Smart Cities, Smart Nations: Singapore Poised to Offer Launchpad for Start-up Innovators
While cities occupy just 2% of the earth’s land mass, they house more than half of the world’s population. The global urbanisation rate will increase from 54% to 66% in 2050, according to the United Nations. ASEAN is urbanising at a rapid pace and its reliance on cities as a source of growth is set to increase in the next...
Carving a Niche—An Interview with Jordi Ràfols of Innoget
Leveraging the network effect By creating a virtual meeting point in the marketplace of ideas, Innoget hopes to support open innovation with a network of startups and industry players. Some people use social media platforms to keep in touch with old friends, some meet new ones and others even find love. Outside the social sphere, online platforms that connect people...
Pitching for a Home Run
TechInnovation 2020 saw start-ups, polytechnics and universities presenting new technologies and ideas across crowdpitching sessions on four unique themes. Inventors put their heart, soul and plenty of time into a project, all in the hopes of having a product that is ready for the market. But the final step is no less crucial: convincing everyone else that the product is...
IPI’s Top 10 Tech Offers of 2020
Innovating amid disruption In crisis there is opportunity, particularly for innovators. Check out 10 interesting Tech Offers found on IPI’s Innovation Marketplace in 2020. 2020 was a year unlike any other. But amid the disruption, opportunities abounded. Pharmaceutical and biotech firms raced to invent vaccines, with the most successful ones minting new billionaires. Elsewhere, innovators were at work in areas...
Turning Innovation into Impact
How IPI fosters innovation through partnerships  IPI’s refreshed identity reflects its proactive role in empowering enterprises to thrive through innovation, according to IPI CEO Wong Lup Wai. In the fast-paced world of business, one common—if cutthroat—saying goes: innovate or die. As sensational as the phrase may be, the coronavirus pandemic has all but confirmed the accuracy of those three words....
Nuts & Bolts - Business Recovery, the AI Way
Zooming into the emerging AI technologies for a post-COVID world. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitialisation, particularly the adoption of artificial intelligence. Here are three Tech Offers riding the wave. Everywhere you look, there are signs that 2020 has been a year like no other. Masks are now de rigeur, every other seat has been taped up and reminders to...