Innovation Digest for Singapore
Impact stories, useful information, country data and more
The 2018 SDG Index and Dashboards report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
World Bank data on social and economic indicators.
An urban farm stationed atop the roof of a mall is an inventive method of incorporating food into urban planning, while safeguarding Singapore’s ability to produce its own food.
A report published by UNDP (October 2018) examines the likely impact that innovations such as artificial intelligence, automation and bio-technology will have on the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific countries.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.