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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.