The Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore brings together bright young researchers and top scientific minds from around the world to discuss science and technology trends, future game changers and how research could address major global challenges. It was started in 2013 with the objective of exciting and engaging young scientists to pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers. The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.
The Summit is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Speakers at the Summit include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award. The theme for the Summit is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”. Promising young scientists will exchange ideas and knowledge with the speakers and their peers over four days under this theme.
At the Summit, participants will take part in lectures, plenary sessions and panel discussions. They will have the opportunity to interact with and be mentored by speakers in informal small group sessions.
EXCITE, ENGAGE, ENABLE
The Summit aims to:
Excite and inspire bright young researchers to apply their minds to research that addresses serious global challenges and future needs of mankind;
Engage and connect young researchers to like-minded peers as well as eminent scientific leaders through close and personal interaction sessions; and
Enable participants with a compelling research proposition to take the first steps to bring their ideas to fruition.
The GYSS is an annual event organised by the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF), which is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office. The NRF sets the national direction for research and development (R&D) by developing policies, plans and strategies for research, innovation and enterprise. It also funds strategic initiatives and builds up R&D capabilities by nurturing research talent. The NRF aims to transform Singapore into a vibrant R&D hub that contributes towards a
knowledge-intensive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy; and make Singapore a magnet for excellence in science and innovation.