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usinesses need to step up the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, materials and processes if countries are to reap their full potential in terms of productivity gains, according to a new OECD report.

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he Asian Development Bank (ADB) will establish a trust fund to promote the integration of high-level technology (HLT) and innovative solutions in the design and implementation of its projects in Asia and the Pacific. The Government of Japan will be the first donor to the fund.

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n celebrating the women’s month in March, the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) and the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (Womenbizph) brought together some 200 women leaders—many from ASEAN—for a two-day conference focusing on opportunities for women entrepreneurs in the Southeast Asian region to grow their business through the use of technology and innovation.

Published in Asia-Pacific

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i Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China, came to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to deliver a speech that was eloquently in defense of globalization. If that did not seem ironic enough, consider that Steve Bannon, President Trump’s de facto political/spiritual advisor-guru, told people to go and compare Xi’s speech to Trump’s inaugural address.

Published in Iconoclast

The World Economic Forum today agreed to work together to develop an India Innovation Index together with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University and NITI Aayog. The index will provide impetus to Indian states to drive the innovative spirit.

Published in Asia-Pacific

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lobal innovation is soaring as the 2015 edition of a United Nations agency on intellectual property report reveals that 2.9 million patent applications lodged worldwide – a 7.8 per cent increase over the previous year.

Published in Economy

Fujitsu today announces the launch of Smart Origination, customer onboarding technology developed in unique partnership with ImageWare Systems, InAuth, Intelligent Environments, Mitek, and Trunomi.

Published in Global Tech

Blockchain is a distributed ledger that is broadly discussed as a technology with huge innovation potential in all areas of financial services. To date, it is largely in the banking arena where blockchain use cases have been identified.

Published in Global Tech
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