The laboratory established by the Singaporean University and Delta Electronics will also focus on developing smart technologies for emerging consumer systems such as the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
According to a release, the $33,394,432 lab will have more than 80 researchers and staff, including NTU PhD students. NTU researchers and staff will work with scientists from the Delta Research Centre to innovate in smart manufacturing, smart learning, smart living and smart commercialisation.
These devices include temperature and humidity sensors connected through networks for monitoring and control of physical systems like air-conditioning and lighting. [Singapore authority seeks to improve energy efficiency of HVAC systems in buildings]
The establishment of the lab marks Delta’s third in Singapore, and NTU’s fourth Corporate Laboratory, with three labs already set up with leading industry partners Rolls Royce, ST Engineering and SMRT.
NTU president professor, Bertil Andersson, said: “The joint lab brings together NTU’s strong interdisciplinary research expertise with Delta’s core competences in power electronics and smart energy management to create a unique research ecosystem.
“With the phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things worldwide and with Singapore moving towards being an interconnected Smart Nation, more advanced infocomm and electronics research are needed to develop cutting-edge technologies that will keep Singapore at the forefront of smart nations.”
Singapore named ‘smartest city’
Analytical services company, Juniper Research, has also named Singapore the smartest city globally based upon a smart cities raking for which the firm conducted an extensive study. [Juniper names Singapore as ‘smartest’ city globally]
According to a company release, accelerating Singapore’s position to first place was its smart mobility policies and technology. The city’s fixed and cellular broadband services, city apps and strong open data policy led to it taking the top spot for 2016.
Steffen Sorrell, research author at Juniper Research, said: “Congestion and mobility are almost universal issues for cities to address. When addressed effectively, the impacts are substantial: higher economic productivity, potential for new revenue streams and services as well as a measurable benefit in reduced healthcare costs.”
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