Launch of Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory


DPM Teo Chee Hean addressing the launch ceremony
Photo: NRF Singapore

Keppel Corporation (Keppel) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have set up the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. The laboratory, which will be based at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, is established with an investment amount of S$75 million. Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, 
Mr Teo Chee Hean, who is also Chairman of NRF, launched the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory on 25 Nov 2013.

This is the second laboratory to be established under the NRF's Corporate Lab @ University scheme, which is established to support Singapore's local universities in their conduct of industry-related research with companies as partners. 

Addressing the launch ceremony, DPM Teo said: "The Corporate Lab @ University scheme strengthens our innovation system by encouraging public-private R&D collaboration between Universities and Companies. It ensures that research conducted by Universities has impact by developing cutting-edge solutions for real problems faced by industry."  
Read DPM Teo Chee Hean's speech.  



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Media Briefing on the Corporate Lab @ University Scheme and Launch of the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory

The local media and trade publications met both co-chairmen of the corporate laboratory, Mr Michael Chia (Managing Director, Marine and Technology, Keppel Offshore & Marine) and Prof Chan Eng Soon (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, NUS) to learn about the various research thrusts of this collaboration. 

Said Prof Low Teck Seng, CEO, NRF Singapore, of the scheme“This collaboration is an inflexion point because it is the first time a local MNC is investing a substantial amount of money to engage a university in both the breadth and depth of research. This corporate laboratory will capitalise on Keppel’s expertise in the offshore and marine industry, as well as the research and technological capabilities that our universities have built over many years. The Corp Lab @ University scheme is a proactive approach to catalyse the translation of research into accrued benefits for Singapore.”

Media briefing at Keppel Offshore and Marine.
Photo: NRF Singapore

Last updated: 07 Nov 2016

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