Welcome To Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU)

Combining academic expertise and industry know-how, SCALE@NTU aims to accelerate innovation in emerging technologies to meet the needs of smart cities.

About Us

Get to know us
The Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU) is a S$42.4 million and 5-year collaboration jointly established by NTU, Singtel and the National Research Foundation Singapore in December 2017 to support Singapore’s transformation into a Smart Nation and help enable the country’s digital economy.

SCALE@NTU aims to develop applications for use in the areas of public safety, smart urban infrastructure, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. Under the collaboration, Singtel’s subsidiary NCS has developed next-generation products & platforms to tackle the challenges faced by cities. These include innovations in the areas of advanced machine learning and AI algorithms for intelligent transport, IoT, robotics, computer vision and audio analytics.

Photo caption: Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean (on the left) at the official launch of SCALE@NTU

SCALE@NTU was launched on 4 December 2017 by then Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean
Prof Lam Khin Yong Bill Chang

As businesses face the rising threat of technological disruptions, companies are constantly seeking innovative ways to gain deeper insights through data analytics, better engage their customers and transform their operations through digitalisation. To help companies address these challenges, we are stepping up our R&D efforts to develop deep capabilities in these focused areas.

Professor Lam Khin Yong, Senior Vice President (Research), NTU

For Singapore to achieve its Smart Nation vision, we have to keep pushing the frontiers of AI and develop innovative ways to process, analyse and utilise big data. This is how the collaborative effort between Singtel and NTU on cognitive computing will make a huge impact, improving productivity for businesses while making our cities smarter and more efficient.

Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Group Enterprise at Singtel

Research Focus

More on our research focus

Research Theme 1 – Customer: Anticipatory Analytics and Services

This research theme focuses on “Customer” dimension of Smart & Safe City. R&D will be performed to create technologies that enable enterprises to go beyond predicting and to make real-time anticipation.

Research Theme 2 – Environment: Edge Intelligence

This research theme focuses on “Environment” dimension where increasing variety of sensors are being deployed. Situational management scenario needs analytics at the edge of the sensor.

Research Theme 3 – Machine: Condition-Based Maintenance (CBMx)

This research theme focuses on the “Machine” dimension. Future Smart Cities must address sustainability, given the explosive scale of IoT and sensors.