Updates on Personal Data Protection in Singapore
Singapore’s Public Sector Data Security Review Committee has provided its third update on the government’s personal data protection activities. The committee was formed to recommend policies and an action plan to secure citizens’ data.
NZ and UK Sign Innovation Agreement
The Research, Science and Innovation Arrangement demonstrates the commitment to a closer bilateral relationship, bringing UK and New Zealand researchers and businesses together to address shared challenges.
India Works to Advance Indian Language Technology
The new centre for Indian languages intersects academia, industry and NGOs, allowing contributions to be broad-based, spanning cutting-edge AI research, open datasets as infrastructure and applications for common use.
NSW RFS’s Emergency Response Systems to Be Digitally Transformed
Mission-critical systems will be digitally transformed to improve fire emergency outcomes in rural NSW with 5000 vehicles to have Mobile Data Terminals installed which will provide firefighters with mission-critical information.
Philippine Digital Initiatives to Prevent Coffee, Banana Diseases
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) developed a detection system for coffee pests and diseases and a mobile app for banana disease surveillance.
Vietnam, US Work to Digitise Vietnamese SMEs
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the USAID are working together to help small and medium-sized enterprises accelerate digital transformation and build capacity for broader access to finance.
Sarawak Partner for Integrated Chip Design Development
The Sarawak Government signed an MoU with a semiconductor solutions company based in Belgium toward collaboration related to integrated chip (IC) design for chip production in the state.
Singapore to Boost Climate FinTech Solutions
The Point Carbon Zero Programme was initiated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore with the intention of accelerating the development, incubation and scaling of climate-related FinTech solutions in Asia.
PolyU SignS MoU to Drive HK’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry
The MoU aims to integrate the strengths of the academy and industry, cultivate more I&T talent and drive the application of the results of PolyU’s research to facilitate the knowledge transfer and industrialisation.
India to Bring 4G to 24,680 Uncovered Villages
The Union Cabinet has approved a project for the saturation of 4G mobile services in uncovered villages across the country through the Universal Service Obligation Fund, at an estimated cost of US$3.3 billion.