Association of Science, Technology and Innovation
The Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) is an association of educators, scientists, industry representatives and individuals who are committed in advancing the role of the scientific community in inspiring youths of the nation to join and excel in the field of science. The members aim to help revolutionalise the teaching, understanding, and awareness of the vital role science, technology and innovation, STI, plays in fulfilling the economic, health and environmental requirements of the world’s population. Members also seek to mentor and encourage youths to seek new innovative methods and technologies that will enhance the learning of science and understanding. In addition, ASTI tries to use science, technology and innovation, STI for the advancement of mankind and protection of the environment that nourishes all. ASTI believes that science, technology and innovation, STI is part of the wider realm of knowledge such as arts, history, language and others. ASTI was set up by the founders of Science Fair for Young Children (SFYC) on 25th October 2012.
ASTI’s VISION STATEMENT
To be the premier association in Malaysia for the promotion of education and understanding of scientific knowledge, technological advancement and innovative projects, both locally and internationally.
ASTI’s MISSION STATEMENT
The Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) provides leadership in scientific education and technical support to improve and grow awareness in all areas of the science through the generation, dissemination and exchange of information and services.
- To stimulate the discovery, application and dissemination of knowledge.
- To create an atmosphere in which various segments of the scientific community can freely exchange knowledge and expertise for the betterment of the community.
- To provide encouragement and support to the younger generation, in particular students, through a variety of activities which are able to help develop creative, inventive and innovative results in science, technology and innovation.
- To recognise outstanding personal achievement in science, technology and innovation within the community.
- To sponsor programmes for challenging and developing youths for leadership responsibilities.
- To undertake projects which contribute towards the development of science, technology and innovation.
- To provide training and solutions to organisations and institutions in the area of science, technology and innovation.
GeoWorks is Southeast Asia’s first geospatial industry centre, operated by the Singapore Land Authority. As an industry centre, it aims to foster a vibrant geospatial ecosystem in Singapore and beyond – bringing together geospatial businesses such as MNCs, scale-ups and government agencies to promote business growth, drive innovation and build a diverse, well-connected geospatial community.
Institute of Civil Engineers
ICE is an independent professional association for civil engineers and a charitable body in the United Kingdom. Based in London, ICE has over 92,000 members, of whom three quarters are located in the UK, while the rest are located in more than 150 other countries.
International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises
The International Society for Small and Medium Enterprises (ISSME) is a non-government, not-for- profit, leading global industry organization for micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) founded in 2010, with its headquarters at New Delhi, the capital of India. It works with members, affiliates and partners across the world for the promotion of micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It enjoys special consultative/ observer status with concerned agencies in United Nation (UN) system like UNECOSOC, UNESCAP, UNDESA, etc. It also cooperates actively with several intergovernmental and international organizations like UNGC, WCO, WIPO, etc.
ISSME’s creation was driven by the strong desire to develop a global association of small businesses and their support institutions for the sustainable and inclusive growth of SMEs without getting influenced by any government. It tries to achieve this goal through myriads of activities such as articulating the concerns of SMEs at all relevant forums, dissemination of knowledge & information, organization of tailor-made training programmes, conferences/ seminars to create better understanding of topical issues that SMEs face and networking opportunities, lobbying for pro-SMEs policies & programmes, catalyzing international cooperation for reinforcing SMEs, etc.
ISSME brings together policy makers, experts, academics, researchers and SME entrepreneurs from around the world. They use this platform to share their experience, knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. ISSME builds synergies between the activities of SMEs support institutions across the world and the enabling framework and programmes of governments and Non-Government Organisations working for the promotion of the sector.
ISSME is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization which necessitates it to consistently provide services that meet the expectations of its members as well as applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. ISSME is authorized by the Government of India to issue Certificate of Origin (non-preferential) to the Indian exporters.
ISSME members and affiliates comprise Governments & Small Business Administrations, SME Promotional/Nodal Agencies, Banks & Financial Institutions, Industry Associations/ Federations/ Councils/Networks, Public Sector Undertakings, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Economic Research Institutions, Universities, Regional Bodies/Groups, Academic Institutions, INGOs, Development Organizations for SMEs, Research & Training Institutions, Small Business Development Centers, Science & Technology Parks, Students, Researchers, Small Business Enterprises and Large Stakeholder Organizations safeguarding the interests of their respective sectors for SMEs. ISSME affiliates are located at different parts of the world designated as Honorary Permanent Representatives and Senior Advisors.
The ability to interact and connect with one another through ISSME provides its members, affiliates and partners an opportunity to enrich and expand their contributions to the global business community. These personal and professional contacts in other countries and across cultures give ISSME members, affiliates and partner an advantage in the global marketplace.
We are living in knowledge economy, where knowledge is the essence of doing business. ISSME, which is supported in its endeavour by a pool of experts in their respective fields being part of its worldwide network, promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice.
ISSME primarily focuses on strategies and policies proven to be effective in sustained growth of SMEs. It ensures business cooperation amongst enterprises in different countries by helping with technology transfer and trade promotion. Its long list of functions includes gathering and sharing of information on policies and programmes; identifying centres for training of entrepreneurs and personnel employed by them and providing adequate marketing opportunities to small businesses by enabling their participation in global events. It also undertakes studies and research on various aspects which are crucial for small businesses.
Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international consortium of more than 530 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
OGC’s member-driven consensus process creates royalty free, publicly available, open geospatial standards. Existing at the cutting edge, OGC actively analyzes and anticipates emerging tech trends, and runs an agile, collaborative Research and Development (R&D) lab - the OGC Innovation Program - that builds and tests innovative prototype solutions to members' use cases.
OGC members together form a global forum of experts and communities that use location to connect people with technology and improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating a sustainable future for us, our children, and future generations.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. Incorporated by Royal Charter to lead the built environment globally, RICS promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the valuation, development and management of land, estate, construction and infrastructure.
The RICS qualification is a globally recognised mark of property professionalism worldwide, with a growing number of over 130,000 RICS professionals and Regulated Firms bringing confidence to markets through the consistent delivery of standards. Besides working to promote robust and well-functioning property markets through standards and regulation, we also effect positive change in the built and natural environments through promoting best practice, insights and thought leadership on key issues.
With up to seventy per cent of the world’s wealth bound up in land and real estate, RICS works to safeguard and support stable, sustainable investment and growth internationally in the public interest. For more information, please visit rics.org.
SGTech is a premier trade association for the tech industry in Singapore. Within a rapidly evolving technology landscape, SGTech strives to create an ecosystem that anticipates trends and develops sustainable initiatives to strengthen the community and help the industry grow.
SGTech’s over 900 members range from innovative start-ups, vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises to top multinational corporations that leverage technology as a core driver of their business.
Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers
The Institute was established in 1982 when the Singapore Institute of surveyors and the Singapore Institute of Valuers merged. The Institute comprises 3 divisions: the Land Surveyors, the Quantity Surveyors and the Valuation and General Practice.
The Land Surveyors play a crucial role in the proper erection of buildings, especially high-rise construction, and the accurate delineation and identification of vertical and horizontal interests in these buildings.
The Quantity Surveyors are consulted on the economics of cost in the development or redevelopment process.
The Valuers give advice on the values of interests in property upon which all real estate activities are based on. In addition, the Valuation and General Practice also comprise real estate professionals dealing in marketing and agency, management and various forms of consultancy on real estate issues.
Thai Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association
Thai Electrical & Mechanical Contractors Association (TEMCA) was founded in 1985 as a dependable center for its members consisted of electrical and mechanical contractors, manufacturers and suppliers of related equipment. TEMCA is instrumental in encouraging and supporting its members to improve their business and to strengthen their potentials to compete in both local and international arena. Besides general activities, TEMCA takes part in improving the standards and the ethics of the business involved in engineering and installation practices in Thailand. TEMCA is also the Authorized Center for Electrician Competency Assessment and Accreditation of DSD. Find more details of TEMCA profile and activities on the website at www.temcathai.com.