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Thomson Reuters announces Singapore data and innovation lab

Singapore: Thomson Reuters today announced the official opening of Thomson Reuters Labs – Singapore. The Lab will collaborate with the government, customers, tech startups and universities to build partnerships and create innovative products.

IAG to open InsurTech innovation hub in Singapore

Singapore: Australian insurance giant IAG has announced it will launch an InsurTech innovation hub in Singapore, in a move that will connect the insurer to Singapore’s global innovation network and vibrant entrepreneurial community.

MetLife Announces 8 startups for “collab” its accelerator program

Singapore: LumenLab, MetLife’s Singapore-based innovation center, today announced that it has selected 8 finalists for its inaugural tech matchmaking program, collab, an open innovation platform matching startups with the right opportunities within MetLife.

PayPal’s Innovation Lab is launching a fintech scholarship in Singapore

Singapore: PayPal has announced that it will partner with Singapore Management University (SMU) to roll out a fintech scholarship in Singapore worth S$180,000 (US$126,900).

Microsoft, KPMG Co-Launch Blockchain ‘Nodes’ (Labs) in Singapore & Frankfurt

Singapore: KPMG International and Microsoft Corp. have announced the launch of joint Blockchain Nodes, which are designed to create and demonstrate use cases that apply blockchain technology to business propositions and processes.

ICRISAT sets up iHub for agri entrepreneurs

India: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) today set up iHub aiming to provide space for agricultural entrepreneurs, scientists and technology experts for innovative work in the field of agriculture.

Unilever and Padang & Co Launch ‘LEVEL3’ – a co-working space

Singapore: LEVEL3 is a workspace, created by Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co, which brings together Unilever, startups and entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and create new partnerships that deliver real business impact.

New accelerator helps tour and travel tech startups launch in the Mekong region

Thailand: The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative has announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

HCF and Slingshot announce most diverse HCF Catalyst cohort yet

Australia: HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

Nasscom ties up with Revvx for IoT startup accelerator

India: Nasscom has tied up with Bangalore-based hardware accelerator Revvx to launch an accelerator that will focus on startups in areas such as IoT, smart gadgets and artificial intelligence.

Hudson, SEEK partner Slingshot’s ‘human capital’ accelerator programme

Australia: Global recruitment and talent solutions company Hudson and Australian global online jobs and employment group SEEK are joining corporate start-up accelerator Slingshot to lead Australia’s first HR-tech start-up accelerator.

Japanese Bank ‘Sumitomo Mitsui’ To Establish Innovation Lab in Silicon Valley

Japan: Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation have stated their intention to expand their Silicon Valley operations with the announcement of a new Digital Innovation Lab and Rep Office.