Asia’s tech news #114: Baidu robotaxis, NFTs and voting, New Zealand agri-tech, PlugAndPlay partners…

In this issue: Baidu’s robotaxi plans, NFTs & voting in The Philippines, New Zealand’s IoT agri-tech, PlugAndPlay’s new Asia Pacific partners, Korea’s startup festival…

South Korea: Collected coverage of Come Up 2021 startup festival, from Korea Tech Deskwww.koreatechdesk.com

The 3-day global startup festival is a prominent event in Asia. This year, there were some great discussions to shape the future course of Korean Startup in different sectors designed as fireside chats…

China: Baidu to launch Apollo Go robotaxis in 100 cities by 2030 in bid to move beyond advertisingwww.cnbc.com
Baidu wants to expand the Apollo Go robotaxi service to 65 cities by 2025 and then 100 cities by 2030, CEO Robin Li said.

Philippines: iVotePH allows users to vote on NFTs depicting Filipino presidential candidatesforkast.news

Perhaps even more unusual than his age is the fact that Rien learned software development from his mother, who herself says she’s self-taught as far as blockchain is concerned. Liezl Pecson, 34, is…

Plug and Play corporate innovation platform unveils new partnerships in bid to boost Asia Pacificwww.itnewsonline.com

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Plug and Play drives innovation by matchmaking industry-leading corporations with top potential startups. Notable recent success stories include Thailand’s largest…

Download: Malaysia’s National Entrepreneurship Policy (pdf)ow.ly

The NEP 2030 has outlined 6 Strategic Thrusts by considering the global economic growth, the current entrepreneurship achievements as well as issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs in creating a conducive entrepreneurship ecosystem…

Malaysia Fintech Week: January 24–28 2022
Malaysia Fintech Week: January 24–28 2022

New Zealand: Halter’s solar-powered smart collars for cows, collecting data, providing animal managementthehustle.co

The collars gently vibrate to lead the cows, and the company says cows can be trained to navigate using the collar within 4–5 days. Virtual fences keep the cows in designated areas, and audio cues from the…

Japan likely to pay near 1/2 setup costs for semiconductor factories built in the countryau.finance.yahoo.com

Japan is looking to stump up around half the setup costs of semiconductor factories built in the country and attract U.S. manufacturers as it looks to shore up its chip supplies, according to senior Japanese…

India: Chandigarh considers reviving dedicated startup policy to focus on city’s requirementswww.hindustantimes.com

A startup policy contains provisions to incentivise key startup stakeholders such as incubators and institutions of higher education among others so as to promote holistic development for India’s…

South Korea: ElecSuit, haptic suit combining electronic muscle stimulation with VRwww.auganix.org

ElecSuit and its compatible programs are designed for use cases such as VR gaming, as well as workouts and exercising. According to Wave Company, the ElecSuit syncs electric waveform signals with…

Malaysia: MYStartup platform launched by Gov’t for startups, investors, industry players…www.thesundaily.my

Meanwhile, the MYStartup platform is a national digital portal with resources to help entrepreneurs navigate the startup ecosystem. It drives innovation and provides continuous assistance and guidance…

Unicorn Battle Online — Worldwide: January 20th 2022
Unicorn Battle Online — Worldwide: January 20th 2022

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