In late 2015, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) initiated a Future of Manufacturing (FoM) Initiative, in close consultation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore and SPRING Singapore, under the government’s Research, Innovation & Enterprise 2020 plan. The deliberations involved extensive engagement with industry and the trade associations.
The goal is to sustain Singapore’s competitiveness in manufacturing and technology innovation, so that it is a location of choice for developing, test-bedding and deploying advanced cutting-edge technologies in the manufacturing sector. To view the report on A*STAR's Future of Manufacturing Initiative, click here.
The 3 key thrusts of A*STAR’s FoM Initiative are the public-private partnership platforms of Tech Access, Tech Depot and Model Factories, that aim to drive technology innovation, knowledge transfer and adoption across the manufacturing industry.
In September 2017, A*STAR organised the Future of Manufacturing (FoM) Singapore, with support of Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore and SPRING Singapore. The Future of Manufacturing (FoM) Singapore is a series of industry events related to advanced manufacturing. The FoM Singapore underscores Singapore’s leadership in advanced manufacturing in the region, and its commitment to sustain Singapore’s competitiveness in manufacturing, and become a technology innovation hub for manufacturing.
To view the publicity highlights of the events, click here.