Which companies are using IoT in Southeast Asia?

Which companies are using IoT in Southeast Asia?

CIO Asia compiles list with some of the most innovative companies and start-ups using IoT across ASEAN

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MimosaTEK’s solutions are applied to short-day plants such as vegetables and perennial plants such as black pepper, maca, and citrus trees. It also collaborates with bigger companies working in irrigation infrastructure supplies and greenhouse construction to provide complete solutions for their customers.


Caring for the elderly can be a challenging and stressful situation for working families and those who can’t afford looking after loved ones 24 hours a day.

The team behind Thailand’s BAESLab knows that very well and decided to create an IoT platform for elderly care that’s able to monitor loved ones who need assistance.

Among the products that they have created using IoT are Watchfully and Oura.

Watchfully is a wristband or necklace that creates a location-tracking signal which can alert family members and emergency response units whenever an elderly wearing the device falls or requires immediate medical assistance.

Oura is a ring-sized wellness computer that helps its users sleep and generally perform better.


In 2017, Singaporean start-up KAMARQ, a venture furniture company aiming to "expand your world" with original products that follow a brand-new "Furniture x IT" concept, merged with ComZeit, a company that specialises in developing solutions for IoT products and equipment management and control.

Among the products offered by KAMARQ is Sound Table, a speaker-infused table that can be controlled from a smartphone and play music and ambient sounds that reflect the weather outside.

By combining multiple functions in a single product, they want to replace two things with one, and put into practice the "Buy Less" philosophy.

According to the start-up, they are the first and only IoT venture that produces a new product that combines furniture and IT.


This Singapore-based aquatech start-up uses IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) “to create a world water revolution”.

In 2017 they launches Umigarden, a product which provides feeding optimisation in aquaculture by fish school analysis.Their aim is to improve the safety, sustainability, stable supply of aquatic resources, and the working environment in aquaculture by developing and providing a computer model that accumulates cultured know-how around the world.

And in August the company started a service to provide reliable data for aquaculture insurance. The service utilises IoT and satellite remote sensing to evaluate and mitigate risks associated with ocean environment and farm operations.


This Vietnamese company leverages on IoT technology and the circular economy to produce the most sustainable and affordable protein from crickets (yes, the grasshopper-like insect) - a regular diet for more than 2 billion people worldwide.

They build shipping containers integrated with their in-house cricket towers together with the environment monitoring and control system connected to a cloud platform that allows rearing crickets easily and productively.

They feed the crickets mainly on agriculture by-products in combination with other biological plants under certain researched schemes. By doing this they manage to achieve high quality protein in the finished products and are also qualified for condition of organic produce.

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