BioNTech to establish Regional HQ and first mRNA facility in Singapore

BioNTech Regional HQ Singapore

BioNTech SE announced on 10 May its plans to establish its Regional Headquarters for Southeast Asia in Singapore. This is a key milestone in the Company’s international expansion. It follows the establishment of of its U.S. Headquarters in Cambridge, MA in 2020. In addition to selecting Singapore as its future regional headquarters, BioNTEch also plans […]

Singapore is second most attractive city to build data centres: Arcadis

Arcadis Data Centre Location Index 2021 Singapore

The Arcadis Data Centre Location Index 2021 ranked Singapore the second most attractive city to build data centres, out of a total of 50 cities. In first place is the US. Demand for data infrastructure was already sky-high before 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive surge in internet traffic. This is largely […]

Singapore attracted $17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments in 2020 despite pandemic gloom

Fixed Asset Investments

Despite the pandemic gloom, Singapore secured S$17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments (FAI) and S$6.8 billion in Total Business Expenditure last year (2020), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said. This is a strong performance in an exceptionally challenging year, the minister said. The FAI secured in 2020 significantly exceeded the medium to long-term […]

TraceTogether programme wins international award on Innovation

TraceTogether programme

Government Technology Singapore’s TraceTogether programme for contact-tracing has won the 2020 Gartner Government Eye on Innovation Award for Asia-Pacific, beating three other finalists, two from Taiwan and one from India. Launched in March 2020, the agency’s TraceTogether program is the first nationwide Bluetooth contact-tracing solution. It was developed in-house by engineers and rolled out for […]

Tech.Pass to attract movers and shakers and highly accomplished professionals: PM Lee

Tech.Pass talent

“The Tech.Pass scheme is aimed at highly accomplished tech talent, the movers and shakers of the tech world – people who usually play different roles at once: founder, investor, employee, consultant, academic. People who can contribute to multiple parts of the ecosystem with their capital, their networks, their knowledge,” PM Lee said. Speaking at the […]

What’s the difference between an Employment Pass and a Tech.Pass?

Tech.Pass

Tech.Pass is a visa that allows established tech entrepreneurs, leaders or technical experts from around the world to come to Singapore to perform frontier and disruptive innovations. There are several differences between an Employment Pass and a Tech.Pass. For a start, one is an employment pass, the other is a visa. Employment Pass The Employment […]

Why does the government plan 500 tech passes amidst anti-foreigner sentiments?

anti-foreigner sentiments Tech.Pass EDB MOM

With the anti-foreigner sentiments exacerbated by the pandemic, why is the government issuing 500 tech passes? Is it to make themselves more unpopular? Not at all. The new Tech.Pass is a response to the stiff competition for global tech talent. It is a much needed booster to attract top tech talent in a fiercely competitive […]

Beautiful e2i career coach who packs a punch of wisdom

e2i Jacklyn

I didn’t expect to learn this much from a chat with an e2i career coach when Jacklyn first greeted me with a beaming smile. She has a knack at putting people at ease and felt more like an old friend. Jacklyn Lim, an e2i career coach since 2016, boasts an incredible track record of helping […]