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The Smart Nation Research Cluster has been growing, with the consolidation and establishment of strategic entities over the years. Today, these entities include:



2018

Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP)


The Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP) will work with companies in Singapore’s maritime and port sectors to improve their technical know-how, efficiency and productivity, and prepare them for the next phase of global competition. C4NGP will also ensure that the Centre’s research and development efforts are aligned with industry needs. 

Website: https://www.isem.nus.edu.sg/research/C4NGP

 

2018

Grab-NUS Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


The Grab-NUS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab was established with the aim to solve complex, real-world transportation challenges in Southeast Asia.  By combining data from the Grab platform with NUS’ research expertise in the field of AI, the Lab will map out traffic patterns and identify ways to directly impact mobility and liveability of cities across Southeast Asia.

Website: Coming Soon



2017

AI Singapore


AI Singapore (AISG) is a national programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to catalyse, synergise and boost Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to power our future, digital economy. AISG will bring together Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI start-ups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore’s AI efforts. AISG is driven by a government-wide partnership comprising NRF, the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO), the Economic Development Board (EDB), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), SGInnovate, and the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS).

Website: https://www.aisingapore.org



2017

Singapore Data Science Consortium


The Singapore Data Science Consortium (SDSC) is a national partnership between the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the National University Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Singapore Management University (SMU) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).The Consortium will be the key platform in Singapore for industry to access the latest data science technologies, applications, and expertise from the academia to create innovative solutions that solve real-world challenges. The SDSC will help the industry to identify and shape their data science problem statements, match companies to the relevant potential R&D partners, and conduct industry engagement events and workshops to allow companies to understand the possibilities that data science and data analytics can bring to their business and operations.

Website: sdsc.sg



2017

National Cybersecurity R&D laboratory


The National Cybersecurity R&D laboratory (NCL) is a shared national infrastructure that provides computing resources, together with repeatable and controllable experimentation environments, for the cybersecurity R&D community. The infrastructure includes a compute cluster that provides a wide range of provisioning mechanisms, security data and services. NCL aims to provide a platform that fosters and encourages collaboration among researchers in academia, the industry as well as government bodies through the sharing and validation of research outcomes. The laboratory was established in November 2015 and is funded by the National Research Foundation.

Website: http://ncl.sg



2016

NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory


The NRF-funded NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory is a collaborative effort between researchers from NUS and Singtel to investigate cyber security problems and technologies in four areas relevant to Singapore and Singtel's future business strategy: (1) Predictive Security Analytics; (2) Cloud, Network and Data Security; (3) The Internet of Things and Industrial Control Systems; and (4) Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems (enabled through development of novel quantum technologies).

Website: https://www.nus-singtel.nus.edu.sg



2016

Institute for Operations Research and Analytics


The NUS Initiative in Institute for Operations Research and Analytics will leverage and mobilise NUS’ existing strengths in diverse disciplines to create integrated capabilities in modelling and computation, to conduct translational research on innovative business models and practices, and to mount a new multi-disciplinary PhD program to attract students and scholars to conduct cutting edge research in NUS.

Website: http://iora.nus.edu.sg



2016

Institute of Data Science


The Institute of Data Science (IDS) agglomerates, and further builds on, substantial strengths in data science and analytics in NUS. IDS coordinates and supports data science research initiatives across NUS. The value of the solutions that IDS can provide is through combining the expertise from multiple disciplines to tackle a problem from an all-round angle. In this way, solutions derived will actually be more superior than those derived singularly by each discipline. IDS seeks to collaborate with industry partners to contribute to innovation and solutions across a diverse range of sectors, including industry, government, community services and of course, education. IDS will also educate a next generation of "brain-heavy" data scientists.

Website: http://ids.nus.edu.sg



2016

Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium


The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium offers a forum for engagement between academia, companies and government agencies. Such engagement is envisioned to enable greater translation of use-inspired research, and greater deployment of cutting-edge technologies in companies. The consortium promotes the bond between academia and industry in the area of cybersecurity via mechanisms such as cyber-camps, technical updates and seed grant disbursement for joint projects.

Website: http://sgcsc.sg



2016

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI)


Ineffective risk communication has consequences. It could lead to misguided decision-making, uninformed by sound evidence-based research. Resources could be ineffectively allocated to address over-perceived risk and opportunities could be missed. Established in October 2016, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) seeks to transform the risk communication landscape in Asia, and help the public better understand and work with risk. LRFI will establish itself as a trusted neutral voice to bridge public perception with scientific evidence, it will expand the knowledge on risk communication in Asia through research, and equip individuals to understand, navigate and work with risk through its courses and outreach programmes.

Website: lrfi.nus.edu.sg



2015

Virtual NUS


The Virtual NUS programme will tap on NUS' world-class expertise in data science, operations research, cybersecurity, machine learning, and the behavioural and social sciences. This programme will see the transformation of NUS' flagship Kent Ridge Campus into a living, digital community (test-bed), which will allow design, development and testing of innovative big data applications and solutions that can change the way we live, learn, work and play. Virtual NUS will generate valuable dynamic and panel data about the people and their activities on NUS campus which can be used for the design, development and testing of these new applications and solutions.

Website: https://virtualnus.nus.edu.sg/main



2011

Centre for Behavioural Economics (CBE)


Behavioural Economics increases the explanatory power of economics by providing it with more realistic psychological foundations. Specifically, behavioural economics uses cognitive and emotional factors to understand and predict important economic decisions of individuals and institutions and their effects on market behaviour. The NUS Centre for Behavioural Economics aspires to develop thought leadership in behavioural economics and be a leading centre of such research by publishing first-rate research in the most prestigious journals in business, economics and psychology.

Website: https://bschool.nus.edu.sg/cbe



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The 12 interdisciplinary entities are housed in the Innovation4.0 (i4.0) Building – home to the NUS Smart Nation Research Cluster. The University’s technology transfer office, NUS Industry Liaison Office, is also located in i4.0 to accelerate the transfer of NUS’ research digital innovations to the commercial marketplace. By co-locating complementary programmes in one building, the NUS Smart Nation Research Cluster will be able to reap synergies, facilitate meaningful partnerships as well as generate spin-offs from its digital R&D efforts. The six-storey state-of-the-art building provides a total of 15,400 sqm of research, office and interaction spaces, as well as a makerspace for entrepreneurial activities, a smart café, an auditorium and atrium lounges. i4.0 is within walking distance to NUS School of Computing, NUS Business School and NUS Enterprise. This close proximity facilitates the sharing of ideas, capabilities and expertise beyond the i4.0 community to further stimulate collaborative activities among researchers from different disciplines.

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