Collaboration Partners





Temasek Laboratories@NTU (TL@NTU) is a partnership established by the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). TL@NTU's mission is to explore the frontiers in science and develop strategic technology that will deliver effective solutions to enhance the defence and security of Singapore. Currently having 15 teams across 4 core areas, TL@NTU has over 200 reasearchers and engages collaborators both local and abroad. 

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Electromagnetic Effects Research Laboratory is set up to lead in advanced electromagnetic effects research by developing cutting-edge electromagnetic concepts with strong emphasis on emergent topics. EMERL aims to become a catalyst of interdisciplinary research centre with a dynamic team of talented researchers. Their vision is to achieve safe and innovative use of electromagnetic fields in new technologies to minimize electromagnetic interference and to improve the quality of human life.

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The mission of the Energetics Research Institute (EnRI), centers on a new generation of energetic materials, with special attention on capability development, collaboration, innovation and cutting edge techology. The research focus is on new energetic materials which are not just energetically dense, safe but also has synthesis routes that are safe, non-polluting and cost effective.

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Other NTU Affliations



The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) was established in January 2007 as an autonomous school within the Nanyang Technological University. RSIS’ mission is to be a leading research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in the Asia Pacific, as well as to foster a global network of like-minded professional schools.

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Satellite Research Centre (SaRC) aims to be a centre of excellence in satellite technology and distributed space mission for remote sensing and communication applications. SaRC is also playing a huge role in inspiring the next generation in the area of space development research through visits to the centre and real satellite mission development participated by undergraduate & postgraduate students.

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The Photonics Institute (TPI)

Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT)
Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT)
Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering (COLE)
Centre of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays (LUMINOUS!)
Centre for OptoElectronics and Biophotonics (OPTIMUS)

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Our MINDEF Partners




The formation of FSTD was in recgonition for the need for tighter ops-tech intregration across the continuum of activities from future sensing to development of game-changing concepts and disruptive technologies to delivery of cutting-edge capabilities to meet the SAF's needs in the medium to long term. FSTD aims to delivers on two fronts: First to formulate long term force development strategies as well as new war-fighting concepts; Next is to seed the development of emerging technologies and transit viable technologies to cutting edge capabilities for the SAF.

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The Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) implements defence technology plans, acquires defence equipment and supplies, and develops defence infrastructure for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). Through tapping the best technologies, and fostering an environment of creativity and innovation for defence applications, leading-edge technological solutions to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). DSTA also actively helps to build up a strong community of scientists and engineers from the universities, research institutes, government and industry to meet the defence and security needs of the nation.

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Defence Science Organisation National Labs (DSO) is a premier R&D institution, with more than 1,300 research scientists and engineers, who work seamlessly across disciplines to build strategic capabilities for Singapore in the domains of air, land, sea and cyberspace. They aim to develop technologies and solutions that can provide technological surprises to sharpen the cutting edge of Singapore’s national security. Today, many of the SAF's mission-critical systems bear the invisible imprint of their work, which fuses multi-disciplinary expertise into leading-edge technologies and systems that cannot be commercially procured.

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