Singapore’s technology news in January 2024 captured items and issues including: the Maritime Authority’s introduction of Starlink satellite information services; Singapore’s Green Plan for sustainable development; the city-state’s Green Computing Funding Initiative; and more.
Critical technologies, quarterly across Q4 2023
- Singapore Green Plan 2030, a whole-of-nation movement to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development
- Singapore: Qashier launches a plug-and-play, WiFi- and SIM-enabled, QR payments terminal capable of real-time auditory alerts, focusing on SMEs
- Here’s a brief look at 10 Singaporean startups and 12 Singapore venture capital firms operating in the MENA region
- Singapore’s Temasek-owned Accuron acquired France’s Recif Technologies, a company specialising in design, manufacture and instal of robotic equipment for semiconductor wafer-handling
- Standard Chartered SC Ventures to open Abu Dhabi office in move to tap UAE’s fast-growing tech, innovation and business ecosystems
- Singapore’s Scorpio Electric e-scooters contracts China’s BYD for assembly of first product in Shenzhen, with initial production using Samsung batteries but BYD batteries considered for future units
- Singtel adds Starlink satellite comm’s to digital options for ship owners and operators, seeing benefits of advanced tech in improved safety, efficiencies, fuel consumption and more
“The platform will manage and automate the smart switching between satellite communication services ensuring uninterrupted, high quality network coverage as ships traverse long distances, including the most remote locations and under severe conditions.”
“It will also enable ships to leverage edge computing, host mission critical applications either on-premises or at shore – freeing up valuable bandwidth and improving reliability.”
- Singapore: Salesforce launched its Startup Program in the city-state, looking to tap the local tech, innovation and startup ecosystem with the potential for Salesforce Ventures investment
- Singapore University of Technology & Design to launch ‘Baby Shark Fund’, allocating Sg$3.2M for student projects, complementing funding geared toward more advanced projects
- Singapore: Infocomm Media Development Authority sets Sg$30 million for Green Computing Funding Initiative
- Telstra’s global arm, Telstra International, partners Trans Pacific Networks consortium to build and operate subsea Echo Cable to connect the US to Singapore
“The Trans-Pacific is a critical connection point to reach the US, and the geography of these regions means they will rely on new submarine cable routes like Echo for international connectivity,” he stressed.
“Echo’s cable system can allow other countries to take advantage of its redundancy. In addition, we’ve recently added 3Tbps of capacity through the SEA-US cable connecting US mainland to Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines which complements our existing Trans-Pacific cables like AAG, Unity, Faster, NCP, and Jupiter,” Stasko concluded.
- Singapore’s InnoVen Capital launches second China fund, InnoVen China Fund II, USD-RMB dual-currency fund targeting a total size of $250M to back early-stage mainland China startups
- An overview of the bitcoin ETF space, focusing on readiness in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates
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In the January 23rd newsletter:
South Korea’s semicon mega-development,
India-Argentina lithium mining,
Singtel adds Starlink for maritime use,
India’s quantum technology moves,
Huawei adds Changan and JD for OS growth,
Google backs Pacific Connect undersea cable…
● January 23rd newsletter on LinkedIn
● January 23rd newsletter on Substack