*The World Economic Forum’s "Global Information Technology Report", 2015 and 2016. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GITR2016/WEF_GITR_Full_Report.pdf

Information & Communications Technology

As the digital capital of Asia, Singapore is the preferred base for Information Communications & Technology (ICT) firms. Ranked as the world’s most digitally connected country*, we offer world-class infrastructure, talent, and a vibrant ecosystem of partners. We are working with leading companies to develop cutting-edge technologies and solutions to support Singapore’s Smart Nation vision, as well as regional and global markets.


World-Class Location

Vibrant ICT ecosystem

Singapore is home to many global technology firms including Google, Facebook, Alibaba, and regional leaders like Garena, Grab, Lazada and Razer. All these firms are part of a rich ecosystem aggregating opportunities for ICT firms to partner with each other and with end user-companies to co-develop commercially viable solutions.

Technology players like IBM and Huawei have partnered with financial services, manufacturing, and services industries in Singapore to develop and deliver new solutions for the region and beyond.

Digitally connected to the region

A broad range of companies are investing in, and taking advantage of Singapore’s ICT infrastructure and connectivity to better serve customers and deliver digital services. These include Visa, whose Singapore transaction processing centre serves both its regional and global networks, and LinkedIn, which set up its first international data centre here to handle all its Asia Pacific traffic.

Cloud technology players like AliCloud and Google Cloud invest here to access Southeast Asia markets.

Strong pipeline of digital talent

Singapore offers a steady stream of industry-ready talent through its schools, which collaborate closely with leading industry players. IBM’s Centre for Blockchain Innovation, for instance, has partnered with the NUS School of Computing to jointly develop a module on financial technology, given the rise of fintech opportunities within Singapore and elsewhere in the region.

Singapore’s S$120 million TechSkills Accelerator programme trains industry-ready ICT professionals.

At a Glance

#1

ranking in IMD’s 2017 World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. Singapore’s startup ecosystem is also top ranked in Southeast Asia, according to the 2017 Startup Genome report.

 

#1

ranking in the World Economic Forum’s 2016 Networked Readiness Index, which measures how prepared countries embrace emerging technologies and opportunities created by digital innovation.

 

100

private equity and venture capital deals, with an aggregate value of S$3.5 billion were made in Singapore’s ICT industry in 2016. Singapore also accounted for over 40% of the startup deal flow in Southeast Asia.