Tackling the Global Waste Problem with Innovation

WASTE 20/20 today officially crowns local waste-technology startup Magorium as the grand winner.

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Industry 4.0 in ASEAN: Creating Factories of the Future

The age of automation has descended upon us. The advent of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and internet-of-things (IoT) has completely altered the way we manufacture things. This transformation has been so revolutionary that it is being dubbed the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. When computers were introduced during Industry 3.0, they disrupted and […]

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Singapore NFT Projects Blowing Up On The Internet

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are all the rage now. Everywhere you look, there are people talking about NFTs and trying to jump on the NFT hype train. If you don’t yet know, NFTs are unique and non-interchangeable units of data that are stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, […]

Breaking down Automation 4.0 – The next big opportunity for startups

Automation 4.0 Growing up in modern society, I am sure that most of us have heard of the Industrial Revolution and the drastic effect it has had on society. It’s now 2021 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution has now fully descended upon us, promising even greater changes that nobody can accurately predict. Instead of trying […]

5 lessons learnt from buying NFTs

What is a NFT A non-fungible token(NFT) is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data that is stored on a blockchain. NFTs can take the form of photos, videos, audio clips, and various other digital files, and uses blockchain technology to help give it a public proof of ownership. To put it simply, NFTs are […]

Insect farming company wins social enterprise start-up of the year at President’s Challenge awards

Insect Feed Technologies won the Social Enterprise Start-up of the Year at the 6th biennial President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards (PCSEA) ceremony on Thursday (Dec 2). The company also hired elderly workers who were displaced during the pandemic, providing jobs like farm operators.

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — the Usefulness and Uses of Blockchain The emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 piqued the world’s interest in blockchain’s application in cryptocurrency. Since then, blockchain has been used for diverse applications by many organizations, companies and governments — in ways we never even considered back when Bitcoin started. Before we examine […]

Help available for Covid-19 patients with disabilities to recover at home: MOH

Covid-19 patients with disabilities who are eligible to recover at home will be assigned a home recovery care manager, who will link them up with various community services and resources, among other things.

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain?

Blockchain 101 for Blockheads — What even is Blockchain? We have all heard of “blockchain”, a term being thrown around like it’s today’s holy grail or Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the future. Simply throw in the words “blockchain” or “cryptocurrency” into what you are discussing, and you will sound smart and way ahead of […]

NUS grad rejected Google job and now builds floating gardens

Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin started an innovation lab for social and environmental good with just $7,000 in seed funds, despite getting a job offer from Google in 2011.

Accredify raises US$2M to combat the rising fake degree certificates issue in education sector

Accredify works with 900+ clients in Asia and Europe, and claims to have verified over 7 million documents so far. Singapore-based Accredify, a company that allows organisations to create and issue verifiable documents, today announced the closing of a US$2-million financing round led by VC firm Qualgro.

SDG #14 – Life Below Water

More than three billion people worldwide depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. However, coastal waters are deteriorating, and ocean acidification affects marine biodiversity – which in turn affects small scale fisheries. In the fourteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #14 – the goal to […]

SDG #13 – Climate Change and Its Impacts

Did you know that global emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by almost 50% since 1990? Climate change is happening right here and now – oceans are warming, sea levels are rising, and weather events are getting more extreme. In the thirteenth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind […]

Robb Report’s 2021 list of Thought Leaders: Quah Zheng Wei

In Quah Zheng Wei’s wildest dreams, he would be an immortal. “I want to experience different eras and learn about things that I would otherwise not be able to learn in such a short lifespan,” he says.

SDG #12 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Every year, approximately 1/3 of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices. In the twelfth infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG […]

SDG #11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities

Did you know that cities account for between 60 and 80% of energy consumption and generate as much as 70% of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions? In the eleventh infographic of our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series, we explain the challenges behind SDG #11 – the goal to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.