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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 […]

Building the future of sustainable living

Home has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020, as we now spend between 30%-40% more of our time at home compared to pre-COVID days. Our living space has become a refuge, a workspace, and at times, might even feel like a cage as we grapple with work from home. At the same time, […]

Technology and society – digital divide or digital inclusivity?

Much of the world is struggling with deepening political division, economic inequality and ethno-religious tensions. The growth of the Black Lives Matter movement – the largest movement in US history, and closer to home, the Milk Tea Alliance, are a number of global movements that have risen in response to the growing unrest and dis-satisfaction […]

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.

How will our smart cities look like 10 years from now?

We all grew up having our imaginations run wild from science-fiction movies on what the future would look like. There are myriads to recall but growing up, I remember thinking that flying cars and personal assistant robots would be the future. It’s 2020, while we are still working to introduce flying cars to the neighbourhoods, […]

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).

Cobots - Are they your new best friend at work?

For years, humans have been worried about job loss due to automation. According to the Oxford Economics, automation could displace 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030. While automation reshapes the world’s employment landscape, this is not unexpected. Throughout history, we have seen examples of technology replacing jobs. For instance, the U.S. rail industry which once […]

Is this the missing piece that will boost your corporate innovation strategy?

Developing a corporate innovation strategy is no easy feat. Akin to cooking a good dish, aside from ensuring that you put in place the best ingredients and chef, adopting the appropriate cooking methods and processes is critical to delivering that dish that you so desire. Likewise, aside from taking into consideration factors such as innovation […]

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.