Issue #065: Indian medtech, Australian sports-tech, Singapore robots, blockchain bridges…

Asia’s tech, startup and funding news in brief, drawn from South & SE Asia, Australia & NZ, with wider-world items for reference. Get the app here

Australia: A brief intro to 10 sports-tech startups, working with analytics, AI, virtual reality and moreministryofsport.com.au

The Ministry of Sport (MOS), along with Australia’s Sports Technology Network (ASTN), have curated a list of the Top 30 most exciting Sports Innovation & Technology companies across Australia….

India: 4 med-tech startups working on issues around infertilityyourstory.com

From IVF to hysteroscopy, and egg and sperm freezing, these startups are helping Indian couples conceive without worrying about social judgement…

Australia: Remarkable Accelerator Program EOIs open, seeking early-stage disability-focused startupsremarkable.org.au

Accelerating disability-tech. Nurture brightest minds to turn digital technology into life-changing solutions for people with disability…

South Korea’s COO Builder opens centre in HCM City, aiding RoK startups with Vietnam market entryen.vietnamplus.vn

COO Builder, which supports startups of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to operate in Vietnam, has opened a startup centre in Ho Chi Minh City, reported the RoK’s Aju business daily…

Blockchain bridges “…attempt to unify an increasingly fragmented landscape….over 40 bridge projects.”medium.com
After years of research & development, we are finally in a multi-chain market structure. There are over 100 active public blockchains, many of which have their own unique applications, users…

Future Finance: What’s happening in the world of open and decentralized finance

Global Fintech Fest 2021 set for September 28–30, focused on theme of ‘empowering a global digital economy’ globalfintechfest.com

Global Fintech Fest 2021 is a virtual platform where the start-up founders get golden opportunity to meet and seek advice and ideas from the experts to establish their business in India…

Singapore: Autonomous robot trials commence, aiming to identify ‘undesirable social behaviours’www.straitstimes.com

Within seconds, video footage of this is sent to a command and control centre and fed into a video analytics system programmed to recognise the man’s posture, the outline of the cigarette in his mouth…

India: TechSparks 2021 set for October 25–30, with 300 speakers set to deliver over 300 hours of contenttechsparks.yourstory.com

TechSparks — India’s most influential technology, innovation, and leadership summit — will return virtually for TechSparks 2021, providing its global audience with an understanding of what’s next as…

NFTs and intellectual property: So, what rights do you actually get when you buy a non-fungible token?www.fintechna.com

So while you own the token outright, you can only use the image to “show it off” (the equivalent of hanging art on your wall), and put it on sweatshirts and coffee mugs as long as you don’t…

Amazon working on non-Amazon sellers service, providing POS integration to compete with Shopifywww.emarketer.com

The etailer is working on a new point-of-sale solution for non-Amazon merchants with features like contactless enablement, customer analytics, and inventory management…

Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2021: October 27 & 28

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