South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk

Webinar: Trends and Pitfalls in the IoT Era in South-East Asia (Co-organised with UnaBiz)

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1. Event Details: 
Event type: Webinar
Date: Wednesday 23 September
Time: 10:00 AM (CEST) - 3:00 PM (ICT) - 4:00 PM (SGT)
Venue: Online


2. Programme Synopsis:

The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes devices, usually everyday appliances (such as refrigerators and light fixtures) which are capable of transmitting and/or receiving information over a network, for example the internet, so that they can be controlled or monitored remotely.

The South-East Asian region has a diverse range of countries: Indonesia has the fourth-largest population in the world whereas Brunei has a population of less than 500,000. The level of economic and financial development also varies across the region. For example, Singapore is a highly developed city-state with a large market for high-end consumer electronics whereas there is a large proportion of the population in other parts of the region that do not have access to basic services.

Nevertheless, South East Asia (SEA) is estimated to have 744 million mobile connections  giving SEA great potential for the application of IoT and increasing demand for technological innovation in this area. Further, implementation of IoT across various industries such as healthcare, transport, manufacturing, government, etc. is supported by a number of governments in SEA. These factors contribute to the rapid development of the IoT industry in SEA  and across ASEAN. IoT spending is expected to reach US$7.53 billion in 2020.

Thus, there are significant opportunities for European-based SMEs in the SEA Region. However, as Internet of Things devices by their nature typically require the application of several interdependent technologies, an SME is unlikely to provide solutions in all areas. Therefore it may need to disclose its innovations to third parties, increasing the risk of copying if preventive measures are not put in place even before entry to the market is considered. Therefore, it is important to establish a comprehensive IP strategy that considers all forms of IP protection that may be available to minimise risks associated with entering markets in the South-East Asian Region.

In this framework, the UnaBiz Singapore and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk would like present you with insights about IoT, the trends in SEA; as well as offer some practical tips/ recommendations on how to protect & enforce your IP rights in these particular regions. 

3. Programme Content:

Speaker 1: Jonathan Tan – Managing Director, UnaBiz Singapore.

  • What is IoT 
  • What is 0G, 3G, 4G, 5G Network 
  • What are the trends in SEA
  • What are the use cases of IoT in SEA

Speaker 2: Jonas Lindsay – External Expert, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk.

  • Trends and Pitfalls in the IoT Era in South-East Asia
  • Case Studies
  • Take-away Messages

Practical Information

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00
  • Online



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