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The IDC intends to become the world’s premier scholarly hub for technologically intensive design. The IDC is built upon the development of the following foundations:

  • Innovations for societal needs
  • Intellectual merit
  • Leaders for an innovation-based economy

The Temasek Laboratories is a centre for excellence in defence-related research. It specialises in systems design and integration – such as unmanned systems, information systems, soldier systems and engineering systems.

The LKY CIC is established to stimulate thinking and research on the critical issues of cities and urbanisation and to provide breakthrough urban solutions. It is one of the first university centres to focus on the integrated use of technology and design to derive solutions for urban planning and urban design, development and management. The Centre will study the confluence of governance, social management frameworks, and technology and design innovations.

The iTRUST is a centre for interdisciplinary research in trustworthy infocomm systems. It conducts fundamental and applied research in the broad areas of information and system security, including large and complex cyber physical systems.

The SUTD Digital Manufacturing and Design and (DManD) Centre has been established to carry out cutting-edge research that will create the frontiers of digital design and manufacturing by bringing together new ideas and multidisciplinary fields to develop new technologies, catalyze new products, create entire industries centered in Singapore based on digital design and manufacturing, and provide the human capital that will help establish Singapore as a world leader in high-value-added digital manufacturing.

Game Lab

SUTD Game Lab provides state-of-the-art skills and expertise in game design for serious games in the field of AI, education, healthcare, and AR/VR technologies. We deliver commercially ready systems through collaboration with industry and faculty and thus reinforce the capability of SUTD in these cutting-edge domains.

Opportunity Lab is an interdisciplinary lab which, through dialogue, description and design, seeks to understand and enhance the design role that people play in social change.

Smart cities are a global phenomenon and many opportunities have arisen worldwide for innovative technologies to be implemented into cities to better connect people and devices, optimise resources and further automate daily services and tasks. With the intent to address challenges and meet the needs of growing Smart Cities worldwide, ST Engineering and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have, since Dec 2015, established the ST Engineering-SUTD Centre for Smart Systems. As a leading centre in translational R&D, the centre researches and develops innovative solutions in the form of frontier Smart System technologies, which aim to improve the quality of life for citizens in Smart Cities and contribute to sustainable living.

A collaboration between ST Electronics and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to raise the bar for advanced cyber security technologies and build sophisticated next-generation solutions and products to address current and future cyber security challenges.

At the Lab, researchers will leverage Keysight’s latest state-of-the-art equipment and software solutions, and tap on the company’s global technology and industry expertise as they work on three major R&D projects for Smart Factories of tomorrow (also known as Industry 4.0). These projects, incorporating the latest developments in security, Big Data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), will:

  • address the diminishing test access of printed circuit boards (PCB) and advance the development of fault detection and fault isolation;
  • harvest Industry 4.0 manufacturing big data, develop advanced predictive and machine learning algorithms, and advance anomaly detection and identification; and,
  • strengthen the cyber-physical security of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and systems against malicious threat.

These projects will translate into better quality products, smarter utilisation of resources, improved efficiency, productivity and security.