Platform Lead, Business Intelligence & Development, Singapore Translational
Director, Biomedical Sciences Industry Partnership Office, A*Star
Mr Seck Yee Kwang oversees the industry development for
the Health & Biomedical and Food & Consumer sectors at the Agency
for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR). He also leads the Biomedical
Sciences Industry Partnership Office, overseeing research and innovation
partnerships with strategic industry partners across the public sector
research, clinical and university institutions.
Translating the research and innovation efforts across A*STAR and the
research ecosystem in Singapore to forge impactful and outcome-driven partnerships
with industry is his key focus. Yee Kwang also has a keen interest
in understanding the opportunities that future advances in science and
technology could bring in disrupting or transforming current industry landscapes
and assessing these opportunities for Singapore.
Prior to joining A*STAR, Yee Kwang spent his earlier years at the Singapore
Economic Development Board, in various industry and policy roles. This
included a stint at the Human Capital Leadership Institute, where he was
Head of Partnership Development.
Yee Kwang has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the
University of California, Santa Barbara. His Master’s research focus was
on compound semiconductor device modelling. He also obtained a Graduate
Certificate of Intellectual Property Law from the IP Academy.