By Channel NewsAsia, 9 Dec 2011.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) has invited submissions once again for high-impact research proposals.
On top of the call for proposals in science and technology research, it’s including for the first time a call for energy-related research.
This will be under the Energy National Innovation Challenge launched earlier this year.
Proposals on energy-related research are expected to help develop cost-competitive energy solutions for deployment within 20 years. Read more
Shanghai Jiao Tong University to set up environmental sustainability research centre in Singapore [Press Releases]
1. The National Research Foundation (NRF) has approved the proposal for
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s top universities, to set up a research centre in Singapore, in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to work on “Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities (E2S2)”. This centre will be part of the NRF CREATE (Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise) programme.
2. NRF Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Mr Teo Chee Hean said: “We are
very pleased to engage in this strategic partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong
University to develop solutions for energy and environmental sustainability in cities. Given the rapid rate of global urbanisation, this is a timely project, which brings together the complementary expertise of researchers from China and Singapore to address the challenges of waste management and environmental contamination facing large cities today. It will contribute significantly to Singapore’s push to be at the forefront of urban solutions research.” Read more
The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) recently commissioned a series of six Technology Primers, which were presented at the NCCS-NRF Symposium on ‘Energy Resilience for Sustainable Growth’ on 4 Aug.
The Technology Primers bring together research experts in Singapore to explore the potential of various technologies that can help Singapore improve its energy efficiency and security, and reduce its carbon emissions.
Each Technology Primer summarises the state of the technology and its feasibility for Singapore, and also includes current research activities and possible research goals. Read more