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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Singapore’s startups are stepping up to create and adapt their current technologies in the battle against COVID-19, Dr Lim Jui, CEO of SGInnovate, told Fortune Times during a recent interview. SGInnovate is a government-owned venture firm that builds and scales Deep Tech startups into high potential companies with global impact. “Aspiring entrepreneurs and founders will not …

ST Engineering today announced that its smart lighting solution and on-demand autonomous buses have been recognised as winning solutions for its customers at the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2020. The Awards recognise the top Smart City initiatives across the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan) that utilise leading-edge digital technologies and solutions that …

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is pleased to announce that Ms Sharmaine Wu, Director of Patents, Designs and Plant Varieties Department (PDPV), has been named as World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR)’s Influential Women in IP 2020. Ms. Wu led recent efforts in launching the SG Patent Fast Track, a pilot programme to accelerate …

The Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business’ (LKCSB) MSc in Wealth Management (MWM) is ranked among the top 3 in the world and first in Asia in the latest Financial Times (FT) Masters in Finance Rankings 2020. This is the fifth consecutive year that SMU LKCSB has been recognised as one of the top three …

Mediacorp and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) have put pen to paper on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see both parties jointly develop a range of programmes and initiatives beyond the classroom to engage students throughout their academic journey. This strategic partnership between Mediacorp and TP is the culmination of a ten-year history of cooperation, …

The OCBC Group announced today that it has committed to hiring more than 3,000 people in Singapore this year to provide opportunities for fresh graduates and other job seekers amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by COVID-19. This follows an earlier pledge in March 2020 that the OCBC Group will not layoff any …

NTUC Income (Income) officially launched SNACK, an innovative, industry-first insurance proposition that revolutionises the way consumers engage with, purchase and obtain insurance protection in Singapore. Typically, an insured is required to pay insurance premiums at a fixed quantum either monthly or annually, and sometimes over a fixed duration of time, in order to be covered …

Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Ribera Neumann signed the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) electronically via videoconference. The signing of the agreement affirmed the commitment of Singapore, Chile and New Zealand to deepen collaboration in …

In an effort to bolster Singapore’s arts, design and media (ADM) ecosystem, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) has redesigned the curriculum of the Media, Arts & Design (MAD) School to launch a first-of-its-kind Diploma in Media, Arts & Design (DMAD). The new course will nurture a generation of key-shaped graduates who are skilled in not just one …

Grab Singapore announced a new training programme and Grab Career Support Portal to help Grab driver-partners mitigate further impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods. The training programme consists of two courses to reskill and upskill driver-partners who intend to continue driving for a longer term. It is launched in partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and supported by SkillsFuture Singapore …