The German Tech Startup That’s Shifting Power From The Energy Conglomerates To The Consumer

The German Tech Startup That’s Shifting Power From The Energy Conglomerates To The Consumer

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Dr Richard Lohwasser and Dr Kyung-Hun Ha The energy industry is experiencing rapid transformation thanks to new technology and high rates of innovation, which in many cases is being driven by some visionary entrepreneurs, including Dr Richard Lohwasser and Dr Kyung-Hun Ha. The pair first met in 2015 while working for an energy company in Berlin and shared a strong belief that technology was the key to creating a great competitive advantage for both suppliers and consumers in the energy sector. Two years later, disillusioned by the corporate greed of the large energy companies, and with a desire to prove that a fairer peer-to-peer trading model could work, they quit their jobs to start Lition AG, a Berlin-based startup that aims to transform the energy market using blockchain technology. By directly linking…
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Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Malaysia’s Kenanga Investors launches fund for investing in unicorns

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The Malaysia-based investor firm said the fund seeks to provide investments to unicorn startups Kenanga Investors Berhad (“Kenanga Investors”), a subsidiary of Kenanga Investment Bank, announced that it has launched Kenanga Global Unicorn 1 (KGU1), which aims for medium-term returns by investing in unicorn companies. The fund feeds into the Ericsenz-K2 Global Unicorn Fund, which involves two VC firms (Ericsenz and K2 Global) heading the investment strategy. It will be managed by Ericsenz Capital, a Singapore-based venture capital and private equity firm. The VC typically invests in high growth middle-market companies primarily within the technology, healthcare, consumer, and energy sector. For K2 Global, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm will help with accessing late-stage private technology companies located in tech hubs. Unicorns are privately held startup companies, with near term…
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S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

S’wak digital economy strategy in early stages of implementation, says CM

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
KUCHING: Sarawak's digital economy strategy is now in the early stages of implementation, with various projects and initiatives being rolled out by the state government. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said one early initiative was an online identification and authentication system called Sarawak ID, which enables the public to access and use the state government's online services. "The Sarawak ID is the first step towards a service-based, people-centric government. Twenty government services are now online and registered Sarawak ID users benefit from the flexibility and ease of access to these services. "In the near future, more innovative, personalised and seamless services will be introduced," he said when opening the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2019 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on Monday (July 8). As of July…
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Penang to salvage food waste

Penang to salvage food waste

Farming & Agriculture, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Noble venture: Chow placing food waste into a tank at the launching ceremony of the Food Waste-to-Energy Biogas project at the Batu Maung Solid Waste Transfer Station. GEORGE TOWN: There is energy stored in food waste and Penang is going to get some of it back instead of sending it the landfill. A six-month trial will be carried out at a biogas converter in the Batu Maung Solid Waste Transfer Station here to see its viablility. All the biogas created will be used to fuel a gas-powered generator to create electricity that will be fed into the power grid. State Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the pilot project would gauge the results with 400kg of food waste a day. “After successful calibration, the plan is to turn 150…
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Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tiga tahun

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
PENGHARGAAN: Awang Tengah menerima cenderamata daripada Arham (dua kiri) sebagai tanda penghargaan selepas majlis pelancaran semalam. Turut kelihatan Naroden (kanan) dan Mussen (kiri). — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak dijamin tidak akan muflis dalam tempoh tiga tahun seperti yang diramalkan Menteri Kewangan persekutuan sebelum ini, kata Timbalan Ketua Menteri Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan. Beliau menegaskan, Sarawak telah dinilai oleh agensi penarafan antarabangsa seperti Moody’s dan Standard & Poor selama bertahun-tahun. Menurutnya, malahan kedua-duanya telah mengesahkan penarafan kredit pelaburan negeri masing-masing pada A3 dan A-. “Begitu juga, Ketua Audit Negara telah memberi Sarawak Sijil Audit Bersih bagi Kewangan untuk tempoh 17 tahun berturut-turut. “Belanjawan kerajaan Sarawak sentiasa mencatatkan lebihan selama bertahun-tahun. Kami mempunyai sumber pendapatan yang mantap terutama menerusi pelaksanaan cukai jualan ke atas produk petroleum untuk eksport.…
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CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

CM to officiate S’wak trade, tourism office in S’pore today

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
SINGAPORE: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will be officiating the soft opening of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office (Statos) here today. The office, which is located at Robinson Road, is to serve as a one-stop centre to promote tourism and agricultural products from Sarawak while at the same time bring in more investments, promote trade and attract more tourists to the state. The event is expected to be attended by around 100 invited guests from Sarawak and Singapore including deputy chief ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah and Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing as well as acting State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion. The initiative to set up Statos in Singapore was announced by Abang Johari last year during the Sarawak International Business Exhibition and Conference (SIBEC).…
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Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Biggest Digital Influencers’ Convention underway in Sabah

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah
Assistant Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Assaffal P. Alian standing in the middle (seventh right) with Ken Pan (eighth right), chairman of Sabah Tourism; Datuk KL Tan (sixth left), president of MATTA Malaysia; Srinjay Sengupta (fifth left), Co-Founder of Travel Earth India with the rest of the sponsors during the launching of Digital Influencers’ Convention. KOTA KINABALU: Digital Influencers’ Convention and Earthy Awards, organized and spearheaded by Travel.Earth, an Indian travel media company, started in Sabah yesterday. The event saw a huge response since its first announcement. With over 300 applicants registering for the event, a select 54 have been chosen to attend the event. These participants will  witness various aspects of Sabah and its local culture on two days of tours. This will be followed by two days of…
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Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
TERIMA KASIH: Arham menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengerusi Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd Abdul Kadier Sahib (kiri) yang merupakan salah seorang penceramah jemputan sempena seminar. — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Pemain syarikat domestik Sarawak digalakkan untuk memanfaatkan sepenuhnya kemudahan pelaburan yang disediakan kerajaan persekutuan untuk bergerak ke arah Industri 4.0. Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif I Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) Arham Abdul Rahman berkata, kerajaan berusaha menyediakan kemudahan menerusi pelbagai insiatif bagi membantu golongan berkenaan dalam mengembangkan pelaburan mereka. “Ia termasuk pakej insentif seperti Status Perintis, Elaun Cukai Pelaburan dan Dana Strategik Pelaburan Domestik. “Terdapat juga insentif pengeluaran robotik iaitu Elaun Modal Automasi untuk menggalakkan automasi dalam industri pengilangan dan Skim Pinjaman Mudah untuk Automasi dan Modenisasi (SLAM) untuk meningkatkan proses, keupayaan pengeluaran dan kepelbagaian dalam aktiviti nilai tambah lebih tinggi,” ujarnya.…
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Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The slide in commodities prices offers agriculture players and smallholders in Sarawak the opportunity to venture further into the downstream industries. Despite weak commodities prices, demand for food remains robust with growing population and changing lifestyles of the people. With healthy demand for food and agriculture produce, smallholders and agriculture players should capitalise on producing more for commercialiastion as they could enjoy higher return from their businesses. Sarawak, with its vast amount of land and rich in natural resources, has the potential to enhance the development of the downstream industries especially food processing. Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the development of downstream industries especially food processing in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will create higher value products for sale. He said the…
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Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING, 25 JUN 2019 – YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Openg menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference yang diketuai oleh Tn Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib bertempat di Wisma Bapa Malaysia Petra Jaya Kuching. Dalam pertemuan berkenaan, mereka ingin menjemput YAB Ketua Menteri untuk merasmikan Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference dan juga perkara berkaitan pembangunan teknologi dan digital khususnya di Sarawak. Sejurus selepas itu, YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Sarawak-China Friendship Associations menjemput Ketua Menteri menghadiri Majlis Makan Malam Hubungan Baik Malaysia – China selama 45 tahun dan dianggarkan 500 orang hadirin dijangka hadir. Pertemuan diketuai oleh Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Sarawak YB Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian. Seterusnya kunjungan hormat yang ketiga pula adalah daripada Pejabat…
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