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Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app, and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) today announced a partnership to pilot Grab Ventures Ignite (GVI), a 14-week accelerator programme, for Singapore-based startups with interest to venture overseas. The Singapore pilot of GVI will focus on high potential startups with an aspiration to launch in the Vietnamese market. It will be held …

A team of NUS researchers has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres. The new rubber aerogels demonstrate remarkable properties — they are extremely light, highly absorbent, very durable, and …

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Brown University have developed new approaches that significantly improve the accuracy of an important material testing technique by harnessing the power of machine learning. Nano-indentation – the process of poking a sample of a material with a sharp needle-like tip to …

With the goal of supporting the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century, a philanthropic organisation founded by Dr Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, awarded its first Asian research network grant. It was awarded to a team of scientists …

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (“IMDA”) launched a new IoT Cyber Security Guide (“Guide”) to offer enterprise users and their vendors better guidance on deploying IoT technology. The Guide was developed by IMDA after taking in comments from IMDA’s public consultation in January 2019, and in consultation with the Cyber Security Agency (“CSA”). With the …

Even as Singapore pushes to become cheque-free by 2025, cash cheques continue to be used by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), typically to pay staff salaries, get cash for daily business operations or pay vendors for services rendered. While cheque usage by OCBC Bank’s retail banking customers has fallen 40 per cent since 2018, one …

The economic and ecological impacts of nature on humans have long been established with prevalent environmental issues such as climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources being the first to cross one’s mind. On the other hand, much less attention has been paid to the cultural and social values nature brings to humans. Even though natural …

Singtel, together with its Thai associate AIS and South Korea’s SK Telecom, have announced a Series A investment in a regional gaming joint venture to reinforce their presence in the sector and develop new gaming-related revenue streams. The investment also marks the next step in the partnership between Singtel and SK Telecom, following an earlier …

A team of researchers from NUS have invented a novel class of reconfiguration techniques that adaptively extends both the minimum power consumption and the maximum performance of digital circuits, well beyond common voltage scaling. Such extended adaptation allows digital silicon chips to operate at lower power during normal use, and at higher performance level when …

Deep technology has the potential to solve the world’s biggest societal issues. This has not gone unnoticed by nations – Singapore, for example, has injected an additional S$300 million into its Startup SG Equity scheme in its recent Budget 2020 announcement, to support the commercialisation of startups whose businesses are based on innovative research. However, …