INNOVATION

Logistics firms wield digital tools to boost operations

Accidents like toppled containers and collisions are all too familiar to logistics players when operations run 24/7, so it is no surprise that many firms are assessing high-tech options to improve...

73% of Singapore businesses speeding up digitalisation amid Covid-19: study

NEARLY three in four Singapore organisations are accelerating their pace of digitalisation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study on innovation by Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/...

Kajima invests S$100m in first overseas innovation centre in Singapore

KAJIMA Corporation's first overseas innovation centre at Changi Business Park will serve as its Asia-Pacific headquarters, as well as contribute new building technologies as well as research and...

Industry mentors lend support via sharing sessions, resource banks

Mentors in Singapore's start-up ecosystem have taken workshops online and set up resource banks to help entrepreneurs deal with challenges stemming from the pandemic.

Start-ups can seize growth opportunities amid pandemic

These are tough times to be running a business but the coronavirus pandemic has created opportunities across the economy that are tailor-made for nimble Singapore start-ups that can attract...

Diversifying operations and talent pool helps medtech firm find new income streams amid Covid-19

EAGER to tap Singapore's growing reputation for healthcare innovation and to spread out risks amidst uncertainty elsewhere in the world, homegrown medtech firm Forefront Medical Technologies (FMT...

From enterprise transformation to better jobs for Singaporeans: What more can be done?

GLOBAL economic headwinds and the Covid-19 outbreak have invariably created near-term business challenges. Notwithstanding this, Singapore enterprises need to continue to hone in on their...

Start-ups leveraging growth opportunities at innovation hub

Back in 2011, the uninspiring grey factory building in Ayer Rajah Crescent seemed an unlikely candidate to become the engine room of Singapore's start-up ecosystem, but eight years is a lifetime...

French firm Bollore Logistics opens $100m logistics facility in Boon Lay

SINGAPORE - French logistics and transport company Bollore Logistics has opened a $100 million facility in the Boon Lay area which houses the firm's first innovation centre in Asia Pacific and...

US billionaire problem worsening

OUR billionaire problem is getting worse. Any market-oriented economy creates opportunities for new fortunes to be built, including through innovation. More innovation is likely to take place...

Heartland shops in Yishun precinct go digital to compete

A household electronics store in Yishun selling television sets, air-conditioners and washing machines has largely relied on foot traffic since it first opened in 1979 at the same spot.