Inaugural Waste-Tech Startup Competition WASTE 20/20 Crowns Local Startup, Magorium, as Champion

The inaugural Singapore waste-tech startup competition, WASTE 20/20, hosted by StartupX, and in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and The Incubation Network, today officially crowns local waste-technology startup Magorium as the grand winner. With their proprietary technology that converts plastic into high quality asphalt premix used for road construction, Magorium managed to stand out among tough […]

Agri-Tech Asia: These 9 Sustainable Startups Are Fixing Our Food Systems

Without further ado, below is a round-up of the startups hailing from all over Asia who are slated to pitch at the Summit next month and the disruptive technologies that they’re bringing to the table.

Innovative ideas take flight at the 5th P.A.K. Challenge

Coming in second place with a prize of $12,000 was Team Augmentus from National University of Singapore (NUS)  with their idea of a unified and code-free industrial robot programming software enabling non-technical users to develop and deploy robots with high speed and accuracy. https://www.augmentus.tech

Meet the Asia-Pacific innovators shaking up the agri-food system

Accelerating innovation in supply chain resilience, urban food systems, alternative proteins and affordable nutrition, a powerhouse of dynamic early stage start-ups from the Asia-Pacific region will pitch their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on November 18-20. 

Accredify, SGInnovate partner to launch Digital Health Passport that will accelerate travel post-COVID-19

The passport will allow individuals to store their medical information –including COVID-19 testing and vaccination reports digitally signed by accredited bodies.

Suntec Lays Off Half Its Workforce – How Long Can The Industry Cope With No Events In S’pore?

Nearly half the workforce of Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC) will be retrenched. Suntec Singapore jointly announced the news with the Building Construction And Timber Industries Employees’ Union (BATU) yesterday (28 August).

Coronavirus: Tracking workers’ health with mobile apps, wearable devices

Massive effort to ensure safety made possible with use of mobile apps, wearable devices.

To cut down the cost of building robotic systems, Augmentus enables people to create one using an iPad

Founded by student entrepreneurs at NUS, this startup aims to create the “Canva for robotic systems”.

Digitalising Hackathons: How The “Hack” They’re Going Online, And What To Expect

Hackathons seem to have disappeared from Singapore’s start-up scene since the outbreak of Covid-19 earlier this year.

Outside: A Singapore tech startup that is connecting people during times of limited interaction

From helping a taxi uncle with his taxes to delivering cupcakes for home bakers, Outside is an app that can do all of that.

10 useful inventions by Singapore firms during Covid-19

The Business Times looks at 10 inventions that were born from the pandemic.

More than S$55 million set aside to help agriculture and aquaculture firms innovate

Created by Augmentus, an industrial automation company, this machine pollinates flowers and harvests strawberries.

Reebelo, a Singapore-based site for refurbished electronics, raises $1.25 million seed round

The new funding will be used for hiring, especially marketing and operations positions for customer service as the company scales. Reebelo currently operates in Singapore, but plans to expand across the Asia-Pacific region over the next two to three years.

StaffAny launches app to help SMEs manage reopening measures

As companies resume limited operations in Singapore’s phased lifting of the circuit breaker, careful tracking of their staff’s attendance, temperatures and health declarations will be a top priority for employers, to ensure they will be allowed to stay open.

狮城有约 | 疫情专题:国人守望相助 重燃甘榜情

冠病疫情肆虐,却重燃国人的甘榜情怀。不少民众在这期间积极做义工,参与邻里互助计划。他们不但义务为年长者、残障人士和其他有需要人士买菜买食物,还会陪对方聊天,成为他们心灵上的伙伴。