A consortium led by Strides will test Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology with 15 vans and 10 chargers, marking Singapore’s largest V2G test bed; it helps balance peak electricity demand, crucial for the digital economy’s growth.
Malaysia’s government is expanding the Smart SBB project to harness technology and modern agricultural methods, aiming to boost rice production, achieve self-sufficiency in rice supply, and bolster economic diversification while promoting sustainability.
AI is recognised for its crucial role in advancing HR capabilities and driving economic development in the Asia-Pacific region, as demonstrated by initiatives focusing on workforce preparation, skill development, and productivity enhancement.
IIT-Delhi researchers have developed a flexible, scalable wearable pressure sensor using a unique nanocomposite material, enabling gait pattern and postural deformity analysis, which holds significant potential for healthcare, sports science, defence, and rehabilitation applications.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Digital Affairs has launched the 111 Government Exclusive Short Code SMS Platform to enhance digital trust; aims to ensure secure and authentic government communications, safeguarding against fraudulent messages.
CISA and HHS have collaborated to tackle cybersecurity in the U.S. healthcare sector. They unveiled a toolkit to bridge resource gaps, highlighting the sector’s appeal to cyber threats, with the aim to protect patient data and enhance cyber defences.
The National Data Centre, to be operationalised in 2030, will store and connect data from state agencies, support policymaking, streamline administrative processes, and foster international collaborations in science and technology
China’s Cyberspace Administration is taking action to combat harmful online content and protect minors; new regulations aim to create a clean online environment, effective from January 1st.
The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has conducted workforce training and invited agencies in Thailand to enhance the country’s cybersecurity capabilities, ensuring readiness to address potential challenges that can arise at any time.
India’s rapid digital transformation, including the rollout of 5G and exploration of advanced technologies, holds the potential for significant growth, but requires a robust policy framework, as reflected in TRAI’s proactive approach to engage stakeholders in shaping the digital future.