National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is a department within the Prime Minister’s Office. The NRF sets the national direction for research, innovation and enterprise (RIE) in Singapore. It seeks to invest in science, technology and engineering, build up the technological capacity of our companies, encourage innovation by industry to exploit new opportunities that drive economic growth, and facilitate public-private partnerships to address national challenges.

Under RIE2020, NRF is committed to create greater value in Singapore from our investment in research, innovation and enterprise through 1) closer integration of research thrusts, 2) stronger dynamic towards the best teams and ideas, 3) sharper focus on value creation, and 4) better optimised RIE manpower. Visit for more details.



Ministry of Education, Singapore

The Ministry Of Education directs the formulation and implementation of education policies. It has control of the development and administration of the Government and Government-aided primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, and a centralised institute. It also registers private schools. For more information, please visit,


Singapore University of Technology and Design

The Singapore University of Technology and Design is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. This will be accomplished, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research. For more information, please visit


Science Centre Singapore

The Science Centre Singapore, a leading regional Science Centre, celebrates 37 years of promoting interest and creative learning in science and technology. It prides itself on making science an inspiring and exciting experience for people of all ages. Over the past 37 years, the Centre has been a custodian of creativity and innovation, capturing the evolution of scientific developments through unique and relevant exhibitions and shows and continues to ignite young minds and foster new generations of scientifically savvy Singaporeans. Our many interactive exhibits, housed in 14 galleries, cover a wide range of topics related to science, technology and mathematics. For more information, please visit


Agency for Science, Technology and Research

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and Research Institutes, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR oversees 18 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis.

For more information on A*STAR, please visit


Singapore Land Authority

Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is a statutory board with the Ministry of Law. Its mission is to optimise land resources for the social and economic development of Singapore. SLA manages some 13,500 hectares of State land and about 5,000 State buildings, which have largely been tenanted out for a variety of uses. It also manages land sales, leases, acquisitions and allocation, developing and marketing land-related information, and maintaining the national land information database through digitised land information services. Being the national land registration authority for property transactions, SLA issues and guarantees land titles in Singapore. It also manages and maintains the national land survey system, where boundaries or legal limits of properties are defined, based on a coordinated cadastre survey system. The use of geospatial information is also spearheaded by SLA through a national collaborative environment where geospatial data, policies and technologies are established and defined, thereby fostering innovation, knowledge and value creation for the Government, enterprises and community. For more details, visit or find us on Facebook at

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One Map Singapore

OneMap is an integrated map system for government agencies to deliver location-based services and information. It is a multi-agency collaboration with many government agencies currently participating and contributing information. Visit OneMap at for services such as SchoolQuery, LandQuery and PopulationQuery.

Technology Sponsors

Institute of High Performance Computing

A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) was established in August 1998 to provide leadership in high performance computing as a strategic resource for scientific inquiry and industry development. It seeks to power discoveries through advanced methodologies, techniques and new tools in modelling, simulation and visualisation. Its core research areas are in the realm of complex-coupled systems, mechanics and fluid dynamics, large-scale systems, digital modelling, adaptive and collaborative computing, data mining and analysis, computational electronics and electromagnetics, computational materials science and chemistry. For more information about IHPC, please visit


The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) is a new statutory board formed in October 2016 after the restructuring of the Infocomm Development Authority.

GovTech works with public agencies to develop and deliver secure digital services and applied technology to individuals and businesses in Singapore. GovTech builds key platforms and solutions needed to support Singapore as a Smart Nation. As a leading centre for information communications technology and related engineering such as the Internet of Things, GovTech also enhances the capabilities of the Singapore Government in these domains.

For more information, please visit or follow us on and Twitter @GovTechSG.



Wireless@SG is a wireless broadband programme under IMDA’s initiative that provides free Wi-Fi access in public spaces, in collaboration with venue owners and service providers. It offers access speeds of up to 2 Mbps; catering to the needs of people who are constantly “on the move” and require wireless broadband network beyond their homes.



For two decades, NVIDIA has pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With our invention of the GPU — the engine of modern visual computing — the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, GPUs are driving new fields like computer vision, image processing, machine learning and augmented reality. For more information, visit



SAP Innovation Center Network combines the creativity and agility of a startup with the backbone of a world market leader in business software. We connect teams around the globe working on a diverse range of projects, while following the same approach to innovation. We challenge the state of the art in computer science and its applied fields to provide foresight into future trends. We foster strong teams coming from various cultural and academic backgrounds and develop solutions jointly with customers and partners from business, academia, and the startup industry, applying Design Thinking and other novel approaches. The Innovation Center Network, both focused on exploring new concepts and aiming for success in traditional and new markets, brings top notch programming expertise combined with a good deal of out of the box thinking to the table and has attracted many co-innovation partners wanting to work on disruptive business ideas.


Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.  Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.  Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world.  The group brings value to over 190,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.  For more information, visit



Skyhook Wireless is a worldwide leader in location. Skyhook created and operates the most advanced global first party mobile location network that provides the fastest, most accurate and battery-friendly location results to the mobile world. Today, Skyhook regularly powers tens of billions of location requests and location based context requests around the world for devices, apps, publishers, ad-tech, wearables, media, mobile device management, digital rights management, device recovery and more. Skyhook Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of TruePosition, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation. To learn more about Skyhook, please visit

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Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. For more information, please see