In the recent decade, coworking spaces have proliferated in many cities across the world. While coworking spaces were initially established to provide a supportive environment for mobile professionals or free-lance consultants to work alongside one another, the new generation of coworking spaces have different strategic focus and operating model. The rise of the new generation of coworking spaces has been regarded by public policy makers as an important part of the ecosystem in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation. However, there is little research on the relationship between coworking spaces and the innovation performance of the members who are entrepreneurs. In 2018, Assoc Prof Sarah Cheah of NUS and Assoc Prof Li Xibao were awarded NUS-Tsinghua University research grant by the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (Hong Kong) to research on the Coworking for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Study. The research conducted a comparative study of the role and impact of coworking spaces between Singapore and Beijing on the innovation performance of their entrepreneurial members. The study has several findings, which will be shared at on 12 July 2019.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
ACE Ideation Centre 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent #01-13 Singapore 139955