A*STAR's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) promotes public sector research and development in the physical sciences & engineering. The Science and Engineering Research Council:

  • Supports world-class research in A*STAR institutes in a wide range of fields including communications, data storage, materials, chemicals, computational sciences, microelectronics, advanced manufacturing and metrology
  • Plans and actively promotes research in strategic areas to encourage greater multidisciplinary research and collaborations across industries, institutes and sectors to create the knowledge and intellectual property that will drive the development of knowledge-intensive industries
  • Cultivates and engages an extensive network of industry partners via various funding schemes and attachment programmes to facilitate a seamless flow of technologies from conception to commercialisation
  • Identifies and nurtures talented scientists and engineers to provide a ready pipeline of talent to academic institutions and partners.

SERC manages the following Research Institutes (RIs) and several state-of-the art centres and facilities:

1. Data Storage Institute (DSI)

2. Institute of Chemical and Engineering Services (ICES)

3. Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

4. Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R)

5. Institute of Microelectronics (IME)

6. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)

7. National Metrology Centre (NMC)

8. Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)

9. Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)

10. Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC)


Future of Manufacturing
The Future of Manufacturing (FoM) Singapore is a series of industry events related to advanced manufacturing. 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.



Funding Opportunities
A*STAR provides competitive grant support and research resources to scientists and engineers in its research institutes as well as other publicly funded institutions.