Science and technology

Science and technology education and promotion

Asean must embrace digitisation for development

ASEAN needs to put a stronger focus on digital literacy to enable the full potential of an ASEAN digital economy and society by 2025. The internet and social media are making access to knowledge wider than ever. Digital technologies have transformed the way more than ...

ASU creates network of young scientists in Southeast Asia

Arizona State University is preparing young scientists to improve environmental sustainability, health and economic development through social entrepreneurship. Last year, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering partnered with the U.S. Department of State to launch the Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Program. The program’s overarching goal is to ...

MTCO demists path to MIST prize

Now in its second year a programme to support tourism start-ups in the Mekong region will launch, 7 February, at a press briefing in Bangkok. Known as the Mekong Innovation Startups in Tourism (MIST) the initiative is the brainchild of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. Keep ...

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Opening Opportunities for Local Startups in the Mekong Region

The Mekong Business Initiative, sponsored by the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank, is sourcing international investment and facilitating regional expansion for innovative startups.Keep reading ...

Greater Mekong Subregion

MBI programme fosters ag startups

The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) launched a new startup accelerator programme aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the agriculture sector in the Mekong region, with specific focuses on international companies eyeing expansion and early-stage local agritech startups, the head of the initiative said yesterday.Keep reading ...

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Lao Statistics looks to attain international standards by 2020

The Lao Statistics Bureau (LSB) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has informed that it has now successfully created a strategic development plan of sustainable national statistics for 2016-25 and its vision for 2030. This will be a further step to integrate with ...

Youth, tech and growth in focus at WEF meet on ASEAN

For the first time, Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. The meeting, in its 26th year, will focus on how the region can harness the potential of a young demographic, as well as the transformative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, to ...

Students use seafood waste to grow safe vegetables

Two students in Can Tho City are using waste from seafood processing factories to create microbiological sludge to grow safe vegetables and ornamental flowers. Nguyen Huu Huy Hao, a third year student of the Can Tho Economics & Polytechnic College, and Phan Hong Muc, a third ...

Laos to receive ASEAN funding for intellectual property protections

Laos will benefit from the ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights fund, which is supported by the European Union, following a substantial increase in funding. The conference press to announce the funding yesterday was attended by Director General of the Department of Intellectual Property under the Lao ...

US tech firm opens in Myanmar

Diebold Nixdorf, a leading US tech firm with a presence in more than 130 countries, announced the opening of its office in Myanmar’s commercial hub. Neil Emerson, the firm’s senior vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, said that its customers’ positive feedback and satisfaction ...

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