SUTD’s inaugural FIRST Industry Workshop was organised by the Office of Graduate Studies on 27 July 2016.
With over 300 industry guests, it was a great success and the perfect platform to bring together SUTD’s industry partners, SUTD faculty and SUTD graduate students.
Professor Yeo Kiat Seng (Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and International Relations, SUTD) officially kicked off the event before keynote speeches by Mr Tham Sai Choy (Managing Partner and Regional Chairman of KPMG) and Mr Lim Chye Seng (Deputy Director for Corporate Business Development in ICS, MediaTek Singapore).
Professor Yeo Kiat Seng’s opening address to the FIRST Industry Workshop 2016 audience.
In the afternoon, the FIRST Research Showcase featured over over three dozen innovative research projects from SUTD graduate students at the SUTD Campus Centre. These research projects were structured around three of the Singapore Government’s Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 Plan (RIE2020) primary technology domains:
Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
Digital Solutions & Services
Urban Sustainable Solutions
SUTD PhD ESD student Barnabé Monnot presents his research poster to the FIRST Industry judges.
SUTD PhD ISTD student Howard Yang presents his research poster to the FIRST Industry judges.
Many renowned companies were in attendance at the FIRST Industry Workshop:
Other notable attendees included Panasonic, Infineon, Divergent Technologies, Qualcomm, Samco and Gartner.
In addition, SUTD’s partnership with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) was further cemented through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the FIRST Industry Workshop.
Both organisations will henceforth collaborate on:
Graduate-level manpower training (e.g. Industrial Postgraduate Programme).
SUTD Capstone industry projects and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects.
Development and technology transfer in the areas of the built environment.
The SUTD-BCA Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony.