Increased Interest in Singapore’s Smart Nation Scholarship

The Smart Nation Scholarship continues to attract strong interest with 723 applications received this year, an increase from 614 applications received in 2019. Nine out of 233 applications were awarded the scholarship in 2018, and fourteen out of 614 applications were awarded the scholarship in 2019. Younger generation interested in co-creating Singapore’s Digital Future The […]

A Data-Oriented Journey Leading in Singapore Public Sector

During a global pandemic, mundane public policy decisions can become literally a matter of life and death. Governments and officials looking to protect the public and combat the spread of COVID-19 have discovered that digital technology is one of the essential instruments at their disposal for improving outcomes for citizens. Slowing — and, ultimately, reversing […]

IoT and AI can help improve responsiveness to current and future Critical Events

In coping with the current crisis, the need for accurate and actionable information is paramount for an effective response – but there has never before been a scenario like the current COVID-19 pandemic. In case of a critical event, whether it is an active shooter, natural disaster or pandemic, access to information is vital. One […]

Australia’s Northern Territory pushes clean energy future

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently announced $2.17 million to support the Alice Springs Future Grid Project. The two-year project will focus on addressing barriers to further renewable energy penetration in the local electricity network. Currently, Alice Springs has approximately 10 per cent renewable energy generation and faces a […]

Vietnam introduces eight key digital programs for 2020-25

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) introduced eight core programs for the 2020-2025 period and reviewed results achieved by the information and communications (ICT) sector in the past five years at the 5th Congress of the Ministry’s Party Committee held in Hanoi on 18 August. During the 2015-2020 period, the Ministry has achieved and exceeded […]

ASTRI challenge promotes STEM education

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has supported the International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IM2C) to nurture STEM talent and innovative entrepreneurship for secondary school students in Hong Kong SAR and the rest of the Greater China region through the launch a challenge that includes problem-setting, field studies, summer internships and presentation […]

Hong Kong rolls out R&D funding scheme

The 2020 Guangdong-Hong Kong Technology Co-operation Funding Scheme is open for applications, the Innovation & Technology Commission (ITC) announced on 24 August 2020. Launched in 2004, the scheme provides funding for applied research and development projects in Guangdong and Hong Kong. The Shenzhen government joined the scheme in 2005. The initiative enhances collaboration between universities, […]