Easy-to-adopt technology for SMEs to boost productivity on display

Visitors to the ICM Horizons 2013 at the Biopolis check out a vision-based sensing platform that can help detect the number of empty parking lots as well as illegal parking. With several new innovations set to hit the markets later this year, small a
Visitors to the ICM Horizons 2013 at the Biopolis check out a vision-based sensing platform that can help detect the number of empty parking lots as well as illegal parking. With several new innovations set to hit the markets later this year, small and medium enterprises can look forward to more easily-adoptable technologies to boost productivity. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN  

With several new innovations set to hit the markets later this year, small and medium enterprises can look forward to more easily-adoptable technologies to boost productivity.

At least 20 such innovations are currently on display at a two-day exhibition, ICM Horizons 2013, at the Biopolis. The exhibition ends on Thursday.

This is the 20th edition of the annual event which is organised by Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*Star) Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R). This year the event specifically targets SMEs, in line with recent national calls to raise productivity in this sector.

Executive director of I2R Dr Tan Geok Leng said researchers have tried to address the challenges faced by SMEs in adopting such technology. The new technology took into account the ease of implementation and the cost of each unit.