Established in 2007, the A*STAR Joint Council Office (JCO) supports cross-organisational collaborative research to link capabilities in the fields of biomedical sciences, physical sciences and engineering disciplines. Since the office’s formation, JCO has identified strategic areas and provided funding support for initiatives and research programmes to foster interactions and collaborations and advance international relations and partnerships. This has created new knowledge, capabilities and technological innovations that push scientific boundaries.  JCO not only strengthens A*STAR’s overall value proposition but, more importantly, supports A*STAR’s mission of furthering economic growth and improving lives.