Singapore’s industry-friendly landscape for businesses

In central Singapore lies a gleaming cluster of complexes – including Nanos, Genome, Helios, Chromos, Proteos, Matrix, and Immunos– whose names hint at the cutting-edge developments taking place within. The 15 complexes form Biopolis, a world-class biomedical research hub where experts from both industry and academia have converged. Through the construction of this – and other – specialized hubs for various […]

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Key innovation trends transforming Singapore

Under the government’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan, Singapore is investing in its smart future, with around S$4 billion (US$2.8 billion) to be used for boosting research and innovation each year from 2016 to 2020. The commitment reflects the city-state’s drive to maintain its competitive edge in building a knowledge-based economy and society. […]

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Only 25 countries well-positioned to benefit from Industry 4.0

Singapore is among the 25 Leading countries. It ranked 11th for the Structure of Production, and 2nd for Drivers of Production. The World Economic Forum (WEF) released its first ‘Readiness for the Future of Production Report’, (“the Report”) assessing how well-positioned global economies are to shape and benefit from changes in production being driven by the Fourth Industrial […]

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Harvard Business Review Analytic Services – Asia: The Face of Innovation

To find out how Asia is helping drive innovation in the business world, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services interviewed senior executives at 12 leading companies with extensive operations throughout the region. Informed by their experience, this white paper examines Asia’s role in business innovation through a variety of lenses, including: What innovation means at leading […]

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What smart-nation Singapore can learn from other smart cities

Singapore has gone through a remarkable transformation from British colonial trading port 200 years ago, to first-world economy in little over 50 years. Now, with government setting its sights on the next frontier, award-winning architect, academic, author and TV presenter Jason Pomeroy explains what challenges Singapore may face as it plans to become the world’s […]

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Singapore, Japan now ranked world’s most powerful passports in global index

Citizens of both Singapore and Japan have visa-free access to a record number of 180 destinations, making them the most powerful passports in the world. The Singapore passport has knocked Germany off the top spot as the world’s most powerful, in a joint-ranking with Japan. Citizens of both Singapore and Japan have visa-free access to […]

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Singapore is the best place to live in the world, according to expats

Sunny Singapore topped the charts for the third year in a row in HSBC’s annual expat survey (pdf), just beating out Norway, which climbed four spots from last year to come in a close second. Three quarters of expats surveyed in Singapore were particularly impressed with the clean streets, clean air, public transport system, and safety in […]

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