To ensure that Singapore stays ahead of the technology innovation and adoption curve, IDA constantly monitors the infocomm landscape and charts the way forward for the country through our infocomm masterplans and technology roadmaps.
To create a pro-consumer and pro-business infocomm environment, IDA formulates infocomm-related policies, standards, codes of practice and advisory guidelines aimed at leveling the playing field for infocomm service providers and empowering consumers and businesses with more choices.
IDA plays an active role in developing Singapore’s pool of globally-competitive infocomm talent and an infocomm-savvy workforce. We are also focused on driving consumer education initiatives, ensuring digital inclusion and supporting the effective use of infocomm in community outreach efforts.
IDA's national role is to identify and facilitate the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance Singapore's competitiveness and to drive economic growth.
IDA aims to create a vibrant startup ecosystem, spur the inorganic growth of the industry and deliver manpower development programmes to meet the needs of the ICT sector.
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Analysis & Opinions
10 June 2015
Sensing capabilities enabled by IoT will drive the development of Smart Nation applications, but interoperability remains a challenge, says Prof Toh Chai Keong of IDA.
19 June 2015
Infinium Robotics eyes huge untapped potential in serving areas ranging from Food & Beverage to Logistics sectors.
1 July 2015
The infinite computing capabilities of the cloud can help us develop better designs to solve difficult problems, says Mr Brian Mathews of Autodesk.
There has to be a significant level of improvement before change can happen in a meaningful way, says Steve Leonard, EDC of IDA.
Even before the official launch of the Infocomm Media Masterplan (IMM) later this year, some of its ideas are already being translated into action.
The Singapore Government is gearing up to build a Smart Nation to improve the quality of life for our people.
The connectivity and platform pieces are coming together, as the Smart Nation vision enters the prototyping stage.
The inaugural Founders Forum Smart Nation Singapore saw a gathering of top global technology leaders here.
Government to offer ICT tenders worth $2.2 billion to boost key infocomm areas.
Analysis & Opinions
30 June 2015
Live streaming major sports events like the recent SEA Games is the way to go.
29 April 2015
From the introduction of avatars to hairdressing to tracking sushi using RFID, A*STAR’s programmes and patented technology are providing SMEs with a technology uplift.
18 May 2015
IDA launches first-of-its-kind Green Data Centre Innovation Programme to raise overall energy efficiency of the Singapore data centre industry.