Building a Platform for Innnovation in the Built Environment
As part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) efforts to position Singapore as a global node for technology and innovation, IMDA will also help to strengthen business partnerships in developing the smart estates ecosystem.
Witnessed by Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Ms Sim Ann, IMDA and Austrade signed a Memorandum of Understanding to focus on three key areas for Smart Estates:
- Facilitate business matching & networking opportunities for Singaporean and Australian players in the Smart Estates cluster in Southeast Asia;
- Drive co-innovation technology projects for Smart Estates as part of digitalisation efforts for both Singapore and Australia;
- Co-develop a Smart Estates Guidance for the industry in the areas of smart environment and smart living.
Mr Tan Kiat How, Chief Executive Officer, IMDA said: “As we continue to develop a vibrant smart estates ecosystem in a digital economy, there is a strong need to foster greater collaboration with key players within the built environment cluster. We believe that companies from both Singapore and Australia can complement each other, leverage on each other’s strengths and co-develop smart urban solutions for Singapore, Australia and Southeast Asia.”
Ms Leonie Muldoon, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade said: “Australia has made significant investments in developing smart solutions in the built environment and this agreement will build a platform for collaboration with the Singapore ecosystem. Working together we can deliver better outcomes for both Singapore and Australia, and build a network to respond to opportunities across the region.”
For more information on the MoU and/or collaboration with Australian in the built environment, contact Austrade Singapore.
From left: Ms Leonie Muldoon, STC Singapore, H.E. Bruce Gosper, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, Ms Sim Ann, Singapore Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, Ms Jane Lim, Asst Chief Executive, Sectoral Transformation, IMDA