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Indonesian government intends to establish creative economy agency

Indonesian government intends to establish creative economy agency

Following the lead of regional governments, Indonesia is establishing its own agency to boost creativity After getting parted from the Ministry of Tourism, the Directory General of Creative Economy’s fate has finally been decided. As Kompas reported, the National Secretary of Indonesia, Pratikno, gave his words that the government looks for an option of establishing

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[Singapore] Smart Nation: Data Works

Bringing together tech companies, developers, and public organisations to debate the latest data trends Synopsis: As the world enters a data revolution, businesses and organisations are just beginning to understand how data can be used and to explore the many possibilities this can offer. For the first time ever, IDA is presenting an unique two-day

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A beginner’s guide to incorporating tech startups in Singapore

If you fancy your chances to be the next Facebook or Google from Singapore, here’s a step by step guide to the processes you need to go through Singapore is already the playground of Asia — a preferred destination of foreign investors and entrepreneurs to work, live and play. Now the government here has decided to

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[Singapore] “Data in the City” Visualisation Challenge

To celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday, UP Singapore and IDA invite you to tell your Singapore Story using data!   Synopsis: As we approach Singapore’s 50th birthday, UP Singapore and IDA invite you to tell your Singapore Story with creative use of data! Whether you are an artist or a data scientist, the Challenge is your canvas

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IDA launches accreditation programme for Singapore-based startups

Startups that receive the IDA Accredited Product from the new Accreditation@IDA programme will be preferred for government contracts How do you know if a startup is credible and not some fly-by-night operation that will shutter its doors the moment it receives a million dollars in funding and leave customers and investors high and dry? The Infocomm Development

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IDA-Google’s Squared Data Programme to train 20 Singaporeans

Google will provide eight weeks of full-time training with support from experts and agencies, followed by 35 weeks of on-the-job mentoring by the search giant Earlier in February 2014, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced that it has partnered with Google to roll out the Squared Data Programme (SDP), which will help grow the country’s

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JFDI 2014a cohort graduates with a bang!

On 7 July, JFDI.Asia presented its first batch of 2014 startups to global investors; founders came from all over Asia and even Lithuania, Northern Europe On 7 July 2014, Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI), one of Asia’s leading startup accelerators, backed by Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd (IIPL), the investment arm of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA),

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Jurong Lake District to lead Singapore into becoming a ‘Smart Nation’

To spearhead Singapore into becoming a ‘Smart Nation’, services like queue monitoring and mobile navigation guides will be experimented at Jurong Lake District Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister of Communications and Information, Singapore, announced today that Jurong Lake District (JLD) will spearhead Singapore into being a Smart Nation. As a part of a Smart Nation drive,

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Golden chance for Singapore startups as IDA to float tenders worth US$960M

Here’s an opportunity for technology startups to get a share in Singapore government’s S$1.2 billion budget for infocomm procurements Startups in cyber security, infrastructure and system development and maintenance, data and analytics, and cloud and mobile services have a chance to play a role in the Singapore government’s ambitious plan to convert the island-state into

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Startups help establish bi-lateral ties between nations: French ICT Awards

This year, a new category ‘Best Singapore and French Partnership’ has been added to the Awards. It will take place on June 18. Last date to send application is June 1 Gone are the days when startups were seen as the outliers of the business community. Today they play a very crucial role in a

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The Toad @ JFDI: Amazon’s Dr Werner Vogels visits startups

Startup founders in Asia have an advantage over peers in US because they are brought up in a multi-cultural environment, said the CTO to a starstruck audience at JFDI The startups were starstruck. Dr Werner Vogels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Amazon, and one of the most prominent leaders in the technology industry

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[Updated] April Fool: Singapore’s Blk 71 to be shifted to Sentosa

Blk 71 will be shifted brick-by-brick to island resort Sentosa. The new structure to come up in its place will have 71 levels to house 7,000 startups   UPDATE: APRIL FOOL!!! Hi Everyone! We got you! The story below is entirely fictional and was a part of a prank we played on “April Fools’ Day”. Thanks

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More Wi-Fi hotspots in Singapore, and this time, you don’t even need to log in

Hotspots, hotspots everywhere. With the new EAP-SIM, an automatic login feature for SIM cards, will you be using more of Wireless@SG? The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has stepped up its game to keep everyone connected with an automatic SIM-card login feature starting this April 1. In addition, it is looking to double the

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13 startups join JFDI’s first accelerator programme for 2014

13 teams have been selected from a pool of 353, translating to acceptance rate of 3.6%. Startups are chosen basis the team’s potential, track record, expertise in business domain Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI) has announced the first of three batches of startups for its accelerator programme for 2014. Thirteen teams have been selected from a pool of

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