Orient Magazine Issue 86 - April 2022 - Page 36

CORPORATE SME MEMBERS
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CORPORATE SME MEMBERS
BALDWIN BOYLE GROUP
We provide a comprehensive range of services from UK taxation , estate management , relocation and immigration , property development , debt advisory through to our lifestyle business . Independent of financial advisers , property companies and insurance providers , our focus is on providing impartial advice to our clients . Our evolving network is a trusted source for much-needed professional services for British Expatriates , both in-house and including external providers we endorse as best-in-class .
Visit https :// www . baldwinboyle . com / for more . Representative Member : Daniel Giles
EXECUTIVE COUNSELLING
Provision of mental wellness services to corporates and employees in Singapore and beyond . Services include skills training , counselling and coaching for individuals and groups . The founder has over 20 years of experience in finance across Europe and Asia . He has provided investment banking advise at a C-Suite level on complex global transactions . He understands the challenges and opportunities of bringing together diverse stakeholders to solve problems at speed .
All businesses are people businesses . By understanding ourselves and our colleagues better we can more skillfully navigate challenges and enjoy achieving more .
Representative Member : Dan Crittenden
SPICE ADVISORY LLP
We provide a comprehensive range of services from UK taxation , estate management , relocation and immigration , property development , debt advisory through to our lifestyle business . Independent of financial advisers , property companies and insurance providers , our focus is on providing impartial advice to our clients . Our evolving network is a trusted source for much-needed professional services for British Expatriates , both in-house and including external providers we endorse as best-in-class .
Visit https :// spiceadvisory . com / for more . Representative Member : Martin Rimmer
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
COMMITTEE CONTENT: WHAT ARE THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN ICT ENABLED WATER RESILIENCY FOR SMES IN SINGAPORE? companies to leverage on mutual strengths to push the frontiers of water innovation and busi- ness growth. It also has accelerator programs such as Imagine H2O Asia, founded in 2018, to provide resources, insight and visibility to help entrepre- neurs launch and scale water technology start-ups in Singapore and the wider region. The SgWX brochure can be accessed here The Accelerator Program can be accessed here Strong IP Enforcement Singapore has one of the best Intellectual Property regimes in the region. Intellectual Property Office Singapore and its partners (including our Chamber of Commerce) have launched a new manual for IP Enforcement. This manual can assist business- es that are already operating in Singapore or are planning to grow here. It delves into the specifics of Singapore's laws and regulations, as well as the methods for enforcing intellectual property rights. It also includes commentary on context and prac- tice that explains what works and what does not in Singapore and gives a better understanding of the country’s enforcement landscape. The manual can be accessed at: User Manuals Assistance for IP matters can be accessed at: IPOS | Infringement & Enforcement). Our March webinar introducing the IP Manual is available on demand through the Chamber’s web- site: Introducing the IP Enforcement Manual Singapore-based Start-ups Singapore has a vibrant research, development and innovation ecosystem. The national Research, Innovation and Enterprise plan, revised every five years, has allocated in the RIE2025 plan around $25 billion, reflecting the government’s aim to sustain investments in research, innovation, and enterprise at about 1% of Singapore's GDP. The RIE is under four pillars, including Urban Solutions and Sustainability, which looks to build a liveable, re- silient, sustainable, and economically vibrant city for tomorrow. Funding is available across academic research, manpower development and innovation and enterprise. Tech developed in Singapore has long been utilised within the country’s infrastructure. For exam- ple, in IoT, SpaceAge Labs is a Singapore-based start-up who collaborated with PUB to monitor and prevent sewer overflows in Singapore's wastewater network. The company installed 40 IoT devices in sewer manholes in three different areas to provide PUB with real-time alerts when wastewater levels rise too high. When alerted, PUB can check for blockages downstream, before overflow occurs, thereby avoiding infrastructure damage, as well as public safety and environ- mental health issues. The real-time monitoring solution also informs PUB of areas that are likely to get blocked in the future, so proactive, preven- tative action can be taken. BeeX is a Singapore-based start-up providing its Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) solution. This is an autonomous vehicle to conduct large-scale underwater inspections. BeeX’s “self-thinking” robots reduce operations and maintenance costs for difficult to access assets. The system also removes the element of safety risk in inspections at sea as there are no physical inspections to be conducted by divers. (Smart Maritime Network, 2021) UK-based Start-ups The ecosystem of UK ICT and wider technology solutions is extensive, with a larger market this is perhaps to be expected. Examples of UK busi- nesses, shared by UK’s Department for Interna- tional Trade, can be found below: 1. Smart water pipe leakage identification and monitoring FIDO 2. Smart networks repair and renewal Syrinix Datatecnics nuron Aqualiner Subterra 37 4. Smart control systems, pumping equipment,metering and flow management i2O Aquacheck Engineering Blackhall Engineering 5. Smart water contaminants treatment and management Arvia Typhon Siltbuster Perlemax Clean Water Wave Going with the Flow Singapore provides the water sector with fantastic opportunities to incubate and develop novel solu- tions enabled by ICT and other technologies. With a bigger footprint, the UK is a great place to upscale SME solutions, including those that can translate back to meet Singapore’s needs in the use and re- use of water as a valuable asset. Additionally, “nex- us” type approaches demand fresh thinking from different sectors to combine and innovate. There are excellent opportunities for organisa- tions in both countries to collaborate, and this is boosted in the advent of the UK-Singapore Digital Economy agreement. Support is available through UK and Singapore Governments, and our Chamber, to facilitate and grow sustainable business rela- tionships between SMEs and corporates. Commer- cialising technologies, on what could be conceived as an infrastructure highway between Singapore and the United Kingdom, is now more possible than ever before. To explore further or to get support for your own business, please get in touch with the committees via BritCham. And don’t forget to catch the Cham- ber's upcoming Water event and the Singapore International Water Week, a gathering of interna- tional water leaders and innovators. 3. Smart network laying Trenchless Solutions With thanks to Allard Nooy and Sharyn Bow from InfraCo Asia for their review and input to this article. COMMITTEE CONTENT: WHAT ARE THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN ICT ENABLED WATER RESILIENCY FOR SMES IN SINGAPORE?