Chen GuanYow is Head of the i3 (Industry Identification and Incubation) Group, EDB. The EDB is the lead government agency responsible for the industrial development in Singapore. The group is part of the New Businesses Division which looks into new industrial development areas for Singapore, 5-10 years out into the future. He has been trying to figure out a national synthetic biology strategy since 2013. An engineer by training, he has worked in research, startups and government for over 15 years. He has been involved in technology development, business/industrial strategies, research policies, innovation management work. Prior to joining EDB, he served as the lead scientist for Surrey Nanosystems Ltd.