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About SUTD

The Singapore University of Technology and Design is Singapore’s fourth autonomous university and one of the first in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a multidisciplinary, research-intensive curriculum and pedagogy centered around 4 Pillars:

  • Architecture and Sustainable Design
  • Engineering Product Development
  • Engineering Systems and Design
  • Information Systems Technology and Design

SUTD aims advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs and create a better world by design.

About the FIRST Industry Workshop

As an Institute of Higher Learning and an Autonomous University, SUTD is a vital stakeholder in advancing scientific knowledge and conducting cutting-edge R&D to design tomorrow’s technology today

The annual FIRST (Fostering Industrial Research Success Together) Industry Workshop was first convened in 2016 to provide a platform to foster collaborative research success by developing and deepening industry-academia ties.

The Workshop brings together relevant high-level stakeholders from industry, academia and the Government while showcasing relevant SUTD graduate-level research capabilities

Importance of Industry-Academia Collaboration

The long history of academic-industry collaboration has produced many innovative and lasting breakthroughs, such as the atomic bomb under the Manhattan Project.

In the 21st century, these partnerships will become necessary due to:

  • Increasing global economic volatility
  • Economic competition from other countries (esp. from emerging economies)
  • Rapidly evolving technological progress influencing the way people interact, work and communicate

Profile of FIRST Industry Workshop guests

Industry Organisations
Government Ministries/Statuory Boards
Institutes of Higher Learning/Public Research Centres
Trade Associations/Chambers

Notable Participating Organisations

Industry%

Industry

  • 3M Singapore
  • Changi Airport Group
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei International
  • Hyflux
  • JTC Corporation
  • Leica Microsystems
  • LinkedIn Singapore
  • Nestle Singapore
  • Panasonic Singapore
  • Pfizer Asia Manufacturing
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Singapore Power
  • ST Engineering
  • Thales Solutions Asia
  • Visa Worldwide

        And many more!

Government%

Government

    • A*STAR
    • Building & Construction Authority
    • DSTA
    • Economic Development Board
    • Energy Market Authority
    • Govtech
    • Infocomm Media Development Authority
    • Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Ministry of Home Affairs
    • Ministry of National Development
    • PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

                  And many more!

Academia%

Academia

    • BCA Academy
    • IP Academy
    • ITE College East
    • Ministry Of Education
    • National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster
    • National Research Foundation
    • NTU
    • NUS
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    • Republic Polytechnic
    • SIT
    • TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)

                  and many more!

Trade Associations / Chambers%

Trade Associations/Chambers

  • Singapore Business Federation
  • Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China
  • Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
  • Singapore Space and Technology Association
  • New Zealand Chamber of Commerce