Industry Coalition Groups:
Alliances for Action

To act swiftly and decisively in this global economy, we have convened the Singapore Together Alliances for Action (AfAs). These are industry-led coalitions that work in partnership with the Government to seize growth opportunities for Singapore.

Working collaboratively with both industry and government, these alliances will explore, prototype, and execute ideas over a three-month sprint, and represent a new way forward for collaboration between the private and public sectors.

Here are the growth opportunities we have identified:

  1. Digitalising the Built Environment

    Digitalisation is a key thrust of the Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) under the FEC’s Built Environment (BE) Cluster. Even as the industry copes with the challenges of COVID-19, the crisis has seen stronger collaborations across all parts of the BE value chain. This presents opportunities to accelerate the push to digitalise and raise productivity – from concept and design, to construction and site management, and facilities management.

  2. EduTech

    One big outcome from COVID-19 is the global adoption of EduTech. This includes home-based learning, online professional education and training. This creates opportunity for Singapore to take our education and human capital brand global.

  3. Safe and Innovative Visitor Experiences

    Travel and tourism may never be the same again. To adapt, Singapore must pioneer new ways to enable safe transit, safe business, and safe leisure travel and tourism. This is to ensure that Singapore remains a leading hub for business and enterprise in Asia Pacific.

  4. Smart Commerce

    While COVID-19 has accelerated e-commerce among consumers and retailers, physical retail is likely to persist in Singapore due to the convenience of neighbourhood stores and retail hubs in transport nodes (e.g. MRT stations, bus interchanges). There is potential to create a ‘smart commerce’ ecosystem that blends digital and physical retail experiences, and even help enable local brands to tap into a global consumer market.

  5. Robotics

    Manpower challenges have contributed to the rise in robotics solutions to improve productivity, transform existing jobs, and generate spinoffs for SMEs. The global pandemic has also forced us to adopt innovative solutions to minimise social contact and reinforce high sanitation standards. This includes cleaning and construction robots, to autonomous healthcare and public land transport systems.

  6. Supply Chain Digitalisation

    The digitalisation of global supply chains has long been hampered by low adoption, lack of data sharing, and the prevalence of existing platforms. With stronger concerns about supply chain resilience in a post-COVID world, there will be increased demand for end-to-end adoption. In Singapore, this is a huge opportunity to advance digitalisation usage for cargo owners and supply chain ecosystem players (e.g. logistics, regulatory, and financial.

  7. Sustainability

    The focus on sustainability is now more relevant than ever. Singapore is in an excellent position to leverage our technological, financial and legal strengths to further environmental, social, and governance solutions and services. Are we able to serve our own commitments and global demand? How can Singapore capitalise this to become the Bright Green Spark?

  8. MedTech

    Given the growing prevalence of both chronic and infectious diseases, the AfA has identified the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) as a key area of opportunity in the MedTech sector. It aims to strengthen Singapore’s position as an end-to-end hub for MedTech product development and commercialisation, with speed-to-market and access to the region as Singapore’s differentiating advantages

  9. AgriTech

    We envision building a world-class Agri-Tech ecosystem as we support Singapore’s food resilience goals, and establish ourselves at the technological frontier to export AgriTech solutions to the world. To do so, we have to address the fundamental problem of scale for local production, charting a possible pathway towards the economic viability of indoor vertical farming.

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