The Netherlands
High tech industries in the Netherlands are among the most innovative in the world, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research and development. The Netherlands’ centuries-old tradition of creativity, pragmatism, entrepreneurship, openness and collaboration forms a perfect fit for the High-Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) sector. These qualities make the Netherlands the perfect place to find solutions to the challenges society is facing today in the areas of health and wellness, security, renewable energy, mobility and climate; solutions that, due to the complexity of the challenge, are primarily generated through cross-overs in technology and collaboration. HTSM centres-of-excellence are located around the country with perhaps the most significant being Brainport region Eindhoven, in the Southeast of the Netherlands – voted World’s Most Innovative Region, in 2015. There are also strong concentrations of high-tech companies and universities in other parts of the Netherlands, such as around Twente and Delft. The high-tech sector includes a number of closely related industries including: the high-tech systems industries, automotive, aerospace and materials.

More information can be found on: https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/high-tech-industries

Singapore
Singapore has defined four high-tech key industries; aerospace engineering, electronics, precision engineering and medical technology. Singapore’s strong industrial base in electronics, infocommunications and mechanical engineering has supported the growth of related automotive R&D in Singapore. Singapore recognizes robotics as a growth industry, and aims to build an ecosystem that is globally competitive and differentiated. Singapore also intends to leverage advanced robotics (and more broadly autonomous systems) as an enabler to meet some of service delivery needs (e.g. in healthcare). Through strategic deployment, advanced robotics can potentially help free up resources, enabling our workforce to take on higher value, more productive jobs. The precision engineering sector’s unique strengths are key reasons for Singapore’s global leadership position in areas such as aerospace, semiconductor equipment, medical technology and oil & gas equipment.

More information can be found on: https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/industries.html