Western Australian government to roll out renewable energy tech

The Government of Western Australia, through Horizon Power, will invest $21 million in Kimberley infrastructure projects focused on renewable energy technologies to kick-start the State’s economy as part of the WA Recovery Plan. The Kimberley region will receive a suite of innovative, clean energy projects that will create jobs and improve the State’s renewable energy […]

Electric vehicle charging stations expand across regional NSW

The NSW Government and the NRMA will deliver at least 20 additional electric vehicle fast chargers to the existing regional network along NSW’s major highways. The first two charging stations will be installed in Wagga Wagga and Yass in September 2020. This will help complete the rollout of charging stations on both the Sturt and […]

New digital banking platform launched in Hong Kong

A virtual bank based in Hong Kong has confirmed the public launch of its digital banking services. It is notably the only stand-alone firm to acquire a virtual bank license from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the city-state’s de facto central bank that’s also responsible for promoting the efficiency, integrity and development of its […]

Thailand must leverage digital connectivity in new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly impacted and changed the world as we know it. Social distancing has made us much more dependent on technology, and new health techniques highlight the power of 5G, cloud technology and artificial intelligence, according to the President of the Carrier Business Group of the Asia Pacific branch of a Chinese […]

Investment in IT and cybersecurity soars in Thailand

While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in Thailand enacting tight budgets, investment in IT and cybersecurity systems continues to grow. This growth is driven by accelerated digital transformations and changes in cyber-attack patterns, according to a global cybersecurity service provider. The firm’s Country Director for Thailand and Indochina stated that Thailand’s IT and cybersecurity spending […]

Thailand’s RPA adoption projected to grow

The adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) technology in Thailand has been forecasted to continue growing. Many businesses in the region are preparing to roll out automation in efforts to re-engineer their operations. This is aimed at improving performance, according to the Thailand operating unit of a Japan-based consulting firm. As a result of the […]

HKU architects and marine scientists co-develop 3D printed ‘reef tiles’

Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’. These tiles were designed for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters. […]

MDEC partners with industry players to boost tech

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) recently entered into partnerships with a leading bank and a Chinese tech giant. On 24 July 2020 MDEC signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Malaysian branch of a multinational investment bank and financial services holding company. The MoU focuses on enhancing the adoption of technology among small and […]

GDHP white papers: international collaboration boosts digital health tech

Four White Papers have been published by the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) of over 30 nations including Australia detailing what GDHP member countries are doing to deliver digital health services and improve patient health outcomes. The GDHP is currently chaired by India. The Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India […]

New mobile tech solution launched in HK

The incubatees at Hong Kong’s Smart Government Innovation Lab have sustained their releases of novel and relevant innovations despite COVID-19 creating a rather unfavourable economic environment. Recently another of the Lab’s firms, Gianthouse, announced their solution which is now ready to be acquired by companies and institutions. Solution description The first solution was developed by […]