Nao (above) takes some workload off human receptionists. It was put through its paces in Japanese rental-office firm Crosscoop Singapore this year. IPOS chief Daren Tang says Singapore's emphasis on IP commercialisation will encourage firms to grow their business ideas beyond SIngapore.
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SINGAPORE slipped one spot to seventh in this year's global ranking of the world's most innovative countries, but emerged top among its peers in South-east Asia.
In this year's Global Innovation Index, Switzerland kept its No 1 place for the seventh year in a row; Sweden...