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By Mark Chisholm

Singapore
Named
'Innovative
Champion'
by CTA

I N T E R N AT I O N A L FO C US

SINGAPORE

In the 2018 International
Innovation Scorecard, produced by CTA, Singapore is
ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world.
According to the scorecard,
Singapore is a "playground for
innovative tech," outranking
every other country in its percentage of highly-skilled
employees and tax friendliness.
The report also praised the
country for its high levels of
ethnic diversity and having
little unruly regulation on
self-driving vehicles and
drones. Learn more at www.
internationalscorecard.com.

Singapore
Government
Launches $30
Million Clean
Tech Grant

INTEL, MICROSOFT TO
SUPPORT AI WORKSHOP
AI Singapore - a national initiative to enhance
Singapore's artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities - unveiled a new program in late August
called AI for Everyone, which will provide
free AI training to 10,000 participants. The program also aims to assuage fears that AI
will replace jobs. AI for Everyone features a
series of three-hour workshops over the next
three years. Materials for these workshops
will be provided by the program's content
partners, Intel and Microsoft.

Singapore's Senior
Minister of State for the
Environment and Water
Resources Amy Khor in
September announced a
new $30 million grant for
businesses to offset the
cost of efficient cleaning
technologies. Waste
management companies
looking to enlist technologies such as automated
street cleaners and
smart waste bins can
receive up to $250,000
per company. The grant
will be available until
January 2020.

Facebook to Build $1 Billion Data Center
Facebook selected Singapore as the location for a new $1 billion
data center, slated to open in 2022. The new facility will run on 100
percent renewable energy and use a liquid cooling system to reduce
the amount of water used by 20 percent. The new 11-floor, 170,000
square foot site is expected to create hundreds of jobs in the western Singapore region.
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