2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing

7-13 May 2022
  • Virtual (all paper presentations)
22-27 May 2022
  • Main Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center, Singapore
  • Satellite Venue: Shenzhen, China (Postponed)


SPS Entrepreneurship Forum

Date: 22 May 2022
Venue: Orchid Ballroom 4202-4,4302-4

Inaugural SPS Entrepreneurship Forum at ICASSP 2022

ICASSP 2022 is pioneering a new event, the SPS Entrepreneurship Forum. The aim of this 1-day event is to promote entrepreneurship amongst the signal processing community, by sharing entrepreneurship journeys, discussing challenges and opportunities in translating signal processing research into commercial applications, providing a forum for pitching, and ultimately to train a new generation of signal processing entrepreneurs.

This is an event for start-up entrepreneurs in all stages including pre-seed and early stage in signal processing community to interact with start-up founders, to gain feedback on their ideas and ambitions.


8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
Keynote by Prof. K. J. Ray Liu, IEEE President and CEO of Origin AI
My Ventures and Lessons Learned
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Panel Discussion
Theme: Bridging the gap from research lab to start-up company

Mr Osman Ahmed, COO – Curium

Panel Members:
Mr Clarence Tan, Founder/Managing Partner - Origgin Ventures
Dr Maren Schweizer, CEO - Schweizer World Group (Schweizer International Venture engine and capital arm)
Mr David Burt, Director of Entrepreneurship - UNSW
Dr Negar Ghourchian, VP R&D and AI Director - Aerial Technologies
Dr Ladan Golshanara, co-founder and tech lead - TONZ

12:00 - 1:30
Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:45
Pitching Session (pitches will be shortlisted from a call for proposals)
2:45 - 3:00
3:00 - 5:15
Stream A - Entrepreneurship Training (Hybrid)
Kris Childress, Mentor-in-Residence, NUS (National University of Singapore) Enterprise
Emily Chang (online), cofounder of Cruxes
3:00 - 5:15
Stream B - Bringing your invention to the market (Online)
Dr. Omar Zahr, Chief Technology Officer, TandemLaunch
Mr. Armando Vera Carvajal, Vice President, New Chip
Mr. Michael A. Oblon, Partner, Jones Day
5:15 - 6:30
Drinks and Informal Networking
Announcement of Pitching Competition Results and Official Forum Close - Prof. Athina Petropulu, SPS President-Elect

Contact Information

Important Dates

Pitch Video Proposal SubmissionFebruary 28, 2022
Successful Shortlist NotificationMarch 25, 2022
Live PitchMay 22, 2022