Innovation, ecosystem support key to startup growth, job creation

INNOVATION and ecosystem support positively impact startup growth and job creation in Singapore, according to a new National University of Singapore (NUS) study, findings of which were exclusively presented at The Business Times Leaders' Forum 2017 on Wednesday...
THE BUSINESS TIMES LEADERS' FORUM

Disruption response: Singapore can do much more

MOST local business leaders believe that Singapore companies and the government still have a ways to go in responding to disruption.

Government puts aside S$200m to boost deep-tech startups

SOME S$200 million has been allocated by the government to catalyse equity investment in deep-tech startups, and an additional S$20 million set aside to encourage first-time entrepreneurs to start up.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Before investing in a social media firm, use its platform

UNDERSTANDING what a social media company does and how it plans to grow in the future is critical to investing in one.

StarHub unveils S$250m innovation, operations centre

STARHUB on Friday unveiled a new 58,000 sq ft facility named Hubtricity, an innovation centre and converged operations cockpit located within STT MediaHub in one-north.

Singapore medtech firm EndoMaster raises S$20.5m Series B funding

SINGAPORE medical robotics company EndoMaster said on Thursday it has raised S$20.5 million in Series B funding, said to be one of the largest such amounts for a medical technology (medtech) company here.

Grab to expand global R&D capabilities, add 800 jobs

RIDESHARING platform Grab on Wednesday announced that it will be expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities globally, adding over 800 jobs in the next two years.
TOPLINE

The making of a global developer

OXLEY has come a long way since its roots as a Singapore-based property developer. Incorporated in 2010, it now has a presence in 10 markets across Asia, Australia and the UK, and most recently, made a foray into the hospitality business.

Singapore not an ideal test-bed for global innovation

DESPITE a commonly held view that Singapore could aspire to be a test-bed for global innovation, some veteran entrepreneurs say local companies would do better to focus instead on global markets, or internationalisation, from the get-go.
DISRUPTED

Swipe right on art

IF you, like me, are pathetic at art but still appreciate a good painting and may even want to buy an artwork someday, ARTO could be your solution.

Grab, Uber to invest millions to help drivers meet S'pore regulations

GRAB and Uber will be pumping in millions of dollars to help their private hire car drivers apply for the Private Hire Car Driver Vocational Licence (PDVL) at zero cost - accelerating the already exorbitant ridesharing war for drivers and riders.

Tackling disruption: Execution holds the key for Singapore

SINGAPORE businesses and the government are cognizant of disruption, according to Minister of State Janil Puthucheary. But what is more important is how they execute their response to the phenomenon, and this will determine Singapore's success in tackling disruption...

Circles.Life unveils largest no-contract data plan

HOMEGROWN digital telco Circles.Life on Tuesday unveiled what is said to be the largest no-contract data plan in the local market, as well as plans to expand across Asia in the next few years.

Gender hardly an issue, even in the tech world

SUNITA Kaur, Spotify's managing director for Asia, is one who hardly regards gender as an issue, despite being in the male-dominated tech industry for most of her career. ...
BUDGET 2017

Mindef, SAF to set up new cybercommand entity

THE Ministry of Defence (Mindef) and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will set up a new cybercommand entity, the Defence Cyber Organisation (DCO), to lead and coordinate cybersecurity efforts for Singapore's defence cluster, Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen announced during the Committee of Supply...

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity opens first call for social innovation proposals

TEMASEK Foundation Ecosperity (TF Ecosperity) on Friday announced the opening of its first call for proposals for sustainable, innovative solutions to improve liveability.

YuuZoo drops investment in American movie studio

YUUZOO'S much-hyped, recently-announced investment of up to US$150 million in American movie studio Relativity Holdings Media has been called off...

Hong Leong Asia FY2016 loss deepens 17% to S$71.3m

HONG Leong Asia, the trade and industry arm of Hong Leong Group, on Tuesday posted a 17.3 per cent deepening of net loss to S$71.3 million for the full year ended Dec 31, 2016 (FY2016), from S$60.7 million a year ago.

S'pore can do more through tech: PM

THE Republic - including the government - can do more in using technology to improve the lives of Singaporeans, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

Singapore, Chongqing boost transport, logistics collaboration

SINGAPORE and Chongqing have deepened efforts to drive transport and logistics collaboration between the two cities, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore said on Sunday.

195 units of Clementi Canopy sold in first weekend

THE Clementi Canopy, a new condominium project in Clementi Avenue 1, has sold 195 units (38.6 per cent) of the 505-unit development during its first weekend launch.

SGX All Healthcare Index sees 3% returns year-to-date

THE SGX All Healthcare Index generated a total return of three per cent in the year-to-date (YTD), below the 3.6 and 4.6 per cents generated, respectively, by the MSCI AC Asia Pacific Ex Japan Healthcare Index and the MSCI World Healthcare Index.
DISRUPTED

Lighting up cycling safety in a big way

IF there's one sport that has united The Business Times newsroom, it's cycling. At least, for me. ...

Two new tech headquarters open in Singapore

TWO new tech headquarters were inaugurated here on Wednesday, in a move said to significantly bolster Singapore's name as a launchpad for global innovation. ...

BreadTalk Q4 profit up nearly fourfold to S$4.43m

BREADTALK on Wednesday posted a nearly fourfold growth in fourth-quarter net profit to S$4.43 million, up from S$1.15 million a year ago.