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About Innovfest Unbound

More Innovation Than Ever Before

2018 at a Glance 


We're busy working on a stellar programme for Innovfest Unbound 2019. If you're looking for a guide to the stages, speakers, networking sessions, competitions and more set to take place, please take a look at last year's festival. Innovfest Unbound 2019 will look like this - only bigger and better than ever before!

Innovfest Unbound 2018 was the anchor event of Smart Nation Innovations, a week-long series of events that showcased Asia’s most innovative developments. On 5 and 6 June 2018, the festival brought inventors and investors, brands, entrepreneurs and enterprises from all around the world to meet with Southeast Asia’s most disruptive startups, forging partnerships and explore new opportunities at our 4th Edition - our biggest one yet.

In partnership with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Innovfest Unbound was organised by NUS Enterprise and Unbound. Co-Chaired by Yossi Vardi and Lily Chan, it is the place where brands meet and share new ideas, build partnerships and celebrate digital disruption.

In Numbers



Innovfest Unbound 2018 In Numbers

Speaker Highlights

The festival presented series of sessions with big name speakers from the industry to educate, share insights, ideas and experience to thousands of attendees from brands, corporates, startups and governments. Sessions were designed to be engaging and provided a breadth of insight from leading voices with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Speaker highlights included: 


Content Streams 

About the Stages 


Innovfest Unbound has a reputation for housing cutting-edge, original content. Experts from world-leading brands have joined us over the years, including faces from The Walt Disney Company, Mistletoe, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Razer, Mastercard, DHL, Fujitsu and many more. 

To ensure all attendees gain maximum value of the festival, the festival has five content streams highlighting the trends shaping the world of tech: 

  • The Main Stage 
  • Convergence Stage 
  • Arise Stage 
  • Einstein Stage 
  • FutureNow Stage

2018 Festival Highlights 




Throughout the festival, there were various additional content tracks hosted by our Partners to help explore trends shaping tech throughout 2018. These included: 

  • Unbound50 Zone, Powered by Accenture
  • JLL"s Proptech forum: Proptech Unleashed
  • Pitch@Palace ASEAN 1.0  
  • HSBC Hex Hive and Pitch Competitions 
  • QED Changemaker Series
  • The Unilever Foundry Startup Battle 
  • The Innovation Academy 
  • Pitch to Investors sessions

Our Track Record


  • 2,700+ attendees  
  • 764 international visitors  
  • 140 speakers  
  • 212 exhibitors


  • 6,800+ attendees
  • 1,804 international visitors
  • 170 speakers  
  • 308 exhibitors


  • 11,000+ attendees
  • 3,449 international visitors 
  • 311 speakers 
  • 366 exhibitors


  • 13,000+ attendees 
  • 5,000+ international visitors 
  • 300+ speakers 
  • 400+ exhibitors

The Urban Experience

The Legendary After-Party


The Urban Experience returned to Anne Siang Hill for another evening of networking and fun with festival attendees. With live music, street performances and unparalleled networking opportunities, the evening was so big, we closed down the road! 


A Selection of 2018 Partners


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