Singaporean initiative launches plastic management program for startups in SEA, South Asia

The Incubation Network, an impact-driven initiative based in Singapore, has teamed up with investment advisory firm Sagana for a program that aims to fast-track startups in South and Southeast Asia that apply a circular economy approach to plastic waste management.

SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-being

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health and well-being has become a priority in many of our lives. In the third infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #3 – the goal to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Driving solar adoption with data analytics — Solar AI plays their part in the transition to zero-carbon

Solar AI is a software company that exists to drive solar adoption by connecting property owners and energy companies. While working across different ventures and problem statements to reduce carbon emissions, Bolong quickly grew attached to the idea of utilising technology in the solar industry and went on to found Solar AI. Personally, climate change […]

EcoWorth Tech Feature

Carbon footprint is one of the biggest concerns when it comes to sustainability. However, understandably, not all businesses are able or capable in adequately reducing their carbon footprint (hence the popularity of carbon credits. In a TechNode Global Q&A with Francis Poon, Technical Sales Engineer at EcoWorth Tech Pte. Ltd., we learn how businesses and governments […]

SDG #2: Zero hunger

Food stands first among all basic needs of humans. In the second infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #2 – the goal to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

SDG #1: End Poverty In All Its Forms Everywhere

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In the first infographic of the series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #1 – the end of poverty.

Oh Chu Xian: Covid-19 Has Worsened The Single-Use Plastic Waste Problem

Listed among this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, Oh Chu Xian started Magorium to recycle plastic waste, which is then added to bitumen to subsequently produce asphalt for road construction. Called NewBitumen, this innovation isn’t just kinder to our environment but also produces road surfaces that last longer. Oh, a business management graduate from […]

More consumers are choosing to support businesses with sustainable missions

Samuel Rhee is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Endowus. Rhee was a mentor at Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow. Held on April 23rd to 25th, the event was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation in sustainability. Seeds of Tomorrow resulted in around 30 ideas, with […]

We need contextualized solutions to address sustainability challenges across Southeast Asia [Q&A with Durwin Ho for Startup Weekend Singapore 2021]

Durwin Ho is the Chief Executive Officer of StartupX and Director of Startup Weekend Singapore 2021. Startup Weekend Singapore recently hosted Seeds of Tomorrow, a sustainability-focused hackathon that was held from April 23rd to 25th. Seeds of Tomorrow resulted in around 30 ideas, with a common goal of tackling challenges arising from the climate crisis. TechNode Global caught up […]

Replication of small-scale successes is often the most secure way to grow [Q&A with Yann LeMoël for Startup Weekend Singapore 2021]

Startup Weekend Singapore 2021: Seeds of Tomorrow was held from April 23rd to 25th in Singapore, with a focus on sustainability. Yann LeMoël, an angel investor and the Founder of Living Labs Federation, was a mentor at the event, which was joined by innovators from over 21 cities from around the globe to drive awareness and innovation […]

Women doing well by doing good: 6 sustainable innovations from women-led ventures

Not everyone can be Wonder Woman, but wonderful women can do some really amazing things. Women-led startups are breaking boundaries and paving the way for more innovations in the sustainability space. From tackling the global plastic crisis, to addressing the risk of global food shortage in coming years, or empowering more women through technology, these […]

Insect Feed Technologies

As part of its operations, Insect Feed Technologies feeds waste to bugs to create an alternative source of animal feed. But make no mistake – the startup’s focus is not sustainability-focused waste management. As a serious food/agri-tech company, the ambition and innovation of its team ensure that it is poised to make animal nutrition greener, […]

S’porean startup helps home/building owners get an instant quote for rooftop solar panel systems

Home owners and building owners can now get an instant estimate for the cost of rooftop solar panel systems with the click of a few buttons.      

Singapore start-ups find solutions to give waste a new lease of life

Road construction material, beer and energy – these are some things that start-ups in Singapore are looking to produce as they reuse or recycle waste.          

WASTE 20/20 winner Magorium shares how it intends to save SEA with its plastic recycling solution

Soon after being announced as the winner of Singapore’s waste-tech startup competition WASTE 20/20, organised by StartupX in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and The Incubation Network, e27 decided to interview Magorium co-founder Chu Xian to find out more about its vision.