New Tech for the ‘New Normal’ Workplace
Technological innovations to maintain physical distance and facilitate contactless communication will help equip workplaces transition to a new normal.The consensus is that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges. Not many would have predicted the extent to which a pandemic of this scale would grip the world, shut down global economies, and force people away from offices and into...
Carving a Niche—An Interview with John Fung of the Centre of Innovation for Electronics & IoT
Making connections with open innovationThe Centre of Innovation for Electronics & IoT supports local enterprises in developing innovations to help grow their business and give it that competitive edge.Few industries innovate as quickly as the electronics industry. Year after year, new products leveraging on the latest technologies are released, from laptops that work faster and better to smart home devices...
Nuts and Bolts — Perfecting the Plastic Recycling Process
These three new technologies could increase plastic recycling rates with more efficient and eco-friendly recycling processes.While putting plastic waste into the recycling bin might have a feel-good factor for the environmentally conscious ones among us, the odds of these actions making a significant difference are slim. The uncomfortable truth is that only 4% of the plastic waste in Singapore gets recycled in...
Igniting Innovation — Willy Koh of Racer Technology
Racing towards innovative successRacer Technology’s engagement in open innovation has helped the company find success and position themselves as a strong advocate for this practice in the local medtech sector.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the world, hospitals and healthcare facilities are being stretched, almost to breaking point in some cases. Medical equipment has inevitably become a scarce resource...
Our Future with Blockchain – Part 2
With blockchain applications running the gamut from voting to genomics, it’s clear that there’s more potential to be uncovered for this emerging technology.In 2017, Bitcoin was the word on everyone’s lips when blockchain came to mind. Within a year, the price of a single Bitcoin had surged from US$830 to nearly US$20,000. As we now all know, this historic peak was...
Carving a Niche—An Interview with Dr Jason Tang of the Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation
Diving into a world of sustainabilityThe Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation aims to help industry partners translate ideas into innovations that support a more sustainable environment.The pursuit of economic advancement has sometimes come at the expense of the natural world. While industrial growth has undoubtedly lifted millions out of poverty over the last few decades, environmental degradation in...