Green Buildings Innovation Program – University Partnership
New! USASCP is funding the University of North Carolina – Charlotte (UNCC) to partner with ASEAN universities in Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia to train a new generation of architects, urban planners, engineers and construction managers on best practices and technological innovations in the building sector. The Green Buildings Innovation program will help reduce greenhouse gasses;…
Singapore Shoe Waste Recycling Ecosystem
Leading materials science company Dow and national sports agency Sport Singapore partner to establish a permanent waste collection ecosystem to support a circular economy in Singapore. Through this initiative, used shoes are collected to create sports infrastructure including jogging tracks, fitness corners, and playgrounds. The rubber soles of the shoes are ground into rubber granules…
U.S.-Singapore Partnership for Growth and Innovation (PGI)
Joint U.S.-Singapore activities under the Partnership (PGI), include four pillars: digital economy, clean energy and environmental technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare. PGI activities will address shared policy priorities, such as standards and supply chain resilience, and leverage regional networks such as the Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance.
US-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership supports YSEALI Smart Cities Regional Workshop
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative is the U.S. government’s signature program to engage with emerging leaders in Southeast Asia. YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture a community of leaders who work across borders to solve shared issues.
Brunei Releases Digital Economy Master Plan to be a Smart Nation
The government’s Digital Economy Council has launched its first five-year masterplan towards transforming Brunei into a Smart Nation. The Digital Economy Masterplan 2025 outlines strategies for Brunei to become a Smart Nation that has a digital and future-ready society, vibrant and sustainable economy as well as a conducive digital ecosystem.
DFC – Introducing Innovative Technologies in Southeast Asia
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Board of Directors has approved $1 billion of investments that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and emerging markets across the globe. An up to $25 million investment will support Asia Partners I LP, a fund which will invest in businesses introducing innovative technology platforms in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia.
Webinar – Realizing ASEAN Smart Cities
A webinar dialogue on Realizing Smart Cities was jointly hosted by the ASEAN Smart Cities Network and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Economist and the Principle Investigator of the ERIA study on Realizing Smart Cities, explained the drivers of Smart Cities, and provided an update on the research findings to date and ways to launch smart cities in ASEAN and beyond.
ASEAN Smart Cities: Balancing 5G And Geopolitics
With the ASEAN Smart Cities Network now in its second year, how have ASEAN’s smart city ambitions progressed and how can these hubs be smartened up going forward? How should ASEAN balance the use of 5G amid its geopolitical tensions?
USASCP presentation to the Technology Association of Oregon
The USASCP in collaboration with the State Department’s Diplomat in Residence addressed the Smart Cities Committee of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO). The TAO, comprised of public and private stakeholders, represents the regional tech industry and provides support to entrepreneurs, facilitates connections between peers and decision makers, and promotes the Northwest as a global hub for innovation. …
ITA Connects Smart City Technology Exporters to Southeast Asia
The International Trade Administration (ITA) is spearheading programming that connects U.S. smart city technology providers and experts with ASEAN cities to promote U.S. exports, increase U.S.-ASEAN best practices exchanges, and assist ASEAN cities in their development needs. In December 2019, the United States and Singapore co-hosted a five-day workshop on Smart Cities in Singapore featuring a…
ASEAN Smart Cities Network: A Catalyst for Partnerships
Since its establishment in 2018, the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) has developed into a collaboration platform for city government participation and autonomy. Unlike ASEAN cooperation and partnerships which are generally done at the regional and state level, the ASCN’s new and innovative approach focuses on city level and scalable solutions. ASCN has become a strong basis…
Can Tho to Become First Smart City in Mekong Delta by 2025
Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, has achieved outstanding results in developing a project to build a smart city after nearly two years of implementation. Read Full Article From VietnamPlus