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
7 October 2015
Discover the possibilities of a Smart Nation at IExperience, located at Esplanade Xchange.
24 November 2015
Technopreneurs share survival stories from the Valley of Death, at one panel during the recent Media Exploits conference and exhibition.
22 October 2015
At the Signals of Tomorrow Conference, three Singaporeans share their thoughts on what they would like to hear if the Smart Nation could speak.
Innovative self-help options that serve the needs of users land National Library Board its fourth consecutive SiTF Award.
3 November 2015
Two teams mentored by IDA Labs won the top prizes in the recent Tech Factor Challenge with their robotic prototypes that serve the F&B sector.
Infocomm Media 2025 sets out to create a globally competitive infocomm media ecosystem that enables and complements Singapore’s Smart Nation vision.
One of the key themes of Infocomm Media 2025 is the development of a Singapore core of talent that can translate the strategies and recommendations of Infocomm Media 2025 into tangible outcomes.
At Singapore’s largest ever hackathon which took place over the weekend of 25-26 July, over 1,100 participants – about half below the age of 12 - came together to build solutions to real-life challenges in healthcare, urban living, city planning and public services.
Teachers got into the spotlight at the Young Tech Fest with the inaugural Outstanding Computing Teacher Award. Find out who the winners are!
Discover the innovative ways in which Singapore tech companies can help transform SMEs, courtesy of the 18th Infocomm Commerce Conference and SME Expo — organised by SCCCI, and co-organised by Lianhe Zaobao and IDA.
Analysis & Opinions
19 October 2015
An IDA Tech News correspondent checks out the sights and sounds of the Festival of Tech.
11 November 2015