TechFest 2012, a two-day flagship event of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R, pronounced as I-Square-R). The smart plug, an intelligent power plug designed to measure real-time power consumption and control the power supply to home appliances, thereby allowing users to opt for the cheapest option.
Analysis by Asiabiz shows that the TechFest 2012 builds on Singapore's already esteemed reputation as a leading innovation hub in Asia. Global Innovation Index (GII), which ranked it as an innovation leader in Asia, and the third worldwide for the 2nd consecutive year.
Nonetheless, the Index also highlighted areas for improvement, particularly in bridging the gap between ideation and production. Providing his thoughts, Mr. James Nuben, Head of Taxation at Asiabiz Services, a Singapore company formation specialist, said, “The creative output showcased at TechFest 2012 not only demonstrates that Singapore is making strides with regards to this issue, but that the country’s researchers have the potential to contribute to the betterment of lives of the larger global community.”
“What’s great is that there is substantial structural support for researchers to bring their ideas to fruition. Programs such as the Productivity and Innovation Credit(PIC) Scheme, along with an attractive Singapore corporate tax framework, solid infrastructure, and a growing pool researchers and incubators, seed funding programs facilitate R&D as well as Singapore trademark registration efforts. Asiabiz Services is a Singapore-based consultancy that offers business solutions for both local and foreign professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Our areas of expertise include Singapore company registration, incorporation, offshore company setup, accounting, taxation and other related corporate services. Asiabiz Services also provides Singapore work visa and immigration services for foreign professionals wishing to relocate to Singapore.
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