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04 Apr 2015
Bangkok, April 2, 2015 – Frost & Sullivan today hosted the 2015 Growth, Innovation & Leadership summit in Bangkok, discussing Convergence of industries and digital transformation of the Thai economy.
02 Apr 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) entered into an agreement today, with PolyU licensing the technology of the anti-heat stress construction uniform to the CIC.
30 Mar 2015
Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.
20 Mar 2015
Organized by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Eighth International Symposium of Intimate Apparel was held at PolyU on 17 March to promote the exchange of the latest knowledge and development of intimate apparel among academics and industrialists.
19 Mar 2015
Socially intelligent computers can turn difficult online negotiations into win−win situations through tactical information disclosure
16 Feb 2015
Ahmad Datuk Zainal Abidin Haji Ahmad, a long servicing senior official in the Malaysian Government was awarded with an honorary degree by The University of Nottingham at the Graduation Ceremony held on 14 February 2015 at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).
16 Feb 2015
A new type of breadsticks, which are made from corn silk and contain more nutrients derived from corncob fibres than normal breadsticks, have been awarded a gold medal for the new invention section at iiDEX2014 Exposition.
03 Feb 2015
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been working in close collaboration with the international wine industry to develop a distinctive programme, The Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management, to groom the next generation of global industry leaders.
01 Feb 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) launched a new training and funding programme today to support social innovation projects, addressing poverty and other social issues in pursuit of an inclusive and harmonious society.
01 Feb 2015
The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) successfully held the Asian Knowledge Forum on 13 January 2015 at HKPC.
28 Jan 2015
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) launches Asia’s first centre for test bedding and developing remanufacturing technologies
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20 Jan 2015
An opinion piece by Professor Hiroshi Toyoizumi of Waseda University in Japan
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07 Jan 2015
University of Malaya’s Professor Rajah Rasiah was awarded the 2014 Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). This was in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the theory and methodology of how technological capabilities relate to economic development
23 Dec 2014
The two organisations will further the development of spin transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) and bring STT-MRAM devices closer to commercialisation.
18 Dec 2014
The TWAS 2015 Prizes will be awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to knowledge in the following eight fields of science: Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Mathematics, Medical Sciences and Physics.
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10 Dec 2014
An opinion piece from Professor Yoshihiko Fukushima of Waseda University in Japan.
27 Nov 2014
Rainwater collection system to be used by residential houses in countries with abundant rainfall.
20 Nov 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced on 20th November two new funding programmes, namely HKSTP-PolyU Tech Incubation Fund (TIF) and PolyU Tech Launchpad Fund (TLF)
17 Oct 2014
Keppel Logistics, Sembcorp and Avaya among companies honoured
17 Oct 2014
Asia’s leading companies were recognized at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 16th October, 2014.
17 Oct 2014
Frost & Sullivan hosts Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Asia Pacific Congress in Singapore
14 Oct 2014
An opinion piece by Professor Tatsuhiko Inoue at Waseda University
13 Oct 2014
The Centre for Collaborative Innovation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Bangi will be organizing the above regional workshop on 14 to October 16, 2014 at the Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya, Bangi, Selangor.
08 Oct 2014
Element-by-element tracking of laser processing reveals how metallic alloys reorganize during microscale laser melting processes
06 Oct 2014
An annual report of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now available online
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02 Oct 2014
Singaporean politician Mr S Iswaran, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office), Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, visits local dry-cleaning and laundry specialist, Presto Drycleaners to witness how the company has adopted RFID technology to improve its processes and business operations.
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30 Sep 2014
The 2014 "PolyU Micro Fund" award presentation ceremony was held on 29 September at Hotel ICON.
30 Sep 2014
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will confer Honorary Doctorates upon five prominent figures in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and contributions at its 20th Congregation to be held on 25 October 2014.
23 Sep 2014
Premier technology-matching event catalyses technology and business collaborations.
19 Sep 2014
Pact paves way for A*STAR’s technologies to be incorporated into the operations of one of the largest mining companies in the world.

Events

17 Oct 2007
Shanghai, China - This event brings together the top airline and Chinese government officials, maintenance and safety experts from Asia, Asia-Pacific and around the globe.
27 Oct 2007
Bali, Indonesia - The conference will gather anti-corruption activists from all over the global TI network to exchange tools and strategies and move forward the anti-corruption agenda.
16 Oct 2007
Singapore - Ethanol & Biofuels Asia 2007 is Asia’s most successful conference that features the fundamentals of biomasses and biofuels from across the value chain.
23 Oct 2007
Hong Kong - Work-life balance in Hong Kong is a hot topic. Join this event to participate in a discussion forum with representatives from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors.
24 Oct 2007
Hong Kong - The conference scope spans the areas of middleware, databases, MIS, Web, and multimedia.
25 Oct 2007
Bangalore, India - This joint conference aims to bring together work on sources of entrepreneurship, the challenges in enabling and sustaining entrepreneurship and innovation, and issues in entrepreneurship culture. There shall also be special sessions on entrepreneurial situation in Europe and Asia.
08 Oct 2007
Cannes, France - An exclusive conference gathering the world’s leading industry players to debate on the issues affecting the TV industry today and tomorrow. MIPCOM 2007 will celebrate India as the Country of Honour scheduling an overview of the India market.
22 Oct 2007
Cairns, Australia - All-time high non-gold metal prices present opportunities for by- and co-products from gold operations to improve the feasibility of previously marginal operations.
15 Sep 2007
Guangdong, China - To carry out China's SME Promotion Law, set up a platform of display, trade, communication and cooperation for domestic and overseas SMEs, push forward exchanges and cooperation among SMEs from China and other countries, and promote SMEs to develop healthily.
18 Sep 2007
SOI Asia and Platform Design Laboratory,Keio Research Institute at SFC will hold an online international symposium on Entrepreneur on Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, from 16:00 to 19:00(Japan Time).
31 Oct 2007
Singapore - This dedicated event has firmly established itself as a market leader attracting security professionals and quality buyers who are specifically looking for cutting-edge products, equipment and solutions in this burgeoning industry.
25 Oct 2007
Bangalore, India - This conference aims to bring together work on sources of entrepreneurship, the challenges in enabling and sustaining entrepreneurship and innovation, and issues in entrepreneurship culture.
15 Oct 2007
Singapore - The top three challenges faced by foreign companies doing business or investing in China are the complex and developing legal and political environment, foreign exchange controls and lack of knowledge of the local business environment. This 2 day training course will guide through the best way to lead and manage people in China.
09 Oct 2007
Singapore - Border Security Asia 2007 will focus on the key challenges, responses and solutions facing those operating in the port, terminals and borders of Asia today.
27 Sep 2007
Beijing, China - China Power Markets and Project Conference 2007 focuses on all the key strategic challenges facing China/Asia power generators.
26 Sep 2007
Singapore - This event brings together experts from the two industries.
03 Sep 2007
Hong Kong - Asian Aerospace is the premier international commercial aerospace marketplace.
22 Aug 2007
Singapore - This is an excellent opportunity to meet the decision makers in the energy industry in the most vibrant locations in Asia.
16 Oct 2007
Ha Noi, Viet Nam - This workshop aims to promote structural reform and enhance a business-friendly environment.
17 Sep 2007
Manila, Philippines - The conference will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas among APEC economies on innovative human resource development strategies and ways to effectively link human resource and economic development in order to increase global competitiveness.
07 Dec 2007
India - METALLO-2007 will showcase the latest global trends in metals and alloys research, education and industry.
17 Sep 2007
Nanjing, China - This event is a wide window for the world to know China and a channel for China to access the world. It provides global meat companies with a good platform for trade negotiation.
27 Nov 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - ANGVA 2007 is the natural gas vehicle industry's event of the year for 2007, drawing delegates and exhibitors from all over the world to the center of the world's fastest growing natural gas vehicle markets.
10 Sep 2007
Enlarge your network in South-East-Asia and boost your activities in the prevention and care of lifestyle related NCD by joining the Matchmaking Conference 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand, September, 10-11, 2007
21 Nov 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - PRIMA is a series of workshops on autonomous agents and multi-agents integrating the activities in Asia Pacific countries.
10 Sep 2007
Berlin, Germany - It is Europe’s foremost platform for political, economic, cultural and science dialogue and exchange with the partner countries in the Asia-Pacific- Region.
12 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - 5,000 trade visitors and buyers from the region are expected to visit the 3-day exhibition. Join us in bringing global and healthcare technologies to one of the most dynamic regions in the world.
24 Oct 2007
KL, Malaysia - The main objective of this project is to establish business and technology co-operation between biotech companies and research institutions from the 25 member states of EU and Asia/Malaysia.
21 Oct 2007
Victoria, Australia - AusBiotech 2007 is the premier life sciences conference for the Asia Pacific region and showcases the talent of businesses based on Australian innovation.
13 Sep 2007
Bangkok, Thailand - This event offers small and medium-sized companies looking to venture further into the European and Asian Medical Devices Sector the opportunity to establish valuable contact with potential business partners at no cost.

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Giants in history

Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Rapee Sagarik (4 December 1922 – 17 February 2018) was Thailand’s renowned expert on orchids.
U Hla Myint (1920 – 2017) was a celebrated economist from Myanmar. Considered a prodigy, he was admitted to Rangoon University to study economics when he was just 14 years old. He went on to earn a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics (LSE).