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WhatsHalal’s first seed round investment fully subscribed; Digitalisation of halal certification process underway

WhatsHalal kickstarts 2020 with fully subscribed seed round investment from Indonesian and Singaporean investors; Digitalisation of halal certification process underway with world’s first halal process monitoring system. Support comes from regional investors to aid WhatsHalal’s overseas expansion, beginning with ventures to Indonesia, Malaysia and subsequently the rest of the ASEAN region. Funding and support from…

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Singapore Budget 2020 Industry and Skills Upgrading Highlights

Announced on 19th February, the 2020 Singapore Budget includes measures to help affected tourism, aviation, retail, food and point-to-point transport service industries cope with the financial loss caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Stabilisation and Support Package is outlined below: In addition, the Budget will encourage the growth of enterprises and market relevancy of workers…

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LOTaDATA makes GovTech 100 list for 2020

LOTaDATA, a GeoWorks GeoTech, has been included in the GovTech 100 2020 list of companies for the third year in a row, an annual list of the top 100 innovative companies that specialise in providing technology products and solutions for state and local government agencies, having made a difference in the public sector. The list…

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Geo Connect Asia postponement anouncement

In view of health and travel safety concerns connected to the still-evolving Covid-19 situation, organisers Montgomery Asia have announced the postponement of Geo Connect Asia this year to 2021 – and Southeast Asia’s inaugural geospatial event will return on 24th & 25th March in 2021. Taking place at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore,…

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Let’s all do our part – 2019 Coronavirus

Dear GeoCommunity, In light of the DORSCON Orange risk assessment, we encourage everyone to observe the necessary care and precautions. Stay vigilant and take care of yourself everyone 🙂 We will get through this! From: The GeoWorks Team

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Introducting Volocopter’s heavy-lift VoloDrone

Volocopter, a pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, has expanded into the utility drone business with the VoloDrone. The VoloDrone is an unmanned, fully electric heavy-lift utility drone, powered by swappable lithium-ion battteries and capable of carrying a maximum payload of 200 kilograms. It can be remotely piloted or flown in automated mode on pre-set routes.…

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Volocopter successfully completes first manned flight across Marina Bay

During the 22nd of October, Volocopter successfully completed their first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay as part of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress. The flight took an average of 2 minutes at an average cruising height of 40 m and covered approximately 1.5 km, with a Volocopter 2X model of the company’s…

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GeoTech – YQueue offers 20% promotion for a limited time!

One of our GeoTech, YQueue is currently running a 20% promotion with PizzaHut, Hitoyoshi Ramen and The Green Bar for this period of October (until 27 Oct) and they would love to extend the promotion for our GeoWorks Community! How to order: Step 1: Download the YQueue app, or click on the links below if…

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OneMap to be enhanced by partnership with Foursquare, to get 3D upgrade

OneMap, the national map developed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), will be updated with a richer set of location information in their partnership with technology company Foursquare. On top of existing information about government buildings, properties, schools and services, users will now be able to find other locations like food and beverage stores, supermarkets,…

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Volocopter receives 50 million Euros in latest round of funding

Volocopter, one of GeoWorks’ GeoTechs, has received 50 million Euros in investment funding from the first closing of their Series C round, and have entered into a joint venture with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd to bring Urban Air Mobility to China. Volocopter aims to evolve urban mobility by building electric air taxis as new…

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