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.

Singapore firms' R&D spend has lifted productivity: MTI economists

SINGAPORE firms' research and development (R&D) investments are bearing fruit in productivity gains, according to a group of Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) economists.

Got a New Idea? This scheme can help

A new service has been set up to help businesses develop new ideas that they have devised.

Singapore's No. 1 competitiveness ranking masks some weak spots

It must consider adopting a more liberal policy towards foreign workers, improve its shareholder governance and adopt more aggressive policies to promote the use of renewable energies, says...

SGInnovate has put $40m into deep-tech firms since inception

Government-owned venture firm SGInnovate has racked up an impressive strike rate since its inception almost three years ago.

DBS Foundation, SMU launch new global $150k competition for social and environmental start-ups

SINGAPORE - Start-ups dedicated to tackling social and environmental issues can look forward to a new source of funding and mentorship.