Singapore Tourism Board inks 3-year MOU with Grab to share consumer insights and extend cashless experience to visitors
“Our collaboration with Grab extends beyond transportation to include sharing of consumer intelligence data and spearheading innovation and technological initiatives.”
The three trials involved early detection of suspicious behaviour, off-site security clearance of authorised personnel and on-the-spot
enrolment for first-time visitor access to controlled areas.
Indonesia is amid preparations for an integrated system to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The new integrated system will first be tested in the Natuna Sea to strengthen patrolling efforts in the area by stationing a tanker to refuel patrol vessels.
Indian Government selects 9 more cities for development as smart cities and launches Liveability Index for city ranking
Now a total of 99 cities have been selected, with proposed
investment of up to Rs. 2.04 trillion (USD 32 billion). As of January 17, 2018,
there are 2,948 projects worth USD 22 billion in various stages of
National CSR Data Portal and Corporate Data Portal launched by India's Ministry of Corporate Affairs
The National CSR Data Portal will act as a one-stop platform
for dissemination of information on CSR expenditure made by companies, while the
Corporate Data Portal aims to make all the financial and non-financial information
of the companies available to the general public in a user-friendly format.
France-Singapore Year of Innovation 2018 aims to strengthen collaboration between innovation ecosystems
There are events lined up to provide startups and enterprises the opportunity to build partnerships, strengthen networks and also
serve as key gateways for businesses and talents to expand into the respective regions.
Crowdsensing is simply the next generation of Crowdsourcing, adding two more components, namely analytics and IoT.
On Jan 19, lifeguards at Lennox Head, New South Wales, used a drone to locate distressed swimmers and dropped a rescue pod to save the two teenage swimmers in powerful 3-meter surfs about a kilometre off the coast of NSW.
Through its seedPH
Program, DICT aims to support the continued development of relevant innovations and digital startups
throughout the country.
China is rapidly expanding public charging points for new energy vehicles (NEVs) across the country. According to a report by Xinhua, China now has the 214,000 NEV public charging stations, the highest number of NEV public charging points in the world. The country aims at installing about 500,000 public NEV charging stations by 2020.