India to invest $30M in 100 incubators & $700M in 50 super-computers

India: The Indian government will be setting up 100 more incubators across the country to support start-ups in innovations and will be investing Rs 200 crore (~$30M) for the same.

Expedia opens Innovation Lab in Singapore with focus on mobile innovation

Singapore: Expedia Innovation Lab opened in Singapore – Expedia’s first in Asia and its third in the world, after Seattle and London.

Zuellig Pharma to invest in a $50 M innovation lab for health tech solutions

Singapore: Healthcare service provider Zuellig Pharma officially launched its innovation centre Zuellig Health Solutions, which will be housed at Zuellig Pharma’s current office.

Facebook, Microsoft to mobilise $50 M for renewable energy microgrids in India, Indonesia

APAC: Facebook and Microsoft have joined with investment firm Allotrope Partners to launch a finance facility to catalyze investments in renewable energy microgrids.

BCG launches first Asian Innovation Centre for Operations in Singapore

Global management consulting firm, BCG has launched its first Asian Innovation Centre for Operations (ICO) & the Industry 4.0 Accelerator Program in Singapore

Zone Startups launches accelerator program for international startups

India: Zone Startups officially launched Gateway91, a soft landing program that will work with international startups and growth stage companies looking at entering the Indian market.

KPMG’s Energise accelerator program graduates 12 startups

Australia: Three of Australia’s most promising energy, mining and natural resources startups have taken home awards at KPMG Australia’s Energise accelerator program graduation night.

LG opens its Business Innovation Centre in Singapore, with the latest in display tech

Singapore: LG has opened its Asia Business Innovation Centre in Singapore, which showcases its range of digital signage solutions to business clients.

StarHub launches new innovation centre named Hubtricity

Singapore: StarHub has opened a 58,000 square feet innovation centre and converged operations cockpit named Hubtricity. The new facility acts as a foundation to accelerate service innovation and co-creation with partners and customers.

DTAC Accelerate opens Batch 5 for applications from start-ups

Thailand: DTAC ACCELERATE’S Batch 5, which is now open for applications, introduces a new track in search of heavyweight start-ups with global potential.

Qantas partners Slingshot to launch 1st startup accelerator program

Australia: Qantas has launched a new start-up accelerator Avro, seeking start-ups to work with the airline on its innovation agenda.

Infiniti and Nest® launch “Infiniti Accelerator 2.0” focused on IoT

Hong Kong: Infiniti and Nest, announced that the second “Infiniti Accelerator,” a 12-week startup development program, is now open for applications from around the world.