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Schneider Electric invests $16M to help globalise Singapore businesses

November 07
08:37 2019

Schneider Electric has pledged to invest at least $16 million to help Singapore-based businesses expand globally, through a partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

The funding will span the next four years with the aim of incubating and developing Singapore-based companies housing “strong global potential and ability to scale”.

As part of the deal, the vendor will also offer expertise in energy management, industrial automation and digital transformation to help organisations expand outside of the city-state.

“Singapore is a hub for innovation and we look forward to working with talented entrepreneurs to build new technology and business models,” said Emmanuel Lagarrigue, chief innovation officer, Schneider Electric.

Under the banner of the Venture Building Programme, the initiative will target new ventures for solutions to problems such as how to fight climate change and transition the globe to renewable energy, leveraging emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, 5G, artificial intelligence and robotics.

“With this memorandum of understanding, Schneider Electric’s innovation activities in Singapore will be augmented, and is in line with EDB’s goal of supporting corporates to build new ventures from Singapore,” added Beh Kian Teik, assistant managing director, EDB.

The technology giant previously partnered with EDB under the SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative, as part of plans to launch the Energy Generation Programme-X, a management trainee programme for Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore graduates.

Singapore is also home to Schneider Electric’s first carbon-neutral building, which acts as a regional headquarters in Asia Pacific.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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