Keep up to date with the latest news in innovation – from Singapore to the world.

  • Start-up focuses on helping robots see and move better

    Start-up focuses on helping robots see and move better

    Many robots can already see and identify objects but artificial intelligence start-up Movel AI is looking to make them even "smarter", which could generate greater productivity for companies. In the third instalment of a four-part series on intellectual property, co-founders Bai Haoyu, 31, and Abhishek Gupta, 29, tell Lee Xin En how they are developing software that improves the vision of robots so they can be more accurate and less prone to accidents, and why they are filing a patent.

  • One tiny city state is pushing hard to be a center for innovation

    One tiny city state is pushing hard to be a center for innovation

    When it comes to innovation, there is no such thing as status quo — you either improve or decline relative to everyone else, and sitting in a comfort zone for too long could prove costly. That is the philosophy of Steve Leonard, the CEO of SGInnovate, the government entity that supports entrepreneurs leading Singapore's innovation efforts.

  • ‘To Set Up A Business In Singapore You Better Have A Clear Roadmap,’ Says Industry Leader Steve Leonard

    ‘To Set Up A Business In Singapore You Better Have A Clear Roadmap,’ Says Industry Leader Steve Leonard

    Its location and business ecosystem make Singapore one of APAC’s top destinations for entrepreneurs. SGInnovate CEO Leonard talks to João Marques Lima on the current entrepreneurial spirit in the city.

     

  • Singapore eyes global ambitions with state-led investments in artificial intelligence, says CEO of SGInnovate

    Singapore eyes global ambitions with state-led investments in artificial intelligence, says CEO of SGInnovate

    After leading a major push for innovation in new financial technology startups, Singapore is now eyeing healthcare technologies as the next big thing, with major investments planned in the area of artificial intelligence, according to Steve Leonard, founding CEO of Singapore state-backed SGInnovate and a former government official. 

  • Taiger, AI company gets $5.8m injection to push Singapore’s Smart Nation bid

    Taiger, AI company gets $5.8m injection to push Singapore’s Smart Nation bid

    Taiger, a startup specialising in applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, today disclosed a US$5.8 million funding deal to push Singapore’s AI capabilities forward in line with the country’s “Smart Nation” initiative. Its technology covers human-machine natural language interaction, semantic search, and information extraction.

  • Taiger closes $5.8m Series A from Tembusu & SGInnovate

    Taiger closes $5.8m Series A from Tembusu & SGInnovate

    Singapore-based Taiger, which specialises in applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has successfully closed its S$8 million ($5.87 million) Series A round, led by Tembusu ICT Fund I and state-backed investor SGInnovate.

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