Building an Innovation & Talent Ecosystem
The Digital Lab represents the interests and operations of China Wanxiang Holding’s ecosystem of affiliated blockchain and FinTech companies in Singapore. These include Wanxiang Blockchain, Allinpay, Datayes!, aitos.io, Hashkey Group, and LatticeX Foundation.
Wanxiang Blockchain is among the first batch of partners in JTC’s Punggol Digital District (PDD), a strategic national project that aims to be the showcase for Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative.
We share a common vision of Smart Cities as living labs for test-bedding of technological innovation and smart living. And we look forward to being an active part of PDD’s and Singapore’s ecosystem of government agencies, academia and industry experts, working in concert to build an epicentre for the growing digital sectors in the region.
The Digital Lab is a commitment to digital talent and skills development, the creation of new opportunities for the digital economy as well as sought-after digital economy jobs.
We also see much potential for the cross-pollination of ideas on Smart City projects between Singapore and China, to the mutual benefit of both societies and economies.
We value and share the goal of improving lives and livability through new opportunities, innovative thinking, open collaboration, and close partnerships.
In partnership with local training provider AGB Education Centre, The Digital Lab offers training in key technologies that power innovation and the digital economy. Our first series of skills training programmes – “PDD Digital Skills 4.0” – focuses on mid-career professional talent development and skillset certification in the areas such as blockchain, cybersecurity, robotic process automation, digital marketing, and emerging technologies like 5G, AI and cloud computing.
The Digital Lab will soon launch the PDD Blockchain Makerspace and Incubation Programme. This programme will support and help students as well as early-stage startups to address data privacy issues and strengthen capabilities in data management. The programme will bridge the gap between individuals who are eager to learn and develop blockchain technology but currently do not have the resources and ecosystem support to do so. Participants will be put through an upskilling training phase, an initiation (team formation) phase and finally an idea incubation phase. Students, industry professionals, developers and external partners will be brought together, and the talents of today will be trained to develop the technologies of tomorrow.
Looking ahead, The Digital Lab will be exploring possible avenues for collaboration with local institutes of higher learning and research.
The Digital Lab, through our ecosystem partners like HashKey Capital, LongHash Ventures, and Fenbushi Capital, will be looking out for promising opportunities to further industrial development and business adoption in the blockchain industry.
In partnership with local training provider BELLS Academic Group, The Digital Lab offers training in key technologies that power innovation and the digital economy. Our first series of skills training programmes – “PDD Digital Skills 4.0” – focuses on mid-career professional talent development and skillset certification in the areas such as blockchain, cybersecurity, robotic process automation, digital marketing, and emerging technologies like 5G, AI and cloud computing.
As China Wanxiang Holding’s representative in Singapore, The Digital Lab serves as the connection to a prominent player in China’s digital technology space. By facilitating successful collaborations with local businesses and initiatives, The Digital Lab provides another gateway for more companies in China’s digital sectors to connect with Singapore. We hope that this will foster the cross-pollination of ideas, accelerate the development of new technologies, and forge new partnerships between technology companies from both countries.
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