Science and Engineer Importance to Singapore

Singapore has boosted its water supply through water-recycling and also increased its land area by reclaiming land, all feats accomplished by engineers. And engineering will continue to be important for Singapore's future, as the country works towards becoming a smart nation and overcoming its lack of resources
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In the news - Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) set for restructure

A*STAR is set to be restructured to align its capabilities with Singapore's research and economic objectives.


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Singapore's A*STAR set to undergo restructuring

Channel NewsAsia - ‎Feb 13, 2017‎
SINGAPORE: Research agency A*STAR is set to be restructured to align its capabilities with Singapore's research and economic objectives, which were outlined in the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) report last week. Deputy Prime Minister Teo ...
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-s-a-star-set-to-undergo-restructuring/3516316.html

 
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A*Star to be revamped to better translate R&D efforts

TODAYonline - ‎Feb 13, 2017‎
Mr Teo said agencies such as the National Research Foundation and A*Star will have to see how many of the ideas in the R&D institutions can be taken into the industry to create economic value, and the restructuring will enable A*Star to do this better ...
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/astar-be-revamped-better-translate-rd-efforts 

 
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A*Star set for big revamp to keep pace with changes

The Straits Times - ‎Feb 13, 2017‎
Dr Choong Meng Ling (left), group leader (High Throughput Screening) from the Experimental Therapeutics Centre, bringing DPM Teo Chee Hean (second from right) around the Experimenta Therapeutics Centre (ETC) while Chairman of A*Star Lim Chuan ...
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/astar-set-for-big-revamp-to-keep-pace-with-changes

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A*Star to undergo major restructuring

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎Feb 13, 2017‎
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who broke the news to the media on Monday, said that the restructuring will enable A*STAR to keep up with a biomedical industry that has "transformed tremendously", and meet the objectives of the Committee on the ...
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singapores-future-economy/astar-to-undergo-major-restructuringhttp://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/singapores-future-economy/astar-to-undergo-major-restructuring

 
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Singapore research agency A*STAR to undergo restructuring

Yahoo News - 14 February 2017
The restructuring is meant to align A*STAR's capabilities with Singapore's research and economic objectives outlined in the Committee on the ...
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-research-agency-star-undergo-restructuring-043807072.html


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