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The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research. It collaborates with multinational and local companies in the precision engineering, electronics, semiconductor, medical technology, aerospace, automotive, marine, logistics and other sectors.

A*STAR spearheads research and development in fields that are essential to growing Singapore’s manufacturing sector and catalysing new growth industries. A*STAR supports these economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry.

A*STAR oversees 20 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research entities, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis as well as their vicinity.

SIMTech celebrates its 20-year milestone of R&D partnerships with Singapore’s manufacturing industry in growing intellectual capital, industry capital and human capital to enhance its competitiveness. To date, SIMTech has completed more than 5300 projects for more than 1300 companies, benefitting them in productive growth, creating new products and growing into new markets.

Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
14 February, 2014
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technology; analytics; aviation communications; and non-destructive Inspection (NDI) for composites and structures.
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
17 December, 2013
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
R&D collaborations on corrosion prevention and metal machining in Singapore
13 July, 2013
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has initiated three collaborative industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological capabilities, increase their productivity, and venture into growing markets. The roll-out of the collaborative industry projects was announced by Mr S Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister, Home Affairs and Trade & Industry at SIMTech’s 20th anniversary gala dinner.
Atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP) makes producing biocompatible and super-absorbent materials easier
26 November, 2012
Acrylic acid-based polymers and co-polymers can now be synthesised using free radical chemistry, thanks to new ligand–initiator type molecules.
Singapore opens production facility to manufacture self-cleaning titanium dioxide via eco-friendly nano-coating route
12 April, 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and PJI Contract Pte Ltd has announced the opening of a production facility to manufacture Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). PJI Contract, a leading specialist contractor for industrial polymeric floors, protective coatings, and linings, has licensed from A*STAR the patented TiO2 manufacturing process developed by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of A*STAR.
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