Singapore Government pledges $19 billion towards Research, Innovation, and Enterprise Plan

Singapore Government pledges $19 billion towards Research

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.

Robotic Glove invented by NUS researcher to assist in Healthcare

Robotic Glove invented by NUS researcher to assist in Healthcare

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.

Vietnam and South Korea to boost television and 4G co-operation

Vietnam and South Korea to boost television and 4G co-operation

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.

Indonesia aims to become the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia

Indonesia aims to become the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia

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.

Health Ministry of Vietnam launches Online Public Services

Health Ministry of Vietnam launches Online Public Services

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

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).