Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Director-General for Knowledge and Innovation (BIS) (5th from left), Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman A*STAR (6th from left), Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive EPSRC (7th from left), and His Excellency Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner in Singapore (8th from left)
Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Director-General for Knowledge and Innovation of the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), visited A*STAR on 3 April 2012. He was accompanied by Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive of UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), H.E. Antony Phillipson, British High Commissioner in Singapore and 3 other delegates. The delegation was hosted by Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman A*STAR. At the meeting, both parties appreciated the good level of research collaboration between the UK and Singapore, such as through the UK-Singapore Partners in Science Programme, as well as through the numerous projects between A*STAR research institutes and UK public research labs and companies. The meeting also saw a good exchange of the current research landscape and priorities of both countries. The visit ended with a tour of the Skygarden, where the delegation was informed of the upcoming developments in the One-North area.