Innovation Digest for Singapore

Impact stories, useful information, country data and more

Singapore 2018 SDG Index Country Profile

The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

India and Singapore Launch Innovation Hub

The goal of this partnership between two Commonwealth countries is to provide much-needed impetus to the growing start-up ecosystem of India, which is expected to be the largest in the world by 2020.

Singapore’s 2018 Voluntary National Review on the SDGs

Singapore submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Singapore has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.

Going from Trade Hub to Innovation Hub

Singapore is quickly becoming home to dozens of innovation labs with the strong support from the government, start-up ecosystem, and diverse merchant profile. Among the government incentives offered to innovators are generous grants and other types of funding support, tax deductions for research and development investment, and expedited regulatory procedures.

New Push to Drive Grassroots Innovation in Education

Singapore is looking to push a focus on entrepreneurship at its schools. At some schools, students have to develop business or design products as part of their curriculum. Reaching self-imposed targets such as funding or bringing in the 100th customer is key to pass, but there are no courses or grades, only time and advice.

Singapore Economic Development Board

A digital publication dedicated to delivering market insights and information about Singapore to business leaders. These articles are divided into four categories – Strategy, Innovation, Market Insights and Leadership & Talent.

Singapore’s Government Innovation Hub

GovTech is tasked with harnessing info-communications technology and related engineering for public sector transformation. GovTech’s role includes deploying a wide range of ICT solutions within the public sector, growing new capabilities and talent to support digital service delivery, and developing the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications.