SLINGSHOT 2020 Global Startup Competition: Interview with Grand Winner Nextbillion.ai — Ajay Bulusu

Organised by Enterprise Singapore in collaboration with Agorize, SLINGSHOT 2020, one of Asia’s largest startup competitions has now officially come to a close. With over 7,500 applicants participating worldwide, SLINGSHOT 2020 offered global startups the opportunity to showcase their solutions and products to global investors and industry leaders. Nextbillion.ai, an AI-powered hyperlocal solutions startup based

8 Types of Corporate-Startup Engagement Models with Examples

Powered by digitalisation, entrepreneurial spirit and the agility to pivot swiftly, startups are seen as potential partners for corporations across all sectors to engage. For innovative initiatives in particular, more corporations find it far more valuable to leverage the innovative technology that startups have developed through mutually beneficial engagement models. Yet in all of these

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5 Steps to Successful Corporate-Startup Engagement

Here’s a brutal truth about corporate-startup engagement: A study conducted by 500 Startups and INSEAD has shown that 68% of the top 100 Forbes Global 500 companies are constantly engaging with startups. Corporate-startup engagement (CSE), in one form or another, is a hot topic. However, with terms like accelerator, incubator, open innovation, hackathons and corporate

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Interview with HKUST Research Team

Inventors of the World’s Fastest Coronavirus Detection Device This machine was not purposefully designed for detecting the coronavirus Dr Hong, HKUST Research Team About the device With the latest microfluidic chip technology, the device can detect the virus in just 40 minutes from sampling to testing, compared to the currently-used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology

The Map that as Worth 23 million Tanzanian Shillings

Success story of a Tanzanian team who came first in an international Mapathon

9 Ways to Ruin your Open Innovation Challenge

While launching an open-innovation challenge is a fantastic idea, launching a successful one is not always that easy. There are numerous pitfalls to avoid and this initiative can easily turn into a bad buzz.

How Microsoft Scaled its Student Boot Camps by Going Online

A successful recipe…. This article was written by Jean-Vincent Delli Zotti. Microsoft has positioned itself as a learning company. Its culture is shifting from “we know everything there is to know about our business” to “we don’t know everything but we are willing to learn”. This change of posture has given birth to multiple initiatives aimed at fostering

Give Your Marketing Strategy a Makeover with Open Innovation

Originally written in French by Olivia Mazon. Translated by Hannah-Mei Grisley. In a marketing environment full of strategies, skills and consumer needs, we should ask ourselves where open innovation fits in big businesses’ marketing strategies. Reflecting on the global final of an innovation challenge organized by one of the biggest French cosmetic brands, it’s now

The Great Innovation Wall of China: A Benefit or Hindrance?

Last week’s launch of China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft to the dark side of the moon showed that the sky’s the limit for China’s achievements and ambitions in technology and innovation. China’s online economy is booming, there are over 802 million Internet users (out of a population of 1.6 billion), and many companies want a slice of

Lab Rats: Why are Companies Experimenting with Innovation Labs in Singapore?

This month, three global banks opened up their own innovation labs in Singapore. The fact that Bank of China, Australian Westpac and Deutsche Bank have all opened innovation labs in Asia demonstrates the shift in mentality for larger corporates and institutions towards innovation and an increasingly common pivot towards the East. Why Singapore? It’s not

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