Prince Andrew meets Phaos Technology at “Science is GREAT”

Phaos Technology was next showcased at “Science is GREAT”, an event graced by British royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who was accompanied by Mr Scott Andrew Norman Wightman CMG, the British
High Commissioner of Singapore.

Together with Lloyd’s Register Foundation, Phaos Technology was one of five teams invited by the British High Commission to present their technological discoveries from 12 to 13 June 2017 at Eden Hall, the official residence of the British High Commissioner. The event was organised to celebrate UK-Singapore ties.

(From left) Mr Scott Wightman having a hands-on look at
a prototype while Mr Chris Chung and Prof Hong Minghui
look on
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (centre), is introduced
to Phaos’ prototypes while Mr Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore (right), looks on. The showcase team comprises (from left) Mr Chen Lianwei, Chief Scientist of Phaos Technology Pte Ltd and Mr Chris Chung, Head of Strategic Development and External Affairs (Asia) at Llyod’s Register.
Professor Hong Minghui (right) explaining the state-of-the-art technologies to Mr Scott Wightman, the British High Commissioner to Singapore.

The Phaos prototypes displayed included the next generation optical microscope, material
“fingerprint” analyser, and eco-friendly laser coating. Both Prince Andrew and Mr Wightman
were fascinated by these state-of-the-art optical technologies. In particular, Prince Andrew
showed interest in the Optical Nanoscope.

When asked about his motivation behind technology spin-offs, Prof Hong explained enthusiastically, “Phaos” is the Greek word for light. We believe that advanced optical technologies should go beyond the laboratories into the lives of ordinary people, thus bringing ‘light’ into their lives.”

Moving forward, Phaos Technology has plans to work closely with NUS, its customers and investors to see its innovations developed into final products.