Gemstar opens innovation centre in Singapore

Monday 5th September 2016, Sydney, Australia. As part of Gemstar’s ongoing championing of South-East Asia as a strategic launching pad for Australian companies, the company today announced the opening of their Innovation Centre of Excellence in the heart of Singapore later this month.

Headquartered in Sydney, Gemstar Technology is a commercial advisory and personalised accelerator with a strong international marketing focus. Gemstar’s vision is to be the go-to partner for budding talent and any company wanting to expand into international markets in a confident, trusted and low-risk manner.

“I’m confident that Gemstar’s established presence in Singapore will continue to accelerate business locally, regionally and globally, and be a stepping stone for future growth. And our plans don’t stop just with Singapore – we’ve set our sights on North America and Europe in the future,” said Gemma Manning, Founder and Managing Director of Gemstar.

The opening of the Innovation Centre of Excellence will allow for a diverse range of Australian innovators and entrepreneurs to set up a distinct presence in the South-East Asia market. It will also enhance bi-lateral trade between Australia and Singapore, fostering local talent in Singapore and acceleration into Australia. With the recent announcement of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, this is particularly relevant.

Since Gemstar’s inception in 2013, the company has paved the way for more than 10 companies to enter Singapore and South-East Asia including ParentPaperwork, Phoria,, and FuturePeople. Some of these companies will be taking up immediate residence in the Innovation Centre later when it opens later this month, highlighting the importance and timely nature of the centre for companies wanting to expand into Asia via Singapore.

Gemstar provides an alternative pathway for companies to expand locally and globally. The company’s strategic marketing focus – combined with impressive networks, relationships and insights, which take time to foster and nurture – aims to make international growth easier and more effective.

“The challenge is for Australian companies to prioritise South-East Asia in their start-up and scale-up plans. The opening of the Innovation Centre of Excellence is a timely event and key way to make this happen. I’m delighted to see this vision come to life, after identifying this gap in the market more than three years ago.”

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