Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15 to 17 October 2019

The Asia Innovates summit is a showcase celebration marking five years of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) programme.

The event will bring together leaders in the Asian innovation ecosystem of seven countries: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, with notable British innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.The unique two-day summit will showcase the atmosphere and energy of the LIF programme.

In addition to inspiring keynotes and discussion panels, the LIF Summit will showcase the fascinating breadth of innovations championed by LIF alumni. The second day will look to shake up and re-invigorate the entrepreneurs facing similar successes, blocks and challenges in progressing and growing their business in the Asia region. With a mixture of curated and reactive facilitation, the interactive sessions will allow for peer-exchanges and knowledge exchange seamlessly, with all participants only attending sessions most relevant to their needs.

The invite-only Asia Innovates summit will convene about 150 LIF alumni together with more than 100 specially invited guests and speakers.

If you are interested in attending the summit, please contact us at asiainnovates@farstar.co.

Theme: Five years of innovation leadership

Pioneering innovation combined with a sound business model can be a powerful driver of change. For the last five years, the LIF programme has fostered innovation leadership amongst some of the world’s brightest engineers, researchers and scientists.

From energy to medical engineering and agriculture, the thousand-strong LIF community holds the potential to shake up virtually every industry in all corners of the world.

The Asia Innovates Summit hopes to both showcase and supercharge that potential, providing it with extra momentum. Over the course of two days, combination of leading speakers, thought-provoking discussions, intense workshops and a rich social programme will take participants on a unique journey.

The three focus areas will be:

  • Creating positive social change by fostering entrepreneurship
  • Deepening partnerships between Asia, the UK and Europe
  • Taking the next step in business development - from securing funding to developing a marketing strategy


Why attend?

  • Learn - From leading British and regional experts
  • See - Groundbreaking innovation from energy to agriculture
  • Network - With over 200 innovators, entrepreneurs and investors
  • Grow - Overcome your business challenges in dynamic workshops
  • Connect - To a thousand-strong global community


The Asia Innovates summit is delivered by the Academy as part of the UK Newton Fund which, through a variety of science and innovation activities, supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.