Dr Lily Chan leads NUS Enterprise at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with the vision to inject an enterprise dimension to NUS teaching and research. As CEO, Lily is responsible for architecting a holistic innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem for the university’s support of NUS staff, students and alumni, inclusive of entrepreneurial education, venture development, technology commercialisation, and industry partnership initiatives.
Under her stewardship, NUS Enterprise has placed more than 2000 students in overseas start-up internships through the NUS Overseas Colleges program, with alumni going on to found over 250 start-up companies. She has played a key role in the establishment of Blk71, an initiative that has been instrumental in aggregating the start-up community in Singapore. In January 2015, the concept of Blk71 was further evolved when Block 71 San Francisco was set up, serving as an overseas launchpad for growth-stage companies, helping to link the Asian and US markets.