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S$90m upgrade for DSO biosafety lab to deal with threats worse than Covid-19: Ng Eng Hen

Singapore is upgrading the facilities at the DSO National Laboratories to the highest possible biosafety level, BSL-4, to deal with biological threats graver than Covid-19, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said. Mindef will be investing S$90 million into…

Green Plan 2030 aims to use ‘government influence in a more concrete way’: Grace Fu

The Singapore Green Plan 2030, a nationwide push for sustainability, aims to use government influence in “a more concrete way” to drive action, said MSE minister Grace Fu on Fri. “An important element in (the plan) is how…

Plant ionisers, air filters can curb droplet transmission: Study

Researchers looking at ways to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission have found that plants, natural fibre ionisers and air filters are effective in reducing aerosol concentrations in the air, and can take safe mgmt to the next…

Singaporean plant-based meat firm bags $10m seed money from Temasek, others

Buttermilk-fried burgers, shawarmas, and satays made out of plant-based chicken are now popular items on the menus of most restaurants in SEA. This is due to the efforts of the meat-substitute market to lure non-vegetarians who have concerns…

Industry collaborations key to unlocking S’pore’s carbon neutral ambitions

Industry players are tackling Singapore’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions in a range of ways, from calling on innovators to conjure up sustainability solutions to setting up incubation labs to help develop start-ups with an eco-friendly bent. Temasek…

Dell invests $66 million in Singapore in Innovation Hub, the first of its kind outside US

Dell Technologies today announced the establishment of a Global Innovation Hub (GIH) in Singapore to boost R&D capabilities, with some US$23 million to be invested this year. Over the three-year period from 2019, a total of US$50 million…

Budget 2021: New $60m agri-food cluster transformation fund to boost local production through technology

Some $60 million will be set aside for a new fund to help farmers better harness technology in local food production, DPM Heng said on Tues. “Technology is (a) game changer and will open new possibilities. We harnessed…

No roaming cattle but with high-tech labs, could Singapore be a ‘meat’ exporter?

As a tiny city-state with a population density that ranks third in the world, Singapore isn’t particularly suited for conventional agriculture and free-roaming livestock. But Gaia Foods needs no farm to feed a world hungry for some sinewy…

Singaporeans to lead greener lives with Green Plan 2030

Singaporeans look set to lead much greener lives by 2030, with new sustainability initiatives launched to change the way they work, study and play. The Singapore Green Plan 2030, released by five ministries yesterday, will chart the country’s…

Singapore Green Plan 2030: 50% more land for nature parks, cut landfill waste by 30%, longer rail network

The government on Wed launched the Singapore Green Plan 2030 with a wide range of ambitious goals across five pillars to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. Among some of the 2030 goals under the Plan are…

Singaporeans will have access to stem cell-based seafood very soon

Regardless of whether the ethical treatment of animals matters to you, it is disconcerting to know that the seafood we are currently consuming might be predisposing us to serious illness. Fortunately, in about a year from now, we…

Zebra Technologies reveals expanded APAC HQ in Singapore

US-based marking, tracking, and computer printing technologies manufacturer Zebra Technologies has unveiled its new, expanded APAC headquarters at Frasers Tower in Singapore. Integrated with advanced facilities such as a print R&D centre, a Global Enhancement Centre as well…

Goldbell Group confirms BlueSG acquisition, to invest more than S$70 million over next 5 years

Singapore-based Goldbell Group on Fri confirmed plans to acquire electric-car sharing firm BlueSG, saying it will invest more than S$70 million into expanding the firm’s business and technical capabilities over the next five years. Goldbell said it expects…

New centre focused on decarbonisation, digitalisation of Southeast Asia’s maritime sector set up in Singapore

A new centre focusing on the digitalisation and decarbonisation of SEA’s maritime sector has been set up in Singapore by classification body DNV GL. Supported by EDB, the Maritime Decarbonisation and Autonomy Centre of Excellence will focus on…

Singapore R&D pioneer Louis Lim dies at 81

Professor Louis Lim, a pioneer in Singapore’s R&D efforts, died last Fri. He was 81. ST understands he died from Covid-19 complications in JB. He had grown frail in the last few months after suffering a stroke. Prof…

Micron taps Singapore as launch pad for NAND offensive

Micron Technology has put Asia at the centre of its strategy for the NAND flash memory market, leveraging Singapore’s generous government support as it looks to catch up with deep-pocketed rivals. Micron sits solidly near the top of…

Chinese bank opens its first overseas innovation centre in S’pore to expand fintech foothold

SPD Bank has opened its first overseas innovation centre here, making Singapore its fintech beachhead to SEA. “The SPD Bank Singapore Innovation Centre is committed to leveraging Singapore’s strategic development in fintech to identify and partner high-potential technology…

Singapore to build ecosystem of venture studios: DPM Heng

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-state’s efforts to “build up an ecosystem of venture studios” for corporate innovation, said DPM Heng at the launch of…

Food security: How S’pore, Israel can ‘feed’ off innovations

As the world grows smaller due to the acceleration of globalisation, a single event on a major scale can disrupt this finely tuned system. And that event has come in the form of Covid-19. As the pandemic gripped…

Measures supporting 5G, green finance, agritech, supply chain resilience to feature prominently in Budget 2021: KPMG

More grants supporting local enterprises, tax incentive packages catalysing digitalisation and business transformation, as well as special propositions enhancing the skills of Singapore’s workforce, are some items on professional services firm KPMG’s wish list for the upcoming Budget…

NUS creates aerogel that converts air into drinking water

NUS announced that it has created a type of aerogel, which can extract drinking water from air without any external power source. The NUS researchers published their creation in the Science Advances journal in Oct last year and…

Property developers must take the lead in industry transformation as S’pore seeks to innovate better: Heng Swee Keat

Property developers in Singapore have to set the pace for industry transformation in the post-pandemic world, where an increasing premium will be placed on sustainability and resilience. Calling on developers to build a sustainable, caring and liveable city,…

Plant-based food innovation centre run by 2 Swiss companies to open in Singapore in April

Food manufacturers, start-ups and researchers looking to develop and test plant-based food products can turn to a new facility in Woodlands which will open in Apr. The facility is jointly set up by Swiss companies Buhler, which is…

DuPont biotech plant opens up high-skill jobs

A new manufacturing facility set up here by speciality chemicals company DuPont will create new high-skill manufacturing jobs in the energy and chemicals industry, said MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing yesterday. The enzyme-blending facility will also entrench Singapore…

PlanetSpark launches innovation centre

PlanetSpark has announced the launch of an innovation centre dedicated to supporting Singapore tech startups speed up market deployment. Opened by MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing, the innovation centre is the first hardware-targeted accelerator for AI of Things…

KONE joins CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab

Engg company KONE Corp has announced its collaboration with the CapitaLand-led Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, SEA’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development. Officially opened by MCI minister S. Iswaran in Oct 2020, the lab brings together…

TCM since 1879: Eu Yan Sang started as a small medical hall – now has 210 outlets globally

The first Eu Yan Sang outlet was opened as a small medical hall in Malaysia in 1879 by first-generation founder Eu Kong. His only son, Eu Tong Sen, inherited the business and by the 1910s, the shop had…

In the Covid era, circularity can be a new frontier as well as a desert: TRIA chief Ng Pei Kang

Sustainability is in a difficult space where you have to make sure (your product or service) is scalable. Sustainability and scalability have an inverse relationship. There has been a lot of sustainability, corporate social responsibility movements, but they…

Electricity demand expected to rebound as economy recovers from COVID-19 fallout: MTI

Electricity demand is expected to rebound as Singapore’s economy recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Government is working to diversify energy supplies, said Second MTI Minister Tan See Leng on Tues. Responding to several…

A decade of climate change has had devastating impact. But there’s hope yet

2020 may go down in history as the year of the coronavirus, but it’s also seen some of the most tragic natural disasters. In Jan, Jakarta was in a state of panic, as some of the heaviest rains…

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