Kelvin Tan, Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Head of Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Kelvin Tan

Dr Kelvin Tan is a Head of Programme, Minor in Applied Ageing Studies and Senior Lecturer and Mentor/Domain Expert in Gerontology and Innovation programmes in Singapore University of Social Sciences. He is also a fellow in Sau Po Center on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong.  He holds various advisory roles in One&Co (Japan East Rail),People’s Association,   Ageing Asia and Yincubator. His research areas include Assistive Technologies for older persons and their carers, community empowerment, smart health care and sustainability.  Previously, Kelvin was the Director for Corporate Partnerships, Innovation and Entrepreneur Division, in National University of Singapore (NUS). His team spearheaded multiple open innovation initiatives with top-tier institutions, accelerators and co-creation partners. Concurrently,  he was the Business Development Director in NUS Smart Systems Institute which translates research in AI, Cognitive technology, IoT, Natural Language translation and Data Analytics for commercialisation.   He has co-founded a startup in multimedia technologies for smart devices. His experience spanned across diverse roles in policy making, R&D, strategic alliances, business and product development in HP, AT&T, KDDI and Telecommunication Authority of Spore.