TAIPEI -- Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Delta Electronics have established a joint laboratory to develop smart technologies that will enhance everyday lives, enable better learning and advance manufacturing processes.
The Delta – NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems was officially launched today by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
The S$45 million joint lab will work on developing cyber-physical systems, ranging from large infrastructure systems such as water and power distribution to emerging consumer systems such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT), an ever-growing network of physical objects and systems connected to the Internet.
The new joint lab is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore under its Corporate [email protected] Scheme, which funds key corporate laboratories set up through public-private partnerships.
At its full capacity, the lab will have more than 80 researchers and staff, including NTU PhD students.
Together with scientists from both Delta Research Center and NTU, the new lab will develop innovations in four key research areas in cyber-physical systems: Smart Manufacturing, Smart Learning, Smart Living, and Smart Commercialisation.
Cyber-physical systems are important in our everyday lives. They include electronic devices such as mobile phones, temperature and humidity sensors connected through networks for monitoring and control of physical systems like air-conditioning and lighting.
This is Delta's third laboratory in Singapore, and NTU's fourth Corporate Laboratory, with three labs already set up with leading industry partners Rolls Royce, ST Engineering and SMRT. Delta launched two other labs last year, the Life Science and Diagnostics Lab in partnership with A*STAR's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and the joint laboratory on the Internet-of-Things with NTU.
The NRF Corporate [email protected] Scheme seeks to strengthen Singapore's innovation eco-system by encouraging public-private research and development collaboration between universities and companies. This allows universities to work on developing cutting edge solutions for problems faced by the industries. The collaboration creates employment opportunities and trains a pool of industry-ready research talent.