EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia  Brussels, 19 September 2018: The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union's own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States, with and in other regions. With sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity at its core, the Communication will help to guide the EU's external action in this field and is a part of the implementation of its Global Strategy. The Joint Communication on elements for an EU strategy on connecting Europe and Asia is available online. "Connectivity is the way to the future.…
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Borneo Agriculture Project

Borneo Agriculture Project

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Our Community, Sarawak
Agriculture Project in Borneo KUCHING (Sept 19): The idea of this project is to help local farmers in Borneo especially Sarawak. This project is intiated by ENACTUS UNIMAS in collaboration with TIMOGAH.com and StartUp Borneo. ENACTUS UNIMAS, an entrepreneur community in UNIMAS have started collecting inputs and gathered data in order to develop the Agriculture Project in Borneo. Some business dealers are gaining significant amount of sales and not distributing reasonable profits back to the farmers. Figure 1: The Agriculture Project is an initiative to help local farmers in Borneo. Among the agricultural products that were available and being reported by local farmers is pineapple. However, due to factory standards and requirements most of the pineapples are not being processed and thrown away. This has caused huge lose among the community especially farmers…
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Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0
Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund PARIS, September 13 — The government of Luxembourg continued work to expand its role in the global space economy Sept. 12 by formally establishing a national space agency, a move designed in part to ensure the effort continues after an upcoming election. In a ceremony in Luxembourg City, Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, formally announced the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency. The agency will be led by Marc Serres, previously the head of space affairs at the Ministry of the Economy. Figure 1: Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund. Unlike traditional national space agencies, which support spacecraft missions and scientific research, the Luxembourg Space Agency will focus primarily on building up the country’s space industry as…
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Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Japanese government launches $940 million fund for space start-ups The Japanese government is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over the next five years. Japanese start-ups such as ispace see the new funding as key to the long-term growth of the nation's space industry. TOKYO (March 20):Japan is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. Figure 1: CEO of ispace Takeshi Hakamada speaks to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at government-hosted event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over…
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Tun M : ‘MIGHT’ can help make people understand importance of third car

Tun M : ‘MIGHT’ can help make people understand importance of third car

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Tun M : 'MIGHT' can help make people understand importance of third car PUTRAJAYA (September 15): The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, MIGHT has the potential to highlight the importance of having a third national car that will help spur development and build the nation. According to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, MIGHT can play a big part in explaining to the people on the proposal as well to support other Malaysian industries on creating a well balanced economy. ‘’We have been given a briefing and I think MIGHT can play a big role, to explain to people and to support industries as industries can grow only when people accept it,’’ he during an exclusive interview with The Third Age Media Association and Bernama News Channel (BNC) recently…
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S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

S’wak Creating Ecosystems To Incubate New Entrepreneurs

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
S’wak creating ecosystems to incubate new entrepreneurs KUCHING (September 9): The Sarawak government is continuously creating ecosystems that support grassroots initiatives to incubate new entrepreneurs,” said Petra Jaya member of parliament Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. He said this was possible through i-Cube and the setting up of the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC), and Development Bank of Sarawak (DBOS) to drive Sarawak’s Digital Economy Strategy. Figure 1: Fadillah delivers his keynote address at the forum. In order to bring out the best talent, he said a conducive environment is necessary so that individuals are not driven by extrinsic or intrinsic motives such as social pressures or financial incentives. “As such, the most effective way to manage talented people is to create a stimulating environment that challenges their…
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Serba Dinamik, Microsoft Team Up For Digital Transformation

Serba Dinamik, Microsoft Team Up For Digital Transformation

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The partnership will be delivered throughout 3 stages: Discovery, design and deliver KUALA LUMPUR (August 28):SERBA Dinamik Holdings Bhd has inked a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft Digital Advisory Services to create a digital platform as part of the listed company’s commitment in digital transformation. Serba Dinamik group MD and group CEO Datuk Dr Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah said the company is expected to finalise the proof of concept (PoC) for the initiative by year-end. Figure 1: Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd Group CEO Dato Dr Ir Mohd Abdul Karim Abdullah and Microsoft Malaysia Managing Director K.Raman at the MoU between Serba Dinamik and Microsoft at Kuala Lumpur. He said the partnership will be delivered throughout three stages: Discovery, design and deliver. It will also be tested on the group’s subsidiary…
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Kongres Bumiputera Kitar Semula Resolusi Lama, Kata Usahawan Melayu

Kongres Bumiputera Kitar Semula Resolusi Lama, Kata Usahawan Melayu

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Our Community, Sabah, Sarawak
Kongres Bumiputera kitar semula resolusi lama, kata usahawan Melayu KUALA LUMPUR (1 September): HAMPIR tiada resolusi baru dalam Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera dan Negara (KBN 2018) kelmarin untuk mengangkat kedudukan sosio ekonomi orang Melayu dan Bumiputera, kata profesional dan usahawan Melayu, sebaliknya kebanyakan resolusi yang diangkat seolah-olah kitar semula daripada beberapa kongres sebelumnya. Mereka menyifatkan resolusi itu tidak menawarkan idea-idea baharu dan segar malah tidak juga memberi perhatian kepada landskap ekonomi masa kini yang ditunjangi digital. Figure 1: Profesional dan usahawan Melayu menyifatkan resolusi Kongres Masa Depan Bumiputera dan Negara (KBN) tidak menawarkan idea-idea baharu dan segar malah tidak juga memberi perhatian kepada landskap ekonomi masa kini yang ditunjangi digital.  “Resolusi kongres tidak merangkumi banyak perkara. Ia sekadar mengitar semula isu (kongres sebelum ini). Penyelesaiannya tidak memandang jauh ke hadapan.…
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Sabah, Sarawak To Get Same Benefits As Peninsular, says Dr M

Sabah, Sarawak To Get Same Benefits As Peninsular, says Dr M

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, General, Industry 4.0, Sabah, Sarawak
Sabah, Sarawak to get same benefits as peninsular, says Dr M KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): The government will give focus on the implementation of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to ensure Sabah and Sarawak receive the same benefits as states in the peninsular. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the agreement would be revived to honour all pledges outlined within it. Figure 1: The government will give focus on the implementation of Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) to ensure Sabah and Sarawak receive the same benefits as states in the peninsular. "Although it has been in the backseat for quite sometime, we want to revive the agreement made during Malaysia's formation. "We will focus on all promises made in the agreement so that Sabah and Sarawak will be given the same…
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