Government Technology

A look at how the Singapore government has been harnessing technology to improve lives for all.



24 November 2014

Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative was first launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

S$2.4 billion

The government set aside this amount in 2017 to support the Smart Nation initiative

No. 1

Singapore's rank in the 2017 Global Smart City Performance Index by Juniper Research and Intel

Three key pillars

That support Singapore’s Smart Nation goals are Digital Economy, Digital Government and Digital Society


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Singapore has undoubtedly been a bright spot for the global startup landscape in recent years, and is home to a number of unicorns.

In recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) and governments have released policies and grants aimed at boosting its adoption.

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