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03 Oct 2013
Singapore, 3 October: Singapore’s SIMTech, a research institute of A*STAR initiated a Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) comprising four initiatives , with the support of SPRING Singapore, to offer manufacturing SMEs an integrated approach to boost productivity in the various phases of the manufacturing process.
02 Oct 2013
I²R, Singapore’s largest ICM research institute, and SMU are the first in Singapore to discover three security weaknesses in iOS 7, which Apple Inc. has recognised and rectified.
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30 Sep 2013
Singapore, 30 Sept 2013 - A*STAR’s IMRE and its partners have launched a new Nanoimprint Foundry that will develop, test-bed and prototype specially engineered plastics and surfaces for the specific purpose of commercialising the technologies.
16 Sep 2013
The Southeast Asian Macroeconomic Network, which is expected to formally launch in 2014, is the first of its kind in the region. It will include participants from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and possibly Laos, Indonesia, Mongolia, and China's Hunan Province.
12 Sep 2013
Singapore, 12 Sept 2013 – The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to jointly develop innovative cloud computing-powered technological solutions for the benefit of local ICT companies.
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11 Sep 2013
The University of Toronto’s strong academic and research performance continues to rank among the best in the world – and is ranked the best in Canada – in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.
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10 Sep 2013
In a bid to enhance product authenticity and traceability, researchers of PolyU's Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology have developed an innovative Anti-Erasing Ink for use in various kinds of fast-moving consumer goods such as food, drink and drug packaging.
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05 Sep 2013
Cloud solutions to accelerate local ICT companies’ adoption of technologies and overcome end-user challenges faced by the ICT industry
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29 Aug 2013
Shimadzu Corporation will launch a new series of compact turbo molecular pumps with integrated power supplies for semiconductor and flat panel display manufacturing industries. The new TMP-X series will contribute to reducing the costs and downsizing the footprint of manufacturing flat panel displays and semiconductor devices.
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21 Jul 2013
Professor Hoon Lee offers solutions for Korean tourism
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16 Jul 2013
The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) at UNIST, S. Korea, is officially recognized as a PSM Affiliation. The first PSM program in Korea and Asia.
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16 Jul 2013
A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and OPUS Microsystems Collaborate to Advance Technology for Larger Screen Viewing Experience with Smartphones
11 Jul 2013
The projects include X-ray sterilisation for the MedTech industry, corrosion prevention and advanced precision metal machining for oil & gas, aerospace and MedTech industries.
09 Jul 2013
Singapore, 9 July – Reliability and performance issues are technical challenges in packaging solutions for compact sized consumer electronics and high power electronics. To overcome these issues, A*STAR’s IME and leading semiconductor companies formed the 12th Electronics Packaging Research Consortium (EPRC12).
08 Jul 2013
With a view to setting new standards for hotel rooms, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has joined hands with its teaching and research hotel, Hotel ICON, and organized a global competition to shape guestrooms of the future.
28 Jun 2013
Hong Kong, 28 June 2013 - PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2013 was awarded last night with the Gold Award of the University Division to University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Secondary School Division to Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies of South Korea.
22 Jun 2013
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and ELS Educational Services, a worldwide institution specializing in the teaching of English, has signed a pact for the language at the UPM campus.
22 Jun 2013
Opinion article by Jinshi Fujii of Waseda University – “How far can these ties be restored given the current state of Japanese cinema, which has become about as individualist and fragmented as it can get?”
14 Jun 2013
SINGAPORE, June 14, 2013 – ETPL (Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd), the technology transfer arm of A*STAR, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asia News Network (ANN) to collaborate on projects and solutions aimed at the media and advertising industries.
12 Jun 2013
SERDANG, 10 June – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has teamed up with Australia's University of Newcastle to jointly offer post-graduate studies where the degrees conferred will bear the crests and authorizing signatures of the two universities.
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06 Jun 2013
Atopic dermatitis or eczema was big business in Japan in the 1990's. Assistant Prof. Ushiyama interviewed patients in Japan and the UK. The article reviews the eczema business in Japan and the differences with the UK.
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24 May 2013
The red mahseer is highly sought after by anglers and high end restaurants. Breeding them may be a bit easier now that UPM researchers have found the best feed combination.
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20 May 2013
Opinion article by Associate Professor Sachiko Kuroda of the Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
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10 May 2013
Singapore, 10 May 2013 – Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have officially opened a joint laboratory, which will deliver innovative technological solutions to address the challenges faced by the marine, energy and offshore sectors.
08 May 2013
Singapore – 8 May 2013 – The Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced two collaborations with ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) and Singapore Power in the areas of Software Defined Communications systems and Grid Networks respectively.
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08 May 2013
It’s no secret that traditional crops such as millets and pulses are highly nutritious. Now researchers, working with women in Ethiopia and India are making it easier for them to use these local crops when cooking healthy meals at home and creating new business ventures.
01 May 2013
Issues relating to the size of manufacturing firms are central to the discussion of development strategies. This book offers an interpretation of growth trajectories in the size-structure of enterprises in the manufacturing sector of selected Asian economies.
24 Apr 2013
The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.
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22 Apr 2013
S Cube Design Lab, designers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) received the Silver A’Design Award at the A’DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION with “Puncheart”, a squeeze punch. More than 4500 art works from about 140 countries entered this competition.
09 Apr 2013
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has won the Best Green ICT (Adoption - Organisations) Silver Award in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013 for the project “A Greener Era – start from here (Greening University Administration – Out with the Old! )”

Events

28 May 2007
Next Generation Networks Asia 2007 will bring together leaders of today and tomorrow who want to be informed on the latest directions and innovation in NGN and how they impact business process reengineering and consumer services.
15 May 2007
This is a unique gathering of contact center executives concerned with strategic, tactical and implementation issues to meet business and operational challenges. The program is designed to illuminate on critical concerns and new developments, as well as showcase best practices, with a view to making contact centers true generators of value.
27 Apr 2007
This summit brings together experts and leaders from Indian and Global Life Sciences Industry to identify and debate the emerging opportunities in the Contract Services segment.
01 Jun 2007
The Conference is intended to bring together researchers engaged in Management, Economics and related fields from Europe, Asia and other parts of the World.
25 Apr 2007
His Excellency, Mr Mikheil Saakashvili, the President of Georgia will deliver a lecture entitled “New Developments in the Caspian and South Caucasus: A View from Georgia”, at RUSI on 25 April 2007.
16 May 2007
POGEE Conference brings together one of the largest international gathering of energy professionals and industry leaders to explore business opportunities in this part of the world.
23 May 2007
The focus is "Moving Forward with Biofuels – From Feedstocks to Exports". The topics include Investing in Philippines, Comparison of biofuels feedstocks, Latest findings on Jatropha, How biofuels be blended with conventional fuels and Outlook of Biofuels offtakes in Europe, USA, Japan/Korea
16 May 2007
MTA Malaysia 2007 is reputed to be THE EVENT that gathers world’s leading metalworking and precision engineering solution providers and top buyers in the manufacturing industry.
29 May 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Leading broadcasters in Asia-Pacific will meet at AMS 2007 to examine business models and strategies in addressing the industry’s many challenges - the explosion of new channels, new technologies, audience fragmentation, media globalization and changing consumer patterns.
24 Jul 2007
This conference is intended to encourage a wide range of participants to discuss the approaches in integrating biotechnology innovation with business opportunities in an attempt to nurture emerging enterprises and establish a thriving biotech industry.
03 Apr 2007
This is known as the premier exhibition in the petroleum and petrochemical industries in China and has 6 successful events in a row.
23 Oct 2007
More than 2.7 million metric tons of new capacity will be installed in the Asia-Pacific region by the end of this decade. Find out who these new base oil players are and what their plans are.
04 Jul 2007
This conference have emerged as the premier Asia Pacific finance conference that meets the needs of academics and practitioners covering the broad areas of finance, banking, accounting and insurance.
25 Apr 2007
Singapore - Asia's number one cards and payments executive forum, focusing on the fundamentals of maximising profitability in the midst of intensifying competition and a rapidly changing landscape. Payments World Asia 2007 is showcasing the "best of breed" in payments, smart cards, RFID, retail technology and solutions and security application
14 Mar 2007
Mumbai, India - This summit aims to help investors understand the latest trends and innovations in the dynamic sectors of aviation and tourism, and have a clear picture of where the market is heading.
21 Mar 2007
This talk will cover among others, the oil trading system in the Asia- Pacific region; the players in this market; and the challenges faced by Singapore as an oil trading centre.
22 Mar 2007
Nanjing, China - This leading international conference in data mining and knowledge discovery aims to bring together practitioners and researchers both from companies, government and academia, therefore promoting the exchange of experiences, ideas and challenges.
08 Mar 2007
Hong Kong - This webcast draws information from the joint survey efforts of The Conference Board and the Ethics and Compliance Officers' Association capacity to obtain detailed descriptions on anti-corruption practices from leading companies.
13 Mar 2007
Hong Kong : Driven by new business challenges and powered by new technology, strategic workforce planning has become a critical business process. This workshop will evaluate the 'Top Down' and 'Bottom Up' methodologies.
08 Mar 2007
Thailand - Evolving strategic revenue management practices to promote competitiveness and generate advantageous revenue opportunity for manufacturing related industries
05 Mar 2007
Indonesia - The success of plant shutdowns and turnarounds lies not in just developing information and providing resources. Today, it takes more than equipment, materials and labour to execute efficient and successful turnarounds.
13 Mar 2007
Singapore - Asia's annual meeting place for the innovators in travel marketing, pricing and technology
06 Mar 2007
Thailand - Awakening the Asian Tigers’ exporting potential to leverage in on the current trend of globalisation and increase market share in the fast growing Asian economy
05 Mar 2007
Thailand - A road map to implement best practice project management techniques for construction industry
03 Nov 2007
"Made In the Arab world" (MIA) is a competition that aims to bridge the gap between university researchers, professionals and business community towards a better impact on the social and economic development of the Arab countries.
02 Apr 2007
Shanghai, China - PM Asia 2007 provides the international PM community with a platform for exchanging information on advances in global PM technology, and to assess at first hand the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead in Asia’s, and more specifically China’s, highly competitive business environment.
01 Mar 2007
Maximising return on your social investments through ethical business practices to enhance your bottom line
27 Jun 2007
Singapore - Currency Investment Asia is the premier event to evaluate and develop winning forex strategies in Asia.
22 Feb 2007
Mumbai, India - India's economy has averaged about 8 percent growth in the past three years. The rapid growth is attributed to fast expansion in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Laboratories are a big part of these sectors.
18 May 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - ITEX 07 is the international exhibition that attracts exhibitors from local and foreign countries to present their inventions and innovations. ITEX 2007 is held concurrently with Malaysia Young Inventors Exhibition (MYIE 07).

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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).