This past Friday, the Singapore Government revealed the RIE2020 plan which is committing to funding $19 billion in research, innovation and enterprise over the next five years. The outcome of this research funding will boost the lives and adaptability of Singaporeans, strengthen societal bonds, as well as improve the quantity and quality of economic opportunities.
SkillsFuture Credit Roadshows launched this past weekend by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency
At least 6,000 Singaporeans who are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit were in attendance at the two-day roadshow at Westgate Mall from 9-10 January. This week, the launch of the SkillsFuture Credit Roadshow organised by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), aimed to assist Singaporeans in taking ownership of their lifelong learning.
Assistant Professor Raye Yeow from NUS’s department of Biomedical Engineering and his research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) have jointly come up with a new innovation, called the EsoGlove. It is used as a smart rehabilitation device to assist patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions.
Geography is longer an obstacle.All these by virtue of telepresence technology.The team at NTU has been fostering cross-disciplinary research in social robotics technologies for the past four years, namely the EDGAR project.The school has recently unveiled two new social and telepresence robots.
Singapore’s first outdoor rehabilitative space with life-size replicas of public transportation and stimulated streetscape
Within the integrated healthcare club comprising of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) and Jurong Community Hospital (JCH), is Singapore’s newly opened outdoor rehabilitative space –JurongHealth Mobility Park. JurongHealth Mobility Park is Singapore’s first rehabilitative space with life-size replicas of public transportation and stimulated streetscape.
Last Friday, Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and communications and Korea Communication Commission (KCC) of South Korea agreed to a more comprehensive co-operation in the television field in Ha Noi. Both sides have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within the first half of this year and inaugurate teams so as to strengthen and boost mutual cooperation ties.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has opened its first AeroHub, a new aerospace training facility today. Equipped with facilities typically found in an industry aircraft hangar, the four story state-of-the-art AeroHub includes a virtual simulator training room and an aeronautical research and development centre.
Indonesia not only aims to become the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia by 2020 but also targets to become the state’s backbone in face of the digital economy era. It plans to achieve an online business value of US$130 billion with an annual growth of 50 percent. “Indonesia could be the biggest digital company in Southeast Asia. This is a realistic dream that we can make come true together,” Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara said.
This week, level 4 online public services have been introduced by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. This newly introduced online service is expected to make the registration process for enterprises involved in healthcare sector, a more convenient and efficient one. It will ease trading and food production companies in applying for certifications on meeting food safety regulations and conditions.
Infocomm Development Authority and Media Development Authority to undergo a restructuring to form IMDA
Asides from being the leading light in the smart cities arena, Singapore actually aspires to be more than a smart city. Being both a city as well as a state, Singapore is blessed with the opportunity to be able to apply smart city concepts at the national level. Recently, with the recognition of the potential of infocomm media to power the digital transformation of Singapore’s economy has led to convergence of our infocomm and media sectors, namely the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Media Development Authority (MDA).