Research & Technology to help Singapore produce 30% of its nutritional needs by 2030

Through research and technology, the new Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) will support the country’s effort to produce 30 per cent of its nutritional needs locally by 2030. A*Star has issued a release on how Singapore will create food sources and alternatives in the laboratory in order to meet its national goal […]

Bihar, India uses AI for the early detection of floods

This year’s floods in the eastern state of Bihar affected over 8.1 million people in July. According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department (BDMD), the ongoing floods inundated 16 districts across the state and hit 1,310 village councils. For better crisis management, the Bihar government started deploying an artificial intelligence-based early warning system and a mathematical […]

InvestHK unveils new fintech programme

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) recently unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week (HKFW), Asia’s annual flagship fintech event, to help local and global fintech enterprises leverage Hong Kong’s proven resilience and fintech opportunities to scale business and accelerate innovation. The Fast Track programme plugs fintech enterprises directly into […]

ANSTO-nandin technology hub team develops cleaning tech

Elavo is an award-winning integrated infection control system for the air and surfaces in enclosed spaces that was proposed in response to COVID-19 as part of a NASA hackathon. The approach combines a NASA air purification technology with a decontamination process to scrub pathogens form the air and keep surfaces sterile in high traffic public spaces, […]

Critical Event Management platform launched in NSW

In Australia, the operator of the suburban passenger rail network serving the city of Sydney in New South Wales announced that it is deploying a safety, security and emergency management platform called CriticalArc’s SafeZone. The system will help mitigate risks to staff and customers and strengthen its capacity to respond to incidents and emergencies. SafeZone will […]

CityU secures funding for tech research

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) announced that it has been granted over HK$23 million in research funding from the inaugural Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) and Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) under the Research Grants Council (RGC). The success in securing funding for the development of four research projects is testimony to the university’s research […]