The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology aim to encourage research while training manpower and raising awareness of technology in their industries.
The new Retail Industry Transformation Map aims to improve productivity to address headwinds, such as fewer business travellers and consumer shifts from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce.
The digital revolution and emerging digital economy will not only unlock growth in local economies but is expected to hold potential for the region as well, Trade and Industry (Industry) Minister S Iswaran says.
Previously the stuff of science fiction, virtual reality technology was mainly used in expensive, specialised training simulators. That is all set to change as the technology is now more immersive and more affordable.
However, the Singapore Governance and Transparency Index reveals slower improvements in corporate governance by Singapore-listed companies.
They add that institutional and real estate investors will likely wait for clarity on the future of Europe and the United Kingdom before taking critical portfolio decisions.
Called Turning Passion into Profits, the guidebook aims to help F&B entrepreneurs better understand the challenges of starting and improving their business.
Under an agreement between ICBC and IE Singapore, the Chinese bank will provide financing services and look at ways to support Singapore companies in infrastructure projects across Asia.
The Green WiFi pilot will see Wireless@SG coverage extended to the outdoor area along the Merlion Walk.
IDA is currently conducting its pilot study with the aim of testing the impact of social robots in the areas of collaborative play and interactive story telling in early childhood education.