Benefits for Queensland of the new robot economy

A new independent report predicts the uptake of robotics and automation could boost Queensland’s economic growth by 1 to 2 per cent each year over the next decade, adding between $37.4 billion and $117.5 billion to Gross State Product (GSP).

ESA's Call for applications: The application of space-based data and technology in the Asia Pacific

The use and integration of space technologies and services is considered especially suitable and relevant in this region due to its geographical characteristics, being vast with large areas of difficult accessibility. Many examples can be provided as reliance on Satellite Earth Observation data for monitoring applications or on Satellite Communications assets for providing connectivity to remote regions. The positioning and navigation capabilities of Satellite Navigation signals are useful ubiquitously in many applications and services.
Application Deadline in a month

Developing and Evaluating a Virtual Reality-Based Navigation System for Pre-Sale Housing Sales

In the real estate market, VR can also play an important role in affecting buyers’ housing purchasing decisions, especially for housing markets in Asia, where the pre-sale system is extremely common.

Call for Applications: The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award

Announced at the One Young World Summit for the second year in a row, the call for applications for The 2018 - 2019 Facebook Social Entrepreneurship Award has officially launched! There will be double the number of potential winners, from 5 to 10, with total value of all prizes combined - USD$100,000.
Applications are closed

The Australian digital farmer: challenges and opportunities

This paper considers the disruption brought about by digital farming. Major technical, legal, policy and social challenges and opportunities are outlined in the context of digital farming in Australia.

Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia.

Call for Projects: 2019 KNCF Grant Program - Preserving Biodiversity Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region

The nature of the fund is to provide assistance for nature conservation efforts implemented by NGO/NPO in developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region and also provide assistance for nature conservation efforts and sustainable use of nature resources in Japan.
Applications are closed

What's Next in Making Smart Cities Smarter and Happier?

How will smart cities become even smarter? The answer lies not in simply integrating advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing, but in making the system work for individual societies.
8 months ago

Call for Applications: GovHack on Environment & Wellbeing for the cities of Tokyo and Santiago

This challenge calls for startup utilizing the concepts of circular economy to create new products and services that help the environment and impact in(directly) the healthcare of its citizens.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

Access Power launches 2018 edition of the $7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition powering Africa & Asia

ACF 2018 aims to further build on the success of the previous three years where a total of 234 projects have been considered for the prize with several winning projects now benefiting from the mix of funding and technical expertise provided by Access Power.
Applications are closed
8 months ago

DOCOMO Launches AI Engine for Fast, Accurate Shelf Analysis

DOCOMO announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) engine that quickly, simply and accurately analyzes shelf allocation in stores and warehouses using photos taken with smartphones and other common devices.
9 months ago

New big data clustering algorithm with high accuracy and efficiency

The research team aimed to develop a ‘parallel’ k-medoids algorithm that guarantees not only high efficiency but also high accuracy. As in Figure 1, a parallel algorithm can be executed one piece at a time on many different machines and then combined together again at the end to get the correct result.
9 months ago

ADB Projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, Tajikistan Secure GCF Funding

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has secured $190 million in total funding comprising of $85 million in grants and $105 million in concessional loans from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for its climate change projects in Cambodia, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, shoring up the bank’s efforts to increase its climate financing for the Asia and Pacific region.
9 months ago

Real-time path planning for UAVs to cooperatively localize information sources

The research team proposed a method that effectively transforms the original large-scale optimization problem into a set of smaller subproblems that represent problems for a single information source, and then iterative solve the subproblems via a consensus-like sharing procedure called the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM).
9 months ago

Agricultural Sustainability Project Reached 20.9 Million Smallholder Farmers Across China

Smallholder farmers who cultivate perhaps only a few hectares of land dominate the agricultural landscape in places like China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Increasing their efficiency while reducing their environmental impact are critical steps to ensuring a sustainable food source for the world’s growing population.
9 months ago

Korea – France Call for Proposals: Joint R&D Projects

Companies proposing projects are encouraged to apply in any technological field, namely with a specific focus on the following fields: BioTechnology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology and Information and Communication Technology.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

I4D Grants for Community Networks in the Asia Pacific region

The Internet for Development Grants for Community Networks will be allocated to projects/organizations working to achieve affordable, locally owned and managed communication infrastructure, deploying creative low-cost solutions that use wireless technologies, GSM and/or fibre connections.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Asia Pacific Call for Proposals: The Cybersecurity Grants - Projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security

The Cybersecurity Grants supports projects focusing on practical solutions around network resiliency and security.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

SparkLabs Cultiv8 Launches Its 1st Batch with AgTech, FoodTech and Sustainability Startups from Across the Globe

SparkLabs Group, a global venture and accelerator group, recently launched SparkLabs Cultiv8, a new $10M food and agtech accelerator based in Australia. This has been a catalyst for agtech companies from the U.S., and other parts of the world, to come to Australia to enhance their businesses benefiting from Australia’s farming expertise, research institutions and access to Asian markets.
10 months ago

QUT is testing a novel technology to turn sugarcane bagasse into biofuel

QUT is testing a novel technology developed by US company Mercurius Biorefining to convert biomass into jet and diesel fuels.
10 months ago

EU-South Korean Project Will Demonstrate 5G System Prototype at 2018 Winter Games

Visitors on Yulgok Street, also called IoT Street, will be able to experience the network while riding the 5GCHAMPION bus between event venues in Gangneung main area. Wearing virtual-reality glasses, they can "visit" almost instantaneously and in 3D a site in Oulu, Finland, via a 5G intercontinental connection developed by the project teams. The data-transfer speed on this proposed 5G mobile network is 2.5 Gbps.
10 months ago

South Korea unveils roadmap to develop future car industry

According to the roadmap, the Korean government and private sector will cooperate on developing core technologies for autonomous vehicles and constructing smart traffic systems to introduce the infrastructure necessary for completely self-driving cars by 2022.
10 months ago

Chinese Virtual Reality market will grow at CAGR 46% to reach 20.5 million VR HMD unit shipments in 2022

The Chinese Virtual Reality (VR) market has experienced a significant growth over the past two years due to the low cost VR hardware and software developments and mainly driven by the use cases in Entertainment and Retail & Marketing applications.
10 months ago

Ultra-high speed Wi-Fi developed for Seoul’s subway trains

The network is able to provide ultra-fast internet service in high-speed trains by combining two technologies. The network transmits data using millimeter waves with a frequency over 20 GHz, which enable data transmission 100 times faster than existing WiBro backhaul networks. Backhaul networks work as intermediaries, linking receivers on the trains with the public Internet, via radio towers along the tracks.
10 months ago

Fox-Tech Creates World's First LPWAN Integrated Smart Lock Solution for Shared Bicycles

OTO Hunter is a smart solution that integrates Sigfox's world-leading IoT connectivity service to greatly reduce the power consumption of smart locks. This solution will resolve the ongoing global issues of maintaining shared bicycles.
10 months ago

Asia-Pacific Fintech Market to reach US$72 billion by 2020, finds Frost & Sullivan

The Fintech industry in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 72.5% from 2015 to 2020, reaching US$72 billion. The positive outlook is fuelled by growth in digital payments such as increasing adoption of cashless payments by small and medium sized enterprises.
10 months ago

Call for Applications: 2018 Asia Mobile Awards

Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Zhaiheyuan Project, the biggest solar project using innovative shingled-cell modules in China

The first ground-mounted solar plant using shingled-cell modules, also known as the Zhaiheyuan Project, was successfully connected to the grid in Jiyuan, Henan Province. At 5 MW, the Zhaiheyuan Project is also the biggest solar project using innovative shingled-cell modules, which are all made by Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System.
10 months ago

EU - Japan Call for Proposals: Advanced technologies (Security/Cloud/IoT/BigData) for a hyper-connected society in the context of Smart City

Interoperability of IoT devices/platforms is of particular interest in the context of Smart Cities (the areas of energy, social infrastructure, traffic/transport, healthcare, and disaster/crime prevention) in order to promote collaboration between a variety of business operators and platforms connecting to various IoT devices, open source, standards, SDKs, common APIs, are the cornerstone of the EU-Japan collaboration.
Applications are closed
a year ago

France - China Call for Proposals: Technological collaborations projects between French and Chinese companies

The objective of this call for proposal is to identify technological collaborations projects between French and Chinese companies that may benefit from financial support from both Bpifrance and MOST.
Applications are closed
a year ago

China Chengdu allocate USD 100 million per year for the recruitment of Foreign Talent

Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, as one of the six hi-tech industrial zones in China, is confirmed and promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC to become a "world-class industrial park" alongside others like Zhong Guan Cun in Beijing, Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park in Shanghai and the Shenzhen Hi-tech Industrial Park (SHIP); it is also the permanent host of the EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, which has already been held in the Zone for 12 consecutive sessions.
a year ago

Chinese Commercial Giant Suning Reveals Future of Smart Retail

The Third-time Transformation of Retail' charts retail's evolution from bricks-and-mortar to E-commerce and now Smart Retail. It forecasts how the linear model of make-sell-consume will be superseded by one of experience-buy-make, seeing applied technology innovations including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and online-to-offline (O2O) omni-channels becoming ubiquitous.
a year ago

Senioradom & Sigfox will Deploy an Innovative Telecare Solution in China

Senioradom and Sigfox have developed a telecare solution made up of different movement sensors and door opening detection, as well as an alert and geo-localisation necklace. The solution has been designed to automatically detect any potential behavioural anomalies due to a fall, a person feeling faint or a deteriorating mental condition such as Alzheimer’s.
a year ago

Smart Cities in Taiwan: A Perspective on Big Data Applications

In this paper, we discuss the concept of a smart city based on information and communication technology (ICT), analyze the objectives of smart city development in Taiwan, and explain the supporting technologies that make such development possible. Subsequently, we propose a hierarchical structure framework of smart city systems with levels of complexity ranging from low to high and interconnections and interactive relationships in five dimensions: the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile Network, and smart business.
25 days ago

Distributed Ledger Technologies for Developing Asia

This paper takes a first pass at assessing feasible areas of practical implementation for DLTs mainly in the context of development finance. It takes a closer look at five use cases, digital identity, trade finance, project aid monitoring, smart energy, and supply chain management, to assess their implementation limits and potential.
a year ago

Tech Start-up TouchPal Launches an Ambitious Opportunity: $1.5M for AI Engineers

IDC estimated that the A.I. market will grow from $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to Indeed.com, a job website with one of the highest traffic rates, the average salary of a machine learning engineer is $135,000 annually, whereas the average salary of a software engineer is only $97,000.
a year ago