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Singapore Management University (SMU) and Tradeteq will be embarking on a project “Exploring the Advantages of a Quantum System for Machine Learning applied to Credit Scoring”, which aims to develop quantum computing-based credit scoring methods for companies. This project is supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under the Financial Sector Technology & Innovation (FSTI) …

In conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Day 2020 celebrations themed “Innovate for a Green Future”, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will offer a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just six months, starting from 4 May 2020. The programme – the SG Patent Fast Track – …

Though every business owner knows that it pays to be prepared for unforeseen crises, few would’ve anticipated the onset of the current COVID-19 pandemic. With much of the world reeling from the unprecedented spread of the virus, safe distancing is now the new normal—affecting all kinds of businesses, whether big or small. Given their inextricable …

Microsoft 365 is now available in Singapore. It is a refresh of Office 365, which provides users with new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences. These experiences are being rolled out regionally and will reach over 38 million Office 365 subscribers globally in the next few months. “We want to continue …

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have launched a report that outlines how companies can use alternative fuels to power their ships. This will help them meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets of at least 50 per cent, compared to the levels in …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced that they have pre-approved remote working solutions that come bundled with laptops, with up to 80% subsidy from the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) till end-2020. This will further help businesses digitalise to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 situation. As part of the …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) is pleased to launch Singapore’s first renewable energy certificate (REC) platform that manages RECs from multiple sources. Backed by the company’s fast-growing renewable power capacity in China and Southeast Asia, the Sembcorp REC platform enables customers to transact RE100-recognised RECs to meet their green energy requirements. The platform aggregates RECs by combining …

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can disinfect large surfaces quickly. The researchers are planning to have public trials to support Singapore’s fight against COVID-19. ​ Named eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT), it can be wirelessly controlled via a laptop or tablet, removing the need for cleaners to be in contact …

Since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, Singapore is now better prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In terms of R&D, Singapore has placed emphasis on a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to research on infectious diseases. This spans across A*STAR, the Institutes of Higher Learning such as NUS, NTU, Duke-NUS, and …

The Government’s heightened safe distancing measures will significantly impact Singaporeans’ daily lives. The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) has been closely monitoring the situation, and announced a series of proactive Connectivity, Content and Accessibility initiatives to support the nation through this period. The initiatives will ensure that everyone, especially vulnerable segments including seniors and school-going …