5:00 PM17:00


The Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle attended a series of presentations about TUM CREATE and its research activities here in Singapore followed by some refreshments on the Sky Terrace on level 10 after the session.  

TUMCREATE is a research platform in collaboration of Technische Universität München and Singapore´s National Research Fund as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

Researchers from Germany and Singapore work together “Towards the Ultimate Public Transport System” and have developed an electrical vehicle adapted to the needs in tropical mega-cities.


5:00 – 5:15 TUMCREATE: Towards the Ultimate Public Transport System by Dr. Thomas Aulig

5:15 – 5:25 City Mobility Simulator (CityMoS) presented by Daniel Zehe

5:25 – 5:35 Modular e-Vehicle Design Tool presented by Ganesh Sethumaran

5:35 – 5:45 Precast Ultra-Thin Whitetopping presented by Dr. Nen Nguyen Dinh

5:45 – 5:55 Vision-Based Techniques presented by Dr. Alok Prakash

5:55 – 6:05 Charging Simulation for Electric Vehicles presented by Marc Gallet

6:05 – 6:15 Virtual Design Lab for Human Behaviour presented by Sebastian Stadler

6:15 – 6:30 Question and Answer

6:30 – 7:00 Networking Apéro on Sky Terrace (Level 10)

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Visit of MajuLab, Center for Quantum Technology
3:30 PM15:30

Visit of MajuLab, Center for Quantum Technology

Majulab is a Joint International Unit between France and Singapore involving several partner institutions: CNRS, Cote d’Azur University and Sorbonne University on the French side, and NUS and NTU on the Singaporean side. The research programme started in 2014 and was renewed in 2017 for 5 years.

It is hosted in the Center for Quantum Technologies at NUS and in the School of Physical et Mathematical Sciences in NTU MajuLab experimental and theoretical research activities are multidisciplinary in nature and focus on: Quantum gases, Quantum information, Quantum computing, Chemistry of materials and interfaces, Metamaterials, Two-dimensional materials, Photonics and laser physics, Soft matter (hydrodynamics and granular media)

Programme :

·         15h30 introduction : The CNRS Joint International Units in Singapore, by Luc Le Clavez, Director of the CNRS ASEAN Office

·         16h00  The Majulab joint international unit, by Christian Miniatura, French co-director

·         16h45 The Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS, by  par Lai Choy Heng, CQT Deputy Director

·         17h15 informal discussion at Quantum Café  


Venue :

Center for Quantum Technology, National University of Singapore

CQT conference room @ Quantum Café, Level 3

Access map :

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Visit to Singapore Exchange
9:00 AM09:00

Visit to Singapore Exchange

Our Circle had the opportunity to learn about how new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are shaping the future of finance and trading. The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) presnted to us their views and actions on these topics from a tech&data and regulatory points of view.

We were fortunate to exchange with their team, in particular John Lim Boon Chin, Assistant Vice President Strategic Planning Office, Andrew Koay, Vice President FinTech & Data and Aaron Tan, Vice President FinTech & Data.

Singapore is growing fast as the FinTech hub of Asia. SGX has taken a strong stance to embrace technology changes and adopt new regulations.

Venue: SGX, Shenton Way 2, Singapore 068804

S&TDC Delegation at SGX
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2:45 AM02:45

Meeting with NTU new President - Prof. Subra Suresh

As you all know, Prof. Subra Suresh was appointed president of Nanyang Technological University in July last year and began his tenure January 1st this year.

Professor Suresh has a long and distinguished career in academia, industry and government, mainly from the US. He was the ninth President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2013 to 2017, and before that served as Director of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2010 to 2013, and Dean of the School of Engineering from 2007 to 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a faculty member for two decades.

Prof. Suresh will be a very central person in the academic and technology landscape in Singapore in the years to come, and I am sure all of us in the S&TDC are looking forward to meet with him in person and hear his thoughts and visions on the role of NTU in the science and technology progress of Singapore.



  • 02:45 - 03:00 PM
    - Gathering in the lobby of the NTU Administration Building
    - Introduction to NTU Campus Model by Ms Jenny Hallen Hedberg, Director, Office of International Affairs
  • 03:00 - 04:00 PM
    - Proceed to meeting room and exchange of business cards with Prof. Suresh
    - Greetings by S&TDC co-chairs
    - Presentation from President Suresh on his visions and outlook for NTU under his directions
    - Questions and answers
  • 04:00 - 05:00 PM
    Guided Tour of NTU and Lab visit



Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

STDC Delegation at NTU

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3:45 PM15:45

Visit to the National Research Foundation, Singapore

As we are entering the second year of the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle in Singapore, we are again very happy to meet with one of the key stakeholders of Singapore’s research community – the National Research Foundation.

In a similar manner as last year’s meeting, Professor Low Teck Seng, CEO of NRF will share with us his insights and visions of Singapore’s paths within research, innovation and enterprise.  


  • 03:45 - 04:00 PM
    Gathering in the lobby of the National Research Foundation in CREATE Tower
  • 04:00 - 05:00 PM
    - Proceed to meeting room and exchange of business cards with Dr. Low Tech Sengards with Prof. Tan
    - Greetings by S&TDC co-chairs
    - Presentation from Dr. Low on his visions and outlook for Singapore's research, innovation and enterprise paths
    - Questions and answers
  • 05:00 PM onwards
    Drinks and food at restaurant Sapore Italiano next door to NRF



1 CREATE Way #12-02
Singapore 135602

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3:30 AM03:30

Visit of FireEye Inc.

The S&TDC cordially invites you to visit the office of FireEye, Inc.’s Singapore office on 25 January 2018. 

FireEye is a cyber security company with over 5,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 825 of the Forbes Global 2000.  During the 2017 Singapore International Cyber Week, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean announced FireEye will be Singapore’s first partner to train its cyber-security professionals at a newly created academy.  Come join us in learning more about Fireye and the cyber security landscape.



  • 02:30 - 03:00 PM
    Arrival and mixer at FireEye office
  • 03:00 - 05:00 PM
    Program on cyber security landscape



FireEye, Inc.
#38-01, 8 Shenton Way
AXA Tower, Singapore



- Seats are limited and registrations will take place on a first come first serve basis
- Kindly bring along your official photo identification document for access to the building. Building access instructions will be sent following receipt of your RSVP.


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4:15 AM04:15

Meeting with the new president of NUS - Prof. Tan Eng Chye

As you all know, Prof. Tan Eng Chye is appointed the 5th president of National University of Singapore effectively from January 1st next year.

His bio can be found here.

The S&TDC is privileged to be one of the first association  to meet with Prof. Tan in his new position.

Please join the meeting with Prof. Tan on Thursday February 4th at the president's office of NUS.



  • 03:45 - 04:00 PM
    Gathering in the lobby of the University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, Level 6 (see map here)
  • 04:00 - 05:00 PM
    - Proceed to meeting room and exchange of business cards with Prof. Tan
    - Greetings by S&TDC co-chairs
    - Presentation from President Tan on his visions and outlook for NUS under his directions
    - Questions and answers
  • 05:00 PM
    End of meeting



University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing
21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119077

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5:15 AM05:15

Visit of the Singapore-ETH Centre

The S&TDC cordially invites you to a visit of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) on Thursday, 23 November 2017, from 4:15PM – 6.30PM (see complete agenda and venue details below). The Singapore-ETH Centre was established in 2010 by ETH Zurich - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF’s CREATE campus. In rapidly urbanising Asia, the Singapore-ETH Centre aims to provide practical solutions to some of the most pressing challenges on urban sustainability. The centre's first research programme - the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) combines science and design for a sustainable urban future with an Asian perspective. Launched in 2014, the Future Resilient Systems (FRS) programme seeks to develop a framework, methods and tools to make critical infrastructure systems more robust and resilient. Do join us for this unique opportunity to gain insights into the SEC’s cutting edge research projects in urban sustainability and resilience.

 To confirm your interest, kindly contact Sébastien Monnet  (sebastien.monnet [at]  by 21 November with the following:  1) full name, 2) designation/organization. 


Singapore-ETH Centre
1 Create Way
CREATE Tower, #06-01
Singapore 138602


  • 4.15pm – Registrations at the Value Lab Asia (level 6)
  • 4.30pm – Welcome and introduction to Singapore-ETH Centre & Future Resilient Systems
    by Prof Hans Heinimann, Programme Director of Future Resilient Systems
  • 4.55pm –  Introduction to Future Cities Laboratory
    by Jonathan Denis-Jacob, Research Manager of Future Cities Laboratory
  • 5.10pm Case study of FCL project: 3for2@UWCSEA
    by Bharath Seshadri, Project Manager of 3for2 Beyond Efficiency project, Future Cities Laboratory 
  • 5.25pm Q&A 
  • 5.45pm Tour of FCL exhibition & networking 
  • 6.30pm End

Singapore-ETH Centre
1 Create Way
CREATE Tower, #06-01
Singapore 138602

- seats are limited and registrations will take place on a first come first serve basis
- kindly bring along your official photo identification document (diplomatic ID, passport or NRIC) for security clearance at the reception on level 2

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Visit of the Port of Singapore

The S&TDC cordially invites you to a visit of the Port of Singapore hosted by PSA Corporation Limited (former Port of Singapore Authority) and the Maritime Port Authority (MPA). Together, we will explore the current and future of the Port of Singapore, the world's second-busiest port in terms of total shipping tonnage. The new port in Tuas, when completed, will be the largest and most modern port in the world and Singapore was listed as the “leading maritime capital of the world” by the think-tank Menon earlier this year. Do join us to learn more about this pillar of the Singapore economy where technology plays an ever-increasingly important role.

To confirm your interest, kindly contact Sébastien Monnet ( by 6 September with the following:  1) full name, 2) designation/organization, and 3) official photo identification document number (passport #, FIN, etc.)


  • 10.00am - PSA
    Arrival at  Main Lobby, PSA Building (460 Alexandra Road, Singapore 119963)Welcome & introduction 

  • 10.30am – 11:15am
    Pasir Panjang Terminal tour (transfer by PSA bus) 

  • 11.15am – 12:30 MPA
    Arrival at PSA Vista (20 Harbour Drive, Singapore 117612)
    Presentation on the port control room and operations

PSA Building
460 Alexandra Road
Singapore 119963

- seats are limited and registrations will take place on a first come first serve basis
- kindly bring along your official photo identification document (diplomatic ID, passport or NRIC) for possible security checks at the terminal gate

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2:30 AM02:30

Visit to LinkedIn APAC Headquarters

The S&TDC cordially invites you to a seminar hosted by LinkedIn (see agenda and venue details below).  Together, we will explore global issues through the lens of big data and exchange ideas on potential cooperation with the countries and organizations represented in the S&TDC.  Please note that seats are limited and registration will take place on a first come first serve basis.

To confirm your interest, kindly contact Andy Nho ( via email by 18 May with the following:  1) name, 2) designation/organization, and 3) link to your LinkedIn account (to be used for a fun icebreaker at the start of the event).


Tour of the office (to begin promptly at 2:30 pm)
Sunnyvale-based tech company LinkedIn operates an online professional network worldwide and bases its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

Introduction of LinkedIn and Economic Graph
LinkedIn's vision is to build the world's first ever Economic Graph, mapping the global workforce.  This involves collecting and connecting data about all the world's professionals, schools, skills, jobs, companies and professional conversations.

Introduction of Public Policy Case Studies
LinkedIn data powers analytics to address policy-related questions especially in the labor and education space. LinkedIn's insights team will provide a deep dive into the data as well as an overview of projects that LinkedIn have accomplished in this space to date. The partners of the collaborative efforts include Singapore's Ministry of Manpower, NTUC, U.S. state governments of New York, Colorado, and Arizona, as well as Australia's ICT sector, among others. 

Open Discussion
S&TDC and LinkedIn to have an open discussion about how to harness the powers of LinkedIn data to solve unique governmental and corporate challenges, both real and hypothetical provided by attendees.


LinkedIn APAC Headquarters
10 Marina Boulevard,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2
Singapore 018983

NOTE:  Please bring your ID and sign in at the Concierge on the first floor of Tower 2 of Marina Bay Financial Centre before proceeding to Level 30.

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to Mar 31

The State of Research in ASEAN: Co-publication and Co-patenting Activity

The S&TDC together with EURAXESS ASEAN cordially invite you to a seminar supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore, on the scientific research outputs of the ASEAN member states during the period 2000 to 2014.


Southeast Asia has more than doubled its share of the world's research publication output over the last decade. Patenting activity also increased significantly: The number of annual international patent applications involving ASEAN-based inventors has tripled from the early 2000s to the early 2010s. 

A research team of the EU-funded SEA-EU-NET project carried out a study assessing the research output in ASEAN Member States in the period 2000 to 2014. The lead author of the study, Alexander Degelsegger, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria will present the key findings and identify the public policy measures behind them.
This seminar will be of interest to anyone interested in a comparative analysis of scientific output and patenting activities of the ten ASEAN countries and the role of international collaboration therein.

To confirm your attendance, please contact Sébastien Monnet ( by March 27 or register here.


CREATE Seminar Room, Level 2, CREATE Tower
1 CREATE Way Singapore 138602
(within National University of Singapore’s University Town)


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Visit to Singapore Center for 3D Printing at NTU

The S&TDC co-chairs cordially invite you to visit the Singapore Center for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University on Friday March 24th. 

To confirm your interest, please contact Per Christer Lund ( by March 10 with the following information:  attending persons (name, title, affiliation), means for transport (own car, public transport, etc) and attending lunch (yes/no).


10:00:  Welcome remarks by Dr. Mike Goh, Senior Assistant Director (Business Development)
Greetings from Co-chairs of S&TDC (Per Christer Lund)
Brief presentation round the table of the S&TDC participants

10:30:  Presentation of SC3DP and Singapore’s ambitions and road map for 3D printing/additive manufacturing: by Prof. Kah Fai Leong
11:15:  Departure for 3D printing laboratory tour (distance approx 2km - by private car or rented bus – depending on number of attendants)

11:30-12:30:  Lab tour of 3D printing facilities by Dr. Mike Goh

12:30:  End of visit - Optional lunch at restaurant Fusion Spoon at NTU campus

Fusion@MAE seminar room (Block N3.1, Level B3), Nanyang Technological University

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4:30 AM04:30

JST Seminar: Introducing IPI and TechInnovation

The S&TDC cordially invites you to a seminar hosted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) on Monday February 13th from 3.30pm to 5.30pm (see below the agenda and venue details). This event is part of a series where we wish to explore together global issues and exchange opinions so as to identify ways to cooperate through and beyond the S&TDC. Please note that the number of seats is limited, we will register your interest on a first come first serve basis. 

To confirm your interest, or to obtain further information about the event, kindly contact Mr. Masahito YANO via email ( 

Agenda S&TDC Seminar #1

Introduction of IPI and its flagship event, TechInnovation:
IPI is Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry Intellectual Property Intermediary. It focuses on the industry needs and translates innovation objectives into specific technology requirements to enable enterprises to develop new processes, products and services. A representative will give an overview of the agency and TechInnovation, IPI’s flagship event 

Round table introduction of meeting participants:
Brief introduction by the participants and discussion on collaboration opportunities S&TDC / IPI in the frame of TechInnovation

Introduction of JST funding activities in the ASEAN region (SATREPS):
Since its opening in Singapore in 2009, JST has been involved in a variety of regional funding schemes. JST will provide a briefing on its regional activities and in particular, on its international collaborative research program for developing countries called  “SATREPS”, the acronym for Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development

Case Study: Biodiversity and Environmental destruction
JST will present a case study on Biodiversity and Environmental destruction before leading an open discussion 

RIKEN Singapore Representative Office
11 Biopolis Way,
#07-01/02 Helios, Singapore 138667

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5:00 AM05:00

Inauguration of the S&TDC

Hosted by the National Research Foundation of Singapore


  • 3.45pm - Registration at CREATE seminar room
  • 4.10pm - Greetings by S&TDC co-chairs and outlook for 2017
  • 4.30pm - Address by Prof. Low Teck Seng, CEO of the National Research Foundation
  • 5.00pm - Introduction to Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) by Associate Director Prof. Janelle Thompson
  • 5.15pm - SMART Laboratory tour
  • 5.45pm - Networking including light refreshments and snacks

1 Create Way, level 2
Singapore 138602

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