Collaborative Industrial Project (CIP):

Utilizing E-Tram OTP Explore (Electric Traction Module Open Technology Platform) For Technology Innovation

To uplift industry knowledge in electric drive train, knowledge sharing, networking

Utilizing ETraM OTP


Electrification will drive the demand for drivetrain development sharply with an expected CAGR of 20.9%. Being one of the core components of Electric Vehicles, the drivetrain is a high tech and high value-add components with potential to be manufactured in Singapore.

SIMTech’s “CIP: Utilizing E-TraM OTP Explore (Electric Traction Module Open Technology Platform) for Technology Innovation” class will provide participants from the industry, with a platform for interaction and knowledge sharing as well as access to high tech lab facilities focusing on the research and development of the electric drivetrain.

The E-TraM OTP Explore serves as an experimental and collaborative effort that provides companies with a more neutral platform to demonstrate their innovations to potential customers as well as to benchmark and identify gaps for improvement. It consists of six stations covering the full spectrum of development for the drivetrain, including the MCU development, the drive inverters as well as the traction motors.

This class will seek to facilitate and expedite business / technology matching and innovation creation through a series of facilitated industrial roundtables, and hands-on sessions which will promote interaction amongst the participants to identify technological gaps, supply chain gaps as well as create awareness in the various industrial offering and capabilities within the Singapore domain.

It is our hope that this class will lead to further growth in the demand and supply of drivetrain components and establish Singapore publicly as a one-stop solution for the electric drivetrain.


  • Understand the needs and demands for electric drivetrain in the local context
  • Understand the industrial offerings and capabilities for electric drivetrain in the local context
  • Understand the potential of E-TraM OTP and explore opportunities to leverage on this platform
  • Learn about electric drivetrain performance through the E-TraM OTP including the followings:
    • Learn about the different types of electric machines and inverters
    • Choosing the right electric machine and inverter for your application
    • Simulating the electro-thermal-mechanical interactions using software tools
    • Learn from industrial application case studies

Who should attend

  • CEOs, CTOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, General Managers
  • Senior Managers and Professionals who are in:
  • New product development
  • Research and development
  • Marketing and sales
  • Design and prototyping
  • Technology planning
  • Fabrication and characterisation
  • Production

Sessions Infomation

Please refer to the brochure for details.


Our seminar was held on 22 March 2023 to offer an introduction to this course. You can also watch our seminar's FULL video recording at our YouTube webpage.

About the trainers

Associate Professor Sanjib Kumar Panda

Associate Professor Sanjib Kumar Panda currently serves at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He was previously the Group Head of the Drives, Power and Control Group at NUS from 2007 to 2009 and held the appointment of Area Director, Power & Energy Research Group of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NUS. Dr Panda has carried out extensive research in various areas of control of electric drives and power electronic converters. He has co-authored 1 book and published more than 175 papers in international refereed journals and conferences. His current research interests are in energy harvesting both at high power level as well as at very low-power level for wireless sensor nodes and networks, control of distributed renewable energy generation, assistive technology and mechatronics.

Assistant Professor Christopher Lee

Assistant Professor Christopher Lee currently serves at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering with the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also one of the Singapore NRF Fellow (Class 2020). Dr Lee is an expert in electric motors and drives, renewable energies and electromechanical propulsion systems. He has published 1 book, 3 book chapters, 3 patents and over 70 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals and international conferences. Dr Lee is also a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is an IEEE Senior Member, a chartered engineer and a member of Editorial Board for IEEE Access and IET Renewable Power Generation.

Dr Teo Chek Sing

Dr Teo Chek Sing is currently with A*STAR SIMTech, leading the Adaptive Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM) Group. He is also the Co-Director of the SIMTech-NUS Precision Motion System Joint Lab. He is currently leading an initiative effort in the development of electric drivetrain technologies for the local ecosystem. His research interests are in the application of advanced control techniques to high performance mechatronic systems and instrumentation. His current interests are in the area of high-performance motors, with a particular focus on the topological optimization of traction motors and the multi-objective optimization of energy efficient motion systems.

Dr Jonathan Hey

Dr Jonathan Hey is the Deputy Group Manager of SIMTech’s ARM Group. He is also leading the high performance actuation research team within the group. His research is focused on electromagnetic enhancement and improved heat dissipation in electrical machines. His areas of expertise is in electromagnetic heating, electro-mechanical energy conversion and thermo-fluid analysis. His research has been applied in high-precision motion systems and high-powered transport systems.

Other Information

Training Venue

Training venue

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology,
4 Fusionopolis Way, Kinesis Building, Level 6 or Level 7,
Singapore 138635

Course Fee

Course fee

  • The CIP: E-TraM OTP Explore programme's full fee is $15,000 (before funding) plus $1350 (GST 9%) for each company.
  • Each company is recommended to register a maximum of 3 participants for the course.
  • The full programme fee will be billed to the company before commencement.

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr TEO Chek Sing,
Group Manager

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Mr Alex TAY,
Industry Development Manager