GCHKP joins Minister-led delegation to Singapore
Singapore is a global economic hub and one of Australia’s closest trading partners, the largest in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
GCHKP Project Director Di Dixon joined a high-level Austrade delegation, led by the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in late September to advance opportunities for commercial partnerships in science and technology, with a focus on Medtech and 3D printing technologies.
The delegation, which also included promising Australian medtech start-ups looking to tap into Singapore and ASEAN nation markets took part in the Good Science – Great Business Festival to promote commercialisation opportunities.
Singapore is ranked 6th overall as a source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Australia.
A hub for electronics, chemical and engineering industries, Singapore is investing in its R&D and manufacturing capacity in Life Sciences, as a fourth pillar of its manufacturing expertise, with the Singaporean government investing $750 million in biotechnology research institutes.
The $80 million Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP), housed in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the region’s largest R&D facility in additive manufacturing in terms of faculty and equipment and has established long-term research partnerships with companies in the aerospace, marine & offshore, building construction and process management industries.
Project Director Di Dixon toured the state-of-the-art facility to consider synergies and partnership opportunities for the Precinct’s planned Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Centre (ADaPT) and discovered the sweet opportunities – among its many advanced capabilities the SC3DP also prints chocolate!