Living Made Easy with Levande: An appliance subscription platform powered by Electrolux
- November 17, 2022
by Gaurav Julka SHIFT TOWARDS MORE RESPONSIBLE LIVING When household appliances first started to revolutionise homes globally, the main focus was to save time to ease the burden on homemakers. Fast forward to the present day, and the global household appliance market is now expected to respond to a plethora of consumer demands, not least sustainability. In response to the …
FutureLabs Reappointed as a designated venture building studio by EDB’s CVL 2.0 programme!
- Press Release
- August 4, 2022
We are excited to announce that FutureLabs Ventures has been appointed two years in a row as a designated corporate venture studio for Singapore EDB’s Corporate Venture Launchpad Program. The Corporate Venture Launchpad 2.0 (“CVL 2.0”) expands from the S$10m pilot programme that was launched by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) in May 2021 to help companies incubate innovative business ideas that have the potential to grow into …
Circular Models: Why Should You Care?
Despite the significant increase in net-zero investments & initiatives, the trajectory is still far off from the -1.5°C target. Accelerating the shift to a circular economy is therefore more urgent than ever. While there is 𝟒𝐱 increase in circular model spending forecasted by 2030, it is just 𝟯% of the spend via linear models. There is still a 𝟰.𝟱 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 …
How Boards Can Drive Disruptive Innovation at Scale Through Corporate Ventures
- December 23, 2021
Overview There are four components to this guide: An overview of Corporate Venture Building – why there is a need for Horizon 2 and Horizon 3 innovation to create new business models & engines of growth, at speed. Four key success factors to building and scaling new businesses, and where Boards and C-Level executives have a disproportionate impact as enablers or roadblocks. A case study on Axiata Digital by Khairil Abdullah, its founding CEO – the success factors that played a significant role in helping …
The Next Generation of Telco-Data Enabled Ventures
- September 9, 2021
Throughout history, innovation has come in waves and has been directly responsible for massive economic value creation in its times. Looking at just the last 300 years – from the invention of the steam engine and the First Industrial Revolution, through to 20th Century military advancements and the development of enterprise computers and mobile phones – we see how each …
EDB New Ventures Launches Programme To Support Companies To Create Ventures From Singapore Within Six Months
EDB New Ventures, the corporate venture building arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), today announced the launch of the Corporate Venture Launchpad (CV Launchpad). The $10 million pilot programme supports large and established Singapore-based companies in building ventures in new growth areas beyond their existing core businesses. The CV Launchpad programme is part of broader efforts by EDB …
Corporate Venture Building: Embracing Disruptive Innovation
- September 1, 2020
“Houston, we have a problem.” Apollo 13 was to be the third mission to land on the Moon. After a premature engine shutdown and a busted oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft during flight, the crew was forced to orbit the Moon and return to the Earth without landing — letting down the hopes of many Americans watching over national TV. …
Financial Wellness: The Digital Shift In Asia Has Created Opportunities to Better Serve The Underserved!
Recently, at the FINOVATE Asia Digital Conference, I had the opportunity to discuss “Financial Wellness: How the Digital Shift In Asia Has Created Opportunities to Better Serve The Underserved” with a distinguished panel of speakers: Ryan Jonghoon Kim (Group Chief Digital Officer, FWD Insurance), Lotte Schou Zibell (Regional Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Ankit Shrivastava (Director Digital Product, Aegon Asia), …