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  • Singapore Makes Coding Classes Mandatory for Primary School Students, Starting 2020

    Singapore Makes Coding Classes Mandatory for Primary School Students, Starting 2020

    All upper primary school students in Singapore will soon have to undergo a mandatory 10-hour coding program, said the country’s Minister for Communications and Information, S Iswaran at a seminar on Wednesday.

    Topics: Talent

  • The Billion Dollar Fund for Women Secures $1b in Pledges

    The Billion Dollar Fund for Women Secures $1b in Pledges

    The Billion Dollar Fund for Women (TBDF), a global consortium of venture funds tackling the gender funding gap, has reached its goal of mobilizing $1 billion in pledges, according to a statement.

    Topics: Investments, Talent

  • Pushing the Frontiers of AI

    Pushing the Frontiers of AI

    Through various industrial revolutions, societies have adapted and molded the environment that we live in for our betterment. Artificial intelligence (AI) should be seen as complementing human skillsets, rather than being a threat.

    Topics: Investments, MedTech, Talent

  • International Women’s Day 2019 – Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM

    International Women’s Day 2019 – Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM

    HR Asia republished the blog post by SGInnovate on “International Women’s Day 2019 – Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM”. The blog post featured comments from five female deep tech startup founders, where they shared their thoughts on gender diversity in the deep tech startup industry.

    Topics: Talent, Others

  • Move the Needle: 3 Things Emerging ASEAN Economies Need To Benefit From Deep Technology?

    Move the Needle: 3 Things Emerging ASEAN Economies Need To Benefit From Deep Technology?

    Inc ASEAN published an article based on an email interview with Steve, on the three key factors that need to be in place for emerging ASEAN economies to benefit from deep technology. As the ideal hub for deep tech startups, Singapore acts as the jump-off point for deployment for startups to emerging markets. For instance, while Adatos, one of SGInnovate’s portfolio company, is based in Singapore, it works with some of the biggest food producers in Southeast Asia to address a genuine problem in the world – food security. SGInnovate aims to develop deep tech startups into high potential companies with global impact, to build and scale their products from Singapore for Southeast Asia and the world. Steve shares the three key factors that emerging ASEAN economies need in order to benefit from deep tech:

    • Education: To many, deep tech may seem like a black box where the lack of understanding often stands in the way of widespread adoption. Through education, people will gain a deeper understanding of deep tech, and the fear of ceding control to such technologies can be addressed.
    • Regulation: Emerging technologies bring economic and societal benefits, but they will also come with their own sets of ethical issues. Proper regulations are thus needed to encourage innovation by building accountability and public trust.
    • Talent: For deep tech to take off and drive the economies of Southeast Asia, startups in the region will need access to a large pool of highly skilled and capable talent. This will only be possible through an open innovation platform where the convergence of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), large corporates and deep tech startups, create opportunities where creative ideas can be commercialised into innovative products and services.

    Topics: Talent, Others

  • Diving into Deeptech | Campus

    Diving into Deeptech | Campus

    Campus Magazine published an article on the opportunities for deep tech with SGInnovate. As emphasised by Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at the SGInnovate second year anniversary, one of the challenges that the local deep tech startup ecosystem faces is finding suitable talent. To that end, SGInnovate launched its first apprenticeship programme known as the Summation Programme in 2018, to connect promising deep tech startups with bright students from both tech and non-tech backgrounds that are currently studying in local and overseas universities. Working for the AI-driven firm Taiger, SUTD apprentice Gabriel Wong was tasked with creating a tool that converts images into text and an engine that could extract specific text from complicated documents. NUS apprentice Jinna Qian, who interned at V-Key, asserts that it was important to stop discouraging women from joining the tech sector. She added that based on her experience, deep tech startups are gender-neutral in terms of work, and both men and women are evaluated equally for the work they have done.

    Topics: Talent

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