Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced the launch of the two new programmes at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology - a polytechnic incubator programme and an entrepreneurial training programme for researchers.
Over S$25 million will be committed by the government to "bold measures" that will nurture a healthy innovation ecosystem in Singapore. This was announced by Minister Heng Swee Keat at the opening of the Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH).
Singapore is a leading tech hub, but domestic entrepreneurs lack meaningful visions, according to Grace Sai, CEO and co-founder of Impact Hub Singapore. Sai was speaking during SWITCH, the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology
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.
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.