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    Latest News in Deep Tech – from Singapore to The World.

  • 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 and Mentoring

  • 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 and Mentoring

  • 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 / HealthTech / BioTech, Talent and Mentoring

  • 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 and Mentoring, Others

  • 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 and Mentoring

  • ASEAN Venture Capitalists’ Risk Appetite For Deep Tech Startups Rising: Alex Crompton, Entrepreneur First

    DealStreetAsia published an article based on an interview with Alex Crompton, the Director of EF in Singapore. Crompton discusses how EF’s investment thesis and protocols have evolved since its launch in Singapore, his views on the city-state’s venture ecosystem and its investors, the impact of Brexit on startups and VCs, as well as its talent pool, among other topics. Crompton also talked about EF’s partnership with SGInnovate and the impact of its recent shift based on the ‘Deep Tech Nexus’ strategy announcement. He shared that SGInnovate had contributed to helping them establish and grow EF’s presence in Singapore. He believes that the strategy shift by SGInnovate sends a strong and positive signal to the investment community, giving people the confidence to and provide a significant boost to the ecosystem. Finally, he adds that SGInnovate’s talent building initiative has helped bring more people into the deep tech ecosystem.

    Topics: Others, Startup and Corporate Open Innovation, Talent and Mentoring