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Grow Through What You Go Through

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Digitalisation & Sustainability – I think I wrote these words more than a 100 times in meeting minutes and notes – All in my first week. 

It’s been close to two months since I started at The FinLab as an intern and it’s been an expedited learning journey so far. I have been given the chance to try out so many different things that I have not done before – from designing a webpage to organising onsite events.

Yesterday, we held our Sustainability Innovation Programme launch, and it was interesting seeing face to face networking take place. I’m also excited to meet some of these SMEs taking part in the programme in the coming few weeks (P.S. if you want to find out more or sign up for this FREE programme, you can do sohere)

As we speak to the different types of SMEs, I realised the amount of impact that digitalisation could make on a business. Digitalisation helps businesses to be more effective while being cost efficient. Through our previous digitalisation programmes, SMEs were able to gain insights and exposure to industry experts and tech solution providers of various areas. Since then, many have started to adopt tech solutions that compliments them to scale their business quickly.

Till next time,


What’s New on The FinLab Online

Sustainability 101 and How Carbon Tax Impacts SMEs webinars

Do you know what sustainability concepts like ESG, SDGs, refer to? Learn about the current landscape and trends, case studies of SMEs going green, how carbon tax increase impacts businesses, and more, in our Sustainability 101 and How Carbon Tax Impacts SMEs webinars. These 2 webinars are part of our Sustainability Innovation Programme and are held across 2 days. 


  • Benjamin Soh, Co-founder and Managing Director, STACS
  • Dr Jason Tang, Director, Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI), Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Samuel Tan, Vice President, ESG Solutions, Section Solutions Group, Group Wholesale Banking, UOB
  • Shawn Yap, Vice President, Wealth Management Advisory and Strategy, Personal Financial Solutions, UOB
  • Shaun Tan, Programme Director, The FinLab 

Day 1

11th May 2022, 10AM to 12PM

Day 2

12th May 2022, 10AM to 11.30AM

Digital Spotlight is a series of thematic knowledge sharing workshops to help businesses transform and grow with the right digital tools and strategies. Through the 2-days workshop, businesses can gain insights on the trends, opportunities and challenges within the F&B sector. F&B owners can also learn more about the latest technologies to enhance the sales, marketing and operations for your business.

Digital Spotlight Series 2: F&B Edition
Date & Time
19th May 2022, 10AM to 12PM
20th May 2022, 10
AM to 11.30AM

Do you have a greentech solution?

The Greentech Acceleratoris a 3-month equity-free regional and global programme, organised by The FinLab, powered by UOB, to grow and transform innovative greentech solutions to meet the economic and environmental needs of businesses and to forge a sustainable future for all.

Open to greentech solutions in the areas of Energy Efficiency, Zero-Waste Supply Chain, Carbon Management and Reporting, with Tech Readiness Level (TRL) 6 and above, the accelerator will select 10 high impact greentech innovators to be part of its pioneer cohort, with a total funding of up to SGD150,000 to potentially deploy relevant and cutting edge solutions with SMEs and corporates.

The FinLab is UOB’s innovation accelerator that brings the ecosystem together to catalyse business growth and transformation. With a regional presence in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, The FinLab provides access to a range of business and technology experts, tools and content through The FinLab Online and in-person programmes. These programmes range from supporting the FinTech and start-up community in developing solutions, to assisting the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) community in going digital and innovating for sustainability. Founded in 2015, The Finlab has supported and connected with more than 14,000 businesses globally.

Download here