In August 2019, Google and UOB launched SME Leadership Academy, a new training program for business leaders. This program is supported by Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), and aims to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accelerate their digital transformation and compete more effectively in...
Singapore has released its Model Artificial Intelligence (AI) Governance Framework for public consultation, pilot adoption and feedback. The framework is the first in Asia to provide detailed and readily implementable guidance to private sector organisations to address key ethical and governance issues when deploying AI solutions. 
Enterprise Singapore has initiated a comprehensive review of its strategies to ensure that its enterprise development efforts keep pace with the evolving and increasingly complex business landscape locally and globally. To achieve stronger, more impactful outcomes, Enterprise Singapore will sharpen its supporting approaches through...
Accelerating Asia (AA), a regional network of startup programs and an early-stage venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, has announced the launch of its inaugural accelerator cohort. The program aims to identify and fast-track the development of seed-stage startups in Asia. AA is an independent startup accelerator...
Sentiment among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore and Malaysia has been largely positive since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. In Singapore, firms are looking beyond survival to seize new opportunities, according to a survey compiled by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Experian.
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) further expanded the range of pre-approved digital solutions on 15 May to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the healthcare and education sectors manage the impact of COVID-19. The new teleconsultation (video) solutions...
Singapore-based peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform Validus Capital has set up shop in Indonesia through its subsidiary Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group.  Validus targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while Batumbu connects SMEs in Indonesia with accredited, institutional, and high net worth investors to provide loans...
Bruneian national SME body has tied up with Golden Equator Consulting (GECo) of Singapore. The partnership will have GECo run the next three cycles of the 100-day Startup Bootcamp, now named Accelerate. Accelerate will continue to equip Bruneian startups with the core skill sets...
With the advancement of technology, Malaysia is increasingly becoming a digital economy. Malaysia is a developing Asian economy that aspires to expand in a technology-driven and high-tech production-based pattern. A press release by Signitory, an e-signature provider who leverages blockchain, noted that with in-person...
Started in 2017, the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace program has equipped Singaporeans with foundational digital skills and a mindset for digital transformation, to prepare them for technological changes in their workplace and daily lives. In September 2019, NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) and Skills Future...