Photo credit: Embassy of France in Singapore
NTU Singapore is expanding its research and academic ties with French organisations to push the boundaries of science across multiple frontiers: quantum physics, nuclear energy, satellite engineering, remote sensing, sustainability, artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks.At the 3rd Singapore-France Joint Committee on Science and Innovation (JCSI), which aims to enhance research cooperation between France and Singapore in the areas of science and technology, NTU Singapore and its French partners inked several new partnerships and renewed existing collaborations.
Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation, Singapore (NRF), Mr Heng Swee Keat, and the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Professor Sylvie Retailleau. witnessed the signings which were held today.
Among the six agreements include S$20 million Phase 2 funding for the recycling of e-waste between NTU, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the National Environment Agency (NEA); a new joint centre between NTU and CEA aimed at supporting the development of cleaner energy, called the Singapore Alliance with France for Fusion Energy (SAFE); and the Phase 3 of a joint lab between NTU and Thales to develop small satellite technologies to observe the tropics better and improve the reliability of satellite navigation.