This is BIG’s second cohort this year and its largest since its inception in 2009; the 19 startups span diverse sectors such as e-commerce, cybersecurity, logistics, financial services, healthcare, and sustainability.
The Singapore government has launched a slew of technological initiatives to allow citizens to stay safe, informed and connected during the pandemic as well as to ensure businesses survive and thrive in the new normal.
SMU launches the Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition Lite Edition to Inspire Creative Solutions for New Normal
The winning team who can demonstrate its innovative solutions relating to the COVID-19 situation can develop its ideas in the SMU IIE’s Incubation Programme and receive the grand prize worth S$45,000 which includes an incubation grant of up to S$10,000.
Singapore’s NEA and Ministry of Transport award driverless road cleaning vehicle R&D projects to two consortiums
Two consortiums in Singapore will be undertaking the design, development and trial of driverless vehicles for road cleaning, having been awarded research and development projects by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Ministry of Transport (MOT).
The aim is to continue to develop cutting-edge technologies to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness in business and industries powered by industry-relevant smart applications via the use of Intelligent Manufacturing – one of the core initiatives in ASTRI’s R&D strategy.
A more competitive marketplace means a greater push for companies to embark on aggressive digital transformation initiatives to stay relevant and improve business processes. Thus, companies are expected to increase investment in new systems and talent development to create a greater presence online.
The first project will seek to find out if technology can be applied so that it elevates the creative process in business functions and processes. It will also guarantee that creativity is able to effectively adapt to the implementation of artificial intelligence and new technologies.
In its second iteration, the United Nations World Data Forum brought together experts to discuss how data could be used to overcome challenges and also seize the opportunities in the lead up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Australian government builds National Cities Performance Framework to measure progress of its major cities
“The Performance Framework will bring together important metrics about Australia’s largest cities in one accessible online location.”
“So when I prioritise analytics projects, I look at these 3 areas: priorities, the operational context and intuition to decide a good place to invest resources in.”