EDITOR'S NOTE

WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL SINGAPORE MARITIME TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER

In this first issue, we will be introducing what Singapore has done and will be doing in the R&D and technology areas to develop itself into a maritime knowledge and innovation hub, as well as to provide an overview on the local maritime technology landscape and highlight some of our key focus areas for maritime R&D.

This Newsletter is an initiative conceived to deepen our communication channels with our partners and stakeholders. The primary focus of the Newsletter is to provide updates on the latest events and happenings taking place in the local maritime R&D and technology community. Other regular features will include showcasing innovative projects and programmes supported by MPA’s Maritime Innovation & Technology Fund, the Singapore Maritime Institute’s SMI Fund and other institutions and companies, in the hope that companies can draw on these positive examples to embark on developing solutions to meet existing and future needs within their organisations and in the industry at large and even new maritime business opportunities. In a rotating line-up, you can gain insights from industry experts as we pick their brains on various topics, and also learn more about the various maritime R&D infrastructure which Singapore has developed to cater to the needs of the maritime industry.

Singapore has consistently grown from strength to strength to become one of the top 5 countries in the field of maritime technology, as assessed by the 2015 Menon Report. We will continue to strive to maintain our position as a leading Centre of Excellence for Maritime R&D and Technology, foster close cooperation between the industry and our publicly funded institutions and universities, and encourage the further growth of our promising local maritime technology companies. I hope this Newsletter will serve as a platform to jumpstart ideas and catalyse collaborations within the Singapore maritime technology community.

Happy Reading!
Yours Sincerely,
Toh Ah Cheong, Director (Technology)
Editor

ABOUT SINGAPORE MARITIME TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER

The Singapore Maritime Technology Newsletter is a quarterly publication that will bring you the latest news, insights and developments on maritime technology in Singapore, and is produced by the Research and Technology Development Department of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, which spearheads Singapore's development as a Centre of Excellence in Maritime R&D and Technology.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

In this inaugural issue, we introduce the Singapore maritime Research and Development landscape , and how the Maritime & Port Authority has helped to develop Singapore into one of the world’s leading maritime R&D and technology centres.

NEWS & HAPPENINGS

Singapore & Norway renew collaboration

Crowdsourcing Smart Port Solutions

Partnership on Data Analytics Technologies

MPA enhances MINT Fund

TECH SHOWCASE

My Maritime@ SG MPA develops mobile apps for the port community >> Green Technology
Programme
NYK Line achieves synergistic emissions reduction through technology combination >>
Research and
Development
NTU investigates a heat management optimization strategy for transporting petroleum products >>
Maritime R&D FacilitiesThe FutureShip ECO-Research Centre develops technical solutions for sustainable shipping >>