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Sustaining Sustainability

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We are just about into Week 2 of our Sustainability Innovation Programme (SIP), and it has been such a thrill to interact and engage with many in our SIP, especially since we have been able to bring back some of our in-person events – like our Business Model Canvas workshop that we ran recently.

Even as I work with these SMEs to understand their sustainability needs and goals, I am excited most about the green ecosystem that we are building. An ecosystem where SMEs, corporates, greentechs, government agencies, education institutions, and many others…can come together to realise a common vision. Speaking about greentechs, read more details about our Greentech Accelerator below. We are currently open for applications!

Thought to end with some very practical advice… not from me, but from our esteemed panellists who graced our Greentech Accelerator Launch a few weeks ago:

These wonderful words of advice apply not just to SMEs in our SIP, but to all SMEs committed to innovation and digital transformation. Including those women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, whom we will be supporting in our very first “Jom Transform Programme: Womenpreneurs Edition”! Read more details of our newest Malaysia programme below.

So much has already happened in 2022, but there’s so much more to look forward to in the coming months! Stay tuned right here for more FinLab updates every other week!

Till next time,


What’s New on The FinLab Online




Get a chance to “touch-and-feel” Green Energy Tech (GET®) solutions that improve energy and cost efficiencies, enhance occupant well-being and advance sustainability at our exclusive visit to the SP Digital’s office. This sustainability experience is not to be missed!

Date: 25 May 2022, Wednesday

Time: 2.00PM to 5.00PM (SGT)

Venue: SP Digital Office, 180 Clemenceau Ave, #03-01, Singapore 239922

*Please note that this is a physical event. Slots are limited to first 50 RSVP participants on first-come-first-served basis.*

 For more enquires, please email us at karen@thefinlab.com

Jom Transform Programme: Womenpreneurs Edition is curated to support entrepreneurs, specifically women, on their entrepreneurial and digitalisation journey within a like-minded community.

Jom Transform Programme: Womenpreneurs Edition Kick-Off

Date: 14 June 2022, Tuesday

Time: 2.30PM to 4.30PM (SGT/MYT)

Platform: Zoom

Join us at our virtual kick-off for the programme and hear what you will get to experience, and part-take in a panel discussion, “Womenpreneurs Making A Leap Forward”, where you will be able to hear personal stories of fellow women leaders and their journey in combating gender stereotypes in workplace.

Do You Have A Greentech Solution?

The Greentech Accelerator is a 3-month 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 innovations 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 SGD 150,000 (~USD 108,500) to potentially deploy relevant and cutting edge solutions with SMEs and corporates.

This Week’s Good Read

Sustainability Innovation Programme 2022 Recap

Did you miss weeks one and two of The FinLab’s Sustainability Innovation Programme? Here’s the video on demand to review what happened.

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.

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