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SGInnovate announces initiatives for Singaporeans looking for a career in Deep Tech

SGInnovate announced two new talent initiatives to create more job opportunities yesterday for Singaporean students, fresh graduates and mid-career professionals looking to enter a career in Deep Tech.

These new initiatives will help to train and introduce more promising talent into the Deep Tech sector in Singapore, to continue driving innovation and growth into the future.

“At SGInnovate, we are prioritising our efforts around creating more Deep Tech job opportunities to support our community. We have been working very closely with partners and government agencies to explore new initiatives, even as the impact of COVID-19 deepens on the economy.”

“Through our conversations with partners and founders, as well as observations of the burgeoning Deep Tech ecosystem, we found a strong demand for specialised roles that contribute to technology development – which are essential to future business growth. We foresee at least 1,000 of such roles to be created and made available. For SGInnovate, we hope to contribute by pulling together a variety of opportunities suitable for talent from various levels, through a mix of training programmes and direct job placements” said Dr Lim Jui, CEO, SGInnovate.

Virtual Talent Showcase

The upcoming New Frontier: Deep Tech Opportunities and Jobs is the first-ever virtual talent showcase organised by SGInnovate.

More than 200 apprenticeships and full-time roles will be offered in over 30 Deep Tech companies and startups. Positions available include technical roles in areas such as Software Development and Robotics Engineering, as well as Sales and Business Development.

Minister for Communications and Information, Mr S Iswaran will be the Guest-of-Honour at the virtual talent showcase to be held on Saturday, 12 September 2020.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to join virtual booths and interact with representatives from SGInnovate and hiring companies, as well as government partners including the Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore.

The New Power X Programme

SGInnovate has also launched Power X, a new full-time Deep Tech traineeship programme. Supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the programme aims to equip Singaporean talent with essential, real-world skills necessary for a new career in the Deep Tech space. The first run, Power X Robotics, will groom trainees to become future Robotics Engineers.

“The launch of the Power X initiative is timely, with the current challenging economic climate being a pressing concern for jobseekers and employers. Robotics is a growing industry in Singapore and there is demand for trained engineers who can carry out technology translation. This programme will help our recent graduates and mid-career professionals gain in-demand skills and experience in this area, while supporting companies who are looking to take on and train more employees,” said Professor Low Teck Seng, CEO, NRF.

“NRF will continue to take stock of industry manpower needs and focus on building a strong Singaporean core of scientists and engineers through programmes such as Power X.”

SGInnovate also plans to expand the Power X programme to other Deep Tech domains that see a high demand for talent, such as in Cybersecurity.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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