To better meet the energy demands of Singapore in a sustainable and renewable manner, NTU Singapore is leading an initiative to launch two new laboratories which will help energy start-ups make the leap from research and development into commercialisation through industry expertise, mentorship, and test-bedding.
The two new labs are launched under the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) partnership, which is a collaboration between NTU Singapore, Enterprise Singapore and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore.
The first is the EcoLabs Digital Twin Co-Innovation Lab, which is an all-in-one integrated testbed platform to help local small and medium enterprises and start-ups innovate in the energy space. The collaborative and creative ecosystem will provide start-ups with access to mentorship and business development programmes.
The second lab is known as the NTU–Arrow Invent Joint Lab, a tie-up between the University and Arrow Electronics, a global provider of technology products, services, and solutions. Local start-ups and emerging tech companies can leverage the laboratory as a resource and enablement centre to gain access not just to hardware equipment but also mentorship by industry experts.
Located at JTC CleanTech One, the two new labs aim to close the gap between translational research and real-world commercialisation in the cleantech space. They will explore new energy and low carbon technologies that bring about energy efficiency and decarbonisation, and support Singapore’s future energy transition.