SparkLabs Group declared that it has kicked off SparkLabs Connex, the latest program in its community of startup accelerators and venture funds. Targeted on real estate technology and the Internet of Things, SparkLabs Connex will tap into startup communities in Silicon Valley, Seoul, Taipei, and Singapore.
The program will assist startups working with tech, like artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, low-power wide-area networks, eSIMS and security, essential to the green structure and smart city programs. Charles Reed Anderson, the founder of Singapore-based IoT, mobility, and smart city advisory agency CRA & Associates will lead SparkLabs Connex as its managing partner.
The program’s companions include Nokia, True Digital, and Skyroam, as well as the cities of Taipei, Taiwan, South Korea, and Darwin, Australia, which will be functioning with its portfolio startups to test and deploy their technology.
SparkLabs Connex is also working with Go Smart, the Taipei City project to create a global network of smart cities, and the City Expertise Alliance, which checks sensible city tech in France, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
In a press statement, Anderson stated, “My ambition for SparkLabs Connex is to turn into the innovation hub for the IoT, smart city and prop-tech ecosystems, and I’m excited with the quality and variety of collaborations we have made at launch-and will sign in the future. SparkLabs Connex is not just an accelerator, it’s an ecosystem play, and we believe it creates a novel value proposition for startups, companions, and investors.”