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Sustainable Living Lab's makers space is equipped with various gadgets including 3-dimensional printers and laser cutters.

Interview: How to make Singapore's Smart Nation Project smarter

Sustainable Living Lab co-founder Veerappan Swaminathan discusses the work ahead

TOMOMI KIKUCHI, Nikkei staff writer | Singapore

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Smart Nation initiative needs to progress faster for its benefits to spread beyond large corporations to small and medium enterprises, according to Veerappan Swaminathan, co-founder of Sustainable Living Lab, a Singaporean startup that operates a shared space for entrepreneurs and engineers to prototype their ideas.

Swaminathan, a graduate of the National University of Singapore's Overseas Colleges Program, spoke with the Nikkei Asian Review on how his experience in Silicon Valley shaped his views on cultivating entrepreneurship and technology in Singapore.

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