Singapore, April 4, 2017 – The symposium on Industrie 4.0 organised by the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) took place today at Mandarin Orchard. It served as a platform for German delegates to present their technology and exchange information on the manufacturing environment of Singapore with local experts.
During the symposium, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)’s School of Engineering and the Singapore campus of Germany’s top engineering university – Technical University of Munich (TUM), was signed with the objective to raise global engineering standards. One of the scopes includes the research on process optimisation in 3D metal printing. Findings for the advanced technology will benefit users worldwide.
The ceremony was witnessed by Guest-of-Honour, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Minister of State, Ministry of National Development & Ministry of Trade and Industry. Students and staff from both institutes will have opportunities for exchange programmes. The partners are also planning executive training courses, seminars and conferences for industry.
Ms Jeanne Liew, Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Nanyang Polytechnic, said, “Nanyang Polytechnic is proud to be working with TUM Asia – a renowned global institution that shares our values for excellence and innovation. This collaboration facilitates the acquisition of deeper skills in engineering and prepares our students to meet future challenges.”
Dr Markus Wächter, Managing Director, TUM Asia said, “Germany and Singapore have a long-standing relationship in trade and are committed to technology transfer at the highest level. This partnership is the first between our university and Nanyang Polytechnic, and we are delighted to be able to offer these opportunities to our students and faculties from both countries.”
Dr Tim Philippi, Executive Director, Singaporean-German Chamber said, “Through the symposiums organised by the SGC, local companies are able to benefit from the dialogues with German companies. It is an excellent platform for companies to trade ideas and experiences, as well as to start exploring collaborations. It is our pleasure to organise today’s Industrie 4.0 symposium and to witness the bond Germany and Singapore share in raising engineering standards.”