Economic Development Board

Exiting the pandemic not a case of survival of the fittest, but striking a positive balance

THERE has been a lot of debate on how to engineer a safe exit from lockdown from a healthcare perspective. While this is no doubt something we must all carefully navigate, attention also needs to...

More investors to be eligible for fast-track PR scheme

TOWKAY scions and startup founders now have a new road to living in the Republic, under changes to a scheme that dangles permanent residency for investments in Singapore.

Countries can't just wring their hands over nationalism: EDB chair

TOP economic planner Beh Swan Gin has again urged countries to co-operate with one another, even as he thinks that the global tide of nationalism and protectionism is receding.

Lack of talent is biggest gap in South-east Asia tech space: EDB executive

THE biggest gap in South-east Asia’s startup scene lies in talent, said a top executive at Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB). Even as opportunities abound, the region lacks senior...

Singapore healthtech startups attract US$105m in 2018

HEALTHTECH startups in Singapore attracted US$105 million across 21 deals in 2018, according to a report published by healthtech researcher Galen Growth Asia in collaboration with Singapore's...

New pilot scheme to help high-growth tech firms bring in EP talent

UNDER a new pilot, qualifying technology firms will have the Employment Pass applications of "core team members" facilitated, to help them get the talent needed to set up new teams here, the...

'We can't live life based on what Trump tweets'

US TARIFFS on billions of dollars in Chinese goods might go up on Friday, as American President Donald Trump has threatened, casting doubt over the outcome of trade talks.

Enterprise Singapore, MAS to match startups with global investors

STARTUPS can expect more matchmaking opportunities with global investors as Enterprise Singapore works with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to catalyse funding.

Singapore sprouts innovation centres

PUTTING on your thinking cap? Some professionals can now do so in dedicated "innovation centres", which are springing up islandwide. At least 25 such facilities have opened since last year, with...

EDBI joins US$42m funding round for software automation company Puppet

EDBI - the investment arm of the Economic Development Board - has joined in the latest US$42 million funding round for DevOps (development operations) and automation company Puppet.

EDB moves from being investment-led to innovation-driven

ONE of Singapore's oldest government agencies is reinventing the way it does things in a bid to keep pace with digital disruption and mould Singapore into Asia's digital capital.