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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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A team of scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified the microbial factors underlying the response of the gut microbiome to antibiotic treatment. The study discovered a small set of gut bacteria …

Business Innovations Generator (BIG), the incubator managed by the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the Singapore Management University (SMU), has today unveiled 19 new startups accepted into its incubation programme. This is BIG’s second cohort this year and its largest since its inception in 2009. (More information about the 19 startups can be …

Small businesses across ASEAN are counting on technology to help them overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their operations. Technology was ranked the top investment priority for 2020 by two in three (64 per cent) small businesses, including those who currently have cash flow concerns. This is according to a recent survey of …

Enterprises will benefit from a new intellectual property (IP) cooperation between Singapore and the Republic of Korea (ROK). This partnership will allow innovative enterprises swifter access to markets in both countries. The ROK was Singapore’s eighth largest trading partner last year with total of $39.4 billion bilateral trade, while Singapore was the sixth largest foreign …

Changi Airport has begun transforming the passenger experience with new contactless and cleaning innovations for a safer, but yet seamless, airport journey. These measures will be rolled out airport-wide in preparation for when air travel into and out of Singapore gradually resumes. At Changi’s automated kiosks, new proximity sensors are being installed progressively to eliminate …

More smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) will be set up across the island from 30 June 2020 under the Recycle N Save initiative, offering a wider range of non- monetary rewards to households when they recycle their empty plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans at the smart RVMs. The RVM programme, part of the Recycle N …

In conjunction with Temasek’s annual Community Day on 25 June, Temasek Foundation today announced that it will be providing every resident of Singapore1 with a free MaskSafe kit, consisting of two reusable DET30™ antimicrobial masks. This latest Stay Prepared StayMasked initiative from Temasek Foundation will complement the earlier distributions of reusable masks by the Singapore Government. MaskSafe DET30™ The MaskSafe DET30™ mask has an outer antimicrobial layer. It …

As part of DBS’ efforts to partner clients from key industries to transition to a low-carbon economy, DBS today published a Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy. The world’s first Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy by a bank will form the bedrock for DBS to engage with clients who are furthering their …

A prototype that enables the air-conditioning system to be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) took home the top prize at the inaugural ENGIE x NTU Innovation Challenge held by ENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific, the innovation arm of ENGIE Asia Pacific. In the trial environment for the challenge, the winning team EcoBuilding from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), used a system of …

SingHealth and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), with support from the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), have co-developed a chatbot known as “Doctor Covid” to improve care for COVID-19 patients at community care facilities. Hosted on the Telegram mobile application, Doctor Covid boasts a variety of features in the patients’ native languages …