The Institut Français de Singapour will be organizing the 2nd  Apéro des Sciences on 18 March. Sponsored by Dassault Systèmes, this Apéro will allow French-speaking scientists from universities, research centres and the private sector to freely mingle and network. These Apéros des Sciences, entirely conducted in French, are thus an excellent opportunity to enlarge your francophone circle, whether scientific or social.

The 2nd  Apéro will be opened by Mr. Denis CROZE, Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Singapore, who will speak on the Protection and Promotion of Innovation in ASEAN.  He will be followed by two Singapore-based scientists who will make short presentations in French of their research work.

The real fun starts after this opening when cocktails and finger food are served!

The 2nd Apéro des Sciences will be held at The Penny Black, 26/27 Boat Quay on Tuesday, 18 March from 7pm.

Register before 11 March via  Please feel free to forward this invitation to the French-speaking scientists you know. 

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us or join us on LinkedIn.

See you at the 2nd Apéro des Sciences!


The Institut Français de Singapour and Dassault Systèmes



Speakers :



Denis Croze is since June 2012 the Director of the Singapore Office of WIPO, covering the Asia Pacific region. He previously has had a long and successful career in IP with various positions in WIPO or INPI agencies. Among those he worked at the Office of the Director General (2010-12), the Copyright and Enforcement Sector (2006-09), the Economic Development Sector (2004-06). Denis Croze holds a DEA in International Economic Law from the University of Paris II and a DEA in Political Science from the University of Paris I.



wipoWIPO Singapore Office : With growing economies, significant intellectual property (IP) creators and attractive markets, the global IP system is critically important to the ASEAN Region. The WIPO Office in Singapore seeks to increase innovation and creativity in the ASEAN region by promoting effective use of IP services such as the PCT, Madrid and Hague.




 Caroline Bouvet de Maisonneuve is apost doctoral research fellow of the Swiss NSF, sharing her time between the Earth Observatory of Singapore and the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of Georgia Tech. She is a volcanologist & igneous petrologist mainly interested in eruption mechanisms, the processes that govern the magnitude and style of volcanic eruptions, and how petrology can help volcano monitoring. She holds a Msc and a PhD in Earth Sciences from University of Geneva, Switzerland.



eosEarth Observatory of Singapore : In 2009 the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) was officially launched, with the broad goal to conduct fundamental research on geohazards in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies. EOS has therefore two purposes: acquiring scientific knowledge on some of the most complex natural phenomena, and passing this knowledge on to affected populations so they can use it effectively and in timely fashion.



g.vienneGuillaume Vienne is currently Deputy Manager of the Advanced Concepts and Nanotechnology division at DSI/A*STAR which runs four photonics-related programs. His professional experience, both in the private sector (HOYA R&D Center, NKT Photonics) and in Academia (University of Burgundy, University Paris-Sud, Technical University of Denmark, Chinese University of Hong-Kong, Zhejiang University) spans a range of photonic technologies including fiber optics, fiber lasers, nanowires, photonic crystals, plasmonics and metamaterials. He holds an engineer degree in Telecom from École Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Électronique et Électrotechnique (ESIEE) and a PhD in Electronic engineering from the University of Southampton (UK).


dsiData Storage Institute : The DSI was established in April 1996 through the expansion of the MagneticsTechnologyCenter founded in June 1992 by A*STAR. Spearheading world class R&D in next generation data storage technologies, DSI is well-positioned to lead and support the growth of the data storage industry in Singapore. With core competencies in data center, non-volatile memories and high-density magnetic recording technologies, DSI is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for advanced R&D as well as system design and prototyping.





 The Penny Black :



  26/27 Boat Quay

Dassault Systemes :

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