US e-commerce company to establish APAC HQ in Melbourne boosting Victoria’s reputation as e-commerce leader
state of Victoria welcomes this investment by BVAccel, a company that will help
local companies tap into massive online markets. The company’s new Melbourne
office will be creating 50 new jobs, employing designers, developers and
marketing staff. It will also create opportunities for local businesses to take
their world class products to hundreds of millions of new online customers
around the world.
4.0 is an initiative to transform cities like Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and
Bangkok into technology hubs. The Thai government aims to develop 100 smart
cities within two decades.
Singapore’s GeTS launches world’s first cross-border blockchain for trade linking ASEAN and China’s Digital Silk Road
GeTS launches Open Trade Blockchain (OTB) which is aimed at linking ASEAN and
China’s Digital Silk Road. This new Global Trade Facilitation platform uses the latest technology and promises to meet the growing demands for efficient, secure and transparent trade.
Office of the Vocational Education Commission initiates program to support Thai students to become successful entrepreneurs
Incubator attended by 500 young entrepreneurs from OVEC incubators across
the country. Of the 300 business plans submitted, 100 made the final cut based on potential, business model,
product innovation and marketing plans. Entrepreneurs now have opportunity to present final plans to committee made up of
experts, academics, entrepreneurs, and bankers.
The new Grab-NUS AI Lab will incubate and foster students’ innovation and problem-solving skills through various AI projects and data research by leveraging on data provided by Grab.
Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society
Ministry plans to set up Cybersecurity Agency to serve Thailand’s digital
economy. Cybersecurity a key issue to government as Thailand
works towards achieving its Smart Nation vision.
Malaysian Investment Development Authority signs MoU to digitalise Malaysia’s Food & Beverage industry
Digitalisation will aid manufacturers in
meeting the global benchmark for productivity and consistency. MIDA encourages
more companies to invest in technology, upskilling of talents and R&D
activities to create new growth opportunities and maintain their
The Government of India has set a target to install 175 GW of renewable energy
capacity by the year 2022. This includes 100 GW from solar power, 60 GW from
wind power, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.
Minister Gan Kim Yong announces development of Singapore’s first Robotics Middleware Framework at National Health IT Summit
Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) unveils Singapore’s first ever RMF and new national technology initiatives. The move aims to enable greater collaboration with private sector and boost innovation and scaling to enhance population health and patient care.