INNOVATION

HK plans artificial islands to ease housing woes, create jobs

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has unveiled a divisive land reclamation proposal to build houses, infrastructure and transport networks on artificial islands around Lantau - the city's largest...

Hong Kongers to get new man-made islands for housing

From as early as 2032, Hong Kongers will be able to live on artificial islands around the Lantau area - an ambitious move by the city's leader to tackle the worsening housing crisis while creating...

Singapore a well placed hub to monetise intangible assets

AS a financial hub, Singapore is well placed to work with international and local partners to appraise, as well as better monetise and finance intangible assets, which account for an increasingly...

Patients could get advice from chatbots to visit the right hospital or clinic soon

In the future, patients who are unwell could be chatting with software that is able to assess their conditions and advise them to visit the right hospital or clinic.

Innovative local healthcare firms face scaling up challenges

TELE-REHABILATION services. An online platform for doctors to exchange information and participate in continued medical education. A camera attachment to your mobile phone that allows for assessment...

China turns granary, cement factory into tech hubs

HANGZHOU • When Canadian Nikk Mitchell wanted to start his virtual reality (VR) company in June last year, he headed not for tech hub Silicon Valley in the United States, but Hangzhou in China....

Young entrepreneurs tackling global issues head on

A thousand millennials aged 19 to 35 from 106 countries have gathered in Singapore to come up with innovative solutions to global issues like climate change, economic inequality and sustainable...

Hit video clip on ice-cream bread leads to start-up

A 90-second video clip of how pink and green ice-cream bread was made set things in motion for digital publisher Our Grandfather Story, a start-up by four Nanyang Technological University (NTU)...

Singapore start-ups look to a changing France for growth

FRANCE is already well-known among food lovers and culture buffs, but the country is increasingly attracting attention from a different group - Singapore start-ups keen on partnerships and overseas...

Travelling Farm brings gardening to the masses

The farm, which started its travels in December at Bougainvillea Park, will be doing three-month stints at Raffles Place Park, Dhoby Ghaut Green and Bougainvillea Park in a rotation that ends in...