheng Yok

11.40 am


11.55 am

Closing Remarks



Sia Kheng Yok

Sia is Chief Executive of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) or AAIS, a not-for-profit organisation that represents the aerospace and unmanned aircraft systems industries in Singapore. Our vision is "an innovative aerospace community for a sustainable future."


Dr Sze Tiam Lin
Head, Innovation & Technology

Dr Sze Tiam Lin is the Head of Innovation & Technology at IPI, an innovation catalyst and subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore that creates opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.

He has over 18 years of experience in commercialisation of new technologies and IP management and leads a multidisciplinary team of technologists in addressing technology and innovation needs of enterprises from the industry in areas spanning across Infocomm Technology & Electronics, Energy & Environment, Materials & Chemicals, Health & Personal Care, Manufacturing, amongst others.


Julien Valette
Managing Director, CW Aero Services

Julien Valette is Managing Director of CW Aero Services Pte Ltd, a company leader in equipment and expert services for the aerospace industry. He has over 14 years of experience in aerospace, from engineering to sales, management and entrepreneurship. He co-founded CW Aero Services Pte Ltd in 2017.


Derek Sharples
Member of AAIS Panel of Experts
IPI Innovation Advisor

Derek Sharples is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Avation Plc, a London stock exchange-listed leasing company headquartered in Singapore and an Innovation Advisor with IPI. He is also an investor and an Advisory Board Member to several Singapore start-ups and SMEs in composite manufacturing, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, unmanned drones and surface finishing.

Derek is the former Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia, and is a volunteer member of the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) Advisory Panel of Experts, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.