SGInnovate

At SGInnovate, we believe that Singapore has all the resources and capabilities needed to tackle ‘hard problems' that matter to people around the world. As a part of the robust startup ecosystem here, our mission is to enable ambitious and capable individuals and teams to imagine, start, build, and scale globally-relevant technologies. With the support of our partners, SGInnovate’s priority is to work with deeply-technical founders that have research-originated IP at the core of their company. We back these entrepreneurs through equity-based investments, access to talent, and support in building customer traction. With a focus on important areas including Healthcare, Resources, and Transportation, we are prioritising our efforts around Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Blockchain. These technologies represent impactful and scalable answers to global challenges. SGInnovate is a private-limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government. For further information, please visit www.sginnovate.com

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    Peering Into The Future Of Ultrasound Imaging

    HealthTech startup Medo.ai is using artificial intelligence and 3D technologies to revolutionise how ultrasound imaging is carried out, shares its co-founder Dornoosh Zonoobi.

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    Advancing Accountability

    Using blockchain technology, the flow of welfare provisions and humanitarian aid through needy communities can be tracked and optimised for maximum impact, says AID:Tech’s Mr Niall Dennehy.

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    Getting A Slice Of The Quantum Computing Pie

    Quantum computers herald a new age of digitalization and progress, and startups are well-positioned to take this technology to the market, say experts.

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    The Sweet Sound Of Innovation

    Elizabeth Williams, co-founder and CEO of Hemideina, is developing an alternative cochlear implant solution inspired by the auditory systems of insects.

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    Changing the World, One Toilet at a Time

    From loo-building projects to social enterprises and even smart toilets, World Toilet Organisation founder, Mr Jack Sim, turns to innovation to address a neglected public health crisis: poor sanitation.

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    When David and Goliath Work Together

    Delegates at the invitation-only AI roundtable organised by SGInnovate and ADB-DutchCham discussed strategies to encourage corporate-startup collaborations in the field of AI.

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    Accelerating the Rise of Autonomous Driving

    From more acute sensing technologies to better situational awareness, Singapore startups are kicking driverless vehicle technology into higher gear.

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    Embracing The Contact Sport Of Innovation

    To truly harness the power of personalized medicine, we had to bring our technology out of the lab and into the marketplace. Here’s how we did it with KYAN Therapeutics.

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    The Ongoing Quest For Quantum Supremacy

    Researchers and industry users need to understand each other to harness the true potential of quantum computing, say speakers at a panel organized by SGInnovate.

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    A Dance Of Giants And Hobbits—How Corporates And Startups Can Collaborate

    Partnerships between companies at different ends of the size spectrum can be tricky, but clear targets and timelines, as well as trust, is critical if collaborative innovation is to take off.

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    This Program Gives Students A Real-Life Glimpse Into Deep Tech

    SGInnovate’s Summation Programme alumnus Gabriel Wong shares how the apprenticeship has helped him better understand the field of deep tech.

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    So You Want To Be A Clinician-Entrepreneur?

    It may be the road less travelled, but becoming a clinician-entrepreneur is a rewarding career that more doctors should consider, says Professor Lawrence Ho.

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    Is It Possible For AI To Be Ethical?

    Given the complexities of human morality, it might be impossible to design ethical AI; but developers should nonetheless always be alert to potential biases.

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    Building A Better Battery

    Next-generation batteries will power the future of renewable energy, say the founders of Singapore-based ultracapacitor startup Involt.

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    Blockchain: Not All About The Money

    Blockchain’s applications extend well beyond cryptocurrencies and into any realm where trust is of paramount importance, says Ms Swati Chaturvedi of Propel(x).

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    The Business Of Building A Better Blockchain

    Blockchain protocols need to be scalable, faster and more secure before they can enter mainstream use, says NUS Assistant Professor and entrepreneur Prateek Saxena.

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    Blockchain And Energy—Power, Not Magic

    Blockchain-based platforms could slash energy costs and accelerate the adoption of renewable energy; yet the nascent technology isn’t an instant formula for success.

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    Putting Cancer In The Crosshairs

    Augmenting oncology with technology can help physicians make more informed decisions and drive better patient outcomes.

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    Blockchain’s Big Innovation: Trust

    Blockchain boils down to establishing trust among disparate parties, our blockchain newbie learned at SGInnovate’s Blockchain Research and Industry Introduction Workshop.

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    Getting The Most Out Of Data

    Relying on ‘greedy’ algorithms may net short-term gains but investing in machine learning and decision optimization will boost a company’s efficiency over the long haul, said IBM experts.