Daily Markup #352: Aerodyne to boost economic growth in Sabah with drone technology; Escavox supports Australia-wide education program with simulation; Gnowbe learners log 10-15x higher completion rate than unicorn learning platforms

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Aiming high

  • The state of Sabah in Malaysia is set for a boost in the application of drone technology. 500-backed Aerodyne has signed a three-way Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KKIP Aerospace Training Centre (KATC) and Sabah Creative Economy and Innovation Centre (SCENIC).
  • The goal of this partnership is to increase productivity and improve economic growth in the state.
  • Aerodyne founder and group CEO Kamarul A Muhamed said the company would be working with KATC to train and develop human capital in the sector.
  • “Aerodyne will create a strong market presence and bring its core technologies to the state of Sabah,” said Kamarul. “Through this collaboration, Aerodyne hopes to support the digital transformation of local industries such as precision agriculture, geospatial surveillance, port management, project monitoring, and many more.”
  • Read the full article on Digital News Asia here.

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Passing knowledge

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  • Youth interested in the Australian supply chain sector will soon see an upgrade in their classroom learning. A pilot education program that began last year will be launched nationwide.
  • 500-backed Escavox is supporting the program with a customized version of its software which gives students the simulated experience of managing a global food supply chain.
  • “We are a young company at the forefront of the food supply chain evolution that is seeing more food businesses relying on data-informed solutions powered by IoT (Internet of Things) systems to drive their operations more efficiently and profitably into the future,” said Escavox chief executive Luke Wood.
  • “To be globally competitive in this space, it is critical we are equipping our students of today to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow,” he added.
  • Read the full story here.

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A new way of learning

  • So-Young Kang, founder and CEO of 500-backed edtech startup Gnowbe spoke to Tech Collective about the startup’s new product, GnowbeLearn.
  • Using a proprietary learning methodology called “Know-Think-Apply-Share”, GnowbeLearn breaks down even the most complex concepts into 10-minute bites and goes beyond simple video watching and rote learning.
  • “Our learners have also shown 10 to 15x higher completion rates compared to other unicorn learning platforms,” said So-Young.
  • “People’s attention spans are short and 10 minutes provides enough time to learn one new concept. By piecing together multiple bites together, learners can have a full meal and develop a new skill,” she added.
  • Read the full interview here.



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